Saturday, December 11, 2010

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The world just wouldn’t be the same without the great minds of few people. In fact, our minds have been responsible for some of the worlds most useful and life-changing inventions.
Where would we all be these days without the World Wide Web and the optiont to swing by a tasty burger joint at 2am? Well, we would probably be a thinner nation, but regardless, these inventions are a winner and should be rewarded more credit!
1. The Internet
I know it may be hard to do, but think back to the days when Internet wasn’t around. Hard, isn’t it?
When it was first introduced in the United States in the 1960’s it could only be accessed on a fridge sized box referred to as a computer. The mind-numbingly slow speed of the connection was seen as the triumph of the 20th Century.
50 years on, it is now one of the world’s most widely used-phenomonem making all things Twitter and Facebook possible.
Any organzation that can put a man on the moon in the 60’s deserves a spot on this list. Sure, they were just trying to beat Russia, and sure we haven’t gone back yet (even though technology these days would allow it to be possible), but NASA’s work truly is out of this world (literally).
Some may argue that other countries are ahead, technology wise, but hey, we got there first!
3. McDonald’s
Easily one of the most recognizable symbols in the world, the giant “M” represents an empire that is still going strong (and fat), 69 years after its founding in San Bernardino, California.
Serving fatty mcfat hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken products (if you can even call them that) and French fries to 47 million consumers each day, business is booming (literally) with sales going through the roof (along with consumer’s cholesterol).
Forget public debates about obesity; this is the McAmerican way of life.

4. The Statue of Liberty
While it may seem an obvious addition to any “Wonders of the USA” list, it is actually largely forgotten. The lady of liberty stands tall in the harbor of New York, and embodies the freedom and liberty all Americans are entitled to.
The lady likes to be climbed, and for just $12 each, you can gain access to whichever part of her you so desire.

5. Elvis and Graceland
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is without a doubt one of the best things to come out of America’s music world. A cultural icon from the minute he stepped into the spotlight, Elvis is incredibly still making money even though he has been long gone for over 30 years.
Today you can experience everything Elvis at his original home in Graceland.
Thank you, Thank you very much!

6. Hollywood
The Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars and The Dark Knight; some of the greatest films of our time. And they all derive from one place: HOLLYWOOD.
Every actor dreams of making it big, and in these dreams this is the only place to do it!
Hollywood expresses everything America is about: big, loud, creative expression, high budget, in your face and sure to be a hit!

7. The Yellow Cab
Before public transport became as good as it is today, where would we be if we were stuck 10 miles from home, in the middle of the night, with no sense of direction and an unreliable friend who forgot to pick you up? A yellow cab is probably where you would find yourself.
Its birth in Chicago, Illinois signified the change of a travelling era. They are the most recognizable car in NYC (perhaps because these are pretty much the only cars on the road) and can be brought to a stop at the simple sound of a wolf whistle.

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