Most Influential Chinese Inventions
The Top Three! By Morgan Angove
The Chinese "knowledge about smallpox inoculation," learned before the first century C.E., led to vaccines. Thanks to them, we now have a great amount of vaccines for different diseases. Vaccines have saved us many times from deadly, and harmless, diseases. Additionally, the Chinese came up with the idea to steam clothes of the sick to prevent others from catching their disease. Now days people kill germs that cause diseases by boiling medical instruments because hot temperatures kill germs.
The Chinese inventing gunpowder changed the world. First off, it changed how we wage war. Instead of using swords and crossbows, people started using cannons and guns. Secondly, gunpowder is used to blast holes in mountains to make tunnels when building a railroad. It's also used for entertainment, like in fireworks and firecrackers.