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  • Mr-Mobius

    Also, the defibrillator was created by a graduate from Queen’s University Belfast. So now instead of 0% of cardiac arrest patients recovering, instead 10% do…

  • Anonymous

    Irish wolfhound is irish… You don’t say?

  • Clive

    This website seems to think I don’t know much

  • Ned

    Potato chips were invented in 1853 in Saratoga Springs, New York according to Wikipedia.

    • sean

      yeah, The flavouring was first added to Potato chips (crisps) in ireland

    • 122333444455555

      @ned it says in the list “modern submarines” not early submarines

  • Ned

    Again, according to wiki, the first successful submarine was built in 1620 by a Dutchman.

  • Jimmy Slimmy

    I figured out on my own that a Irish wolfhound had roots to Ireland. Great list by the way.

    • Stuart

      I think the fact is that they are the TALLEST DOGS IN THE WORLD as it says “10. The Tallest Dogs in the World” , not that they’re called an Irish Wolfhound.

  • Aido

    That’s a borzoi, a russian wolfhound in the picture. So Irish Wolfhounds are Irish (who really would have seen that coming) but then you don’t even bother getting a picture of the right breed!?

    • Blame this on our source for photos, Big Stock Photo. The site had the previous dog photo listed as an Irish Wolfhound. The new dog photo is the right breed. Thanks for the correction. Your sarcasm is quite evident, but you may have missed the point of item #10 in your eagerness to criticize. I think the point the author was making is that the tallest dog breed in the world comes from Ireland, not that the Irish Wolfhound comes from Ireland.
      See source:

  • Rina

    Joseph Murphy apparently was the one to give Potato Chips flavour, not invent the chip (or crisp) itself.

    Which is pretty much what it says under the pic but not quite worded that way.

  • FMH

    Why is it so strange that Perceval suggested that soda water should be used for medical purposes? He probably earned a lot of money with it because it was sold as a cure-for-all for the next hundred years or so.

  • TheDoctor

    One thing not Irish in origin: St. Patrick

  • stryder

    Let’s see, potato chips, check invented in Saratoga USA almost 100 years before the Irish guy, Submarines! Wow, Leonardo Da Vinci designed one way way back, he was Italian BTW and the Hunley, even though it sank in the 1860s sucessfully sank a battleship in the US Civil War, soda water, hmmm, invented by Joseph Preistly, Englishman. Sorry, this one needed a little more research with this many mistakes. However, I’ll grant you the Irish Wolfhounds are great big dogs!

    • chris

      Let’s see, every single source for Saratoga chips cites it as a legend that passes around. Leonardo DaVinci was italian? OMG I NEVER KNEW THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH! And he designed a submarine eh? Guess I’m the inventor of time machines then? I mean I didn’t build one that works, but I drew a picture. (Check the title, it says “modern”). So essentially, the “this many” mistakes that you were referring to amounted to, by your count, two, and by the count of an actual not idiot, zero.

      • stryder

        republican, aren’t you?

        • stryder

          During his lifetime, Priestley’s considerable scientific reputation rested on his invention of soda water , his writings on electricity , and his discovery of several “airs” (gases), the most famous being what Priestley dubbed “dephlogisticated air” (oxygen). However, Priestley’s determination to defend phlogiston theory and to reject what would become the chemical revolution eventually left him isolated within the scientific community.
          Soda water-one wrong.
          Hartley’s Potato Chip Co. located in Mifflin County Pennsylvania, started in 1935 manufacturing kettle cooked potato chips. Serving central pa and some parts of western NY. We ship our product around the world via US postal service. You may place an order over the phone at 717 248 0526 or via the web at by clicking on the online store.
          Potato chips- never mind Saratoga- two wrong.

          • stryder

            H. L. Hunley was a submarine of the Confederate States of America that played a small part in the American Civil War , but a large role in the history of naval warfare.[2] The Hunley demonstrated both the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. It was the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship, although the Hunley was not completely submerged and was lost at some point following her successful attack.
            modern submarine- three wrong.
            Do you want me to research the other seven listed? Maybe you should instead of insulting people who correct your mistakes.

          • Ned

            If you claim that “every source” says it’s a myth or legend then you must not have checked many sources. Even if, and that’s a big if, the Saratoga story is false, Potato chips had widespread sales far before your date of 1935. They were just sold in bulk, not prepackaged.

            • stryder

              You’re talking to Chris right< my date was just to show they were around well before 1954 when the article says they were invented. I didn't need to find when they were invented.

  • Cotupina187

    My god, it seems people just come on to toptenz to criticise the author… every article I read I look at the comments and its just people thinking they’re Einstein, no matter what the subject is.

    • Ned

      What you’re saying is misinformation or inaccurate “facts” are OK?

  • Nancy

    Lol, I did always think that the Aras an Uachtarain resembled the White House.