The Internet voted ” the best thing since sliced bread”July 11th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 11 (ANI): The results are in, and the World Wide Web has been declared as the ”best thing” to ever happen to us humans since the invention of the Rohwedder Bread Slicing machine that cut bread into perfect slices back in 1928.
Over 5000 people were put to the test in an online poll to decide what has been the greatest invention since 1928.
As it turns out, an overwhelming number (40.6 percent) voted for the medium that they were using to answer the poll - the Internet - brainchild of British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee.
Second spot on the list went to the medicinal use of penicillin, a leap made by Australian Howard Florey in 1943.
Penicillin took first runners-up with 19.6 percent of the vote in the poll conducted by NEWS.com.au in conjunction with the Times Online in the UK.
In third place with 10.2 per cent of the vote was the remote control - the little device that lets us flip through channels whenever we want, thus tuning out what we don”t really want to see or hear.
Fourth spot went to the yummy chocolate biscuit named Tim Tams, made by Arnott’’s Biscuits, Australia, which took 7.9 percent of the votes.
According to Arnott’’s, around 35 million packs are sold each year - nearly 400 million biscuits. It first started selling in 1964.
The top five was rounded off by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming’’s discovery of penicillin in 1928.
The top ten list of the ”Best Creations Since Sliced Bread” is:
1. World Wide Web - 40.6pct 2. Penicillin (medicinal use) -19.6pct 3. TV Remote - 10.2pct 4. Tim Tams -7.9 pct 5. Penicillin (discovery) - 6.3pct 6. The Ute - 4.8pct 7. Dishwasher - 4.2pct 8. Hills Hoist Clothesline - 3.1pct 9. Victa Lawnmower - 2.8pct 10. Sudoku - 0.5pct (ANI)
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