The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube .
Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.
Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they "felt gay".
89% of people in Sweden speak English.
There's a Golf Club on the border of Sweden and Finland: half the holes are in one country and half in the other.
In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet "minimum humanitarian standards."
Norway's first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
Ikea names sofas, coffee tables and bookshelves after places in Sweden
Norway's NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning.