great inventions of the world

1. Nikola Tesla was an inventor, discoverer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, theoretical and experimental physicist, mathematician, futurist and humanitarian. He was a hyper-polyglot who could speak eight languages including: Serbo-Croatian, English, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. He was known to have one of the most remarkable memories, being able to recite full books, poetry and mathematical formulas by heart. He claimed to have had a three-dimensional memory and thought process that tormented him in his youth, but later aided him with building his inventions in his own mind without wasting any physical energy. Tesla was a man who was far ahead of his time, and even our time today. He was the first to discover the rotating magnetic field, and invent and patent a commutatorless alternating current induction motor based off this discovery. All electrical machinery using or generating alternating current is due to Tesla, without which all our electrified power lines, long distance trolley cars, electric vehicles, and our subways would be far less advanced. He is the true father of radio, sending the first radio signals up to 30 miles in distance in experiments at his Houston Street laboratory before its destruction by fire in 1895. He was the first to demonstrate wireless energy/power by lighting his phosphorescent light bulbs wirelessly in a demonstration given before the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, 1893, and later lit lamps wirelessly at a distance of 25 miles away from his transmitter. In his labs he conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, electrical therapy, and some of the first X-ray imaging. Tesla was also the first to demonstrate remote control, building a wireless controlled boat first exhibited in 1898. At Colorado Springs in 1899, he created artificial lightning bolts 100 feet long, and sent currents around the Earth with a mean velocity of 292,815 miles per second with his transmitter patented in 1900. Some of his greatest experiments and demonstrations have yet to be reproduced by even our greatest scientists today. Although not recognized for, he was the first to discover the electron, radioactivity, terrestrial resonance, stationary waves (standing waves), and cosmic rays, which he also recorded traveling many times faster than light. His life long work was a dynamic theory of gravity that explained the causes of gravitation and the motions of heavenly bodies, which he claimed had been worked out in all details and he hoped to give it to the world. He was so satisfied with his theory that he believed it would put an end to the “idle speculations and false conceptions” rooted from Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. All his ideas and discoveries were logical inferences based off knowledge from his many years of investigations, experiments and developments in science and radio technology. Tesla predicted television, the internet, smart phones, weather control, interplanetary communication, an idea to produce an artificial Aurora Borealis to light the night skies, a particle beam to be used for defense in war, and the transmission of wireless power to any point on the globe. He intended to unify all these innovations into one big machine known as his Magnifying Transmitter, or his World System, but lacked the investments and funds to finish and prove his work on a large scale. Tesla would eventually die penniless and alone in his New York apartment, but like all the greats listed above, he lives on through all his inventions and contributions to this world.

“Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”

–Nikola Tesla

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Once there was a man, who was obsessed with eating beef on a bun all the time. His obsession led him to share this great delicacy with the world and thus invent the thing you call hamburger today and sold it in a snack bar. But one day out of nowhere he was ambushed by the evil hamburger overlord as he returned home from his work.  The overlord was angry at him for sharing the secret and such he devoured the man into the dark depths of hamburger hell to cook in boiling  fat for all eternity. After his death the city was named after his invention: Hamburg. Apparently his ghost hunts those who eat too many hamburgers to prevent them of having the same horrible fate he suffered.

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Nikola Tesla:

Serbian-American inventor, discoverer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, theoretical and experimental physicist, mathematician, futurist and humanitarian. Born at midnight between July 9th and 10th in 1856, and passed away January 7, 1943. Tesla was a hyperpolyglot who could speak eight languages fluently including: Serbo-Croatian, English, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. He was known to have one of the most remarkable memories, being able to recite full books, poetry and mathematical formulas by heart. He claimed to have had a three-dimensional memory and thought process that helped him with building his inventions in his own mind without wasting any physical energy. He has more original inventions to his credit than any other man in history and has been accounted for 278 patents in 26 different countries. He is the true father of radio and a man far ahead of his time. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system that we still use today. His commutatorless alternating current induction motor led to an AC/DC war with Thomas Edison’s direct current system to see who would use their system to power Niagra Falls. Ninety percent of the entire electrical industry pays tribute to his genius. All electrical machinery using or generating alternating current is due to Tesla. High tension current transmission without which our long distance trolley cars, our electrified lines, and our subways would be impossible. The Tesla Induction Motor, the Tesla Rotary Converter, the Tesla Phase System of Power Transmission, the Tesla Steam and Gas Turbine, the Tesla Coil, and the Oscillation Transformer are perhaps his better known inventions. In his labs he conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and some of the earliest X-ray imaging. He is also the father of remote control, building a wireless controlled boat first ever exhibited in 1898. Although not recognized for, he was the first to discovery the electron, radioactivity, radar, cosmic rays, terrestrial resonance, stationary waves (standing waves), and the first to invent florescent light bulbs. He first demonstrated wireless energy/power by lighting his light bulbs wirelessly in a demonstration given before the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, 1893. He theorized a particle beam to be used for defense in war, and also a plan to produce an artificial Aurora Borealis to light the night skies for ships at sea. In his later life he wanted to bring humanity so much more with his inventions and discoveries, but lacked the investments and funds to finish his work on a large scale. Unfortunately, his failings to fulfill his dreams would leave him with the public persona as being the mad scientist with unrealistic ideas. He would eventually die penniless and alone in his New York apartment, but like all the greats throughout history, he lives on through all his inventions and contributions to this world.
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The Victorian Era: The Beginning of the Modern Times

The Victorian era is generally agreed to stretch through the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). It was a tremendously exciting period when many artistic styles, literary schools, as well as, social, political and religious movements flourished. It was a time of prosperity, broad imperial expansion, and great political reform. The term “Victorian” was first used during the Great Exhibition in London (1851), where Victorian inventions and morals were shown to the world. The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period. The later half of the Victorian age roughly coincided with the first portion of the Belle Époque era of continental Europe and the Gilded Age of the United States.

Men’s clothing is seen as formal and stiff, women’s as elaborate and over-done. Clothing covered the entire body, we are told, and even the glimpse of an ankle was scandalous. Critics contend that corsets constricted women’s bodies and women’s lives. Homes are described as gloomy, dark, cluttered with massive and over-ornate furniture and proliferating bric-a-brac. Myth has it that even piano legs were scandalous, and covered with tiny pantalettes. Of course, some of this is untrue, or a gross exaggeration.

Meanwhile in North America, the First Transcontinental Railroad was built across the continent in the 1860s and it created a nationwide mechanized transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West, catalyzing the transition from the wagon trains of previous decades to a modern transportation system. The Victorian Era in America was also a time of massive immigration, transforming the American culture.

The Victorian era was the beginning of the everlasting fight of a central concern over the issue of human rights. During the era symbolized by the reign of British monarch Queen Victoria, women did not have suffrage rights, the right to sue, or the right to own property. At the same time, women participated in the paid workforce in increasing numbers following the Industrial Revolution. Feminist ideas spread among the educated female middle classes, discriminatory laws were repealed, and the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the last years of the Victorian Era. This period also saw the suppression and abolishment of slavery in the British territories, United States, Russia, Egypt, Venezuela, France, Mexico, Chile, and many other countries. 

The Edwardian Era: A Decade of Elegance
The Catherinian Era: Russia’s Golden Age

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I pulled a prank on Shemar about a year ago that I’ve never fessed up to. Nobody knows about this and I was looking for the right time to come clean. I think this is it.

Shemar has a hat company called ‘Baby Girl’. He’s very proud of this.

About a year ago, on April fool’s day to be exact, my brother in law…  We created a fake press release that Chris Brown had started a company called ‘Baby Lady’. It was the exact same font. We went to great lengths. We invented a twitter name called ‘Hip-Hop Fashion World’ that was tweeting at Shemar.

Shemar freaked out, thought Chris Brown had ripped him off, started tweeting like ‘Yo, yo! Chris Brown, quit rippin’ off my style’. And then we kinda had to like – we’re like, oh, this is getting a little bit out of hand. So, that was me!
But then the best part is he came the next day and explained to me, ‘Oh, you don’t know who Chris Brown is, but like there’s this prank that he pulled on me’ and I’m like, I was just pretending like I didn’t know.

That was me, man.” (vid)

Just as there is in the muggle world, there are drugs in the wixen world people might lose themselves to. While not all are immediately or permanently harmful, there is still harm linked to most of them, and as such it is important to be aware of the magical drugs in existence, and their properties.

Known magical drugs:

Elixir of Euphoria - also called “Euphie”. Produces a blissful feeling, and has few side effects, unless it is improperly made. When badly made can create a giddy feeling, and lead to mischievousness, which can use harm if too excessive.

Heqet Frog Fluid - street name “Maenad”. Causes emotion switching, especially when powdered and added to sugary drinks. Overuse can lead to bithermia where the temperature fluctuations lead to death.

Fairy Dust - Two variants. Both made with calming draught as a base, which is then powdered. It can then be mixed with either the mundane plant salvia divinorum to provide intense hallucinations, or with Elixir of Euphoria to create a calming soporific effect, stronger and longer lasting than normal Euphies. The variant with Salvia is often called ”Wilde Dust”, while the one with Elixir of Euphoria is more commonly called ”EuphieX”.

Androkstisiai Pollen - also called “Blake’s Ecstasy”. By hybridising the Flutterby Bush with the mundane Datura, Androkstisiai was created. It’s pollen can, when snorted, give people incredibly realistic, and apocalyptically bad trips, which they nonetheless crave.

Gillyweed - Some varieties of Gillyweed can be dried and smoked, which produces a soothing and non-addictive high. While this is generally not advised due to the effects it can have on individuals lungs, many wixes still do, which has lead to such magazine voting options as “Best album to smoke gillyweed to”. There are certain combinations of Gillyweed where cigarettes of it are combined with other things, which can be more dangerous.

Laelaps - The name of a curious mixture of powdered Draught of Invigoration and the Golden Honeyweb pop-rocks, when snorted this gives people a feeling of intense wakefulness and rushing.

Plum Pit - The pits of the Dirigible Plum fruit can be used in some Euphoria Elixirs, as well as in some hallucinatory potions, though the high from these is mild, and not worth the effort of plucking, catching and preparing the fruit. Some people do like to use the pits, once ground down, in food such as brownies.

Nerve Restoration Pills - Made by powdering the spines of Urchin Fungus and then soaking them in the venom and a few other ingredients (most usually dittany and murtlap essence) these pills are used to treat magically caused nerve-damage. However when consumed by someone with no nerve damage they can induce heightened sensitivity, which has made them popular for use during sex and similar, which has led to their street name of “Khnum On”.

Bat Tea - Street name “Batty”. Made from the concentrated saliva of the Dream Spitter, this drug causes vivid hallucinations, as well as lucid dreaming should one fall asleep. However it can often be hard to tell the difference between what was witnessed waking or sleeping, as well as some blurring between the real and hallucinated.

Alchemical Synaesthesia Arcana - Street name “Black Magic”, earned after the Nott family discovered the Black family’s use of this drug to make those political opponents they disliked considered unsuitable for office. The careful application of their Seidr magic was used to make the then-head of the Black family use the drug on themself. The drug itself is a complex alchemical compound which plays with the neurotransmitters for magic, hooking them up to other things in a similar manner to synaesthesia. It causes those who take it to lose control of their magic for a while, while it reacts to a completely different set of stimuli - touch, magic in the area, sound, smells, heart rate - and thus does not respond to conscious thought. When taken recreationally it is regularly taken with other drugs as otherwise the person feels stone cold sober. 

GloStick - also called “Lumos”, a cross of the glowing Shutterbug, which is, when powdered, used in the fluid required to make magical photos move, and the North American Rainbow Puffer, the creature is quite illegal, as an illegal cross and for its effects, however it is highly popular. Largely harmless the creature is stunned, the drug extracted, formed into glowsticks and sucked on, creating soothing glows, both from the creature’s drug in a stick and eventually in the sweat of the one taking the drug, as well as giving them a mild, soothing high. While some individuals speak of seeing extra colours, or odd patterns, these individuals are in a minority, though many speak of enhanced tactile sensation, finding even the simplest of touches much more enjoyable and interesting than usual. It is not uncommon for people on GloStick to seek to touch one another, often through cuddling.

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anonymous asked:

Your top ten list of female inventions included a cookie and a dishwasher. For comparison, the list of 'top male inventions' would have thousands of entries and include things like the Internet, movable type, and nuclear power. As a man, I'm tired of taking it and pretending that men and masculinity don't have innate advantages. They do, and I do. They're just politically incorrect to acknowledge. And don't spout the tired "we're all just people" line. Evidence doesn't bear it out.

The chocolate chip cookie is a bad ass cookie that remains popular to this day. What delectable treat has your male brain come up with that has swept the world? You demean the chocolate chip cookie, but what have you ever done to even begin to rival it’s impact? Odds are you’ll never do anything as noteworthy as creating the chocolate chip cookie in your life. And neither will I.

And I for one am pretty damned thankful for the dishwasher. I loathe handwashing dishes. 

You believe in this great male inventiveness, but the reality is that the vast majority of human beings of either sex have not invented shit. There’s a reason it took us 115,000 years to get from fire to agriculture. Human beings are really not nearly so inventive as we’re given credit for. Even now most great inventions happen incrementally through the gradual refining of extant technology, as opposed to lightning bursts of insight from the ludicrously brilliant.  

The only reason that you can point to more great male inventors than female ones is that during the most fertile periods of invention in the West, women were not taken seriously or given equal resources and opportunities. Right now, you’re basically making an argument that derives it’s data from the results of a completely fixed contest where one side was disproportionately advantaged, not because they possessed superior intelligence, but because society favored them more heavily. 

anonymous asked:

Let's play again! Who's most likely to: fall asleep in class; eat with mouth open; cry from a sad movie; be the first to die in a zombie apocalypse; worry about small things; bungee jump; not have a computer; have a part-time job; have never been in love; to smoke; do drugs; be a comedian; join the military; be a supermodel; win the lottery; rule the world; win an Olympic Medal; become a high school teacher; win an Oscar; break some world record; invent something great; be a world traveler; kill

fall asleep in class

Can’t really argue in this one

eat with mouth open

I’m….aware that I’m guilty of this….

cry from a sad movie

That would be me. I get really emotional at endings…

be the first to die in a zombie apocalypse

Wow, thanks, guys.

worry about small things

Gee, sorry for worrying about the wellbeing of my friends…

bungee jump

Ibuki’s the ultimate thrillseeker!

not have a computer

I’ve actually stated that I don’t bother with the internet. So, no, I don’t have a computer.

have a part-time job

I mean, I used to be a waitress…

have never been in love

There’s not really much to comment on here.

to smoke

Well, I’m the only one that legally could…

do drugs


Wait, why am I being put here as well?!

be a comedian

My life is a compilation of John Mulaney stand-up routines

join the military

Even if I never want to step onto a battlefield again, I’m still more like to do it than the others

be a supermodel

W-wait….why am I being placed here…?

win the lottery

Well, technically I already won the lottery…

rule the world

Hmph. Shouldn’t even be a question.

win an Olympic Medal

Hell yeah! That’ll be me!

become a high school teacher

I suppose the idea is nice…..

win an Oscar

Well, I’m technically a great actor.

break some world record

I think I could something like that….

invent something great

Hell yeah! That’s gotta be me!

be a world traveler

Well, I’ve always wanted to see the rest of the world.

kill

You called….?

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The Truth About 10 Famous Inventions

Did Thomas Edison invent the lightbulb? I mean… kind of… but also… no. Every great, world-changing invention is the culmination of efforts by dozens or hundreds of people, spanning decades or centuries.