I think the first thing that man invented had to do with fire. We saw fire started in nature when lightning struck the ground, and we captured some to use for ourselves. The HUGE problem that man was faced with then was how to keep their fire from going out. Early man wandered all over the place hunting, and he had to find a way to take his fire with him. So I believe that the ways man found to make his fire mobile were the first actual inventions made by man.
The first thing that was ever invented was language. Language is one of the innovations by humanity that helps us to communicate, whether through voice or writing. It also allows animals to communicate with other animals in their own language.
Well depends what you mean? Organisms, Single-celled organisms; Planets, don't know; Human made, wheel or fire. Language is not really a invention it is a way to communicate and humans could not communicate with words really at first. Maybe body language.
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Theoretically, the universe was the first "thing" invented. Unknown by what or who it was "invented," but it has a design (seemingly endless, but if everything has a beginning and an end then at that beginning, there was something *E.g. an explosion, or something that we can't comprehend*).
Edit: keep in mind, without the universe we wouldn't exist. If we didn't exist, we wouldn't be asking and answering questions here and your question would have never been asked. ;)
I'm an apatheist, so I hope no one responds and starts with their "the Creator" comebacks. If you do, well, more power to you. To each their own.