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Top 5 Greatest Inventions Of All Time After the Wheel

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#2: Electricity (Late 19th Century)

While the notion of electricity had been around for hundreds of years before, the ability to harness that power came later. As did the idea of electric engineering.

Sure, the use of candles dropped, but electricity not only enabled light to reach formerly dark spaces, but sparked a wave of energy use that powered nations.

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