Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

Happy New Year

January 1, 2018

“Happy New Year,” from ABBA in 1980. written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2017

“Happy New Year,” from ABBA in 1980. written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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For What It’s Worth

November 20, 2016

 

“For What It’s Worth,” written by Nina Persson and Peter Svensson and performed by them with their group The Cardigans.  Not to be confused with the Buffalo Springfield tune.

The Cardigans website.

More:

“Cult heroes: the Cardigans – a platinum-selling anomaly,” Daniel Martin, The Guardian

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Changes

May 22, 2016

“Changes,” performed by The Cardigans. The song was written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, who recorded it as Black Sabbath in 1972.

The Cardigans website.

More:

“Cult heroes: the Cardigans – a platinum-selling anomaly,” Daniel Martin, The Guardian

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2016

“Happy New Year,” from ABBA in 1980. written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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Ikea Meatballs — Now With Horsemeat!

February 26, 2013

Ikea Meatballs -- Now With Horsemeat!
Sweden-based Ikea has 332 stores in 38 countries. Primarily known for assemble-yourself furniture, the firm also sells food products. Swedish Meatballs (köttbullar) are pretty famous, and IKEA’s are too, now that some were discovered to contain horsemeat.

Ikea’s equine meatballs were made in Sweden but first detected in the Czech Republic. The firm has reined in sales in 21 European countries.

Related: New catalog!

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Sweden’s New Museum

February 15, 2013

Sweden's New Museum

Sweden, land of August StrindbergJenny LindIngmar Bergman,  Yngwie Malmsteen, and Birgit Nilsson, will have a new cultural institution this spring. The ABBA Museum opens in Stockholm on May 7th.

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Meat the Future

November 19, 2011

Sustainable meat, served up in a tasty animation by Afshin Moeini, Christian Poppius and Kim Brundin of Beckmans College of Design in Sweden (insert Swedish Meatball joke here). They think it’s time to cook up a viable in-vitro meat recipe. You can reach the project at contact@meatthefuture.org

Related:

“What Stands Between You and the World’s Most Expensive Burger,” Veronique Greenwood, 80 Beats

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Radioactive Recipe in Sweden

August 7, 2011

Radioactive Recipe in Sweden

There’s nothing like Swedish home cooking (husmanskost). Kroppkakor (potato dumplings). Blåbärssoppa (blueberry soup). Kärnenergi (nuclear energy).

Richard Handl of Ängelholm in Skåne (home of the UFO Memorial) is 31 and unemployed, so he used his involuntary free time to exercise his joy of cooking. He tried to cook up a nuclear reactor in his kitchen. Not finding Americium, Radium and Beryllium in his local supermarket, Mr. Handl bought them on eBay. Simmering these ingredients in a 96% reduction of sulphuric acid was not entirely successful, and resulted in a stove-top explosion.

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