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~ Saturday, November 09, 2002
 
TARTAN FIRSTS

One last Scotophile list - 28 things the Scots 'invented':

1 reaping machine
2 percussion cap
3 Bash Street Kids
4 fax machine
5 kaleidoscope
6 iron plough
7 hollow pipe drainage
8 reflecting telescope
9 Bovril
10 blackboard
11 bicycle
12 breech loading rifle
13 Bananaman
14 threshing machine
15 decimal point
16 coal gas lighting
17 telephone
18 thumbscrew
19 hot blast oven
20 marmalade
21 vacuum flask
22 adhesive postage stamp
23 Bakelite
24 television
25 microwave oven
26 steamboat
27 pneumatic tyre
28 suspenders

Note: the word scotophilia means 'loving Scotland' with a capital S, and 'loving darkness' without one. Hmm.

Source: various (don't blame me if some of these are debatable - only the Canadians like to boast more about their dubious roll call of inventors)

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