Chinese Inventions

Based on the clues, name these things that were invented in China.
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Clue
Invention
Writing material
Paper
Centuries before Gutenberg ...
Printing
Saltpeter-based explosive substance
Gunpowder
The Chinese version pointed south
Compass
What Marco Polo supposedly
brought back to Italy
Noodles
Domesticated carp
Goldfish
Luxury fabric
Silk
Varieties include Oolong and Longjing
Tea
Eating utensils
Chopsticks
Popular game with 144 tiles
Mahjong
Clue
Invention
Pyrotechnics
Fireworks
Explosive bomb for throwing
Hand Grenade
Fragrant burning material
Incense
Ceramic material named
after the country
China (Porcelain)
Cooking vessel used for stir-fry
Wok
Foot straps for horse-riders
Stirrup
Pressed soybean curd
Tofu
Bidet alternative
Toilet Paper
Flying toy
Kite
Poker necessity
Playing Cards
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Level 74
May 9, 2014
Tea: not an invention
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Level 73
May 9, 2014
Because goldfish is?
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Level 74
May 9, 2014
that, too.
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Level 43
Jan 25, 2017
And yet, it is, just like dogs were created from wolves by humans.
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Level 83
Apr 12, 2017
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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Level 67
May 11, 2014
Tea did not clip itself, dry itself and then jump into a cup of hot water though.
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Level 55
May 15, 2014
Snap.
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Level 74
May 20, 2014
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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Level 43
Jan 25, 2017
Oh boy..
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2017
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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Level 63
Apr 12, 2017
Agreed, tea is no more an invention than the apple.
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Level 43
Apr 12, 2017
So I guess apple sauce also not an invention?
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2020
@Jaysus you are right. The apples that we eat today are very much a human invention. Before humans came along, there were only crabapples.
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Level 55
May 15, 2014
"Pasta" should be accepted.
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Level 80
May 20, 2014
even though that one is totally not true.
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Level 80
May 20, 2014
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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Level 82
May 20, 2014
Or possibly "macaroni" ?
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Level 85
Jul 24, 2014
No, that was simply the name that he gave his cap after feather insertion.
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Level 78
Apr 12, 2017
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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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
All noodles are not pasta, and all pasta are not noodles. Go figure out why.
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Level 66
May 20, 2014
should not pasta be acceptable for noodles?????
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Level 67
Sep 6, 2019
Why do people think pasta is the same as noodles, it is not.
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2020
Pasta is Italian for paste. All noodles are made from a paste of flour and water, including spaghetti.
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Level 31
Apr 22, 2020
Spaghetti Noodles
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2020
my grandmothers noodles wouldn't really come under the category pasta. I tried spaghetti as the iconic Italian staple that clearly mimics chinese noodles.
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Level 49
May 20, 2014
Mongolia invented the stirrup, because they were the Mongols.
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Level 28
Apr 21, 2020
But what if they were invented when China owned Mongolia? Bc then technically China did invent them...
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Level 14
May 23, 2014
They invented ice cream too!
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Level 75
Jul 8, 2015
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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Level 64
Apr 21, 2020
your assumptions are correct
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Level 38
Oct 1, 2015
The Chinese compass points south, not north.
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Level ∞
Dec 12, 2016
Interesting! Changed the clue.
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Level 75
Apr 18, 2016
Please accept koi for carp.
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Level 57
Aug 12, 2016
Never realised utensil referred to containers, hm
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Level ∞
Dec 12, 2016
Changed to cooking vessel.
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Level 11
Apr 12, 2017
paper was invented by the Egyptians not chinese
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2017
That's papyrus.
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Level 69
Apr 12, 2017
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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Level 65
Apr 16, 2017
I agree with this one.
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Level 60
Apr 12, 2017
Who in the world thinks that toilet paper is an ALTERNATIVE to a bidet?
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Level 64
Apr 21, 2020
Absolutely no one.
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
It is in some parts of the world, such as mine. ;)
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Level 35
Apr 12, 2017
got the lot. I put toilet paper out of frustration at not coming up with an alternative to a bidet !
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Level 57
Apr 12, 2017
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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Level 33
Apr 12, 2017
toilet roll should be accepted for toilet paper as thats what english people call it!
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Level 77
Apr 12, 2017
You wipe your ass with the whole roll?
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Level 57
Apr 13, 2017
you don't?
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Level 52
Oct 28, 2018
i wanted wet sponge to be acceptable
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Level 77
Apr 12, 2017
GutenbErg, not Gutenburg
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2020
Okay
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Level 46
Apr 13, 2017
But wasn't toilet paper invented by the American Joseph Gayetty?!
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Level 57
Apr 13, 2017
Don't question it. Just be thankful we have it.
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Level 51
Apr 13, 2017
Pasta is not chinese
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
The answer is not pasta.
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Level 42
Apr 16, 2017
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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Level 89
Dec 21, 2017
How on Earth are goldfish and tea Chinese inventions??
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Level 52
Oct 28, 2018
maybe they took silver fish, fed them a diet of mandarins and turned them orange ?????
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Level 67
Sep 6, 2019
Alchemy..
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2018
How on Earth is China only at 63% although the clue is so easy?
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Level 67
Sep 6, 2019
People get suspucious and don't trust it and think it is a set up. And think they are smart "Hahah!! I won't fall for that !"
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Level 52
Apr 21, 2020
China invents China!
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
Of course the Chinese don't call China China in China. :D
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Level 58
Jan 14, 2019
koi should be accepted for the carp question
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2019
The only Chinese-made alternative for bidet that I could think of is the squatpot! Only achieves the first function of a Bidet though, so it definitely shouldn’t count.
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Level 57
Apr 18, 2019
...all the tea in China. How did I not even think to try that?
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Level 73
Sep 2, 2019
Again, please accept the actual Chinese words? Majiang is the actual Chinese spelling. It took me a long time to get "Mahjong." Same goes for Jiang Jie Shi for "Chiang Kai-Shek" on other answers.
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
Pinyin is not "actual Chinese spelling". This is obviously asking for English words, and "Majiang" is not an English word, while Mahjong is.
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2020
Oh yeah, the kite. I guessed the paper plane given that they had the material to make it :)
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Level 48
Apr 21, 2020
Don't forget Coronavirus
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Level 50
Apr 21, 2020
Was waiting to see this, my day is complete now
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Level 72
Apr 21, 2020
What about all the plagues in history and eating every possible animal including pets?
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2020
The poor man's bidet. Perfect.
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Level 52
Apr 21, 2020
Good quiz. Make a quiz about inventions from India.
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Level 42
Apr 21, 2020
Im chinese and I missed Chopsticks -_- I missed 2 questions
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2020
Pasta is a type of noodle. Pasta means paste. Noodles, including spaghetti and other Italian noodles are made of water mixed with flour, ie a paste. Some people get really butthurt about China being more innovative or innovating earlier than Europe, don't they?
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Level 53
Apr 22, 2020
The problem is that it’s true that noodles were invented in China, but pasta wasn’t. I don’t see how “pasta” is an acceptable answer. The U.S. invented chocolate chip cookies, but no one says that they invented baked goods.
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
Indeed. Trouble is some Westerners think noodles are all made from wheat, when those in Asia can be made of various other ingredients such as rice, buckwheat (Soba), egg, etc.
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Level 61
Apr 21, 2020
I just came here for the "they also created Coronavirus" comments.
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Level 23
Apr 21, 2020
Shame that 'Mandarin' wasn't in there
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Level 53
Apr 21, 2020
Where's sickness that causes a country shutdown?
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Level 61
Apr 22, 2020
Everywhere!
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2020
Wrong. Noodles were invented by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which wasn't Chinese, AFAIK.
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2020
2nd generation Italian of Chinese ancestry I believe
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Level 58
Apr 21, 2020
I should get credit for index finger for the toilet paper question.
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2020
Maybe the question about the "Flying toy" should also accept the "Bamboo-copter" as the answer? This is a type of propeller toy, also invented in ancient China.