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The World Exhibitions or EXPOs have been held for more than a half century. During this time, their popularity has incredibly grown – the exhibitions are even compared with world championships and Olympic Games. Experts have counted that since the first exhibition in London held in 1851, EXPO has been visited by more than a billion people from around the world. People are attracted to the chance to see technical innovations. After all, many inventions, which received their start at EXPOs, are now used in our everyday life: telephone, x-ray scanner, zipper, ice-cream waffle cups, TV set, touch screens etc. It is so interesting to know what technical innovations will surprise us at EXPO-2017! Inventors are already preparing to present their projects in Astana. In the meantime, let us recall the 10 most famous inventions presented at the World Exhibitions.

We told you only about the best-known inventions, which were first shown at EXPO, but there were thousands of them! We should mention that at the different World Exhibitions, the public was also first shown the Singer sewing machine, diesel engine, electrical outlet, Popov’s radio set, Lumiere brothers’ film projector, Ladygin’s incandescent bulb, first serial TV, IMAX system and even IBM computers. All these very usual things received worldwide recognition and spread commercially only after they were displayed at the World Exhibitions. We believe that EXPO 2017 will continue these traditions and will surprise the guests with new inventions that will become internationally famous.


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