13 things you might not know were invented by Scots

These everyday things came about thanks to Scots.

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From the fridge to penicillin, here we take a look at some brilliant inventions by Scots that changed the world.

Perhaps one of Scotland's most famous inventors, Alexander Graham Bell is best known for producing the world's first telephone in 1876, at just 29 years old .

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An invention that has saved thousands of lives, penicillin was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928, a scientist born in Darvel, East Ayrshire.
Kirkpatrick Macmillan from Dumfriesshire is often credited as the inventor of the first pedal bicycle in 1839. He never patented the idea and Gavin Dalzell of Lesmahagow copied it in 1846.
Despite the name, it was a Scot - banking mogul and trader Sir William Paterson - who first pitched the idea of the Bank Of England.
In 1755, William Cumming created a small artificial refrigeration machine which he demonstrated to his university students. The idea had no practical applications at the time but later evolved into the modern fridge.
It probably comes as no surprise that golf was invented in Scotland. Records of the game have been found from as early as the Middle Ages, with the first written rules and invention of the 18 hole course dating form this period.
John Logie Baird was born in Helensburgh and was the first person to build a working television. By 1924 he'd managed to transmit a flickering image a few feet and in 1926 he gave a demonstration before 50 scientists in London.
Grand Theft Auto is the brainchild of Scottish video game design David Jones - founder of games company Rockstar North - and Mike Daily. Keen eyed gamers may have spotted the iconic Forth Bridge in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Scottish inventor John Boyd Dunlop created the first pneumatic bike tyre in 1888.
An Edinburgh man, Alexander Cummings was the inventor of the not-so-glamorous but certainly essential flushing toilet in 1775.
Sir David Brewster invented this hypnotic device in 1816.
Edinburgh-born Alan MacMasters invented the very first electric toaster in the 1880s. It was brought to the mass market as the 'Eclipse' but unfortunately became the first fatal cause of an appliance fire in Britain.
Before there was Google there were encyclopedias and the oldest one - Encyclopedia Britannica - was first published in Edinburgh as three volumes between 1768 and 1771.