YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT INVENTIONS FROM THESE COUNTRIES
Added on: 20th Mar 2016
AEROSOL SPRAY (NORWAY)
While the idea allegedly goes pretty far back, the first modern
aerosol can was created in 1926 by Erik Rotheim, a Norwegian
MOLOTOV COCKTAILS (FINLAND)
Who would’ve thought that the peace loving Fins would have come
up with the poor man’s grenade? Well, the Soviet Union learned
this lesson the hard way when they tried to invade in 1939.
DYNAMITE (SWEDEN, GERMANY)
It seems as though the Nordic countries are a bit more
violent than is commonly thought. Alfred Nobel, the
famous Swedish engineer actually invented dynamite
in Germany in 1867.
COLOUR TELEVISION (SCOTLAND)
Scottish inventor John Baird made the world’s first colour
transmission on July 3, 1928.
FIRE FIGHTING FOAM (RUSSIA)
It took a while but we finally found something that Russia is not
stereotypically known for like shooting, bombing, tanks,
fighter planes, or destructive machinery in general. Fire-fighting
foam was invented by Russian engineer and chemist
Aleksandr Loran in 1902.
SPEED ENFORCEMENT CAMERA (NETHERLANDS)
Next time you get a speeding ticket you can thank Dutch company
Gatsometer BV for supplying your friendly neighbourhood
police department with the most frustrating piece of gadgetry
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (JAPAN)
You thought it was the United States right? Well similar to Russia,
it took us a while to find something that wasn’t stereotypically
Japanese (i.e. not instant noodles or fast trains) but it’s true,
Japan is responsible for one of the most ubiquitous
sweeteners in the world.
USB FLASH DRIVES (ISRAEL)
Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan of the Israeli company
M-Systems developed USB flash drives in 1999.