Sweden

For several years, up until 2018, Sweden’s official Twitter account was given to a random citizen every week to manage.

Sweden’s official Twitter account will no longer be run by random Swedes Sweden is rightly famous for many things — its natural beauty, its health care, its wealth, Ikea — but one of the country’s most public achievements, its Twitter, doesn’t always come up in those conversations. Since 2011, the Swedish Institute has handed over …

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The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System at a scale of 1:20 million. In Sweden, the Sun is represented by the Globe Arena in Stockholm which is the largest spherical building in the world and the planets are located in different locations of Sweden.

Sweden Solar System The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest model of our planetary system, at a scale of 1:20 million. The sun is represented by the Globe Arena in Stockholm, the largest spherical building in the world. The planets, all appropriately scaled, are all around Stockholm and its suburbs. Jupiter (diameter 7.3 m) …

The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System at a scale of 1:20 million. In Sweden, the Sun is represented by the Globe Arena in Stockholm which is the largest spherical building in the world and the planets are located in different locations of Sweden. Read More »

A man named Göran Kropp from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Mount Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again.

Göran Kropp Lars Olof Göran Kropp (11 December 1966 – 30 September 2002) was a Swedish adventurer and mountaineer. He made a solo ascent of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen or Sherpa support in May 1996, for which he travelled by bicycle, alone, from Sweden and part-way back. Early life In 1972 Kropp’s father took …

A man named Göran Kropp from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Mount Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again. Read More »

In 1987 when an SR-71 Blackbird lost an engine while flying Mach 3 over the Baltic Sea, four Swedish jets prevented it from getting shot down by the Soviets. The mission was declassified 30 years later, and the four Swedish pilots that protected the Blackbird were awarded the US Air Medal

That Time A Crippled SR-71 Blackbird In Emergency Was Intercepted By Four Swedish Viggens After Violating Sweden’s Airspace An interesting Cold War episode worth 4 medals. During the 1980s, the U.S. flew regular SR-71 Blackbird aircraft reconnaissance missions in international waters over the Barents Sea and the Baltic Sea, the latter known as “Baltic Express” …

In 1987 when an SR-71 Blackbird lost an engine while flying Mach 3 over the Baltic Sea, four Swedish jets prevented it from getting shot down by the Soviets. The mission was declassified 30 years later, and the four Swedish pilots that protected the Blackbird were awarded the US Air Medal Read More »

When Sweden won the ice hockey world championships in 1957 in Moscow, the Soviets didn’t have the national anthem ready. The Swedish team decided to sing it over the stadium’s PA system, but didn’t know the words to the anthem, so instead they sang the Swedish drinking song, “Helan går!”.

1957 Ice Hockey World Championships The 1957 Ice Hockey World Championships were held between 24 February and 5 March 1957 at the Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow, USSR. Trophy awarded for the 1957 World Championships This was the last World Championships played on natural ice; and were the first World …

When Sweden won the ice hockey world championships in 1957 in Moscow, the Soviets didn’t have the national anthem ready. The Swedish team decided to sing it over the stadium’s PA system, but didn’t know the words to the anthem, so instead they sang the Swedish drinking song, “Helan går!”. Read More »