- Sweden pays students
- US$187 per month
- to attend
- high school.
- Sweden had a Charles VII
- but no Charles I to VI.
- Aborting a child because of its gender is legal in Sweden.
- From the Middle Ages up to 1809,
- Sweden has run out of trash
- The band Abba wore ridiculous outfits to avoid Sweden's taxes, which allowed deductions for clothing if it wasn't meant to be used every day.
- Swedish wasn't made the official language of Sweden until 2009.
- Every year since 1966, the town of Gavle, Sweden, erects a giant straw goat for Christmas, and almost every year, vandals burn it.
- In Sweden, parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted.
- File-sharing is an official religion in Sweden. It holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols.
- A man rode his bike from Sweden to Mount Everest and then tried to summit. He turned around 300 feet from the top.
- You can't name your child "Ikea" or "Elvis" in Sweden.
- In 2011, a man was arrested in Sweden for splitting an atom in his kitchen.
- A former king of Sweden, Eric of Pomerania, became a pirate after he lost the throne.
- Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they "felt gay".
- Only one of Sweden's
- top 20 surnames
- doesn't end in “son”:
- Sweden has a bigger share of
- foreign-born residents than the U.S.
- September 3, 1967, was "Dagen H" day in Sweden: traffic switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.
- In 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship.
- In 19th-century Sweden, 380 kids were strangled by their mothers or nurses every year, according to the Swedish Statistical Bureau.
- Sweden makes biofuel from dead rabbits.
- The static on TV is referred to as "myrornas krig" in Sweden, meaning "war of the ants."
- Sweden has tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines.
- Sweden has their own national font, Sweden Sans, to "unambiguously represent Sweden in the world."