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10 Great Things That Were Invented In USA

Today, United States of America is among the countries that has the best technological innovations. Every decade, America is constantly coming up with some of the greatest things that are used worldwide. Here are some of the outstanding innovations that America gets credit for:

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1. The Electric Light Bulb

The invention of Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb in 1879 did not only bring the light to our lives. It also became the symbol of any idea that suddenly flares up in someone’s head.

2. Monopoly

A rare combination of simplicity and excitement: buy a train station, hotel, or go to jail. "Monopoly" is so successful that more than half of a billion people played this game since 1902 when it first came around.

3. Snowboard

Since the beginning of the 70s, American fans of snow trails have experimented with variation of boards that would be more dynamic and free than classic skiing. In 1980, designer Jake Barton first introduced the world to a snowboard.

6. T-shirt

The first T-shirts were intended back in 1905 for US Navy soldiers, who took part in the Spanish-American war. Soldiers wore it under their uniform. It took several decades before the T-shirt turned from underwear into a stylish attribute of outerwear.

7. Computer Mouse

In 1963, Douglas Engelbart and a group of developers from Stanford University came up with a simple device that allows you to quickly work with the image on the screen. The inventors first called it "bug", but the people quickly changed the name to “mouse”.

8. Mickey Mouse

Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Disney Studios back in 1928, Mickey Mouse is now the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. It is a mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves. Mickey Mouse has become one of the world's most recognizable characters.

9. Harley-Davidson

The company Harley-Davidson was first founded in 1903 by two friends –William Harley and Arthur Davidson. Two 20-year-old boys assembled their first motorcycle in a wooden shed measuring 3 by 4 meters. On the door, they scratched with the nail – Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Soon, Walter Davidson, Artur’s brother, who was an experienced mechanic joined two founders to create one of the best motorcycles in the world.

10. Apple iPhone

iPhone is one of the latest inventions that came from America. The first generation of iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. People can argue so much over advantages and disadvantages of it; however, iPhone now is one of the best and most recognizable smartphone in the world.

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