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WTF!? iPhone Ranked 8 of 100 for Most Important Invention Ever

The Giant Noodle

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Because people are stupid as hell, plus dumb, times I'm so ashamed to be human right now, a recent study of 4,000 morons landed the iPhone in 8th place of the world's most important inventions. Like, the most important inventions EVER. Including jetpacks and lasers. *facepalm*
The Apple iPhone has been voted a more important invention than the combustion engine and space travel.
Lance Batchelor, of Tesco Mobile, which carried out the nationwide research among 18-65 year-olds, said: "All of the inventions included in this list have changed the world forever.
"Whether it be something as small as a paper clip, to something which changed the face of the universe like the combustion engine, these amazing feats have all been recognised as truly great.
"It's amazing to see how much the iPhone is valued, sitting alongside inventions such as Penicillin in people's perceptions and being declared a more important invention than miracle gadgets of their own time, such as the compass."
I posted the whole top 100 after the jump, so make sure to go scope out all the ridiculousness. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go drink until I can't feel anything.
Hit the jump for the whole list.
100 GREATEST INVENTIONS
1. Wheel (tied with Geekologie and booze)
2. Aeroplane
3. Light bulb
4. Internet
5. PCs
6. Telephone
7. Penicillin
8. iPhone
9. Flushing toilet
10. Combustion engine
11. Contraceptive pill
12. Washing machine
13. Central heating
14. Fridge
15. Pain killers
16. Steam engine
17. Freezer
18. Camera
19. Cars
20. Spectacles
21. Mobile phones
22. Toilet paper
23. Hoover
24. Trains
25. Google
26. Microwave
27. Email
28. The pen
29. Hot water
30. Shoe
31. Compass
32. Ibuprofen
33. Toothbrush
34. Hair straighteners
35. Laptops
36. Knife and fork
37. Scissors
38. Paper
39. Space travel
40. Kettle
41. Calculator
42. Bed
43. Remote control
44. Roof
45. Air conditioning
46. SAT NAV
47. Wi-Fi
48. Cats-eyes
49. Matches
50. Power steering
51. Tumble dryer
52. Bicycle
53. Sky+
54. Tea bags
55. Umbrella
56. iPod
57. Taps
58. Crash helmet
59. Wristwatch
60. eBay
61. DVD player
62. Nappies
63. Ladder
64. Sun tan lotion
65. Lawnmower
66. Make-up
67. Chairs
68. Sunglasses
69. The game of football
70. Sliced bread
71. Sofa
72. Razor blades
73. Screwdriver
74. Motorways
75. Head/ear phones
76. Towels
77. Push-up bra
78. Binoculars
79. WD40
80. Mascara
81. Hair dryer
82. Facebook
83. Escalator
84. Hair dye
85. Wellington boots
86. Spell check
87. Calendars
88. Cheese grater
89. Buses
90. Post-it notes
91. Gloves
92. Satellite discs
93. Pedestrian crossing
94. Baby's dummy
95. Curtains
96. Bottle opener
97. Food blender
98. Dustpan and brush
99. Desks
100. Clothes peg
 

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Facebook is 82 so you can get an idea about this list from that.
 

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I don't see how contraceptive pill beat out remote control.

What a farce....
 

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I don't see how contraceptive pill beat out remote control.

What a farce....
You don't have to take care of another human being for the next 18 years if you click your TV to the wrong channel.
 

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I like how Post-it's are on there but the printing press is not :D
 

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This is like the argument my friends had Thursday-- our gaming night-- over which event had a greater effect on the future of theater, the invention of Guttenberg's printing press or the destruction of the Library at Alexandria.
 

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Im sorry...

I recognize the importance of a flushing toilet over the Iphone.


These people have not had to live without these basic technologies for long enough to respect them.
 

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This is like the argument my friends had Thursday-- our gaming night-- over which event had a greater effect on the future of theater, the invention of Guttenberg's printing press or the destruction of the Library at Alexandria.
Great conversation!
The greatest effect by far IMO is the loss of the library of Alexandria.
 

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Facebook is 82 so you can get an idea about this list from that.
I can understand the reason for Facebook's ranking, but I can't see the huge development that the iPhone was bringing for humanity.
It's simply a cellphone with more functions.
 
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