In the News: Five ThingsJune 10, 2016
Each week, our editors will highlight a handful of Swedish stories that catch our attention.
- The sweetest court battle of the century is going down in Sweden, according to the BBC. A Swedish court recently ruled that Mars no longer can advertise with the lowercase “m&m” on its candies because of similarities to Swedish chocolate-maker Marabou’s logo. We hope they figure this out, because m&m’s are capital MMM, MMM GOOD.
- We don’t promote stealing, but we would totally swipe Dorothy’s ruby slippers to get to Sweden right now. The Wall Street Journal published a guide for a long weekend in Stockholm, and there’s SO MUCH GOING ON. There’s no place like Stockholm, there’s no place like Stockholm…
- The world collectively lost their minds this week when news reports surfaced that ABBA reunited for a song at a private Stockholm party, but then ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm took all of our hopes and dreams of a harmonious comeback away when he revealed to the New York Times, “They never sang together, the four of them.” Carl was there. He would’ve noticed. Turns out, it was only Anni-Frid and Agnetha.
- Pop music has Beyoncé, sparkling water has La Croix (to be specific: pamplemousse flavor!), condiments have Sriracha and soccer has Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Sweden’s all-time leading goal scorer explained to CNN why being No. 1 is difficult.
- By the way sports fans, the Euro 2016 starts today. There’s still time to shower your cable-subscribing friends with compliments, so you can come over for their Comcast. Catch Sweden’s first match against Ireland on Monday, June 13 at noon. CBS Sports posted the U.S. viewing schedule on its site. Have you lost weight? Can I come over and watch soccer?