Dyson’s top ten doesn’t include a number two

Credit card, Apple Mac, portable calculator, GPS (Global Positioning System), Ultrasonic toothbrush, Velcro, solar power, disposable nappy, Rotring engineering pencil and flushing toilet.

This may sound like the prize litany on a designer special of The Generation Game. But actually what these things have in common is they’re all on James Dyson’s list of the ten best inventions that one of the nationals recently published.

If you can tell us the name of the brainy boffin behind each world-historical design and when they made their revolutionary gizmos, you could win the Temporary Hard Man Tattoo Pack Cake sent us this week. Amid the swallows and Made in England signs, the killer one-two is embossing Love and Cake on each fist.

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