Comedy May 24, 2013
Swedishness: A Hilarious Mockumentary On Swedish Culture

Have you ever noticed, every time one of those "world's best country" lists comes out, Sweden is always at or near the top.

Doesn't matter what the category is - health care, education, quality of life, the environment, daycare, women's rights, life expectancy, child well being - it just seems the Swedes have it right.

Scandinavians in general, really - Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark... they pretty much own the podium on this stuff.

The video at the top is called 'Swedishness' - a terrific mockumentary about Swedish culture.

According to the "reporter", Sweden is "an unusual, even extreme country" with 100 expressions for "parental leave". And in Sweden, everyone is equal; the same rules apply to everyone.

We particularly like the war scene at the 1:00 mark and the scene with the actual Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at 1:35.

The video was shown during last weekend's Eurovision Song Contest in Mälmo, Sweden.


By the way, if you're interested, here's a great list of interesting facts about Sweden that will no doubt make you jealous and resentful.

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