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As the wintry weather sets in, it’s the season for Americans to revive the cherished annual institution of the snowball fight. As it happens, making snowballs is popular in Sweden, too—but the Nordic country has a decidedly less aggressive use for them. It’s called the snölykta, and it’s essentially a hollow pyramid made of snowballs with a light source on the inside.

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This story first appeared in the Jan. 7, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.