Things I Love About My Country #2: Inventions

Steve:

Another great list from Suzie. My one will follow soon…

Originally posted on Suzie81 Speaks:

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I’ve teamed up with the lovely Steve Says to compile a set of comparison lists about why we love our countries. He’s Scottish, I’m English and even though we are both currently part of the United Kingdom we thought that it might be fun to see the differences between the two…

This week’s subject is inventions and their inventors. I had to be careful on this one – England has produced some of the greatest scientist in the history of the world – Sir Isaac Newton, Ernest Rutherford, Charles Darwin, Michael Faraday, Stephen Hawking to name just a few, but these didn’t invent anything as such, they were able to discover and explain the universe around them.

1. The World Wide Web (not to be confused with the Internet): Created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents that can be accessed through…

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10 Things I Love About My Country #2: Inventors & Inventions

Steve:

I am so pleased that we have a new entry into the “why I love my country” posts. This is a brilliant post I love it. If America had castles then it would be almost a perfect country ;)

Originally posted on O Pie-oneers!:

Suzie from England and Steve from Scotland are on a joint mission to share their appreciation of various aspects of their respective countries, which are currently still both part of the same sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Suzie very kindly invited me to tag along even though the US isn’t even part of the Commonwealth. The first series was about music by English and Scottish acts. This week’s vector of appreciation is our favorite inventions from our respective countries. But first, a quick chart to elucidate geographical nomenclature for my fellow Americans, because I know it confused the hell out of me before I looked it up.

United Kingdom British Isles Great Britain

(Island of)      Ireland

England

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x x
Scotland

x

x x
Wales

x

x x
Northern Ireland

x

x

x

Republic of Ireland x*

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*Apparently the Republic of Ireland is not fond of this? I…

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United We Stand: 10 Things I Love About My Country #1: Music…

Steve:

I take it all back – sorry world haha. ‘mon the Scots ;)

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

scotland_640As it’s coming closer to the Vote For Independence campaign in Scotland I’ve teamed up with Suzie81 Speaks to compile a list of 10 things we love about our own country. She loves England (for some reason) and I love Scotland. Politics aside, let’s enjoy our country!

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