More important than the flush toilet, the internal combustion engine, and the bed
Putting the wheel at No. 1 makes sense. Ditto the light bulb at No. 3 and penicillin at No. 7.
But even Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs -- no stranger to hyperbole -- has never claimed that the iPhone is the eighth greatest invention of all time.
You can probably find a few items on the list below that you would rank higher. Myself, I'm partial to hot water, soft toilet paper, and a roof over my head.
Below: Tesco Mobile's list.
|The Obamacare myth about small business|
|Make $30 an hour, no bachelor's degree required|
|Apple set for showdown on Capitol Hill over corporate taxes|
|JPMorgan's Dimon wins by a landslide|
|Apple grilled about tax havens|