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Stockholm: Oral Sex is Bad for You

September 22, 2006



by schlockholm - the stockholm blog 

Swedish scientists are now saying that oral sex can give you cancer. Well, giving oral sex to be specific.

The same virus that causes cancer of the uterus is thought to be linked to tonsillary cancer, say boffins at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute (KI), hastily adding that changed sexual habits and more oral sex are also linked problem.

During the past 30 years the number of tonsil cancer cases has tripled in Stockholm. In the same period the amount of tumors infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has gone up from 23 percent in the 70s to 68 percent in recent years.

Stockhom: Viking Ship Turns 50…?

August 30, 2006


  by schlockholm – the stockholm blog  Stockholm’s Vasa Museum celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ship’s discovery today. 378 years after its sinking, the royal warship Vasa is a major tourist attraction. The museum had its 250 millionth visitor last week. Despite the PR spin from the museum it’s not actually 50 years since […]

Stockholm: Colour and Glass at Galleri EOS

August 22, 2006


by schlockholm the stockholm blog  Make sure you catch the Sara Hammar & Eva Isaksson Glass & Painting Exhibition before it ends on August 24th. Sara Hammar, a talented glassblower, has some of her work on display “with colour as the source of inspiration,” together with Ewa Isaksson’s oil paintings – “music and internal pictures […]

Stockholm: Ten Things You Should Know About Working in Sweden

August 9, 2006



by schlockholm - the stockholm blog

If you’re new to Sweden, about to start a job in Stockholm, or thinking of heading this way, here are:
Ten Things to You Should Know About Working in Sweden:

1. Be prepared to drink coffee and eat cake between 9-10.

2.  Eat lunch between 12-13.

3. Work like crazy between 10-12.

Stockholm: Extreme Makeover for City Busses

August 3, 2006



by schlockholm - the stockholm blog 

So this is how Stockholm’s buses might well look in the future! 

Well, that’s if the bus boffins have their way. Today sees the publication of “European Bus of the Future” in Brussels.

This is the result of a five-year in-depth reflection on bus functionalities led by a European think tank composed of eight major operators and organising authorities from five European countries, including Connex, who have the, er, privilege of running Stockholm’s bus service. 

Stockholm: Where have all the People Gone?

July 27, 2006


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by schlockholm - the stockholm blog 

I went to the mall this morning to pick up groceries. It was past ten and there wasn’t a person in sight except the kid at the checkout. It was brilliant.

One of my personal peeves is having to negotiate the parking lot at the mall. Täby Centrum, Solna Centrum, Farsta Centrum, Kista Galleri: I’ve witnessed more aggression in these parking lots than anywhere else in Sweden and that’s including outside Stureplan on a Friday night.

Put a Swede behind the wheel of a car, tell them to find a parking space and all the aggression they’ve been saving up spills over. Most of the time Swedes are a pretty calm people; polite, quietly friendly and sincere. Behind the wheel of a car, though, things change. They just don’t give a monkeys about cutting you up to GET THE LAST SPACE. It’s survival of the fittest.

Portrait of a Blogger: Jon Buscall

July 13, 2006



Meet Jon, Shortcut's Stockholm content supplier. Jon runs Schlockholm, a blog about the Swedish capital. Read more about Jon and Schlockholm below.

How / Why did you start blogging?
I first started blogging anonymously whilst living in Finland in the late 90s over on LiveJournal. A girl I knew sent me a link and, having kept a diary for about 10 years, suddenly got hooked on online journaling. I then started The Grey Notebook back in 2000 which ran until last year. I've since let the domain go. I started Schlockholm early this spring.  

What's your blog about?
Stockholm & Sweden. It's a city blog, covering the flotsam and jetsam that catches my eye everyday: news stories, the weird and wonderful, a movie of the week, basically whatever.