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The Most Swedish Things That Have Ever Happened

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1. This relaxed father-friendly attitude to parenting and work/life balance

Speaker has his kid in his arms on stage #onlyinsweden

Laura Pozzi | PhD@LaurPozzi

Speaker has his kid in his arms on stage #onlyinsweden

9:51 AM - 13 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. This brief lesson in the Swedish language

4. These views…

Wish you a good night! See you all tomorrow!

@sweden / Albert@sweden

Wish you a good night! See you all tomorrow!

9:42 PM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brösarps backar/The hills of Brösarp are known for it´s beauty andਊnd for its flora.

@sweden / Albert@sweden

Brösarps backar/The hills of Brösarp are known for it´s beauty andਊnd for its flora.

5:39 PM - 28 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. ^ In fact, this entire Twitter account

The Swedish government hands over the entire @Sweden Twitter account to a different, random citizen each week. It's then their responsibility to teach to world about Sweden through their tweets and pictures.

6. Tubes! As far as the eye can see…

You would only find this in Sweden, everything in a tube... #onlyinsweden #kindagross

Cassie@CassieWulff

You would only find this in Sweden, everything in a tube... #onlyinsweden #kindagross

1:41 PM - 26 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. This LGBT-friendly zebra crossing

AFP / Getty Images

When Russian politicians denounced homosexuality gay rights protestors in Stockholm responded by painting the zebra crossing outside the Russian embassy in the colours of the LGBT rainbow flag.

9. This public safety announcement

alltså vem gör de här skyltarna?

hopey@juliawillen

alltså vem gör de här skyltarna?

9:24 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. The Tough Viking Race

AP / Getty Images

The course of the Tough Viking race consists of 15 brutal obstacles (barbed wire, mud, ice, water, tunnels, electricity, fire, climbing, etc.) and is designed and built by specialists in the Swedish Armed Forces.

13. The backpacker who packed their gigantic moose antlers

15. Läderlappen - Batman's Swedish alter ego

#Batman en sueco tiene mucha más gracia #Lrlappen

Ja@evendrones

#Batman en sueco tiene mucha más gracia #Lrlappen

1:41 PM - 19 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. This hiking Viking

Think I cycled past an actual Viking today in Stockholm. #OnlyinSweden

Oliver Gee@TheUppsalaKoala

Think I cycled past an actual Viking today in Stockholm. #OnlyinSweden

8:09 PM - 30 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. This proud Swedish dad

My dad wanted to remind me that l'm swedish

19. Moose and reindeer - everywhere!

My friend got an elk in his garden! #OnlyInSweden I wish I had a garden with maybe a squirrel in it? #London

Clara Springfeldt@Clara_HWER

My friend got an elk in his garden! #OnlyInSweden I wish I had a garden with maybe a squirrel in it? #London

4:06 PM - 18 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cause its so normal to find moose walking by the street. #OnlyinSweden.

NR.@NayraRAly

Cause its so normal to find moose walking by the street. #OnlyinSweden.

12:13 PM - 03 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

So, i was out on the Jet-ski yesterday when suddenly a moose came by!!

Daniel Roos@roosracing

So, i was out on the Jet-ski yesterday when suddenly a moose came by!!

8:25 AM - 05 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Something else that is delightfully Swedish:

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