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Has anything worthwhile EVER been invented by a Mexican?

 
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I knew a mexican guy that I worked with who got fired for shitting in a washing machine, in the back of our delivery truck while parked in front of the customers house.

So yes they invented the portable toilet, that also happens to wash clothes!
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Seriously, what the F*ck good have they ever achieved?
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but your stooping to his level . by being racist also ... that make's you a bigger jerkittdown
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New Zealand is good - if you like wading through sheep shit, freezing temps, and earthquakes.

Lake Taupo's next eruption will obliterate it, so NZ has no real future or statistical significance now.
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let's see....

by asking these questions like OP did, you are either looking for a flame war or you're too retarded/lazy to use Google to find out yourself banana2

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tacos

btw, what the fuck have kiwis invented?
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Here are 11 Kiwi inventions that you probably didn't know about. New Zealand inventors have a proud record of creating things the rest of the world really needs.

Among the most famous Kiwi inventions are:

Splitting the atom

Kiwi scientist Baron Ernest Rutherford was the first in the world to split the atom in 1919. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work with radioactivity.

Flying

Possibly the most impactful Kiwi invention of the 20th century. Many New Zealanders claim it was a Kiwi who first got an aircraft off the ground. There is evidence that Timaru's Richard Pearse was working on powered flight concepts from 1899 and built his first two-cylinder petrol engine by 1902 for powered flight. The Wright brothers got the plaudits but flying was a Kiwi invention.

Bungy
Probably the most famous Kiwi invention of the modern world. Daredevil AJ Hackett pioneered the bungy jump, opening the world's first commercial site in 1988, the year after he illegally leapt from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Certainly the most hair-rasing Kiwi invention!

Jogging
Did you know this was Kiwi invention? Running coach Arthur Lydiard developed a training technique for runners that the world now calls jogging. It helped win Olympic gold medals for his proteges Peter Snell and Murray Halberg at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

Electric fences
An early version of the electric fence was developed by Kiwi inventor William Gallagher in 1937. He used an ignition coil from his car and a Meccano set to make the first electric fence to add to the list of famous Kiwi inventions.

Jetpack
Christchurch inventor Glenn Martin has developed a jet pack that enables fliers to stay aloft for half an hour. He launch the jetpack at the Oshkosh air show in the United States in July 2008 and his company is now taking orders.

Disposable syringe
One of the most important Kiwi inventions in the world of public health. Timaru's Colin Murdoch came up with the idea for the disposable syringe, a simple device that has saved millions of lives and helped diabetes sufferers around the world. He also conceived the tranquiliser dart gun for use on animals.

Amphibious vehicle
Alan Gibbs has invented the world's first high speed sports vehicle that travels on water as well as land. It was launched to worldwide publicity when Sir Richard Branson drove the Aquada across the Thames river in London.

Jet boats
Farmer William Hamilton invented the world's first propellerless jet boat in 1953. He also is responsible for inventing the hay lift, an advanced air compressor and a machine that smooths ice on skating rinks.

Referee's whistle
Most definitely a famous Kiwi invention but few know it came about when New Zealand referee William Atack became the first person in the world to use a whistle to stop a game of sport in 1884.

Eggbeater
Kiwi Ernest Godward was a serial inventor, coming up with designs for eggbeats, burglar-proof windows and the world's first spiral hair pin. He sold the patent for the hair pin for $20,000, a huge amount in 1901.
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Sweden has contributed to the world with a few nice inventions :)....



1600

Christopher Polhem (1661–1751)
was a Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist. He made significant contributions to the economic and industrial development of Sweden, particularly mining. He reinvented the Cardan joint under the name of "Polhem knot" (Polhemknut) independently of Gerolamo Cardano, the original inventor. His greatest achievement was an automated factory powered entirely by water; automation was very unusual at the time.

1700

Anders Celsius, (1701–44)
was an astronomer and mathematician most famous for inventing the 100-point thermometer scale, widely used across the world.
Sven Åderman is a Swedish inventor who created a musket capable of firing more rapidly than conventional weaponry of the late 17th century. This new musket was first used in the wars of King Karl XII. For his efforts King Frederick I of Sweden bestowed upon him the estate of Halltorps in the year 1723[2].

Per Georg Scheutz (1785–1873)
was a 19th-century Swedish lawyer, translator, and inventor, who is best known for his pioneering work in computer technology. The best known of his inventions is the Scheutzian calculation engine, invented in 1837 and finalized in 1843.
Jonas Lidströmer (1755–1808), was a Swedish inventor and officer in the Swedish navy. He is behind a large number of mechanical devices and innovations, such as steel grinderies, chip docks, compasses etc.[3]
Gustaf Erik Pasch (1788–1862) invented the safety match.
Martin von Wahrendorff (1789–1861) was a Swedish diplomat and inventor. In 1837 Wahrendorff applied for patent on a new breech calculating, later known as the Wahrendorff breech. The first breech loaded Wahrendorff gun was manufactured at Åker in 1840.

1800

From the 1870s, engineering companies were created at an unmatched rate and engineers became heroes of the age. Many of the companies founded by early pioneers are still internationally familiar.
Jonas Offrell (1803–1863) was a Swedish priest who developed a revolver at the same time and independently of Samuel Colt.

Martin Wiberg (1826–1905) is known as a computer pioneer for his 1875 invention of a machine the size of a sewing machine that could print logarithmic tables. Apart from this invention, Wiberg invented numerous other devices and gadgets, among these a cream separator and a pulse jet engine.

Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) invented dynamite and instituted the Nobel Prizes.

Helge Palmcrantz (1842–1880), Swedish inventor and industrialist.

In 1873 Palmcrantz patented the multi-barrel, lever-actuated, machine gun that later would be known as the Nordenfelt machine-gun.

Willgodt Theophil Odhner (1845–1905) was a Swedish mechanic and inventor of the Odhner arithmometer, a mechanical calculator.

Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846–1926) started the company bearing his name, Ericsson, still one of the largest telecom companies in the world.

Jonas Wenström was an early pioneer in alternating current and is along with Tesla credited as one of the inventors of the three-phase electrical system.

Johan Petter Johansson (1853–1943)
built and patented the adjustable spanner in 1892.
Gustaf de Laval (1845–1913) was a Swedish engineer and inventor who made important contributions to the design of steam turbines and dairy machinery. The 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.

Carl Rickard Nyberg (1858–1939), inventor of the blowtorch. After Primus started producing blowtorches he also decided to make paraffin oil/kerosene cookers. The first model, called Viktoria, wasn't very successful, but the later Svea did better. Nyberg also worked on many other inventions, for instance steam engines, aeroplanes, boat propellers and various other machines. He was most famous as an aviation pioneer and he became known as "Flyg-Nyberg". From 1897 and onward, outside his home in Lidingö he built and tested his Flugan (The Fly).

Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist (1862–1931)
was a Swedish inventor. He designed the first sootless kerosene stove, operated by compressed air.

Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937)
founded AGA, and received the Nobel Prize for his sun valve.
Birger Ljungström (1872–1948) invented and designed a bicycle that had a free wheel and a rear-wheel brake (still the most common type in Sweden). His first prototype, completed in 1892, was later mass-produced under the name Svea. He and his brother Fredrik Ljungström (1875–1964) invented high-pressure steam boilers and a new type of steam turbine, the Ljungström turbine (patented in 1894). Other important inventions were the turbine-powered locomotive and the air preheater.

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.

Hans von Kantzow (born 1887)
is known to have invented the steel alloy Kanthal. In 1931 AB Kanthal was founded for the exploitation of the invention.

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.
Theodor Svedberg (1884–1971) invented the ultracentrifugation method for determination of molecular weights in 1924.

Anders Knutsson Ångström, (1888–1981), was a Swedish physicist and meteorologist who was known primarily for his contributions to the field of atmospheric radiation. He is credited with the invention of the pyranometer, the first device to accurately measure direct and indirect solar radiation.[5]

Boris Hagelin (1892–1983) was a Swedish businessman and inventor of encryption machines.

Carl Munters (1897–1989), Swedish inventor, best 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.

1900

Arne Asplund (1903–1993) was inventor of the Defibrator pulping refiner and the defibrator-method (also called Asplund-method) for pulping wooden chips.
Oscar Kjellberg was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. Founder of ESAB, in 1904, and Kjeallberg Finsterwalde, in 1922. He invented the coated electrode used in manual metal arc welding (Swedish Patent: 27152, June 29, 1907), by dipping a bare iron wire in a thick mixture of carbonates and silicates. His pioneering of covered electrode development paved the road during the next twenty years in the research of reliable flux coated electrodes.

Nils Alwall (1904–1986), a Swedish professor was a pioneer in hemodialysis and the inventor of one of the first practical dialysis machines. Alwall pioneered the technique of ultrafiltration and introduced the principle of hemofiltration.[6][7][8] Alwall is referred to as the "father of extracorporeal blood treatment."

Austria's Carl Hellmuth Hertz (1915—80) began research on ultrasound in medical examinations in the early 1950 , thereby becoming known throughout the world. A Swedish physician, Inge Edler (b. 1911) told Hertz that he wanted to devise a non-invasive method for examining the heart. Echocardiography has revolutionized cardiovascular diagnostics. In 1977 Hertz and Edler received the American equivalent of the Nobel Prize in medicine, the Lasker Prize. The use of ultrasound in medical diagnostics is increasing sharply in a number of different fields.

Harry Roberts is the co-inventor of julmust and founder of Roberts AB in Örebro, Sweden. After studying chemistry in Germany during the late 19th century he invented the soft drink together with his father Robert Roberts.

Johan Richter (1901–1997)
invented during the 1930s the continuous bleaching process for paper. Then during the WW2 he took on the more challenging continuous cooking process for pulp. Virtually all paper in the world is today produced with processes developed by Richter. He holds more than 750 patents.
Nils Bohlin (1920–2002) was a Swedish inventor who invented the three-point safety belt while working at Volvo.
Arvid Gerhard Damm (died 1927) was a Swedish engineer and inventor. He designed a number of cipher machines, and was one of the early inventors of the wired rotor principle for machine encipherment. His company, AB Cryptograph, was a predecessor of Crypto AG.

René Malaise (1892–1978)
was a Swedish entomologist, explorer and art collector who is mostly known for his invention of the Malaise trap and his systematic collection of thousands of insects.
Although not initially invented by a Swede the design of the zipper was improved upon and patented by two Swedish-Americans, Peter Aronsson and Gideon Sundbäck.

Baltzar von Platen and Carl Munters in 1922, invented the absorption Refrigerator while they were still students at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It became a worldwide success and was commercialized by Electrolux.

Sven Wingquist (1876–1953) invented the spherical bearing in 1907. He founded a global company, SKF (AB Svenska Kullagerfabriken), still the world’s leading producer of industrial bearings.

Tetra Pak (1951) is an invention for storing, packaging and distributing liquid foodstuffs, for example, milk and juice.

Erik Wallenberg (1915–99) was the main inventor, while businessman Ruben Rausing (1895–1983) developed and produced it. (See box). Several new package types have been added. The most ubiquitous is the Tetra Brik (1969).
Håkan Lans (born 1947) is recognised as one of Sweden’s most outstanding inventors. Among his inventions is the digitizer, the predecessor of the computer mouse. He is also credited with the further development of the satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) into the Automatic Identification System (AIS). Lans’s system has become world standard for shipping and civil aviation. He is also famous for a patent regarding computer graphics.

In the 1990s, an ABB team under Mats Leijon developed a new generator, the Power Former, producing high-tension current directly to the network without transformer links.
Arne Tiselius (1902–71) used electrophoresis in the 1940s to analyse various proteins. Tiselius’s work has been followed by other similar methods. All are important for medical and biological research. Tiselius received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1948.

In 1958, Rune Elmqvist developed a small battery-powered pacemaker that can be inserted under the skin of a heart patient.[citation needed] It produces electrical impulses that help the heart muscle work normally. In the same year, Åke Senning at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm carried out the world’s first pacemaker operation.
Peter Nordin (born 1965) is a Swedish computer scientist who has contributed to artificial intelligence, automatically generated computer programming, machine learning, and evolutionary robotics. He is currently (as of 2007) VP of Research at Institute of Robotics in Scandinavia AB (iRobis).

In 1968, Lars Leksell (1907–86) invented the gamma knife for brain surgery. The ‘knife’ uses concentrated gamma radiation on the tumour or malformation. The method is bloodless and patients can often leave hospital on the day of the operation. The transmission of high voltage direct current, HVDC, is a method developed at ASEA (now ABB) under Uno Lamm(1904–89). ABB remains one of the leading makers of HVDC technology, now also used for terrain cable.[2]
Losec, an ulcer medicine, was the world's best-selling drug in the 1990s and was developed by AstraZeneca.
In 1973 Bengt Ilon invented the Mecanum wheel, a wheel which is capable of moving in any direction.

2000

The traditional engineering industry is still a major source of Swedish inventions, but pharmaceuticals, electronics and other high-tech industries are gaining ground. A large portion of the Swedish economy is to this day based on the export of technical inventions, and many large multinational corporations from Sweden have their origins in the ingenuity of Swedish inventors.[4]

Micro IP allows tiny gadgets such as car keys and credit cards to communicate using the Internet Protocols, for which swedish scientist was recognized by American MIT’s Technology Review as one of the top 35 young inventors in the world[10].

Spotify is a streaming music service that provides users with subscription-based music for a fee, which originated in Sweden[11].
Skype is an Internet-telephony service that allows low-cost phone calls over the Internet. The company was co-founded by Swedish-born Niklas Zennström[12].
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Seriously, what the F*ck good have they ever achieved?
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Seriously, what the F*ck good have they ever achieved?
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Fajita's, Queso con carne, carne asada, frijoles...shall I go on.
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Seriously, what the F*ck good have they ever achieved?
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Fajita's, Queso con carne, carne asada, frijoles...shall I go on.
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They have fabulous beer and great resorts. Plus they have that whole donkey show going on, now lets see an American pull that off!
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let's see....

by asking these questions like OP did, you are either looking for a flame war or you're too retarded/lazy to use Google to find out yourself banana2

Humanity really needs more of you trolls

s226
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clappa
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Seriously, what the F*ck good have they ever achieved?
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Why the hell is a Kiwi worried about Mexicans? They are our problem, not yours. To answer your questions, Mexicans have not invented much. You know that, and I know that. Let's move on.
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1 - Taco shells that stand up

2 - Taco kit with BOTH hard and soft shells



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Mexicans are looked down on by the rest of the Spanish speaking countries and are looked on as hillbillies and criminals.
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certainly not Guatamala!
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chihuahas?
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still, better to be a mexican than white trash.
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Sweden has contributed to the world with a few nice inventions :)....



1600

Christopher Polhem (1661–1751)
was a Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist. He made significant contributions to the economic and industrial development of Sweden, particularly mining. He reinvented the Cardan joint under the name of "Polhem knot" (Polhemknut) independently of Gerolamo Cardano, the original inventor. His greatest achievement was an automated factory powered entirely by water; automation was very unusual at the time.

1700

Anders Celsius, (1701–44)
was an astronomer and mathematician most famous for inventing the 100-point thermometer scale, widely used across the world.
Sven Åderman is a Swedish inventor who created a musket capable of firing more rapidly than conventional weaponry of the late 17th century. This new musket was first used in the wars of King Karl XII. For his efforts King Frederick I of Sweden bestowed upon him the estate of Halltorps in the year 1723[2].

Per Georg Scheutz (1785–1873)
was a 19th-century Swedish lawyer, translator, and inventor, who is best known for his pioneering work in computer technology. The best known of his inventions is the Scheutzian calculation engine, invented in 1837 and finalized in 1843.
Jonas Lidströmer (1755–1808), was a Swedish inventor and officer in the Swedish navy. He is behind a large number of mechanical devices and innovations, such as steel grinderies, chip docks, compasses etc.[3]
Gustaf Erik Pasch (1788–1862) invented the safety match.
Martin von Wahrendorff (1789–1861) was a Swedish diplomat and inventor. In 1837 Wahrendorff applied for patent on a new breech calculating, later known as the Wahrendorff breech. The first breech loaded Wahrendorff gun was manufactured at Åker in 1840.

1800

From the 1870s, engineering companies were created at an unmatched rate and engineers became heroes of the age. Many of the companies founded by early pioneers are still internationally familiar.
Jonas Offrell (1803–1863) was a Swedish priest who developed a revolver at the same time and independently of Samuel Colt.

Martin Wiberg (1826–1905) is known as a computer pioneer for his 1875 invention of a machine the size of a sewing machine that could print logarithmic tables. Apart from this invention, Wiberg invented numerous other devices and gadgets, among these a cream separator and a pulse jet engine.

Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) invented dynamite and instituted the Nobel Prizes.

Helge Palmcrantz (1842–1880), Swedish inventor and industrialist.

In 1873 Palmcrantz patented the multi-barrel, lever-actuated, machine gun that later would be known as the Nordenfelt machine-gun.

Willgodt Theophil Odhner (1845–1905) was a Swedish mechanic and inventor of the Odhner arithmometer, a mechanical calculator.

Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846–1926) started the company bearing his name, Ericsson, still one of the largest telecom companies in the world.

Jonas Wenström was an early pioneer in alternating current and is along with Tesla credited as one of the inventors of the three-phase electrical system.

Johan Petter Johansson (1853–1943)
built and patented the adjustable spanner in 1892.
Gustaf de Laval (1845–1913) was a Swedish engineer and inventor who made important contributions to the design of steam turbines and dairy machinery. The 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.

Carl Rickard Nyberg (1858–1939), inventor of the blowtorch. After Primus started producing blowtorches he also decided to make paraffin oil/kerosene cookers. The first model, called Viktoria, wasn't very successful, but the later Svea did better. Nyberg also worked on many other inventions, for instance steam engines, aeroplanes, boat propellers and various other machines. He was most famous as an aviation pioneer and he became known as "Flyg-Nyberg". From 1897 and onward, outside his home in Lidingö he built and tested his Flugan (The Fly).

Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist (1862–1931)
was a Swedish inventor. He designed the first sootless kerosene stove, operated by compressed air.

Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937)
founded AGA, and received the Nobel Prize for his sun valve.
Birger Ljungström (1872–1948) invented and designed a bicycle that had a free wheel and a rear-wheel brake (still the most common type in Sweden). His first prototype, completed in 1892, was later mass-produced under the name Svea. He and his brother Fredrik Ljungström (1875–1964) invented high-pressure steam boilers and a new type of steam turbine, the Ljungström turbine (patented in 1894). Other important inventions were the turbine-powered locomotive and the air preheater.

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.

Hans von Kantzow (born 1887)
is known to have invented the steel alloy Kanthal. In 1931 AB Kanthal was founded for the exploitation of the invention.

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.
Theodor Svedberg (1884–1971) invented the ultracentrifugation method for determination of molecular weights in 1924.

Anders Knutsson Ångström, (1888–1981), was a Swedish physicist and meteorologist who was known primarily for his contributions to the field of atmospheric radiation. He is credited with the invention of the pyranometer, the first device to accurately measure direct and indirect solar radiation.[5]

Boris Hagelin (1892–1983) was a Swedish businessman and inventor of encryption machines.

Carl Munters (1897–1989), Swedish inventor, best 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.

1900

Arne Asplund (1903–1993) was inventor of the Defibrator pulping refiner and the defibrator-method (also called Asplund-method) for pulping wooden chips.
Oscar Kjellberg was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. Founder of ESAB, in 1904, and Kjeallberg Finsterwalde, in 1922. He invented the coated electrode used in manual metal arc welding (Swedish Patent: 27152, June 29, 1907), by dipping a bare iron wire in a thick mixture of carbonates and silicates. His pioneering of covered electrode development paved the road during the next twenty years in the research of reliable flux coated electrodes.

Nils Alwall (1904–1986), a Swedish professor was a pioneer in hemodialysis and the inventor of one of the first practical dialysis machines. Alwall pioneered the technique of ultrafiltration and introduced the principle of hemofiltration.[6][7][8] Alwall is referred to as the "father of extracorporeal blood treatment."

Austria's Carl Hellmuth Hertz (1915—80) began research on ultrasound in medical examinations in the early 1950 , thereby becoming known throughout the world. A Swedish physician, Inge Edler (b. 1911) told Hertz that he wanted to devise a non-invasive method for examining the heart. Echocardiography has revolutionized cardiovascular diagnostics. In 1977 Hertz and Edler received the American equivalent of the Nobel Prize in medicine, the Lasker Prize. The use of ultrasound in medical diagnostics is increasing sharply in a number of different fields.

Harry Roberts is the co-inventor of julmust and founder of Roberts AB in Örebro, Sweden. After studying chemistry in Germany during the late 19th century he invented the soft drink together with his father Robert Roberts.

Johan Richter (1901–1997)
invented during the 1930s the continuous bleaching process for paper. Then during the WW2 he took on the more challenging continuous cooking process for pulp. Virtually all paper in the world is today produced with processes developed by Richter. He holds more than 750 patents.
Nils Bohlin (1920–2002) was a Swedish inventor who invented the three-point safety belt while working at Volvo.
Arvid Gerhard Damm (died 1927) was a Swedish engineer and inventor. He designed a number of cipher machines, and was one of the early inventors of the wired rotor principle for machine encipherment. His company, AB Cryptograph, was a predecessor of Crypto AG.

René Malaise (1892–1978)
was a Swedish entomologist, explorer and art collector who is mostly known for his invention of the Malaise trap and his systematic collection of thousands of insects.
Although not initially invented by a Swede the design of the zipper was improved upon and patented by two Swedish-Americans, Peter Aronsson and Gideon Sundbäck.

Baltzar von Platen and Carl Munters in 1922, invented the absorption Refrigerator while they were still students at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It became a worldwide success and was commercialized by Electrolux.

Sven Wingquist (1876–1953) invented the spherical bearing in 1907. He founded a global company, SKF (AB Svenska Kullagerfabriken), still the world’s leading producer of industrial bearings.

Tetra Pak (1951) is an invention for storing, packaging and distributing liquid foodstuffs, for example, milk and juice.

Erik Wallenberg (1915–99) was the main inventor, while businessman Ruben Rausing (1895–1983) developed and produced it. (See box). Several new package types have been added. The most ubiquitous is the Tetra Brik (1969).
Håkan Lans (born 1947) is recognised as one of Sweden’s most outstanding inventors. Among his inventions is the digitizer, the predecessor of the computer mouse. He is also credited with the further development of the satellite-guided Global Positioning System (GPS) into the Automatic Identification System (AIS). Lans’s system has become world standard for shipping and civil aviation. He is also famous for a patent regarding computer graphics.

In the 1990s, an ABB team under Mats Leijon developed a new generator, the Power Former, producing high-tension current directly to the network without transformer links.
Arne Tiselius (1902–71) used electrophoresis in the 1940s to analyse various proteins. Tiselius’s work has been followed by other similar methods. All are important for medical and biological research. Tiselius received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1948.

In 1958, Rune Elmqvist developed a small battery-powered pacemaker that can be inserted under the skin of a heart patient.[citation needed] It produces electrical impulses that help the heart muscle work normally. In the same year, Åke Senning at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm carried out the world’s first pacemaker operation.
Peter Nordin (born 1965) is a Swedish computer scientist who has contributed to artificial intelligence, automatically generated computer programming, machine learning, and evolutionary robotics. He is currently (as of 2007) VP of Research at Institute of Robotics in Scandinavia AB (iRobis).

In 1968, Lars Leksell (1907–86) invented the gamma knife for brain surgery. The ‘knife’ uses concentrated gamma radiation on the tumour or malformation. The method is bloodless and patients can often leave hospital on the day of the operation. The transmission of high voltage direct current, HVDC, is a method developed at ASEA (now ABB) under Uno Lamm(1904–89). ABB remains one of the leading makers of HVDC technology, now also used for terrain cable.[2]
Losec, an ulcer medicine, was the world's best-selling drug in the 1990s and was developed by AstraZeneca.
In 1973 Bengt Ilon invented the Mecanum wheel, a wheel which is capable of moving in any direction.

2000

The traditional engineering industry is still a major source of Swedish inventions, but pharmaceuticals, electronics and other high-tech industries are gaining ground. A large portion of the Swedish economy is to this day based on the export of technical inventions, and many large multinational corporations from Sweden have their origins in the ingenuity of Swedish inventors.[4]

Micro IP allows tiny gadgets such as car keys and credit cards to communicate using the Internet Protocols, for which swedish scientist was recognized by American MIT’s Technology Review as one of the top 35 young inventors in the world[10].

Spotify is a streaming music service that provides users with subscription-based music for a fee, which originated in Sweden[11].
Skype is an Internet-telephony service that allows low-cost phone calls over the Internet. The company was co-founded by Swedish-born Niklas Zennström[12].
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I don't think anyone will ever claim Swedes never invented anything. = ) But I don't think I could live in Sweden, the people (females of course) are way too attractive there. I couldn't handle it. = )
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Hahaha yea we have quite nice women in Sweden, that is true :).



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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has beaten out Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on Earth.

[link to www.forbes.com]

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enchiladas, week old mashed up pinto beans.


Now that is smart. mash those old beans and serve them again.
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enchiladas, week old mashed up pinto beans.


Now that is smart. mash those old beans and serve them again.
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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has beaten out Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on Earth.

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Wrong. Carlos Slim Helu is a Lebanese. His parents immigrated to Mexico. He's an Arab, not a Mexican, by lineage.
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tacos

btw, what the fuck have kiwis invented?
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Serously... Mole sauce. Yum!

[link to www.oaxaca-restaurants.com]

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tacos

btw, what the fuck have kiwis invented?
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The Art of Sheep Sodomy!
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Replace sheep with kangar.... ahh you get the point.
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tacos

btw, what the fuck have kiwis invented?
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Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has beaten out Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on Earth.

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Wrong. Carlos Slim Helu is a Lebanese. His parents immigrated to Mexico. He's an Arab, not a Mexican, by lineage.
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By that line of reasoning, what have 'AMERICANS' ever invented/accomplished?

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Seriously, what the F*ck good have they ever achieved?
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Fajita's, Queso con carne, carne asada, frijoles...shall I go on.
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They have fabulous beer and great resorts. Plus they have that whole donkey show going on, now lets see an American pull that off!
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Great Resorts...as long as your not kidnapped or gunned down by cartels ROFL!!!!!shark
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