01. The telephone was [invented] by Alexander Graham Bell.
02. The home computer is one of the most important [inventions] of our generation.
03. Thomas Edison was one of the greatest [inventors] in history.
04. The philosopher Voltaire once remarked that if God did not exist, it would be necessary to [invent] him.
05. The children [invented] all kinds of excuses to avoid doing housework.
06. The [invention] of the printing press changed the world.
07. My children can't believe that the CD hadn't been [invented] when I was a kid.
08. Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard once said, "I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it, we are [inventing] ways to shorten it."
09. Thomas Edison once remarked that to [invent], you need a good imagination, and a pile of junk.
10. André Maurois once said that we owe to the Middle Ages the two worst [inventions] of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.
11. There is an old proverb which states that necessity is the mother of [invention].
12. Ramen, those dried noodles which are popular with college students as a cheap, quick meal, were [invented] by Momofuku Ando in 1948.
13. In 1875, Henry Nestlé, a maker of evaporated milk, and Daniel Peter, a chocolate maker, got together and [invented] milk chocolate.
14. Universal, state-supported school is a modern [invention] dating from the nineteenth century.
15. Someone once joked, "Here's a new [invention] - a solar-powered clothes dryer. It's called a clothes line."
16. The four most important [inventions] of the Chinese are widely accepted to be paper, printing, gunpowder, and the compass.
17. Scotland's most famous game is golf, which was [invented] there in the 1100s.
18. Karl Benz of Germany is credited with [inventing] the first automobile in 1885.
19. Ice cream was [invented] in China around 2000 B.C. when the Chinese packed a soft milk-and-rice mixture in snow.
20. Thomas Edison, [inventor] of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.

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