10 Most-Read Umgås Stories Of 2019December 19, 2019
What a year! We saw a record number of readers this year, and the articles that resonated the most span topics from death and superstitions to beloved Swedish figures like Dolph Lundgren and Inger Nilsson.
Here is a list of our top 10 most-read stories of 2019.
#1 Irv Gordon’s Journey with his 3-Million-Mile Volvo
Although Irv Gordon passed away at the end of last year, thanks to a Reddit thread that took off, this was our single most-read article that details the record-breaking life of Gordon and his Volvo.
#2 Making ‘Swedish Death Cleaning’ Part of My Life
From the eyes of one of our writers, this article captures six lessons from the book “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” by Margareta Magnusson. We promise, it’s not as morbid as it sounds.
#3 Four Reasons Dolph Lundgren Is A Real Life Superhuman
Apparently Swedish action stars hold a place in our readers’ hearts. This article got a lot of you excited, but for us, it had us thinking we needed to hit the gym.
#4 Swedish Superstitions Americans Probably Have Never Heard Of
Good thing we didn’t post this on Friday the 13th! We did, however, list 13 Swedish superstitions that we’ve pulled together from around the internet.
#5 Swedish Dala Horses: A Lesson About A Popular Swedish Icon
For real, our readers love Dala horses! This article gave some quick background on Dala horses, their origins and what makes them so delightfully Swedish.
#6 In The News: Swedish Singer Stuns The Judges On ‘America’s Got Talent’
Remember Chris Kläfford? He won our hearts with a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” His beard and good-natured spirits were so fun to watch.
#7 What Did We Just Watch? Reflecting On The ‘Midsommar’ Horror Film
We’re still paying the therapy bills for the writer we sent to the theater to watch “Midsommar.” Her review was something that many of you wanted to see (to save yourself from seeing the film itself, we presume).
#8 The Actress Who Brought Pippi Longstocking to Life
It’s not every day you get to interview the real-life Pippi Longstocking! This article is a few years old, but our interview with Inger Nilsson captures the experience that changed her childhood.
#9 Not A Cake, Not Yet a Sandwich: Breaking Down the Smörgåstårta
When Britney Spears lyrics meet iconic Swedish dish, our readers will follow. This article gave a quick overview of the smörgåstårta.
#10 In The News: Archaeologists Make An…Um…Interesting Find in Sweden
Note to our future selves: When you use a photo of a phallic rock, readers will want to click on the article to see what the heck is going on.