Imagine being there when electricity was unveiled to the world, or the ice-cream was first scooped into a cone. While both are on very different scales of genius, these are two inventions that have changed the way we live our lives today.
Granted, the latter might not have seemed so impressive at the time, but even now, almost 120 years after its birth, there’s no better way to eat an ice-cream while on the move and with no rubbish left over. What would a summer ice-cream be without the delicious waffle cone to hold it up?
These are just two inventions that were showcased to the public at World Expos. This grand-scale, international exhibition takes place every five years and displays the best in innovation and inventions from around the globe.
The next expo with be in Milan in 2015, but prior to that, the announcement for who will host the Word Expo 2020 will be made - an honour a lot of countries are vying for.
New developments in energy technology are sure to make headlines, but who knows, something as unassuming as the ice-cream cone could appear.
This infographic shows the greatest inventions to have come out of World Expo since it began, and they’re sure to blow your mind.