Re: To continue the recent question craze - I have a burning question (swedish people in particular please reply!)


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Posted by hurtta on September 15, 2006 at 19:52:24:

In Reply to: To continue the recent question craze - I have a burning question (swedish people in particular please reply!) posted by Jeffiner on September 15, 2006 at 19:04:43:

: So we get these ads on TV or even in the mail for the Temperpedic mattress all the time. What I've always wondered about is how is this mattress considered a Swedish mattress but developed by scientists at NASA? Was there some secret Swedish/US space collaboration that I've never heard about before? Or just seriously false advertising? Are these Temperpedic mattress even known or popular in Sweden? It always brings a chuclke to me when I hear them say 'The SWEDISH mattress, developed by top scientists at NASA!'

: Any ideas? Or am I just laughing for naught and it really make sense to the rest of the world but me?

: Jen

I'm not really Swedish, but close enough. *g*

They're called Tempur-mattresses in Sweden/Finland. The material WAS developed by NASA scientists, but a small Danish company called Dan-Foam started to develop a method to mass produce the material in the 80's. They were bought out by a Swedish company, Fagerdala World Foams, that finished the project and started producing the Tempur mattresses in 1991.

Sheesh, I can't believe I actually took the time to type this. *l* I do love my TempurPedic mattress, though...

hurtta


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