Here’s a list of things we use in everyday life that actually originated in China:
- Ship’s rudder
- Toilet paper
- Iron/steel smelting
- Paper currency
- 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.