TOP 14 Most Useful Inventions: You Definitely Don’t Know Where They Were Invented

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We use these things almost every day, some of them became an important part of our daily routine.

From video games to automobiles – here the countries where most useful things were invented.

China: Toilet Paper

Despite some believe toilet paper appeared in Albany, USA in 1857 the very first documented use of toilet paper dates back to 6th century China.

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Source: Getty Images

Japan: Karaoke

For those looking for a good time, karaoke is right up there with other popular pastimes such as bowling, billiards and dancing. Thank you Japan for the opportunity to sing dramatically and drunk our favorite songs.

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Source: Nina Westervelt for The New York Times

USA: Charge/credit card

The use of credit cards originated in the United States during the 1920s. Can you imagine your life now without credits?

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Australia: Ugg boots

There are two types of uggs in the world. There is the original, generic term used in Australia for sheepskin boots and then there is UGG, manufactured by Deckers Brands and sold to sorority girls all over the world. Credit goes to Australia.

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Source: The UGG Shop

United Kingdom: Video Games

In 1952, A.S. Douglas wrote his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Cambridge on Human-Computer Interaction. As part of the project, Douglas created the first graphical computer game: a version of Tic-Tac-Toe.

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Source: New York Post

Canada: IMAX

The IMAX Theatre is one of the more exciting Canadian inventions that everyone can enjoy.

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Source: UploadVR

Belgium: Contraceptive pill

The Belgian doctor’s pill was the first combined oral contraception introduced that had ‘acceptable’ side effects and used on a global scale.

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Source: Source: Getty Images

France: Photography/Cinema

You can thank France for the movie and photography as well. The Lumière brothers were the first filmmakers in history.

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Source: Rooftop Film Club

Germany: Automobile (+engine, differential gear…)

The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car, when German inventor Karl Benz built his Benz Patent-Motorwagen.

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Source: MotorAuthority

Italy: Glasses

All the way from Emperor Nero of Rome to the mid 1200s when they began to resemble modern eyewear, glasses have been a proud invention of Italy/Rome.

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Source:  Flickr

Netherlands: Microscope

The microscope was invented in the Netherlands in the 16th or 17th century, but who exactly gets the credit is a matter of dispute.

Microscope-invented-where-photo

Russia: Helicopter

The last invention which actually originated in Russia is a helicopter. In 1910, Igor Sikorsky created the prototype of a rotor-driven device, which successfully fly above the ground for a little bit, and many years followed improving this invention further.

Helicopter-where-invented-photo

Source: Atlantic Airways

Sweden: The modern zipper

The roots of the zipper go back as far as the 1850s. But its current iteration is based on development work started in 1906 by Swedish-born Gideon Sundbäck, while working in Pittsburgh, in the USA.

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Czech Republic: Soft contact lenses

Back in 1961 the soft contact lens was invented by a Czech chemist called Professor Otto Wichterle.

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Source: Miami Contact Lens Institute

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