Weird Facts About Sweden

Weird facts about Sweden

Every country in the world may always have its weirdest facts that have something to do with their culture, history, people and the way they do life every day. Some of these facts could be better, advantageous or beneficial for most of the people in Sweden but some may not. If you are a new tourist or immigrant in Sweden, you may find these facts weird or even crazy. In this article, we will discuss further the various weird facts about Sweden that we think could help you understand the way of living in the country. Here is a listed run of these facts:

Weird Facts About Sweden

• Students in Sweden are being paid by the government an amount of $187 every month just to attend high school

• A Golf Club is situated along the border of Sweden and Finland whereas half each of the holes are in the two separate countries

• It’s illegal to do advertising to children under the age of 12 in Sweden

• It’s legal to do abortion to a children because of its gender

• Importation of garbage from Norway to Sweden is done because the country has run out of garbage

• The famous band of Abba had worn bizarre outfits in order to avoid the taxes of Sweden. This allows deductions for clothing if it was not intended for daily use

• Only in 2009 when Swedish was made at the official language in Sweden

• Passports issued in Sweden have visa-free travel in any countries

• Parents in Sweden are entitled for paid parental leave or 480 days whenever a child is born or being adopted

• The official Twitter name of Sweden is provided to random citizen on a weekly basis for management

• The official religion in Sweden is file sharing whereas the held sacred symbols are CTRL+V and CTRL+C

• The blood donors in Sweden usually received a “Thank You” text once they have donated their blood. Also, they are informed via text message that their blood was used to help someone

• Universities in Sweden has free tuition fee for all international students with careers in English

• Sweden does not allow naming a child as “Elvis” or “Ikea”

• Eric of Pomerania, a former king of Sweden, had become a pirate after he failed the throne

• In 1979, Sweden had classified homosexuality as illness

• In Stockholm, capital of Sweden, good drivers can able to win money from the fines of speeding drivers through a speed camera lottery

• Shopping stores in Sweden close as early as 5:00PM, thus get your shopping done as early as this given time

• Tubes are used in packaging foods in Sweden. Condiments like mustard, mayonnaise, caviar and the like come in tubes packaging.

• Some Swedish are outdoor people, thus they are given by the government a rightful public access.

• Swedish would normally take off their shoes every time they are entering a private residence or house.

• Swedish people are not into small talk

• Swedish people are obsessed with numbers

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