Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

Scottish (Not Really) InventionsEdit

Inventions often wrongly attributed to the Scottish include:

  • Haggis - The first known written recipe for a dish of the name (as 'hagese'), made with offal and herbs, is in the verse cookbook Liber Cure Cocorum dating from around 1430 in Lancashire, North West England.
  • Whiskey - The art of distillation began in Asia, with perfumes and aromatics being distilled long before potable spirits, although there is evidence that the early Chinese distilled liquor from rice.
  • Porridge
  • Clan Tartans - According to the textile historian E. J. W. Barber, the Hallstatt culture of Central Europe, which is linked with ancient Celtic populations and flourished between 100 BC to 400 BC, produced tartan-like textiles
  • Kilts

Scottish InventionsEdit

Inventions actually discovered by the Scottish include:

  • Adhesive stamps
  • Australian National Anthem
  • Bank of England
  • bicycle pedals
  • breach-loading rifle
  • Bovril
  • cell nucleus
  • chloroform
  • cloud chamber
  • cornflower
  • cure for malaria
  • decimal point
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • fountain pens
  • fingerprinting
  • hypnosis
  • hypodermic syringes
  • insulin
  • kaleidoscope
  • lawnmower
  • lime cordial
  • logarithms
  • lorries
  • marmalade
  • matches
  • motor insurance
  • paraffin
  • piano pedals
  • postmark
  • pneumatic tyres
  • reflecting telescope
  • savings banks
  • screw propeller
  • speedometer
  • steam hammer
  • raincoats
  • tarmac
  • teleprinters
  • tubular steel
  • typhoid vaccine
  • ultrasound scanners
  • United States Navy
  • universal standard time
  • vacuum flasks
  • wave-powered electricity generations
  • wire rope

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