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Who sat on the supreme court the longest so far?

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002


William Orville Douglas served 1939 to 1975.

-- Mark in N.C. Fla. (, January 19, 2002.


-- jillian (, January 19, 2002.

Agreed Mark, 36 years, 209 days.

New question: What inventions (2) have most changed humans lifestyle? This question is debateable for one part of the answer.

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Steam engine & computer

-- Bob in WI (, January 19, 2002.

Let me modify this question: What single invention by humans most changed their lifestyle, allowing the creation of science, art, education, ect?

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

electric lights

-- Melissa (, January 19, 2002.

Something to write with?

-- Cathy N. (, January 19, 2002.

Much earlier ladies.~

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

The wheel.

-- Laura (, January 19, 2002.

"What single invention by humans most changed their lifestyle, allowing the creation of science, art, education, ect?"

Agriculture, if that counts as an "invention"

-- charles (, January 19, 2002.

I see we are getting the neighborhood correct. The invention is of the agriacultural nature.~~

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

The and education and science were all going strong in those wonderful BC years among the Greeks, Persians, Romans, etc. etc.........

-- lesley (, January 19, 2002.

The wheel was argued for by the panel who came up with this but is not the final answer chose. We are talking about a time when people could have been born in caves. This invention is still in use today, everyday on the farm.~~

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

*A hoe, allowing ancient people to eke a living from the soil, thus allowing them to stay in one place long enough to actually form communities. This in turn gave them the security, and time to concentrate on science, the arts and other modern disciplines such as mathematics, and astronomy. Am I close???

*PLEASE NOTE:If I'm not right, please disregard all of the above!

-- Melissa (, January 19, 2002.

Your close, now turn on the logic switch, what did these people do before forming communities and why did they do it?~~

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

I was going to say birth control pills!

-- Ardie (, January 19, 2002.

an axe or hatchet? I know I am probably getting further away, sorry...

-- Melissa (, January 19, 2002.

They built barns and fences for livestock? I am trying to think of something used EVERY day, no matter what season or weather. My son guesses domestication of animals.

-- Cathy N. (, January 19, 2002.

Before they formed communities they followed the herds. Hey, I wonder why the herds moved?~

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Its allmost time for me to go dig a hidey hole or get a wooden beak and pick through the stuff with the chickens, anybody going to get this one without me drawing a picture?!!

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Its now 7:10 EST any last guessers?

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Hey, Mitch - I think I've got it - CORN/WHEAT! Through selective breeding, humans managed to take the grasses of the fields and "invent" a food that could be carried and grown, harvested and stored.

(I forget which came first - but it all boils (bakes?) down to bread!

-- Judi (, January 19, 2002.

OK., no takers. I win this one. ME! ME! ME! People first settled down and built permanate structures which lead to advancing the arts because they no longer needed to follow the herds after discovering that HAY could be stored to feed animals when there was no other food available during winter. Now go apoligize to the cows, y'all!!

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Judi, we were posting at the same time, I did not see your post until I reviewed mine, you came close, try again with tomorrows hiney kicker.

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Mitch, Mitch, Mitch... What am I gonna do with you?? You are just so gloatfully happy when we don't get it aren't you! Ha! Ha! I can just picture you doing a dance around your living room, cheering for yourself!!!!!!

-- Melissa (, January 19, 2002.

Mitch, I just love these but where do you dig up all this "stuff"??

-- DW (, January 19, 2002.

Melissa, that would scare KAT-trastophy too much, DW I just close my eyes and type until I think something will come up that equals a question or something close to that!! Actually I spend hours looking for something that is seperate of common knowledge that is search engine proof and interesting.

-- mitch hearn (, January 19, 2002.

Hey, Mitch! I was really close with the barn guess!

-- Cathy N. (, January 20, 2002.

Agreeded Cathy; what brand of cigar would you like to smell as I smoke it?

-- mitch hearn (, January 21, 2002.

I have never been able to abide cigar smoke. Now if you want to smoke a pipe.... I remember being rather disappointed when my grandfather and my uncle gave up pipe smoking. I loved that smell.

-- Cathy N. (, January 21, 2002.

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