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  1. marialisha at |

    Worst inventions in our history…… Money…. Television…. Weapons…. and the Internet!!!

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    1. marialisha at |

      And YES I'm serious!!

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      1. kash at |

        internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. David at |

    Thomas Midgley was also the person responsible for putting lead in gasoline

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    1. marialisha at |

      Boy ..hes just an all around good guy huh…..TRUE anti-christ if ya ask me!

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  3. Euin at |

    Worst invention in human history = the atomic bomb. Im amazed that it isnt on that list

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    1. Hergie at |

      Really? The only time it was used, it likely saved hundreds of thousands of lives, and while the tensions and fear are real, it has also prevented another global scale war on several occasions. Deplorable, isn’t it?

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      1. Tammy at |

        Yes it prevented another global war but it was also the cause of the Cold War which led to the Vietnam War and the Korean War, among other things.

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  4. Jojo Bizarro at |

    Among the worst inventions in history, car alarms should rank very high. They just annoy your neighbors, and when your car does get stolen despite the thing wailing away, because you so learned to tune out all the false alarms that you didn’t realize this was the real thing, your neighbors all point and laugh at you and the empty parking spot where your car used to be.

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  5. jamalirauf at |

    among all inventions, the bad invention is RAZR PHONE. but i also agreed to mr: Euin that atomic bomb is worest………………….

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  6. Him at |

    the worst invention in the world is man

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    1. Tammy at |

      I believe man counts as a creation or an evolution not an invention.

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  7. conrad at |

    i can’t believe you missed the obvious.
    1. plastic- became popular in 1920s. before its invention, there was no garbage. everything got recycled by nature. today, even at the most remote forest or beach, you’d find plastic.
    2. mrt or subway trains- worst design of transport ever. leaving a big space for people to stand on instead of horizontal seats and wide doors.
    3. spraynets- how many hairs have been terrorized by this? and not to mention, its danger to ozone layer? thank goodness, than right now its dated, however, its terror will forever stay in 1980s family and media pictures.
    4. cars- yes! i know the whole world would disagree. but why metal? why should it be fast and heavy? why should it have to be fatal? how many millions of people die each year because of that moving metal box? compare ford’s invention in the 1890s.

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  8. Bort at |

    “The compounds released by gasoline engines designed to turn oxygen atoms into chlorofluorocarbons may very well lead to the total depletion of the ozone layer”

    Hold on……what?

    Turn oxygen atoms into CFCs? You might want to rethink that sentence; it’s quite possibly the least scientifically accurate I’ve ever read.

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    1. Pedro Pinata at |

      here’s a brief rundown on the unfortunate life of Mr. Midgley http://www.nndb.com/people/727/000205112/

      little more accurate, however tragic

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  9. JB at |

    As to number 5 on the list; Seat tanks are very common on ultralight and Light Sport aircraft. But this one should really be left on Snopes. Firstly, the concept of a seat tank works on a very small, single or dual aircraft as the size and placement of the tanks so close to the engine permit it. If you were to use these tanks on, say, a jet liner they would be self defeating. The cost associated both in weight and in expense of the plumbing to take the fuel from the seats to the engines would be prohibitive. Also, the EAA does not endorse products, I am a member so this I know. I think the author was meaning the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA does allow seat tanks so at this point I think the author has fallen for an internet hoax of some sort and this list needs to be reviewed.

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  10. marc at |

    Chlorofluorocarbons do NOT destroy oxygen. They break down Ozone, a compound of Oxygen. Ozone is useless to humans for respiration, but they do filter UV rays. They are also partly responsible for smog.

    You eff’d up BIG on that description.

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  11. marc at |

    Also, CFCs made a little thing called refrigeration and air-conditioning possible on a mass scale. Without it we’d have almost none of the modern conveniences we have today, including the computers that make this website (and all the others) possible.

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  12. Paul at |

    CFCs did not make refrigeration possible on a mass scale. They were not the only refrigerants around when they were invented. Many of the HCFC refrigerants that replaced them were invented around the same time. Ammonia refrigeration was invented even earlier and is still used for large commercial freezers. It is simply that the stuff was cheap and marketed and not adequately tested.

    Also, if the manufacturers had limited CFCs to refrigeration there would not have been as big a problem with the ozone layer since the freon in a refrigerator is in a closed circuit. It’s when they started using CFCs as spray can propellants that problems started since people started discharging tons of the stuff into the atmosphere. We didn’t really need freon – charged hair spray to progress technologically.

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