Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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Bye bye ambassador

Bye bye ambassador

Soooo Denmark got a tiny bit obsessed with the U.S. ambassador and his husband. They even got their own TV show, and the queen threw a big goodbye party for them where Rufus was knighted.

It will be a tough act to follow for Laura.

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27th of January

Goodbye forever

Goodbye forever

When you burn bridges but keep their phone number.

(Also there is a new England book: scandia.store/product/the-england-book)

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19th of January
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Mower of Grass

Mower of Grass

We try to pretend we've put our violent Viking past behind us, and then we call lawn mowers shit like this.

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13th of January

No day like today

No day like today

Qin Shi Huang who united China wanted history to start with him, so he tried to destroy all documents about the past and killed every historian he could get his hands on.

He wasn't exactly successful seeing as I got this info from my historian friend from Sweden, and I assume he comes from a long genetic line of historians.

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6th of January

Break the bars

Break the bars

Fun fact: The Scandinavian prisons are practically hotels compared to most other places in the world, but you have to pay for your stay. When you get out a bill is sent to you so tax payers won't have to pay for your stupidity. The government will then help you get back into society so you can get a job and pay it off.

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29th of December
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Non-holiday

Non-holiday

I want Chinese food too on Christmas.

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23rd of December

Equal Fight

Equal Fight

If you say Iceland is the most gender equal country in the world within hearing distance of a Swede you WILL get your throat slit.

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16th of December

Epiphany

Epiphany

A Swedish friend of mine works as a history teacher, and he sometimes send me little gold nuggets like this.

We don't know if the Scandinavians kept using the English king's face on their coins because they thought that was what coins was supposed to look like, or if they did it because it made it easier to use the coins in England.

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9th of December

Goat Steak

Goat Steak

OMG Norway! It's tradition!

Every year a giant straw goat is build in Sweden and most years it meets a violent end. Usually by fire, but it has also been hit by cars and kicked apart.

People don't hate it. It has just become part of the tradition to try and destroy it.

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2nd of December

Nice time to stay indoors

Nice time to stay indoors

To be fair, it's fucking up the rhythm of our animal life quite a bit.

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24th of November