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INVENTIONS CEMENT ~ Was first made by Bryan Higgins from Sligo in 1779 CIGARETTE ~ The modern cigarette was first made by Tom Gallgher from Derry in 1888 GREGG SHORTHAND ~ The Gregg shorthand system was invented by John Robert Gregg who was born in Rockcorry, County Monaghan GUIDED MISILE ~ The first guided misile was invented by Louis Brennan HYPODERMIC SYRINGE ~ Invented by Francis Rynd, an Irish doctor MILK OF MAGNESIA ~Milk of Magnesia was the work of Sir James Murray who was born in Culnady, County Derry in 1788 PNEUMATIC TYRE ~ Invented by John Boyd Dunlop in 1889 in Belfast SUBMARINE ~ Invented by John P. Holland of County Clare
DESIGN DRACULA'S TEETH Irish dentist Sean Mulhall designed the teeth for Christopher Lee's 'Dracula' JOLLY RODGER The Jolly Rodger flag (skull and crossbones) was designed by an Irish born captain and pirate, Edward England OSCAR STATUETTE The Oscar statuette was designed by Cedric Gibons an art director who was born in Dublin. He went on to win 12 Oscars himself THE WHITE HOUSE, The American Presidential Home The White House was designed by Irish architect, James Hoban at the request of George Washington SINGAPORE'S GOLDEN DOME ~ Designed by Architect Denis Santry THE SKYSCRAPER ~ The modern skyscraper is said to have been designed by Louis H. Sullivan, the son of Irish emigrants
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