TITLE

THE GREATEST INVENTION OF ALL TIME

PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Scholastic Scope;12/12/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author explains his personal reasons why he considers the toilet as the greatest invention of all time. He offers a background of the introduction of the flush toilet at a showcase of the greatest inventions and treasures in the world that was held in London, England in 1851. According to the author, one of the challenges faced by people in the 19th century was the problem of the disposal of human waste.
ACCESSION #
69751515

 

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