| ||28. "The French won't accept new ideas. They're not inventive."|
Here are some of the inventions and discoveries which have come from France:
Aluminium (discovered simultaneously in U. S. and France)
Braille system of reading for the blind
Commercial gas engine
Electric storage battery
Iron galvanizing process
Machine for making paper
Steam pressure gauge
Synthesis of camphor
Television 1000 line screen
The Nobel Prize has been awarded since 1901 for contributions in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Physiology, Literature and the Advancement of Peace. The prizes are awarded irrespective of nationality, race or creed. From 1901 to 1939, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to 203 individuals. The United States won 25. The French won 28.
The only person who has ever been awarded the Nobel Prize twice was Mme Marie Curie.