The Greatest Canadian Invention

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]