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Old August 25, 2010, 01:20 PM
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Apparently for our British iPhone fans, the iPhone is better than the flushing toilet, internal combustion engine, fridge and toilet paper! In fact, iPhone has transcended the realm of the mobile phone, since mobile phone is ranked at merely 21.

iPhone voted one of the world's best inventions - Odd News | newslite.tv
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Old August 25, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Wow... just wow, talk about fan boys and idiots. The iphone wouldn't be invented if it weren't for half the things on the list. How do planes come ahead of the combustion engine, kinda need that for planes to fly.
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Old August 25, 2010, 01:32 PM
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How do planes come ahead of the combustion engine, kinda need that for planes to fly.
We would have to use electric planes!
hahahaha :P
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How do planes come ahead of the combustion engine, kinda need that for planes to fly.
Planes don't use internal combustion engines, they use gas turbine engines. They are basically entirely different.
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Old August 25, 2010, 11:35 PM
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Planes don't use internal combustion engines, they use gas turbine engines. They are basically entirely different.
Not all use turbines though. I mean, ok, so there are turboprops around in smaller planes as well but piston based engines were a big thing in the past and ICEs are still around today. Just not on most of the big modern aircraft.
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What a stupid, stupid list.

Looks like it was compiled by a bunch of 8 year olds. Kinda "funny" how in the entire list of 100 things there are mostly all generic entries like "shoes" or "cars" yet it mentions the iPhone and iPod by brand name rather than just "mobile phone" and "portable music player".

Sounds idiotic to me and looks like it was made to be some sort of sensationalist thing rather than anything serious.
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Old August 25, 2010, 11:42 PM
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Sounds idiotic to me and looks like it was made to be some sort of sensationalist thing rather than anything serious.
Too right.
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Old August 26, 2010, 07:46 AM
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Planes don't use internal combustion engines, they use gas turbine engines. They are basically entirely different.
I'm fairly certain internal combustion engines spawned gas turbine engines, so without the internal combustion engine i doubt we'd have the type of flight we have now.
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technically jet engines do combust fuel internally. they just do it in a much cooler sounding and powerfuly way. But ya while i like my iphone i hardly doub't it's the best invention ever. i am pretty sure things like penecillian and the other bunch of medical break throughs should be higher on the list.
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Sounds like a very biased poll to me. It was quite specific about the iPhone/iPod itself when there was a much broader category that is belonged to. Why isn't the 1972 Ford 436 engine on their (just made that up)? Maybe they just called the "smartphone" category iPhone so as not to confuse people.
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