Sugar makes you nicer, did you know that? Itís only a hypothesis, but itís one that the municipality of Karlstad fully believes in.
In order to create calmer weekend nights, 10 000 lollipops will be given away to young people during the summer months. A similar project was carried out last winter, but with onion rings and potato chips. New Year's Eve became quite uneventful and, according to the local organizers, mostly thanks to the snacks and the presence of the people handing them out.
ďPeople are happy to see us there, they think itís nice to talk to someone and to get something to snack on,Ē a city representative told the local paper. No comment as to what onion rings do to people.
Have a lollipop and stay calm? At least if youíre in Karlstad for the summer.