ok given that there is going to be an award to the invetor/discoverer of one thing that had a beneficial impact mankind what would that be and why.
Please try to think beyond the obvious "cure for cancer" although medical achievements do count. I would like to see things that might not be so obvious in the benefit... things taken for granted.
There are 2 awards
1st best invention from a country
2nd best overall world invention
1. The 3 point seat belt for the lives it has saved...Nils Bohlin, Sweden
2. The flushing toilet, for the lives it has saved .. i am going to give credit to Thomas Crapper, England although there is a lot of dispution to this as it's believed that possibly Alexander cummings of North america may have pipped him and even that as long as 4000 years ago in achient crete.