This country knows how to surprise.
When it comes to Sweden, to mind immediately come the concept of “buffet” or “Swedish family”. However, by the Swedes these claims is unknown. However, the way of life there are many wonderful things, for example, the child is given at birth the name of the mother, the father has the right to maternity leave, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to novate.
1. Country inventions
Sweden — the birthplace of a huge number of inventions. In 1959, engineer Nils Bohlin invented the 3-point safety belt for cars, which saved the lives of more than one million people. Eco-friendly cardboard Tetra Pak is also a native of Sweden, as well as a refrigerator, without which we cannot imagine his life now. In addition, the Swedes came up with the famous bottle design, Coca-Cola, IKEA furniture team, match, mouse and the receiver.
2. Swedish family, Swedish wall and buffet
Swedish wall, Swedish table, Swedish family… You are familiar with these concepts? But Swedes are not. Or rather some of them are present in the country, but are called differently. For example, “buffet”, which is present in every second hotel in Turkey or Egypt received its name from the snack table “smorgasbord”. The fact that the Scandinavian peoples have long blanks made from salted fish, root vegetables and smoked meat, and on the occasion of the arrival of guests, put the food in those huge containers on the table.
Swedish wall also invented in this country, but at home it is called ribbsto, which literally means “frame rails”. But no Swedish families in Sweden no. The people of the country are monogamous, and the concept was under the impression from the magazines that were popular in the ‘ 70s.
At that time, in Europe many people dream of becoming blonde, Swedish women without exception are painted in dark shades. Owner natural blond strands often obscure them in brown or black. That helped, apparently a female essence, to seek to radically change what nature has given.
4. Youth in Sweden
30 years means nothing to the Swedes. Many of them in those years only to end up University. Unlike other European countries, in Sweden young people are not in a hurry to go to College. After school they work, move out from parents, traveling, and 25-27 years begin to intelligently choose a serious profession and go to study.
The Swedes are among the most serviceable and organized taxpayers. And this despite the fact that taxes across the country vary in the range of 29-35 percent of the income. Paying taxes is a source of pride in Sweden. And, the more paid, the more reason to boast you have.
Unofficially, the Swedish language is divided into simple and complex. The majority of the population in everyday life uses a simplified version, but often uses complex words in order to show off the mind. The funny thing is that many Swedes have no idea about the value and half “difficult” words.
7. Maternity leave
In the Swedish families there is equality. In this country, men are often present at birth, and right after them can take the new born, allowing the mother to relax. Maternity leave in Sweden also has some peculiarities. All parents are given 480 days of child care, of which 60 belong to the father. Leave may be taken parts, divided into days, weeks, months and even hours.
8. Fast food
The Swedes do not like to cook at home, so they often organize family trips to fast food restaurants. By the way, the last one there are countless. In Sweden the largest number of McDonald’s restaurants in Europe. As for favorite foods, there’s a very popular pizza kebab and fried herring.
9. Life expectancy
Life expectancy in Sweden has increased significantly over the past 10 years and is now one of the highest rates. Men on average live to 79.5 years and women to 83.5 years. Modern inhabitants of Sweden are calm, measured way of life, avoiding the emotional turmoil. Perhaps for this reason, in recent years has decreased the percentage of mortality from cardiovascular disease.
Parents have 3 months to name the child. In Sweden at birth, the baby gets as much as 3 name, and the surname of the father becomes optional middle name. But the mother’s name is official. The rule is to give the child the mother’s surname has been operating in Sweden since 1986.
11. Baby room
In Sweden to live comfortably with children. Every institution, whether a hospital, Bank or station, there is a baby room with toys and entertainment for kids. Sitting in a queue anywhere, you can give a coloring book with crayons or a children’s book.
12. Care for the animals
The Swedes are very respectful to nature, environment and animals. For the bad treatment to animals in this country is possible to obtain not only fine, but a real term. Even as an avid fisherman, the Swedes always release the fish, returning home without a catch.
13. Laundry room
Residents of apartment buildings do not have personal washing machines in the apartments but there is a separate Laundry. To wash, dry and fold linen, you need to enroll in a certain time. The lack of washing machines helps the Swedes to save electricity.