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Scottish InventionsDrambuie, sort of. Prince Charles apparently gave the recipe to the MacKinnon clan for helping him out. But they refined it and shared it with the world. Yummy for those of us who like scotch whiskey with honey and spices!

Let's not forget television, telephone, radar, tarmac, pneumatic tyre (tire), breach loading rifle, steam engine, linoleum, logarithms, cigarette, adhesive postage stamp, bleach, bicycle.

Also Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming of Darvel, Ayrshire, check out the film 'The Exorcist' for a brief mention - when Lee J. Cobb talks to Ellen Burstyn at her home.

Sir James Young Simpson of Bathgate discovered anaesthetic.

Also the Christian Bible was first translated into English by James VI of Scotland (who was also James I of England but that's another story).

The worlds's first cloned sheep (named Dolly) was 'created' by Scottish scientists.

The United States Navy was founded by John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Scotland.

The Bank of England was founded by a Scot, and we can't forget the telegraph, the fountain pen, mackintosh raincoats, the kaleidoscope, the blackboard (chalkboard),the Ultrasound scanner, hypodermic needles, World Time Zones, police fingerprinting, and hollow drainpipes.

Bible TranslationsThere are earlier translations of The Bible into English. In fact the link below lists eight earlier translations into Early Modern English. Moreover, if one goes back to the Middle Ages there's also a translation in Middle English by John Wyclif(fe). Actually the Steam engine was invented by England, the cigarette by Aztecs,In the film 'The Exorcist' Lee J. Cobb refers to BRITISH doctors. The scriptwriter should have changed that to 'Scottish doctors'.
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