Clever Canucks

I was listening to CBC Radio and heard there's a show coming on tonight called The Greatest Canadian Inventions. It would be cool to watch if only I had access to CBC, but alas, I'll have to settle for checking out the list of 50 great Canadian inventions on the website. There are quite a few items that I never would have guessed were invented by Canadians. For example:

  • The electron microscope, developed at U of T
  • The electric wheelchair
  • The caulk gun
  • The electric oven
  • Every fighter pilot's favourite accessory, the G-suit
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • The light bulb was invented by a pair of Canadians, who then sold the patent to Edison
  • Zippers

Check out the list. Lots of neat interesting facts.