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Well we could put First in UPC Bar code,  First in Astroturf,  First in AIDS drugs, First in Container Shipping, First Gold Rush in US, etc. but they just dont fit as well.

how about this First in Control Alt Delete function! 

NC compiled a list for the Amazon pitch here it is

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/north-carolina-highlights-innovations-to-attract-companies-including-amazon-to-be-its-next-first-300556176.html

Yet Ohioan continue to come to " NC by coming en masse every summer to each one of our beaches including the "windy hills" of Kill Devil Hills that is on the Outer Banks. From Currituck to Brunswick county Ohioans are a HUGE part of tourism dollars and not to mention visiting our mountains and our Piedmont.

 

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15 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Well we could put First in UPC Bar code,  First in Astroturf,  First in AIDS drugs, First in Container Shipping, First Golf Rush in US, etc. but they just dont fit as well.

how about this First in Control Alt Delete function! 

NC compiled a list for the Amazon pitch here it is

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/north-carolina-highlights-innovations-to-attract-companies-including-amazon-to-be-its-next-first-300556176.html

Yet Ohioan continue to come to " NC by coming en masse every summer to each one of our beaches including the "windy hills" of Kill Devil Hills that is on the Outer Banks. From Currituck to Brunswick county Ohioans are a HUGE part of tourism dollars and not to mention visiting our mountains and our Piedmont.

 

"North Carolina is home to some pretty neat inventions! From delicious soft drinks, to miniature-golf,  even machine guns, this state has some outside-of-the-box thinkers.  Of course ‘first in flight’ is the most famous Tar heel invention but check out these fourteen inventions to see just how much our great state has contributed to modern-day life." 

1. Cheerwine, Salisbury, 1917

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2. Vicks VapoRub, Selma, 1890

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3. Pepsi-Cola, New Bern, 1893

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4. Texas Pete, Winston-Salem, 1929

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5. Putt Putt Miniature Golf, Fayetteville, 1954

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6. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Winston-Salem, 1937 

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7. Universal Product Code, or Barcode, Research Triangle Park, 1969

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8. Another RTP invention, Ctrl+Alt+Del.

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9. The Gatling Gun, 1861

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10. David "Carbine" Williams, firearms inventor and designer, Cumberland County

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11. Headache Powder. Durham, 1906

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12. Overalls, Clinton, 1859

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13. 'Lady Edison' or Beaulah Louise Henry, her inventions include bobbin free sewing machine, the "photograph," and a vacuum-sealed ice cream freezer, born in Raleigh 1887

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14. Aviation, 1903, Kitty Hawk

 

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Linkhttps://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/inventions-nc/  - "Most People Don't Know these 14 Famous Inventions Came from North Carolina," by Emory Rakestraw, 04/04/2015

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1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

Or about First in Pepsi  too.   Even though I am a Coke guy.

I'm not surprised you're a Coke guy. Have to burn off the burgers somehow. :-)

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11 hours ago, DanRNC said:

ctrl + alt + del was, in fact, not invented in NC but Florida. 

EXCELLENT CATCH!  Here's the correction from the March 5, 2018 News and Observer.

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Raleigh N&O excerpt "Turns out the iconic computer reboot command ctrl+alt+delete wasn’t invented in Research Triangle Park as the state advertised.  But its inventor did move to RTP about 15 years later, if that counts.  The inventor, David Bradley, is well-known in computer history for his pioneering role as well as for his ctrl+alt+del invention, which he says was a solution to a problem that took about five minutes to figure out.  Bradley followed IBM to RTP in the mid-1990s, where he worked until he retired in 2004. He also taught at N.C. State University.  Reached by email on Monday, Bradley confirmed he invented the command in 1981 in Boca Raton, FL. "

Link:  https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article203595559.html - "Oops. NC needs to delete ctl + alt + delete from list of state's inventions," by Craig Jarvis, March 5, 2018.

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Well give it to Boca to come up with that.  I will return Control Alt Delete to Palm Beach county.  To the Rat of the Mouth I apologize. 

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19 hours ago, CLT2014 said:

They kind of have a point. Our role in flight was geography. Not intellectual capital.  Everything was designed and built in Ohio. We just had wind. 

All true (though we had wind and the dunes).  But it really doesn't matter at this point.  Nationally, it's what we are known for and most of these things are kind of silly anyway.  Those plates are great though and should not change.  It's a top 5 plate (only Colorado is inarguably better, IMO).

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On 10/10/2018 at 6:01 PM, KJHburg said:

Well we could put First in UPC Bar code,  First in Astroturf,  First in AIDS drugs, First in Container Shipping, First Gold Rush in US, etc. but they just dont fit as well.

how about this First in Control Alt Delete function! 

NC compiled a list for the Amazon pitch here it is

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/north-carolina-highlights-innovations-to-attract-companies-including-amazon-to-be-its-next-first-300556176.html

Yet Ohioan continue to come to " NC by coming en masse every summer to each one of our beaches including the "windy hills" of Kill Devil Hills that is on the Outer Banks. From Currituck to Brunswick county Ohioans are a HUGE part of tourism dollars and not to mention visiting our mountains and our Piedmont.

 

"North Carolina: First In Safe-T Cones"

They could put a traffic cone on the license plate.

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