Many people likely don’t associate Australia with inventions – or really anything outside of kangaroos – but the country has been home to some great innovators. Some of the earliest inventors were Australia’s aboriginal population, who invented the boomerang some ten thousand years ago. In the 20th century alone, Australian inventors were churning out products that we still use on a regular basis today, such as notepads, configured by stationer J. A. Birchall; Dr. David Warren’s black box flight recorder; and the power strip, originally developed by Peter Talbot. Other notable firsts include the first feature-length film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, the first refrigerator, and more locally used items like the didgeridoo, a wooden musical instrument. For the girls watching this, you know those Ugg boots you love so much? Yep, that's right, thank Australia the next time you slip them on!