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What do others believe was the worst invention of the twentieth century (which continues even today)?

Here are some of my nominees:

Speed bumps. Euphemistically called "speed breakers," these pieces of concrete deliver a jarring experience--even if one drives over them at about two miles per hour.

Adult-proof caps. These are typically known as "child-proof caps." But children, I think--over the age of five or six, anyway--can probably maneuver these things better than most adults can.

Hold. Whenever someone places me on "hold," it tells me that this person believes that his (or her) time is more important than mine is. (I have a hard-and-fast rule: I will wait for up to two minutes--even if the call is quite important--and then I hang up. If it is very important, I will call back a little later.)

Robocalls. When there were live telephone solicitors, at least I could always ask not to be called again. And maybe--if I were very lucky--my name might have been crossed off the list.

Do others wish to make their own nominations?
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Robo calls (spam calls) are somewhere at the top of my list, but at the very top is computer viruses that self propagate.

Under car lights.

Super duper extra bright LED headlights should be illegal.
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Adult-proof caps. These are typically known as "child-proof caps." But children, I think--over the age of five or six, anyway--can probably maneuver these things better than most adults can.
A girl in my grade school did a science report on this...She put M&Ms in the bottle and the 8 year olds were quicker than any adult...

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The vuvuzela, which destroyed the 2010 World Cup...

...and, of course, Socialism...
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Worst invention?

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Worst invention?

Oh yeah...

They're just the current Super Bowl Champions...Not like they've done anything important...
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Oh yeah...

They're just the current Super Bowl Champions...Not like they've done anything important...
Didn't their fans pelt Santa Claus with snowballs while booing him?
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Lawyers
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Oh yeah...

They're just the current Super Bowl Champions...Not like they've done anything important...
I'm in extreme denial and refuse to accept the fact they are the defending SB champs.

Redskins won the SB. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
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Red light cameras for profit....
New Coke...
Subprime mortgages...
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