Interesting inventions by Swedes

 

  • – Adjustable wrench (Johan Petter Johansson)
  • – Ball Bearings (Sven Wingquist)
  • – Bluetooth (Nils Rydbeck & Johan Ullman at Ericsson)
  • – Candy Crush (King)
  • – Celsius Temperature Scale (Anders Celsius)
  • – Coke bottle (Alexander Samuelsson)
  • – Computer mouse (Håkan Lans)
  • – Dynamite (Alfred Nobel)
  • – Flat screen monitor (Sven Thorbjörn Lagervall)
  • – Minecraft (Markus Persson)
  • – Mobile telephony (Laila Ohlgren)
  • – Pacemaker (Rune Elmqvist)
  • – Safety Matches (Gustaf Erk Pasch)
  • – Skype (co-developed by Niklas Zennström)
  • – Spotify (Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon)
  • – Telephone headset (Lars Magnus Ericsson 1885)
  • – Tetra Pak cartons (for milk etc – Eric Wallenberg)
  • – The ultrasound (Hellmuth hertz with Inge Edler)
  • – The zipper (Gideon Sundbäck)
  • – Three-point seatbelt (Nils Bohlin for Volvo who gave invention away to the world for safety)
  • – GPS (Hokan Lans)
  • – binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms (Carl von Linné)

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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