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Modern inventions famous historical figures would have loved

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BogglesGoggles Wed 11-Sep-19 18:06:25

As title would suggest, what modern inventions do you think famous historical figures would have loved?

I’ll start with Rembrandt (and most famous painters that weren’t impressionists but Rembrandt was the inspiration for this thread). Cling film.

And Henry VIII. IVF.

Lovestonap Wed 11-Sep-19 18:09:15

Queen Elizabeth 1. Max factor foundation (other brands are available)

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Wed 11-Sep-19 18:10:11

Darwin. TOWIE.

UpTheLaganInABubble Wed 11-Sep-19 18:24:26

Well, according to Bill and Ted, Napoleon would've loved waterparks and Joan Of Arc would've loved Aerobics grin

TheFaerieQueene Wed 11-Sep-19 18:32:09

Amelia Earhart- air traffic control

DrCoconut Wed 11-Sep-19 19:55:25

Depends on the cause of his deafness but maybe Beethoven would have been helped by a hearing aid. I often wonder if famous people who died from diseases could have been saved by modern healthcare and what other things they may have done.

Ronsters Wed 11-Sep-19 20:35:46

Medieval kings/lords would have loved modern weapons for their many battles.

Soola Wed 11-Sep-19 20:43:17

Giacomo Casanova - Tinder.

Simonfromharlow Wed 11-Sep-19 21:29:24

Henry VIII ultrasound and gender scans

Shalom23 Wed 11-Sep-19 21:32:04

Anti depressants for most writers.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 11-Sep-19 21:53:18

Nero - fire extinguisher
Napoleon - those shoes you see advertised in in-flight magazines with the hidden "make you taller" insole
Prehistoric Man- box of matches
Henry VIII - antibiotics for syphillis
Michelangelo - a massage chair. Painting the Sistene Chapel must have really hurt his back and neck

Richard lll - motorbike. It would be quicker than a horse

Mrsjayy Wed 11-Sep-19 21:55:31

Di vinci would have loved a drone wouldn't he 😀

Soola Wed 11-Sep-19 21:57:28

Cleopatra - Lush bath bombs.

overnightangel Wed 11-Sep-19 21:58:52

Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms et al:
Recording studios/Records/ Pro Tools/Sampling etc

tommyshaircut Wed 11-Sep-19 22:01:09

Antibiotics would have gone down quite well with a few

OhTheRoses Wed 11-Sep-19 22:03:56

Queen Victoria - epidural.
Katharine of Aragon - rhesus tests
Christina Rossetti - thyroxine

jay55 Wed 11-Sep-19 22:15:06

Jane Austin Tinder

BillStickersIsInnocent Wed 11-Sep-19 22:26:55

Dickins - Twitter

TheWashingFairyatemyhamster Wed 11-Sep-19 22:33:07

Nelson - safety glasses and modern prosthetic robotic limbs

bananacakerox Wed 11-Sep-19 22:51:22

John Logie Baird - lcd tv, tablet, smart phone etc

BogglesGoggles Wed 11-Sep-19 22:55:12

@BillStickersIsInnocent I so see that!

justforthisnow Wed 11-Sep-19 23:02:10

Shakespeare: Netflix

IsadoraQuagmire Wed 11-Sep-19 23:05:07

Rupert Brooke would have LOVED social media, so would Dante Gabriel Rossetti smile

Pinkarsedfly Wed 11-Sep-19 23:11:03

Shakespeare - Word

Pinkarsedfly Wed 11-Sep-19 23:11:46

Elizabeth 1 -

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