Every country has a national dish. In the UK it is fish and chips or roast beef; in Greece it is moussaka; in Pakistan it is Biryani; in the Seychelles it is fruit bat soup. In Sweden meatballs can lay claim to being the number one dish. Meatballs are big business and it is a common sight to see lorries laden with the food on Sweden’s roads delivering the nation’s favourite tucker to all parts of the country. So when news broke out on social media that the Skara-Lundsbrunn road in southwest Sweden was blocked by a 20 tonne mountain of meatballs after the lorry transporting them skidded into a ditch, there was no shortage of people volunteering to do their bit to help: Twitter users offered to bring a knife and fork to help with the clean-up operation; while another asked if a lorry load of spaghetti might follow. Sounds like everyone had a ball.