Scandinavian countries always come out on top as the happiest nations on the planet. Why is that? What is it that the Norwegians, the Swedes, and the Danes doing that the rest of the world is getting wrong? Apparently, a lot. Today, we’re going to check out 50+ facts about life in Sweden. Who knows—this list might convince you to pack up and move to Det avlånga landet!
One of the first things you should know about Sweden is that innovativeness is nothing new to them. It might sound like an oxymoron, but hear us out. Sweden has the highest patent per capita ratio in the entire world. You could say that they have innovation flowing through their blood.
Let’s take a look at some things that have become commonplace in the entire world thanks to Sweden. Swedes invented the pacemaker, the three-point seat belt, GPS, the handset for telephones, flat displays, safety matches, Bluetooth, ultrasound technology, and Spotify. And IKEA is Swedish, too, so most of the stuff in your living room probably comes from Sweden.