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Chinese Inventions

Based on the clues, name these things that were invented in China
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Clue
Invention
Writing material
Centuries before Gutenburg
Saltpeter-based explosive substance
The Chinese version pointed south
What Marco Polo supposedly
brought back to Italy
Domesticated carp
Luxury fabric
Once China's top export
Eating utensils
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Clue
Invention
Pyrotechnics
Explosive bomb for throwing
Fragrant burning material
Ceramic material named
after the country
Cooking vessel used for stir-fry
Foot straps for horse-riders
Pressed soybean curd
Bidet alternative
Flying toy
Poker necessity
Answer Stats
Clue
Invention
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(66)
Tea: not an invention
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May 9, 2014
(66)
Because goldfish is?
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May 9, 2014
(66)
that, too.
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May 9, 2014
(45)
And yet, it is, just like dogs were created from wolves by humans.
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Jan 25, 2017
(66)
Actually there are now doubts that man domesticated the wolf. Evidence is at least suggesting to the possibility of wolves domesticating themselves and that is happened simultaneously in multiple places stretching from western Europe to the Americas.
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Apr 12, 2017
(65)
Tea did not clip itself, dry itself and then jump into a cup of hot water though.
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May 11, 2014
(55)
Snap.
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May 15, 2014
(66)
True, but the the clipping of leaves and adding hot water is an independent invention of many cultures,including Neanderthals, who would slightly predate the Chinese invention. What originated in China is the plant, Camellia sinensis, which is not an invention.
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May 20, 2014
(45)
Oh boy..
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Jan 25, 2017
(48)
I agree. The first country to brew coffee would get credit for it too. We're not accrediting them for having the plant in their borders, but for being the first to use a practice that is now international.
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Apr 20, 2017
(53)
Agreed, tea is no more an invention than the apple.
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Apr 12, 2017
(25)
So I guess apple sauce also not an invention?
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Apr 12, 2017
(55)
"Pasta" should be accepted.
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May 15, 2014
(69)
even though that one is totally not true.
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May 20, 2014
(30)
But noodles are supposedly where pasta came from, which down the line makes them technically the same thing.
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May 20, 2014
(69)
I mean it's not true that Marco Polo brought noodles to Europe. Europeans were eating noodles and pasta for centuries before Marco Polo.
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May 20, 2014
(76)
Or possibly "macaroni" ?
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May 20, 2014
(48)
Wasn't that Yankee Doodle?
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May 20, 2014
(77)
No, that was simply the name that he gave his cap after feather insertion.
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Jul 24, 2014
(71)
He didn't name his cap. It was a specific type of fashion in that day, similar to hipster or dandy of other eras.
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Apr 12, 2017
(48)
Agreed. Tried pasta and spaghetti -- :(
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May 20, 2014
(37)
please accept pasta tho
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May 20, 2014
(61)
should not pasta be acceptable for noodles?????
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May 20, 2014
(58)
Koi should be an acceptable alternative for goldfish. "Koi or more specifically nishikigoi are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp..."
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May 20, 2014
(56)
Agreed.
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May 20, 2014
Koi were domesticated in Japan.
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May 20, 2014
(36)
Koi is a domesticated fish bred for home ponds.
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May 20, 2014
(26)
Can't you accept chinese food for synonomous with China
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May 20, 2014
(51)
Mongolia invented the stirrup, because they were the Mongols.
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May 20, 2014
(33)
If you think pasta is the same as noodles then I worry about you.
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May 20, 2014
(69)
Spaghetti noodles are pasta.
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May 22, 2014
(68)
I guess nimicafrat is worrying about you then
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May 6, 2015
(69)
perhaps he just feels skittish around people in general.
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Apr 12, 2017
(66)
I worry about me too.
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Apr 12, 2017
(21)
I don't think incense was invented by the Chinese. Many other ancient cultures had it without making contact with China.
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May 23, 2014
(69)
If something was invented independently in many different places, that does not mean that those places didn't invent it.
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Apr 12, 2017
(14)
They invented ice cream too!
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May 23, 2014
(66)
Bidets are used instead of toilet paper? I always assumed you used the toilet paper, then the bidet. And then a towel.
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Jul 8, 2015
(13)
The Chinese compass points south, not north.
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Oct 1, 2015
Interesting! Changed the clue.
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Dec 12, 2016
(68)
Please accept koi for carp.
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Apr 18, 2016
(55)
Never realised utensil referred to containers, hm
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Aug 12, 2016
Changed to cooking vessel.
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Dec 12, 2016
(13)
paper was invented by the Egyptians not chinese
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Apr 12, 2017
(42)
That's papyrus.
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Apr 16, 2017
(63)
Paper money fits the description you have for noodles. It was invented in China, and brought to Venice by Marco Polo. There are several websites that will attest to this if you google paper money and Marco Polo
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Apr 12, 2017
(42)
I agree with this one.
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Apr 16, 2017
(52)
Who in the world thinks that toilet paper is an ALTERNATIVE to a bidet?
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Apr 12, 2017
(24)
got the lot. I put toilet paper out of frustration at not coming up with an alternative to a bidet !
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Apr 12, 2017
(55)
The Marco Polo clue strikes me as not very good; not only is it "supposedly" but it doesn't even relate to China at all
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Apr 12, 2017
(34)
toilet roll should be accepted for toilet paper as thats what english people call it!
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Apr 12, 2017
(66)
You wipe your ass with the whole roll?
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Apr 12, 2017
(52)
you don't?
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Apr 13, 2017
(22)
Black Powder should be accepted as an answer for Saltpeter-based explosive substance as it is more accurate.
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Apr 12, 2017
(66)
GutenbErg, not Gutenburg
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Apr 12, 2017
(37)
But wasn't toilet paper invented by the American Joseph Gayetty?!
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Apr 13, 2017
(60)
Don't question it. Just be thankful we have it.
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Apr 13, 2017
(44)
Pasta is not chinese
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Apr 13, 2017
(40)
Had to Google translate "stirrups" because I knew it in French but not in English... This website really is pushing the limits of my vocabulary, I love it haha
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Apr 16, 2017
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