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Germany on Vacation

Germany on Vacation

German tourists dig deep holes in Dutch and Danish beaches and steal “Beware of Moose” signs in Sweden and Norway.

The two things have to be connected somehow, or the world no longer makes sense! D:

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1st of August

The mind of a child

The mind of a child

England got his proper flag this time, mainly because I’m a lazy fuck who hates drawing the UK flag over and over.

Anyway, the story behind this is that it took forever for Denmark and England to become friends while Sweden and especially Norway befriended him fairly quickly. Denmark on the other hand got friendly with Russia whom most of the world didn't like. :XD:

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28th of July
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Just a Tool

Just a Tool

Boy have I gotten a lot of notes and what not about this.

Some strange item from the stone age was found in Sweden. People can't agree on what it is.

http://www.livescience.com/history/stone-age-carving-ancient-dildo-100720.html

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26th of July

What did you say?

What did you say?

Ah, the languages of the Nordics.

Few people realize this, but Norwegians actually speak a language that is far closer to old Danish than Norwegian, while people on Iceland actually speak something close to old Norwegian.
Little FennoSwede is holding on to his uncle Finland because FennoSwedes are Finns who speak Swedish.

Though, you could really just say Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and to some extend Icelandic (But not Finnish) are nothing more than different dialects, seeing as we understand each other if we talk reeeeaaaaly slow and clear.

And it will of course never not be funny how some Americans treat British like a completely different language. :XD:
Sure, some words are different and it’s a different accent, but try coming to Europe. We’ll show you what “different language” means. ;)

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25th of July

Forest Sea and Mountains

Forest Sea and Mountains

I once found a geography book about Scandinavia, and each country got a title like this.

Sweden is known for it’s massive forests that seem to never end, and they have the biggest lakes in Scandinavia. Heck, one lake is even as big as the Danish island Zealand. They take good care to preserve the forests, so every time they cut a tree down, and new is planted.

You’ll have to dig a long way down to find rock in Denmark. It’s impossible to get more than 50 kilometres away from the sea and compared to the size of the country, Denmark has one of the longest coastlines in the world. Tourists mainly come here for the nice beaches.
In this song one of the lines go, “If they ask us where we live, we tell them, ‘Where the salt grows’” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a-VNA3ZfXU&feature=channel
Because the country is so flat, it's also very windy.

Norway, a country almost made entirely of mountains. Try looking at pictures from Norwegian nature. You will be hard pressed to find a single one without at least three mountains in the back. It has of course had a big influence on a the Norwegians’ lives, even down to what they eat, and they have some of the most expensive vegetables you’ll find. The mountains also have a bad tendensy to "hold onto" clouds, which results in a lot of rain.

EDIT: Finland isn't part of Scandinavia. Finland is part of Fennoscandinavia and the Nordics.

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25th of July
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Unlucky

Unlucky

Well, at least Finland had fun pushing them in...

Some old champagne bottles were found near Åland http://yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/07/worlds_oldest_champagne_found_in_aland_1839322.html

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20th of July

Monster in the Lake

Monster in the Lake

The other girls don't like to go swimming with Sister Sweden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvCI-gNK_y4

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17th of July

Unfair Advantage

Unfair Advantage

Let’s see who will be the last to sit in a chair now, biatches!!!

Heh, this was a commission by the gentleman in the wheelchair http://rulle91.deviantart.com/ who wanted a SatW comic about his mad unbeatable musical chairs skillz. :D

And you better like it, Jacob! Drawing your wheelchair almost killed me! :XD:

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15th of July

Product Pairing

Product Pairing

Written Norwegian and Danish are so similar that on the back of products that has a description in several languages, Norwegian and Danish are usually mixed together, and the few words that a written differently are separated with a “/”. So “I love you” would look like this on the back of a product:

SE (Swedish): Jag älskar dig.
FI (Finnish): Minä rakastan sinua.
DK/NO: Jeg elsker dig/deg.

I’ve never thought about it before, but it was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that DK/NO looks like someone was writing a paring, like Harry/Draco. I haven’t been able to unsee it since. :XD:

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13th of July

Cross Trend

Cross Trend

Yes, when they really want something, they grow fingers.
:XD:
Denmark has a bunch of old crap. We have the oldest amusement part in the world (that’s still open), the oldest cinema (that has stayed in one place), the oldest kingdom, and of course the oldest flag that’s still in use. The other Nordic flags are basically just recoloured versions of the Danish one.

It is usually said that Betsy Ross made the first American flag, but there's a lot of versions of who designed it (One story even claims it was a French guy who did it). One version says that Washington, when having to choose a flag for the new country USA, insisted on simply taking the Danish one because he considered it “ideal for the purpose”. The Danes of course weren’t keen on this idea, but the Americans wouldn’t listen before the Danish flag designer Kasper Nielsen designed what is today known as “Stars and Stripes” and offered that instead.

The story comes from Norway and is hardly true, but it’s cute and silly non the less. :D

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12th of July