That's a tough question ... I suspect so much would depend on what influences were most recent (e.g., eating a great meal, seeing a movie, reading a book, reading a newspaper, sipping a glass of something or other ...).
Famous would be the USA though they may not like it.
^it says most famous not most infamous.
okay mobsie, enough. get a new line of thought. anyway, that is a tough one. Not your own, so I would say England, because so much of the world history we learn involves Great Britain. Now back to you Mobsie: WE GET IT! You don't like the USA. MOVE ON FROM IT! :)
Yes USA. That's really a no-brainer.
Get a grip patch. It`s not a joke. when the ballot asks the question and clearly states "other than their own" why have americans put america? This is what annoys me. No joke intended at all. besides if i want to take the piss I will.
Besides which. what is america acyually famous for?? Nothing as far as i know. Israel gave us jesus. italy gave us rome. the united kingdom gave us the empire. America gave us erm historically innacurate films and high cholestorol food. Well if thats fame you can keep it. Oh and cowboys and indians arf arf.
Does any one realise the choices are open!
Get your spoke in!
Mobsie, you are right about that: it does say "other than their own." Still, we know how you feel about the USA, but I am not going to debate what we are famous for or not famous for...though I strongly urge you to read history books and you migth want to pick up a book about what we have invented...to say we are "not famous" for anything substantial is so ridiculous that it screams biased. Look, all I'm saying that you can be critical of the USA and that is totally your right, but do so with realism. If you make a statement that is so out of touch with reality, it holds no weight. That's all I'm saying.
And Mobsie, just to set the record straight, here are just a few of America's inventions:
The telegraph, by Samuel Morse.
The Artificial Heart, by Dr. Jack G. Copeland. It was called the Jarvik-7.
Thomas Edison developed a practical light bulb toward the in 1879.
Jonas Salk, founder of the University of Pittsburgh's Research Laboratory, Polio vaccine.
Alexander Graham Bell the telephone in 187 and by March 1876 he made a transmission, but the sound was very faint.
John Atanasoff and graduate student Clifford Berry built the world's first electronic-digital computer at Iowa State University between 1939 and 1942.
Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright - Inventors of the First Engined Airplane
Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) requested a patent application for a "flying machine" nine months before their successful flight in December 1903.
Since 1790 the United States Patent Office has granted more than 6 million patents. The number of patents issued increased dramatically during the 19th century, stimulated by the American industrial revolution and further fueling it. The middle and late 19th century was a golden age for American invention. The technology envisioned by American inventors has improved our standard of living and linked us across physical and cultural divides.
Of course, you DO KNOW that the internet IS an American invention! It was first applied as a Pentagon program. The British are credited with perfecting HTML, but the Internet is, without doubt, an American invention.
You have to give credit where credit is due!! :)
J.C.R. Licklider of MIT is credited for the creating the Internet which he called the Galactic Network. He imagined a network of interconnected computers all quickly accessing data and programs from any connected site.
Absolutely China, I mean they're everywhere.
It depends on what you mean by famious.
present fame or historical fame.
Present tense fame then the US if we are talking historical fame then Britain.
Oh Patchy, patchy, patchy.... Alexander Graham Bell was British, he just invented the phone in the US.
The Wright Brothers made the first powered flight but NOT the first powered aircraft... i'm afraid we invented the airplane.
Percy Pilcher built the first powered aircraft in 1899 but died in an accident the same day when he was to show it off to on lookers, his aircraft was better in every way to the Kitty Hawk. A replica of Pilcher's aircraft was built, and after some problems, achieved a sustained controlled flight of 1 minute and 26 seconds, significantly longer than the Wright Brothers' first flight. In addition, this was achieved under dead calm conditions, whereas the Wrights needed a steady 25 knot+ wind to achieve enough airspeed on their early attempts.
How many military inventions can i name that were British inventions, ones that make the US military what it is today.
here we go....
Jet engine, rifling
computer, machine gun
, delta wing, radar
internal combustion engine
shall i go on...
Patch22us, the first lightbulb is a British invention, and Britain also invented the first computer. We also invented the World Wide Web.
its only an invention if it works spartan that goes to your plane comment.
^ Err it did work.
did it fly and when and what was it called
It did not fly because he died before he could test it, it also didn't have a name. We have claim for building the first powered aircraft but not making the first powered flight. Look up Percy Pilcher on wiki.
i like the USA.
maybe the question is that what is the most well known country?
Voted : USA
USA, because of all the popular culture
u are wrong i wiil put france first
Voted : philippines
philippines: hospitable people are living and very friendly... beautiful places can are there also... nice place to have vacation
england obviously. British empire. the english language. The people. bulldog spirt and a nation or warriors.
most people on the planet know of the USA, good or bad but they know, it's in the headlines the most if for no other reason. If by famous you mean most well known.
Voted : USA
Everyone knows America. Not necessarily good though...
I chose Great Britian/England! Rock on, Beatles and Prince Charles
In modern days USA is. Historically England UK british empire is. They owned 1/3 of the worlds pop and 1/4 of the worlds lands at one point. 1700-1950.
I Say china simply because China has 1.3 billion people. Every person in the world has heard of the country they live in. I live in the US. I know the US. There are only 300 million americans. Theres another billion people that have heard of the USA. China has 1 billion people and another billion that have heard of her. Billons of people have heard of China but only because they have such a huge pop.
Well USA is known only today for being a superpower and econmic behemoth. UK is known for once owning 1/3 of the worlds human population and 1/4 of all lands and influencing 2-3 billion people to speak english. Germany is known for the NAZIs and starting two world wars that claimed 100 million lives. Russia is known for its nuclear missles and almost starting a nuclear apocolypse with the US which would claim 5 billion lives. China is known for inventions and 1,300,000,000 People. India is known for having just as many people. Israel is known as the land of the Jews and containing the holy city of Jerusalem which is a center of Christianity, Islam, and Jeudism.
Id have to say the British Empire ( United Kingdom, Great Britain) They spread English throughtout the world and without British influence Europeans would never have reached to that extenet places like the New world, Africa, and Asia.