In Sweden, the traditional triangle sign to warn drivers that wild animals might wander out on the roads depicts a moose rather than a deer. The Swedish moose signs have become a popular tourist attraction. Rumor has it that German tourists come here in the summers and steal the signs from the road, smuggle them home and make end tables of them. To combat this, Sweden has begun manufacturing extra moose signs and selling them at the tourist offices.
And of course every American loves the “farthinder” signs. Which is actually a speed bump warning, in case you wondered!
Naturally I had to buy my brother one for Christmas...
Swedish phenomena
- Red houses
- Signs
- Winter darkness
- Feathersticks
- Easter hags
- Going Postal

Funny stories
- “Is that in Europe?”
- The Good Ship Vasa
- The openness principle