The Science That Made America Great

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America is responsible for some of the greatest inventions in history. And, some of them (like the first mass produced automobile) changed the rest of the world as well. Here is a list of some of America’s greatest scientific breakthroughs over the last 3 centuries. What will tomorrow bring?
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Electricity

Before America was America, Ben Franklin amazed the world by seeming to tame electricity, making him a wizard. By the time the country got around to the revolution, “those clever Yanks” were less likely to be taken lightly…
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The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell hit on the idea of reproducing the ear and voice electrically. Then he made the first obscene phone call…
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The Electric Light

Thomas Edison changed the world when he lit it up with something other than flame. Some claim, though, that it was the Electric Bill that was the really smart idea…
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The Airplane

The Wright Brothers invented the airplane in 1903 but never really enjoyed the best thing about flying: Hot Flight Attendants…
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Wireless Communications

Radio allowed people to communicate instantly from one side of the world to the other. Unfortunately, one of them was Jack Benny…
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Television

Television is a purely American art form, despite having been pioneered in Britain. So blame the Brits for Pee Wee Herman…
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The Personal Computer

Before Apple changed everything, computers filled whole rooms. After Apple, we learned one thing: Wozniak is a cool name in any decade…
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The Internet

The early Internet had the potential to be the greatest American invention of all time. Then, the real benefit took over: Free Porn…
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And, Finally…

The Moon landing. Arguably, America’s greatest achievement. But, as unbelievable as walking on the moon was, what secretly fascinated everyone was how the hell any of those guys ever made it back alive…
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