Sex, suicides and socialism among persistent myths about Sweden, as Obama visits

  • by: KARL RITTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 8:20 AM

STOCKHOLM — Yes, Swedes eat a lot of meatballs and equip their homes with IKEA furniture. Many drive Volvos and listen to ABBA. But there are some cliches about the Swedes that are simply wrong. Here are five of the most common myths about the Nordic country, where President Barack Obama made a stopover Wednesday on his way to a global summit in Russia.

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