Message in a bottle—22 years later
A belated message of sorts: The bottle that Josefin Grund threw in the water when she was a little girl, was recently found—22 years later. “It’s hard to believe it’s true,” says Josefin, who is now 31 years old. When she was 9, she wrote a note, put it in a bottle and threw the bottle into the waters at Solumshamn, south of Härnösand. Annika Windhagen found it four miles north at Bönhamn. “Send me a letter,” the note said. Well, in keeping with the changing times, Annika sent a text message instead. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest message in a bottle spent 92 years 229 days at sea. A bottom drift bottle, numbered 423B, was released at 60º 50'N 00º 38'W (about halfway between Aberdeen, Scotland and the coast of Denmark) on April 25, 1914 and recovered by fisherman Mark Anderson of Bixter, Shetland, UK, on December 10, 2006.

Confirmation camp interrupted
A confirmation camp in Halland had to be interrupted this past weekend, when the pastor realized he and his staff had no control over the situation. The parents of the candidates for confirmation were called and asked to pick up their children and bring them home. Some sources claim alcohol was involved, but the pastor doesn’t want to comment on that. “As a leader, I realized toward the evening, that we weren’t in control,” is all he says.

Free room for bloggers
Did you know that as of October 1, if you are a blogger, you can apply to stay at a hotel for free in Stockholm? The specially designed room, called a “concept room,” includes most of what a blogger might need: An iPad, a laptop, a camera, a tripod for the camera and wifi loudspeakers. A survey created by the hotel chain Scandic and sent out to 200 of Sweden’s most popular bloggers, shows that many bloggers refrain from covering certain events because of the high price of staying in a hotel. The survey also shows that a blogger's needs are vastly different from those of a traveling businessman, and that is something that Scandic is now trying to learn more about. For more info: