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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 12:56 PM
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Post something that was invented during your lifetime.
transistor radio
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 12:58 PM
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1. Microwave
Edited on Wed Oct-10-07 12:59 PM by janesez
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:04 PM
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3. You are so young.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:10 PM
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5. Young and GORGEOUS!
Heh. I'm not that young. :D
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:11 PM
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6. Younger than my transistor radio.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:33 PM
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30. Really? How old are you?
My grandparents had a microwave in the not-so-late 70's, so maybe you're younger than you think...
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:00 PM
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2. DLP. nt.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:07 PM
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4. Cell Phone. (nt)
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:11 PM
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7. CDs and CD palyers. n/t
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:21 PM
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8. Silly Putty, Hula Hoop, and the Frisbee
Ain't American capitalism grand?
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:25 PM
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9. microwave
:popcorn:
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:28 PM
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10. the internets
:hi:
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Rosie1223 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:29 PM
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11. lol -- Breast implants
I googled inventions of 1962 (my year of birth) and that was on the list.

Sorry, no pics.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:29 PM
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12. dirt.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:09 PM
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21. HAH!
You and me both.
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carly denise pt deux Donating Member (855 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:30 PM
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13. Popiel Pocket fisherman
the internet
computers
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:31 PM
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14. The Bedazzler
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:34 PM
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15. Smoke Detector....
1969--SMOKE DETECTOR
Randolph Smith and Kenneth House patent a battery-powered smoke detector for home use. Later models rely on perhaps the cheapest nuclear technology you can own: a chunk of americium-241. The element's radioactive particles generate a small electric current. If smoke enters the chamber it disrupts the current, triggering an alarm.


lost
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:37 PM
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16. Head on - apply directly to the forehead!
That set it and forget it rotiserie oven AND the egg jabber
As seen on TV
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:51 PM
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17. Steam engines
...just kidding

the computer mouse was invented in 1964

http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa081898.htm

In 1964, the first prototype computer mouse was made to use with a graphical user interface (GUI), 'windows'. Engelbart received a patent for the wooden shell with two metal wheels (computer mouse U.S. Patent # 3,541,541) in 1970, describing it in the patent application as an "X-Y position indicator for a display system." "It was nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end," Engelbart revealed about his invention. His version of windows was not considered patentable (no software patents were issued at that time), but Douglas Engelbart has over 45 other patents to his name.


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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:53 PM
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18. sliced bread
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:05 PM
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20. Damn you're old.
:hi:
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:24 PM
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28. yeah, but i'm the best thing since!
:hi:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 01:56 PM
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19. DU Ignore function
:hide:
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:41 PM
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32. You wouldn't, would you? You would!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:17 PM
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22. Telemarketing, televangelism, infomercials, helicopter parents, etiquettelessness
That's a good start.
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:18 PM
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23. Valium. Invented the year I was born...probably to help my mother cope with me.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:18 PM
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24. Hi-Fi and Stereo, car phones, commercial jet service
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:18 PM
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25. Surprisingly, 1956 was very hi-tech.
The first computer hard disk used.
The hovercraft invented by Christopher Cockerell.
As a result of the joint research of Sherman and Smith, the Scotchgard Protector was launched in the marketplace
Secretary Bette Nesmith Graham invented "Mistake Out" later renamed, Liquid Paper (Mike Nesmith of The Monkees' mom)
Los Alamos Laboratory discovers the neutrino, an atomic particle with no electric charge.
Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere.
The first commercial videotape recorder is introduced. The device is intended for industrial applications, and it quickly revolutionizes the way television programming is produced.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:19 PM
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26. the Lounge
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:20 PM
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27. The Sponge
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:33 PM
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29. cassette tapes, 8 track tapes, CDs, mp3 players...whatever comes next hopefully
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:37 PM
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31. Color TV and Cheez Whiz.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 04:00 PM
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33. Light Beer
:beer:
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 04:07 PM
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34. The Flowbee
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 04:07 PM
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35. HBO
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 04:09 PM
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36. Macintosh
And Bloom County
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 05:45 PM
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37. The ATM machine! n/t
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 05:46 PM
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38. The iPod.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 06:14 PM
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39. OpenGL and DirectX
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 06:27 PM
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40. pampers were first sold the year I was born...nt
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