Tag: Sweden

Too Much to Bear!

Who hasn’t been caught short on occasion and needed to use outdoor facilities?  Well one Swede got more than he bargained for when he headed out in the early hours to relieve himself.  According to the report in The Local his cabin, which he shared with his wife, located Ängraån

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Flying Reindeer Ends Badly…

Well, a headline about exploding reindeer in The Local grabbed our attention and we had to learn more. In a tragic case of reindeer mass suicide an entire herd of pregnant reindeer plummeted one thousand two hundred feet to their death over the edge of a cliff in northern Sweden. 

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Yeehaw!

A man was stopped on the border between Norway and Sweden this week by police, who discovered the largest haul of smuggled cowboy hats they had seized to date.  The five hundred hat haul was accompanied by large amounts of cigarettes, tobacco and wine. The report in The Local was

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Swedish News Condensed

Well, last week in Sweden was just so exciting that we couldn’t pick just one story for your reading pleasure, so we have decided to condense the novelty Swedish news from last week into one exciting report.  But how on earth can this be? We hear you cry.  One country

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Nibblets

Sweden Holds World’s Sexiest Men If you were thinking of emigrating, but just couldn’t decide where this little piece of information might just sway your decision.   According to a survey of women, conducted by Traveller’s Digest, Stockholm are ranked sexiest in the world.   Sweden’s cold climate has had no effect

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Pigeons Utilise Public Transport in Sweden

It has been brought to our attention this week that pigeons in the Swedish Capital of Stockholm have been utilising the tube system to get to the shopping centre, one stop away from their homes. According to witness reports the pigeons line up patiently at the platform with the other

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Hedgehog Freed After Unlawful Captivity

In international news this week, a Swedish woman could be facing criminal charges after unlawfully housing a hedgehog for over a month. The woman discovered her prickly pal in the street some time in June and decided to take him in.  He lived on such luxuries as cat food and

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Whose Gender is it Anyway?

This week the BBC World Service reported on Sweden’s first “Gender Neutral” school.   Egalia pre-school in Stockholm aims to free children from the gender boundaries society imposes on them. Allowing children to play with whatever toys they prefer (cars or dolls irrelevant of gender) and allowing them to chose whatever

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