So many things we take for granted but but take them away, and we are in deep trouble. Could you imagine yourself without a car, your computer or your fridge?. And what about your mobile phone and the ATM?Here’s a 25 list of inventions that radically changed our lives for ever.

 

25| The Bar Code

These utterly boring set of black and white stripes might look insignificant, but the are printed on almost every displayed item in the world. Developed by Norman Woodland, they have fundamentally changed the way we shop.

 

24| ATM

When was the last time you went into a bank, stood in line and withdrew some cash? this is an forgotten habit thanks to the Automatic Teller Machine or ATM.  “Automated teller machines” were invented by John Shephed Barron, and the first ATM was introduced in June 1967 at Barclays Bank in Enfield, UK.

 

23| Fridge

Before the fridge, icehouses were used to provide cool storage for most of the year. The first refrigerator to see widespread use was the General Electric “Monitor-Top” refrigerator introduced in 1927.

 

22| Fire Arm

The first gun was fired in the late 13th century, and modern versions of the metal bullet were first introduced in 1857.

 

21| Telephone

Alexander Graham made the first working phone in the 1870s. Today there are 1.3 billion phone lines in use around the world.  The modern telephone network allows any telephone in the world to communicate with any other.

 

 

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