10 Inventions Distinctively Argentine

With the arrival of the 200th anniversary of Argentina’s independence (The Bicentennial), I thought of putting a short list of our inventions.

THE COLLECTIVE
It was created in 1928, when Hipólito Yrigoyen won the election. That year, Buenos Aires taxis felt the lack of passengers. Its leaders included José García Gálvez, Spanish naturalized Argentinian. Do not know who came up with the “collective taxi.” On September 24, 1928 on the corner began to offer a trip to Caballito cries for 20 cents (one-fifth of what would have cost in taxi).

EL DULCE DE LECHE
It is the most controversial. Not so rich, that does not question anyone. But the origin. Legend has it that a servant of Juan Manuel de Rosas warmed milk in a saucepan, when the General Lavalle arrived, to meet with Rosas. I was tired, he saw a bed and fell to rest. The employee went to the Rose room and was so frightened that he went to call the guards to check that the main enemy of Rosas was asleep in his bed … Meanwhile, in the brazier, boiled milk and boiled … the episode lasted quite time, so much so that the milk was reduced to a paste. To cover up the taste and the maid inadvertently added sugar and that is something similar to what is now known as dulce de leche. Several South American countries that are awarded this invention, but who can discuss this story?

LA GRAN WILLY
This is for a sports icon Argentine Guillermo Vilas. The Mar del Plata said that creating such a blow that identifies all over the world, was inspired by the Argentine polo player Juan Carlos Harriott. This, in an advertisement for Old Smuggler Scotch executed a backhanded (taco hit back), between the legs of his horse. The first time I ran it in 1974 Vilas, Club Obras Sanitarias de Buenos Aires, in an exhibition game against the French Wanar N’Godrella. Officially the coup did so in 1975, in Indianapolis, on clay, before the Spanish Manuel Orantes.

THE MAGICLIK
It is a product invented by Hugo Kogan in 1963, he was director of design company Aurora. His name was because he lit the flame at the touch of a button, triggering an electronic device causing a spark that lit the gas. In advertising, one of the most memorable of the era, the protagonist boasted of their quality and durability, promising security for 104 years.

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15 Responses to “10 Inventions Distinctively Argentine”
  1. Mariano Sucut Says...

    On December 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Argentina cada día te quiero mas!!!
    everyday going I love you Argentina!!!


  2. El Gringo Says...

    On July 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    If is willing to research he will find many examples of buses being used throughout the planet long before the Argentines “invented” it. Start by looking at Pascal in France. Argentines love to claim to have invented things. The ballpoint pen is another perfect example. The ballpoint was first patented by an American leather worker. Later, two Hungarian brothers developed the first working ballpoint pen. Following that, they moved to Argentina and manufactured them… The blood transfusion is another example but I digress…


  3. bob Says...

    On August 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    this is dumb


  4. Pepe Says...

    On October 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    You forgot to mention “la picana”, which was very handy during the dirty war.


  5. carl Says...

    On October 17, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Hey gringo were you from? Argentines love to say they invented things? Check wikipedia argentine inventors…which by the way is writen by the brits.be nice if you get informed before talking out of you arse!!!


  6. Sofia Says...

    On November 27, 2011 at 12:46 am

    What about the Bypass?? that is an Argentine invention!


  7. Argentina in my heart Says...

    On January 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Vamos Argentina. Birome, Air Conditioning System and more and more.


  8. George Campbell Says...

    On March 1, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Well done for inventing the magic click! Is that really one of the best you come up with! If I was Argentinean I would be ashamed of this pitiful list of contributions to the world (especially made by people who were actually Argentinean!!). Just face the fact that that you haven’t given very much to the history of this planet and get on with trying to invent something decent. Or are you too busy harping on about some islands that don’t belong to you. grow up.


  9. Julieta Says...

    On March 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    George Campbell, with all respect, I would do some research about Spanish/Argentinean history to see what belongs to who and who is the colonizer, but anyway as we all know you are gonna defend your country and you are gonna believe what your government says and we are gonna defend what is ours, so I guess that giving an opinion in a post like this is senseless, and you just showed your lack of values and how closed minded you are. Thank god not all the British community do this. =D


  10. Bismark Van Halen Says...

    On September 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    This is absolute rubbish, even by the standards of the modern Internet. Most of this list is pure fabrication, the rest is food no one but Argentinians care about. Argies did not invent the ballpoint pen, nor did they perform the first coronary bypass, nor did they have the first radio transmissions, nor were they the first to use organized mass transit. To make these claims in the face of such obvious and publicly available evidence to the contrary further cements my conclusion that Argentina is really quite worthless. Why would you make these kinds of claim if you had anything legitimately noteworthy to demonstrate? Oh that’s right… you would make these claims if you have _nothing_ noteworthy to demonstrate.


  11. Nahuel Says...

    On October 7, 2012 at 2:07 am

    There you go a$$hole,
    “Dr. René Favaloro, an Argentine surgeon, achieved a physiologic approach in the surgical management of coronary artery disease—the bypass grafting procedure—at the Cleveland Clinic in May 1967.[4][15] His new technique used a saphenous vein autograft to replace a stenotic segment of the right coronary artery. Later, he successfully used the saphenous vein as a bypassing channel, which has become the typical bypass graft technique we know today”
    From wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronary_artery_bypass_surgery)


  12. Pierre Lazer Says...

    On November 21, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Poor Argentina. I’m afraid you have no talent for innovation or invention. I like Argentina and have many Argentine friends but really…. As it stands the list is very poor but, worse than that, it isn’t even true.

    Please take your heads out of the sand and face the facts.

    Biro – Hungary, as discussed.
    Fingerprints – not invented but you were the first to set up a police database.
    Animated cartoons – France.
    Bypass – a variant on the technique was invented by Favaloro but the principal invention was not Argentine. Nahuel’s post shows how “blind” you are to basic facts.

    I’m surprised you haven’t mentioned the one thing you have invented though, the Tango. That is quite good.

    As mentioned above – congratulations on the clicki gas lighter!


  13. skeptic Says...

    On January 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Ouch!
    Considering the tens of thousands of inventions in the history of mankind this list is quite sad, and on top of that to say that radio transmissions were invented in Argentina. Puh-lease…


  14. Dakota Says...

    On February 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    This list is incomplete. Brits, why the F. U. C. K. are you commenting on this shit anyways?


  15. German Says...

    On February 6, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Argentina has three Nobel Prize laureates in sciences. Argentine research has led to the treatment of heart diseases and several forms of cancer. Domingo Liotta designed and developed the first artificial heart successfully implanted in a human being in 1969. René Favaloro developed the techniques and performed the world’s first ever coronary bypass surgery.

    Bernardo Houssay, the first Latin American awarded with a Nobel Prize in the Sciences, discovered the role of pituitary hormones in regulating glucose in animals; César Milstein did extensive research in antibodies; Luis Leloir discovered how organisms store energy converting glucose into glycogen and the compounds which are fundamental in metabolizing carbohydrates. A team led by Alberto Taquini and Eduardo Braun-Menéndez discovered angiotensin in 1939, and was the first to describe the enzymatic nature of the renin-angiotensin system and its role in hypertension.[142] The Leloir Institute of biotechnology is among the most prestigious in its field in Latin America.[143]

    Dr. Luis Agote devised the first safe method of blood transfusion, Enrique Finochietto designed operating table tools such as the surgical scissors that bear his name (”Finochietto scissors”) and a surgical rib-spreader.[144]


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