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It's genetic

It's genetic

It's just something that has to be done.

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15th of February

My Corona

My Corona

Every time they mention the corona virus on TV I get this version of the song stuck in my head, and as it creeps ever closer to Denmark I find myself humming it more and more often...

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8th of February
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Shoes on shoes off

Shoes on shoes off

We don't usually think of Scandinavia as "shoes off" countries, but then I talked to some Americans who couldn't understand why their Scandinavian friends were always hovering around in the entrance if they only visited to pick something up real quick. The mystery was solved when they explained that it's impolite to walk around people's houses with shoes on in Scandinavia. You either take them off or at least ask if you should. Even if the homeowner don't expect you to take your shoes off they might still get offended if you don't ask, so the rules are a bit more complicated than in Japan.

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25th of January

The odd man out

The odd man out

We were thiiiis close to having a classic 90's five-people girl band.

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11th of January

Hello my fellow children

Hello my fellow children

In several states in the U.S. you can get a fine for trick or treating if you're over the age of 14.

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1st of November
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Here's a thought

Here's a thought

According to a fair few Swedes I've talked to this is a thing about Danes that really pisses them off, and it's even funnier because few Danes know about it.

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25th of October

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

Hangry computer

Hangry computer

In Taiwan there's a belief among a lot of people that electronics will only work if you place Kuai Kuai snacks near them. Therefore, if you see a small bag of snacks on a computer in Taiwan DO NOT TOUCH!

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14th of September

Double Attack

Double Attack

Lately both the Norwegian and Danish prime ministers have said something along the lines of "Sweden has a lot of dangerous people crossing our borders. Let's keep an eye on that" and I could just imagine Sweden being like "Seriously guys, don't do this at the same time!"

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16th of August

The big question

The big question

When I lived in England I thought the washing machine was in the kitchen because we had a tiny shitty house, but turned out that's very normal in England. Where do you keep your washing machine?

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9th of August