What are the things we love to hate?

It might please you, or annoy you, to know that you're not alone. Discovery Channel have compiled a poll of the 10 most annoying modern inventions, for their programme tonight 'How We Invented The World'.

As well as the top ten annoying inventions, listed below in reverse order, here are some other titbits from the programme...

  • The internet is the invention that most changed the world
  • The TV ranks higher than the toilet in poll of inventions that changed the world
  • Credit cards named a more dangerous invention than TNT or the automatic rifle

'How We Invented The World' starts tonight at 9pm on the Discovery Channel. Do you agree with our list below - what have we missed?


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  • 10. Car Alarms

  • 9. Self-Service Checkouts

  • 8. Mobile Phone Ringtones

  • 7. Twitter

  • 6. Pay Toilets

  • 5. Plastic Packaging

  • 4. Speed Cameras

  • 3. Speed Bumps

  • 2. Pop-Up Advertising

  • 1. Automated Switchboards