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Picking and choosing

Picking and choosing

It's a very common reaction in the Nordic countries to just dismiss Iceland's place on lists because they are so few people. I was reminded of this when I overheard two people talk about this list and one of them said "We have more people in our capital than they have people in their whole country. Of course it's easy to keep a place like that safe". Sweden had much the same reaction when Iceland was higher up on the list than them regarding gender equality. It's just a way for the rest of the Nordic countries to bump ourselves further up positive lists.

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20th of September

The Proposal

The Proposal

Our prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, was right. Trump is being absurd. The fact that he was so offended by being called absurd just proves her point.

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23rd of August
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Secrets secrets

Secrets secrets

The LEGO company used to dump old LEGO molds in concrete floors to keep people from stealing them. A bit extra if you ask me.

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7th of June

The ideal woman is fictional

The ideal woman is fictional

I was waiting in line to see Captain Marvel when I read the study.

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29th of March

Let me sing you the song of my people

Let me sing you the song of my people

Of course more stuff goes on in the anthems, but I asked around and this were foreigners main impressions of the songs.

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15th of March
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Say cheese

Say cheese

Lets just say, it's a good thing the challenge started in English speaking countries...

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8th of March

He likes the D

He likes the D

I walked past IKEA and noticed that they spelled jungle with a D on one of their products and thought "Of course they fucking do"

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22nd of February

Test Run

Test Run

Delayed Valentine's picture.

Our ancestors can really surprise us sometimes.

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15th of February

Young Love

Young Love

It feels like all countries have their own brands of weird stuff, and no country got more stories about young men being attracted to odd things than Japan.

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1st of February

I'm just trolling you bro

I'm just trolling you bro

Confession: I collect troll figurines like other people collect stamps, so when I visited Norway this week I of course had to get a Norwegian troll. You can find a wall of nothing but rubber troll figurines in every Norwegian souvenir shop, but I always thought they were horrible looking and asked people if I could find better quality trolls in a normal store. I was always told no, because trolls are mainly a tourist thing in Norway these days.

Which surprised me because you can find the Norwegian souvenir trolls in Danish souvenir shops too if you don't have the time or money to visit Norway, but if you want the Danish trolls you have to visit designer stores that have "this year's troll design" and what not. They're more expensive but better quality and usually made from ceramics, porcelain or wood, sometimes with real wool for hair. I didn't expect Denmark to be more serious about trolls than Norway.

To be fair, I eventually found some really nice wooden troll figurines in a single Norwegian souvenir shop.

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25th of January