Märket is a tiny island divided by the Finnish-Swedish border. When the finns inadvertedly built a lighthouse on the wrong side of the border, the swedes agreed to trade it for an equal spot of land on the other side, causing the border to zig-zag.
In 2013, a prisoner in Sweden escaped “because he had a toothache and wanted to go to the dentist.” He broke out prison, visited the dentist, and turned himself back in where he received an extra day to his month-long sentence as punishment.
North Korea owes Sweden €300m for 1,000 stolen Volvos and every 6 months Sweden sends them reminders.
There is a 20 story light spire on a building in downtown Stockholm, and anyone with a smartphone can change the colors on the lights that are shining in it. Its creators hope that the work can stand as a statement on the power of democracy and the power of the public.
In Sweden you may pitch your tent for a night or two in the countryside as long as you don’t disturb the landowner or cause damage to nature.
People of Sweden love Donald Duck so much, they had to make voting for him illegal.
Sweden is the first country in the world with its own phone number. It connects you to a random Swede.
Swedish blood donors first receive a ‘Thank you’ text when they initially donate blood, but they also receive a text message whenever their blood is used to help someone.
Stockholm, capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands, the city center is “virtually situated on the water”.
When the number of chlamydia cases in young Swedish people doubled in one year, it was decided that condom ambulances would be on standby three days a week, waiting for calls from those caught in a promising situation, but without protection.