Interesting Things You Never Knew About Sweden

Though there are a few things they’re known for, there’s a lot more to Sweden and it’s people than Swedish meatballs, IKEA, and ABBA.

For instance, did you know that the country of Sweden has more than 300,000 free-roaming moose? Take that, Canada! Sweden offers its citizens free education, a good healthcare system, clean air, and a whole lot of other things. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about life in Sweden.

Children Only Eat Sweets On Saturdays

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Photo Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images
Photo Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden eats candy at a higher per capita rate than most other countries, but the trick is that they only consume it on Saturdays. The brainchild of dentists decades ago, children are taught to only eat candy one day a week. Dentists determined that it’s better for your teeth to eat all your weekly candy in one sitting rather than a couple of pieces every day.