Did you know that…? Fun facts about Sweden

1. Jake Gyllenhaag has got Swedish origins?

2. Lady GaGa love’s Swedes?

3. Ana Johnsson (a Swedish singer) sang the theme song of the first Spider man movie?

4. Tiger Woods ex wife, Elin Nordegren, is from Sweden or should we say that Tiger Woods is Elin's ex husband?

5. The coca-cola bottle was designed by the Swede Andres Samuelsson?

6. The strongest man in the world comes from Sweden?

7. The dynamite was invented by the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel?

8. Swedes are known for their Innovations?
Swedish Inventions include:

- The perfected the design of the zipper (Gideon Sundbäck).
– The marine propeller (John Ericsson).
– The refrigerator (Carl Munters and Baltzar von Platen).
– The computer mouse (Håkan Lans).
– The pace-maker (Rune Elmqvist).


9. … Do I even have to mention that Sony Ericsson originally is a Swedish brand? Probably not… And yes, Volvo and Saab are Swedish brands as well!

10. All the world’s flowers are Swedish? Yep, since our botanist Carl Von Linné named them all it’s our flowers that we kindly share with the rest of the world!

11. The strongest girl in the world is from Sweden? That’s right! It’s Pippi Longstocking!

12. Sweden exports stars like the mob exports drugs and hides bodies in the sea? That’s why Hollywood calls us the Swedish Mafia!

13. The favorite food in Sweden is usually meatballs with potatoes and lingonberry sauce? Swedish pancakes are also a favorite!

14. Sweden has produced many famous musicians and musical groups over the years? ABBA, The Hives, Europe, The Sounds, Millencollin, The Cardigans, Kent, Lykke Li, Red One, and Robyn to name a few…

15. Swedes love to Shop? IKEA and H&M are both modern Swedish retail shops.

16. Sweden is the land of the Midnight Sun? Yep, it sounds strange but, every year Swedes celebrate Midsummer (Midsommar) on the twenty-third of June. On this longest day, in many parts of Sweden the sun never sets. That makes it impossible for Vampires to come out (unless it’s the party vampires from Twilight who glitters like discoballs in the sun or the ones from Vampire Diary who’s got magic accessories to protect them from the sun. We human settle to just use some sun lotion)

17. The modern welfare system was developed in Sweden and implemented by our former prime minister, Olof Palme?

 

You can all thank us later – we know we rock!

 

 

One last fact that maybe isn’t that great (or… it’s kind of a huge deal actually) Sweden was the first nation to research racial biology… So basically WW II is our fault! Sorry, guys! Our bad! But we still remained neutral… Right? (or did we?) Meatballs anyone?! No? I'm just gonna sign out now...



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