Take my advice and never mess with Swedish ;)
I did mistake, stirred my cyber mate Matthew Snowball’s Swedish pride and he bombarded with everything which is Swedish. Most of them I never heard of and some of them I was sure are not Swedish.
So here you go.
The Safety Match – I thought Brits invented it.
Turbo engines for cars
IKEA – Founded by Ingvar Kamprad which is one of the richest men in the world. Luckily I don’t have a any IKEA masterpiece in my house.
Sony Ericson – I used to have one Sony Ericson smartphone in the past which I never liked.
Astrazeneca – The pharmaceutical company. Astra is Swedish brand which after mergers with British company became Astrazeneca and now one of major player in Pharma.
The computer mouse is also an swedish invention
Alfred Nobel – Inventor of dynamite which made him very rich and his richness now funds Nobel Prizes.
Bjorn Borg – Tennis player
Stefan Edberg – Tennis player
Jan Stenbeck – Famous Journalist. His son own the hockey team Malmo Redhawks. Stenbeck is a very old family in Sweden
Annika Sorenstam – Golf player
ABBA – If you don’t know ABBA then you better immigrate to Mars.
ABBA, the Swedish pop group, is the most famous and well known Swedish export to the World. It was formed in Stockholm in 1972 which consisted of Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog.
Ace of Base
The Pirate Bay (TPB) – World’s largest torrent site where you can download music, video, games, movies etc illegally for free. Well it doesn’t host the illegal files but it provides magnet to the torrent peer-to-peer network.
The Pirate Bay is based and hosted in Sweden and despite all efforts from Music and Film production company to close it down it remains active.
In the past it used to have it’s famous logo at the top which has now been replaced by the advertisements.