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The phonograph

Thomas Edison introduced his phonograph to the public in 1878 World Expo in Paris. Edison’s phonograph was the first in its kind, as it was not only able to record sounds, but also to reproduce sound recordings.

10 World Expo inventions

If Dubai wins bid to host the World Expo 2020, it will be the first time the event has been held in the Middle East. Since the first ever World Expo was held London in 1851, millions of visitors have had the chance to marvel at the world's latest technologies and innovations, and connect to the global community. We take a look at ten mind-blowing inventions that were introduced to the public during a World Expo.