The Greatest Canadian Invention

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The Greatest Canadian Invention
Narrated by Bob McDonald
Country of origin Canada
No. of episodes 1
Production
Camera setup Multiple-camera
Running time ~120 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBC
First shown in 3 January 2007
External links
Website

The Greatest Canadian Invention is a television mini-series originally aired on CBC Television. It is a spiritual sequel to The Greatest Canadian. It began with people voting online which invention (out of 50) they considered the greatest Canadian invention. The show is a two-hour special, hosted by Bob McDonald (Quirks and Quarks), that premiered on 3 January 2007 at 8:00 EST.

Commentators[edit]

The 22 commentators for the show are:

Inventions[edit]

The inventions, in voted order, are:

  1. Insulin
  2. Telephone
  3. Light bulb
  4. Five-pin bowling
  5. Wonderbra
  6. Artificial pacemaker
  7. Robertson screw
  8. Zipper
  9. Electric Wheelchair
  10. Poutine
  11. Cobalt-60 “Bomb” Cancer Treatment
  12. Java programming language
  13. Bloody Caesar
  14. Canadarm
  15. Standard time
  16. Electron microscope
 
  1. Ski-Doo
  2. BlackBerry
  3. Radio Voice Transmission
  4. Birch-Bark Canoe
  5. Basketball
  6. Retractable Beer Carton Handle
  7. UV Degradable Plastics
  8. Instant Replay
  9. Goalie mask
  10. Marquis Wheat
  11. Pablum
  12. Lacrosse
  13. Electric Oven
  14. Steam Fog Horn
  15. Walkie-Talkie
  16. Alkaline battery
  17. Paint roller
 
  1. Electronic Music Synthesizer
  2. Weevac 6
  3. Green Garbage Bag
  4. Snowblower
  5. Self-Propelled Combine Harvester
  6. Instant mashed potatoes
  7. Explosives Vapour Detector
  8. Marine Screw Propeller
  9. Plexiglas
  10. Key Frame Animation
  11. CPR-Mannequin: “Actar 911”
  12. G-Suit
  13. Ardox Spiral Nail
  14. Automatic Lubricating Cup
  15. Crash-Position Indicator
  16. Caulking gun
  17. Separable Baggage Check

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