Despite having only 9 million residents, Sweden hits way above its weight when it comes to innovation. The Scandinavian country has produced some of the most well-known products in the world, many of which we use on a daily basis. For example, did you know the Celsius temperature scale was developed by a Swede? How about countless life-saving medical devices including the pacemaker? Or, how about one of Coca-Cola’s most recognizable symbols? (And as for the United States, it might be a very different country were it not for the Swedish invention and inventor in #24.)
In this list, we bring to light things you might not know came from Sweden. Though people like Alfred Nobel and products like Absolut Vodka are better-known Swedish exports – well, besides clothing manufacturer H&M – our modern lives would not be possible without the immense contributions from talented Swedish inventors. Maybe all the research and innovation is because Sweden hasn’t fought in a war since 1814 or because its high salaries attract talented workers. Either way, Sweden and its products are revolutionizing our world. Check out some of these amazing products in our list of 25 Things You Might Not Know Came From Sweden.