My days are all pretty much the same. I wake up, check my cellphone, switch on the lights, brew my coffee and search ‘liposuction’ on the Internet. Wait. What? Did I just say ‘liposuction’? We surround ourselves with inventions that are pure genius, but how often do we actually stop to appreciate these creations and discoveries? Here is a list of the 20 most overlooked inventions that influence our lives on a daily basis.
“Bleep, bleep!” – that’s the sound of the cashier scanning your stuff at the supermarket, if you didn’t realize. Almost every product we buy has been equipped with a bar code. This incredible technology allows us to instantly register and identify products so that store owners don’t have to remember every item and its price. The first bar code was printed on a pack of Wrigley Company chewing gum in 1974.
Gone are the days of having to hide your money in your mattress. No more obese beds desperately in need of bedroom liposuction. Today we have ATMs. This smart invention allows us to access our money at any time without having to fish for it under our sleeping partner. It also prevents us from having to panic about potential pick-pockets.