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The Flogsta scream

No one knows exactly when students in the Uppsala area of Flogsta started screaming out their angst into the night. Some sources claim with certainty that this behaviour started as early as the 1970s, others that it arose during exam periods in the 1980s.

However, there is no doubt that the scream can be heard every evening at 22:00 on Sernanders väg in Flogsta, from the windows of students who feel the need to let off some steam.

At 22:00 precisely the windows open and the screaming begins. Decibel measurements have been done, as well as film and sound recordings of the phenomenon. The Flogsta scream has become a tradition, an attraction and a much needed safety valve for all those who feel that a cry of angst can work wonders for handling the stress and demands of student life.

Find videos of the Flogsta scream on YouTube