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Avram Iancu



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Location: Changwon

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:27 pm    Post subject: Great Korean inventions and/or innovations... Reply with quote

As a matter of interest, does anyone know of any inventions which had their birth in Korea? In my experience, Koreans often take credit for inventing virtually everything, including most toy-related merchandise,..."You mean you didn't know that Korea invented 'Lego'?!!".

My two noteworthy mentions would be:

1) The innovations in the field of cellular phone technology, and...

2) The 'fading' car horn

3) Ehhhmmm, sorry, that's it...
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makushi



Joined: 08 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moveable type
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

makushi wrote:
moveable type


Yeah but guggenheim (spelling is bad) deserves credit, because dissemination is everything. If no-one uses it or cares then what's the point.
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the_beaver



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kimcheeking wrote:
makushi wrote:
moveable type


Yeah but guggenheim (spelling is bad) deserves credit, because dissemination is everything. If no-one uses it or cares then what's the point.




HAHAHAHA -- the museum? Do you mean Gutenberg?
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ulsanchris



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:49 pm    Post subject: hmm Reply with quote

Don't forget about hangul. the most scientific writing system in the world. as if koreans would ever let us forget that one. It also leads them to say the korean is the most scientific language and the closest language to perfection.
The also invented ironclad ships.
And KIMCHEE
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dutchman



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: My backyard

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seedless watermelon.
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dutchman wrote:
The seedless watermelon.

I thought the Japanese came up with that one (or were you being sarcastic?)
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whatthefunk



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
Location: Dont have a clue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent post. Ive often wondered about this. I did a few quick searches on the internet and came up with the following...
-The hat umbrella
-Thermal message bed
-Acupuncture hulla-hoop
-A combination tissue dispensor/waste basket
-Multi device switching system for apartments
-Microphone system for cell-phones
-Easy open pop cans (never been produced)
-Battery charger that uses the power created while riding a bike

I found an article in the Korean herald that claimed internet cafes and video rooms are korean inventions, but i don't buy that.

So, basically, the only significant korean invention ever made was the hat umbrella.
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whatthefunk



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For more information on the hat umbrella, go here.
Has an excellent picture as well. Unfortunatly, this particular hat umbrella has never been produced. I don't quite no why, but...
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Avram Iancu



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One future invention they may wish to consider:

A contraption to insert into the osophagus to ensure a time-released, measured portion of rice and gimchi into the stomach every hour or so.

I mean, come on, have you every had a Korean give a negative response to the question,"Are you hungry?". I have seen locusts more satiated...
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dutchman



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo wrote:
dutchman wrote:
The seedless watermelon.

I thought the Japanese came up with that one (or were you being sarcastic?)


Just telling you what students have told me. You're not suggesting that my students are misinformed are you? Shocked
By the way, the seedless watermelon tastes like seedless crap.
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the_beaver



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dutchman wrote:
Just telling you what students have told me. You're not suggesting that my students are misinformed are you? Shocked
By the way, the seedless watermelon tastes like seedless crap.


Don't listen to your students. The seedless watermelon came from Japan.
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dutchman



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_beaver wrote:
dutchman wrote:
Just telling you what students have told me. You're not suggesting that my students are misinformed are you? Shocked
By the way, the seedless watermelon tastes like seedless crap.


Don't listen to your students. The seedless watermelon came from Japan.


I guess my humor is a bit too dry. Rest assured I don't go to my students for factual information.
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the_beaver



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dutchman wrote:
I guess my humor is a bit too dry. Rest assured I don't go to my students for factual information.


Better a dry Dutchman than a dry Beaver, I guess.
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makushi



Joined: 08 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_beaver wrote:

Better a dry Dutchman than a dry Beaver, I guess.


Speaking from experience?
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