The Greatest Invention Ever

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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 1:23 pm » by Electrobadgr


I have been giving some thought as to what the greatest invention mankind has ever created is, and after some careful deliberation there is really only one logical conclusion.

Ladies and Gentlemen i give you



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The Towel!

Think about it, every household has several of them, you would be pretty fucked without one and according to the Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, a towel is an essential for travelling the universe.

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He [Jesus] poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel he had wrapped around himself.[6]
The invention of the towel was associated, at least apocryphally, with the city of Bursa in Turkey. The city is still noted for the production of "Turkish towels."
As she stood behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. She wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the perfumed oil. .[7]
In Middle Ages archelogical studies, "... closely held personal items included the ever present knife and a towel."[8]

Towels played an iconic role in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They are described as the most "massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have," an example usage being to ward off the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. The fictitious time/space traveller and Guide Researcher Ford Prefect uses the idiom "a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is" to mean someone generally alert and aware. Some fans of Douglas Adams have seized on this idea, and towels are now considered a symbol of devotion to the Hitchhiker books, radio series, TV series, website, etc. Towel Day is held each year in memory of Adams.
In the cartoon South Park a character named Towelie is a walking, talking "RG-400 Smart Towel" manufactured by Tynacorp. He frequently reminds people to bring towels, because you'll never know when you'll need a towel. He is also known for frequently smoking marijuana.
Fans started using the Terrible Towel in 1975 to encourage the Pittsburgh Steelers as they sought (and eventually won) an NFL championship. The Terrible Towel has been in use by the Steelers since and is "arguably the best-known fan symbol of any major pro sports team".[5] Other sports teams have since started using so-called "rally towels" in support of their team.
In 1982 Roger Neilson, the then head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, waved a white towel on the end of a hockey stick in mock surrender at what he felt was a sequence of unfair penalties during a playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks. This became known as Towel Power. The following game thousands of fans brought and waved towels and it has remained a traditional way for fans to show their support during the playoffs. During Playoff games, GM Place hands these towels out bearing the Canucks logo.


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If someone can think of a better invention i'd love to hear your suggestions, just for fun though, lets not get too serious :-)

In early 2011, hotels started using towels with washable embedded RFID tags.[9]
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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 1:37 pm » by Ufosarus


the Towel! fucking classic :lol: :lol:

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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 1:50 pm » by Hansom


Very often it's the simplest of things which are the most significant.
On that note, what's mankind's most significant discovery ?
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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 1:52 pm » by Electrobadgr


hansom wrote:Very often it's the simplest of things which are the most significant.
On that note, what's mankind's most significant discovery ?


Am tempted to say fire, but given the nature of the thread...

Mankinds most significant discovery.......His Dick! :D

EDIT.....And subsequently Womankind :-)
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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 2:07 pm » by Perronick


The best invention is the wheel, after that the domestic hot water. Period! :lol:

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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 2:17 pm » by Electrobadgr


perronick wrote:The best invention is the wheel, after that the domestic hot water. Period! :lol:



Hot water is useless without a towel to dry yourself :-D :cheers:
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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 2:25 pm » by Perronick


DHW is useless only if you're English or French haha ^^

I kid, I KIDDDDD :lol:

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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 3:21 pm » by Masterhunter


No wonder cotton was on the rise when all other stocks took a nose dive yesterday.
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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 3:33 pm » by Ufologist


When you get a towel that is always clean and dries me automatically, THEN you have the greatest invention ever. lol

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PostFri Aug 05, 2011 4:10 pm » by Richc


But when you are wet your body heat will dry you...

Now when you dump your shit doesn't wipe itself so the best invention ever is of course....

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