10 Amazing Chinese Inventions You Probably Don’t Know About (Video)

Here’s a list of things we use in everyday life that actually originated in China:

  1. Compass
  2. Ship’s rudder
  3. Toilet paper
  4. Printing
  5. Gunpowder
  6. Alcohol
  7. Iron/steel smelting
  8. Seismograph
  9. Paper currency
  10. Kites/hang gliders


The video contains some interesting anecdotes, like making a pendulum into a seismograph to detect earthquakes, which was first used since the 2nd century.

I guess it’s not that surprising with traditional Chinese culture having been around for over 5,000 years.




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