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    With all the hoohah going on about Brexit over here, the question is often asked, "what has Europe done for us". My little quiz is to ask what has the U.K. given to the world?
    So I will start off with,
    Computing
    DNA
    Television
    Radio
    Penicillin
    Telephone
    Electricity
    Jet engines
    Commercial jet airliners
    Modern ship construction methods, think Isherwood framing.
    Radar
    Solar cells, the first moon landing would not have been possible without solar power cells invented in the U.K.
    The steam engine
    The production line (look it up, production not assembly)
    Skin graft ( wW2 pilots badly burnt were the first to get skin grafts)
    That's just a few off the top of my head, your welcome to add any more.
    The pnuematic tyre
    Rgds
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    Hovercraft.

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    And me.
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    The jump jet (Harrier)

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    Graham!

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    cats eyes in the road, tarmac adam ?, come to think of it we is the best !!!!, kt
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    The NHS, "Weii most of them seem to use it"

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    The steam turbine, Charles Parsons original demo craft "TURBINIA" still on view in Newcastle.

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    on one occasion while in a lock on Panama canal, an American flag vessel was in the opposite lock, a shout from the American vessel crew "f in limeys, what good did you ever do", very swift reply from our chief steward, who was hanging around outside the galley, "invented penicillin for you poxy bar stewards".
    Silence ensued, apart from the howls of laughter from our crew.
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    The Spinning Jenny for the Cotton Spinning Industry.

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    Fuel Cell
    Kelvin engine.
    Mobile phones
    Vic
    Tarmacadam
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    The first flushing toilet 1596 Sir John Harrington. The floating ballcock as in the modern toilet
    was invented by Thomas Crapper a London plumber, and his name lives on in a shorter version

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