Sweden’s Contribution To The World

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.

Great Swedish Inventions

The Safety Match – I thought Brits invented it.


The zipper

Turbo engines for cars

Ball bearing


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


Tetra Pak 

Famous Swedish People

Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel

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

Greta Garbo

Ingemar Bergman

Pripps Blå

Music Bands

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

Infamous and Rest of bunch

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In the past it used to have it’s famous logo at the top which has now been replaced by the advertisements.





2 responses to “Sweden’s Contribution To The World”

  1. Sweden was one of the richest countries in te world in the 70s!

    Typical swedish food:
    Sur strömming

    Great Swedish Inventions:
    The computer mouse

    Sweden is also famous for the popular porn that was made there in the 70s

    Famous Swedish companies:
    Asea Brown Boveri(ASEA
    METRO(Paper that exist in several countries in the world)

    Peter Forsberg
    Mats Sundin
    Markus Näslund
    Niklas Lidström
    Kenta Nilsson
    Börje Salming

    Famous writers:

    Ingmar Bergman(Movies)
    Astrid Lindgren
    Moa Martinsson
    Carl Michael Bellman
    Vilhelm Moberg

    Famous Movie stars:
    Greta Garbo
    Ingrid Bergman(Cassablanca!)
    Stellan Skarsgård
    Eva Ohlin
    Peter Stormare
    Max Von Sydow

  2. Sweden: Scandinavia, Vikings, Hockey and Skiing, Neutral, Stockholm, vast landscape similar to Canadian North. People: Educated, civil, almost all speak perfect english, culturally aware, Althletic..outdoors types, highly computer literate. They very much like to sing national songs together at parties (especially one where they make some kinda antler gesture with their hands on their heads..wierd) drink alot, good looking.

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