Things you can't live without

Indispensable everyday objects are celebrated in the Science Museum's exhibition 'Hidden Heroes'

As the Science Museum opens a 'Hidden Heroes' exhibition showcasing a selection of the many unsung inventions that have a subtle, yet important impact on the way we live, Time Out endorses a selection of the museum's 'hidden heroes' and adds a few of its own. What can't you live without? Let us know in the comments below

13. Fish oil capsules

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As any believer will tell you, a regular intake of fish oil means you'll have a fighting chance that your joints will remain supple and your brain intact into old age. Once you'd have had to swig a liquid whose disgusting taste was surpassed only by its vile texture to acquire these benefits; today they can be delivered in a flavourless capsule.

The lightbulb USB flash drive The clothes peg The dummy Velcro Post-it note The teabag The carabiner The pencil Rawl plug Earplugs The barcode Fish oil capsules Bubble wrap The condom The paper clip The crocodile clip Mosquito-bite zapper

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