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Old 02-26-2009, 03:05 AM   #1
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10 Greatest Swedish Inventions & 10 Greatest things from Sweden

Swedish Inventions & 10 Greatest things from Sweden

1. The pacemaker

In 1958, Rune Elmqvist developed a small battery-driven pacemaker. The first operation was carried out later that year, but the device only lasted for a few hours and further adjustments were made. The patient, Arne Larsson, survived the tests and lived until 2001.

2. The three-point seat belt

Nils Bohlin’s great invention from 1959 is reputed to save one life every six minutes. It is thereby considered to be one of the most important safety innovations of all time.

3. The Global Positioning System

Håkan Lans is the great mind behind important developments to the satellite-guided GPS system, moulding it into its modern form and ensuring that motorists reach their destinations on time and without hassle.

4. Tetra-Pak

Through the ideas of Erik Wallenberg and his dedicated team, the solution to packaging, storing and distributing liquids such as juice and dairy items was developed in 1951 and has since spread to fridges all over the world.

5. The telephone handset

As early as 1885, Lars Magnus Ericsson created the telephone handset, which was just one of his many improvements to contemporary telephones.

6. The flat screen monitor

The building of the flat-screen monitor was made possible by Sven Torbjörn Lagervall’s discovery of ferroelectric liquid crystals in 1979. The technology was developed and in 1994 mass production was begun.

7. The ultra sound

In 1950, Hellmuth Hertz started his pioneering work with ultrasound for medical diagnosis. Together with cardiologist Inge Edler the technique was successfully developed for the analysis of heart diseases.

8. The safety match

In 1844, Gustaf Erik Pasch patented the safety match when he replaced the poisonous yellow phosphorus with non-poisonous red phosphorus.

9. Dynamite

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866, which earned him one of the 355 patents he had managed to assemble before his death in 1896. Through his life he founded 90 companies and made a huge fortune. In his will he set up the Nobel Prizes for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace.

10. The zipper

The method still used today, based on interlocking teeth, was invented in 1913 by Gideon Sundbäck. Initially it was called the “hookless fastener” and was later redesigned to become more reliable.

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Swedish bikini team over everything you just posted.

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One of John Ericsson's (1803–89) most important inventions was ship propellers. Ericsson became widely famous when he built the Monitor, an armoured battleship that in 1862 triumphed over the Confederate States’ Merrimack in an American Civil War sea battle.

Carl Munters (1897-1989), Swedish inventor, most known for inventing the gas absorption refrigerator. After inventing the foam plastic he started his own company and developed, among other things, new insulation materials, air conditioners and dehumidification devices. At his death, Munters had over a thousand patents.

Sven Gustaf Wingqvist (1876-1953) was a Swedish engineer, inventor and industrialist, and one of the founders of Svenska Kullagerfabriken (S.K.F.), one of the world's leading ball- and roller bearing makers. Sven Wingqvist invented the multi-row self-aligning radial ball bearing in 1907.

Carl Rickard Nyberg (1858–1939), inventor of the blowtorch.

Johan Petter Johansson (1853–1943) built and patented the adjustable spanner in 1892. Gustaf de Laval’s (1845–1913) most famous invention was the milk-cream separator. In 1883 he and others founded AB Separator (later Alfa Laval). He obtained over 100 patents in total.

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That aint shit, didnt you hear that America invented the automobile?

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10 Greatest things

1 Best Blondes
Marie Sernholt

Alexander Skarsgård


2 Music
Everything from ABBA
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(third biggest music exporter in the world)

3: Scenary


4: Everything from sandy beaches to our own alpes

5: Volvo and SAAB

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Sweden does seem to be a very well endowed country. However, I gotta say, Swedish chicks are the most overrated on the planet.

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Sweden does seem to be a very well endowed country. However, I gotta say, Swedish chicks are the most overrated on the planet.
every male exchange student I ever met is always amazed how pretty the average girls is, and how ruggedly handsome we fellas are

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every male exchange student I ever met is always amazed how pretty the average girls is, and how ruggedly handsome we fellas are
Perhaps Sweden has one of the best averages in terms of looks, but when it comes to elite hotness I just don't see.

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