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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sweden’

Snoop Dogg Arrested in Sweden, Posts NSFW Vids to Instagram [Video]

Snoop Dogg had some trouble with the police in Sweden. The rapper was pulled over at a traffic stop, and when cops suspected he might be high, they hustled him in for a urine sample test. The traffic stopped took place in Uppsala, Sweden. Snoop Dogg had given a concert in the area. The police in Uppsala told the Guardian, …

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Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries

Google announced the expansion of Flight Search into three more countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This is the first time Google has added countries since launching in Ireland and Poland in March. A year before that, Google launched the offering in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. Those in Denmark can access the feature at google,dk/flights. For Norway, …

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Serena Williams to Play Swedish Open After Wimbledon Early Exit

Serena Williams has confirmed that she will play the Swedish Open, according to tournament director Nina Wennerstrom. On Tuesday Williams exited her doubles match at Wimbledon mid-match due to a viral illness that left her shaky and feeling faint. In what was widely referred to as a “strange” scene, Williams appeared to be disoriented during warm-ups, having difficulty picking up, …

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Gripen Fighter Jets Deal Nixed by Swiss Voters

Saab Group was dealt a major blow this week as Swiss voters halted a plan to order the company’s Gripen fighter jets. The deal had been worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal stems from a February 2013 agreement between the Saab, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, and the Swiss Defense Ministry. Under the terms of the deal Saab was …

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The Best Volvo Ad of All Time Doesn’t Come from Volvo

As a member of the Volvo-owners club since 2001, I can attest to the inexplicable draw of the Swedish-made automobile. There’s just something about a Volvo, man. No, there’s just something about this Volvo. According to the legend of the owner’s grandfather’s father’s grandchild’s grandchild child, at least, it’s haunted. If you’re near Malmö, Sweden and have 7,500 Swedish crowns …

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Angry Birds Control Humans in New Viral Video

As one of the first big hits of the mobile gaming market, the Angry Birds franchise is now bigger than ever. The series spans nearly a dozen games, a popular cartoon series, and a mountain of Angry Birds-branded merchandise. What this means is that millions of birds have been flung at buildings, space stations, and storm trooper pigs. Now, Angry …

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden Gives Birth to a Girl

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Christopher O’Neill welcomed a baby girl Thursday night in New York. The Swedish Royal Court wrote in an official announcement: “The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce that H.R.H. Princess Madeleine gave birth to a daughter on February 20 2014 at 10.41 pm local time New York. Both mother …

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Netflix Hits Com Hem TiVo Boxes In Sweden

Last year, Netflix started emerging on a few TiVo boxes from cable providers, beginning with Virgin Media in the UK. Among the deals announced was one with Swedish provider Com Hem. Now, according to reports, Netflix is available on Com Hem cable boxes. According to Engadget, users need only navigate down to the apps menu, log in, and find the …

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Two Teenage Girls Take Selfies Before Robbery

When you’re a teenager influenced by a hubris culture, taking a picture of yourself (a “selfie” as they say) and your friend wearing ski masks and clenching knives is the only way to show how cool you are, even if it’s used against you in a court of law. Such is the case with a 17-year-old girl and her accomplice. …

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Winter Tires Cause Health Problems, Swedish Medical Researchers Claim

At a time when Sweden will soon get hit with its usual seasonal winter weather, medical researchers are asking for a ban against winter tires. In the 1960s, these tires were first introduced to consumers in the United States. Metal studs inserted into the tire were made to enhance the friction on slippery roads, particularly those covered in snow or …

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Winter Tires Risk Being Banned After Research

It’s 32 degrees with a low of 28 in Sweden right now, and medical researchers there are calling for a ban on studded winter tires. Many people worldwide use the drop in weather to determine when its time to change into their winter tires, but according to the Alaska Dispatch, researchers in Sweden are declaring that studded winter tires actually …

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Archaeologists Uncover Skeletal Victims of Ancient Raid

NBC News reports that Swedish archaeologists have discovered a terrifying scene that is being called the “Swedish Pompeii.” An island off the Swedish coast named Öland held the remains of a 5th century fort, and after discovering the foundations of a house, the scientists discovered a horrific scene. Five people, all unearthed from the same ruined house, had been suddenly …

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