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Top 5 Greatest Inventions Of All Time After the Wheel

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#1: The Printing Press (1430s)

The Atlantic ranks this No. 1 because, as one of their experts puts it, “knowledge began freely replicating and quickly assumed a life of its own.”

When your great-grandchildren are adults, they will wonder about these things and remember when you told them that newspapers used to be printed on them. Newspapers? they’ll ask, confused.

Check out their full list of 50 Greatest Inventions Ever here.

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