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Innovations that have stood the test of time

Innovations that have stood the test of time

July 2nd, 2019

Innovations are what have taken the human civilization forward. From discovering fire to inventing the wheel, mankind has always showed an interest in making life easier and more comfortable for all.

With every innovation, the way of life for humans has changed. Here’s taking a look back at some of the innovations over the ages, which has stood the test of time and proved invaluable to humankind:


The Compass

Half of the world would have been ‘lost’ without this useful instrument. Credited to have been built by the Chinese sometime during the 1050 B.C., it was initially fashioned out of lodestones.

Innovations that have stood the test of time

Automobiles

Imagine a world without cars! Karl Benz is said to be the one who made the first modern car in 1886, and it was Henry Ford who devised the mode of mass car production.

Innovations that have stood the test of time

Internal Combustion Engine

Built by Etienne Lenoir, a Belgian engineer, in 1859, this engine replaced steam engine and is now the one which is used in the planes and cars that we see around us. But, hang on, Tesla is working on bringing something new to the table. Let’s wait and see what they can do!

Innovations that have stood the test of time

Concrete

Can we imagine any sturdy construction without concrete? This man-made material was first believed to have been used in 6500 BC, probably built by Bedouins or Nabataea traders who roamed about in Jordan and Syria.

Innovations that have stood the test of time

Nail

Such a small object, but such an important one! Archaeological findings suggest that it was in Egypt during 3400BC that bronze nails were used for the first time.

Innovations that have stood the test of time

Can we even think of a life without these innovations these days? And as human civilization progresses, the list becomes a longer and longer one. Let’s wait for the next one!