Scandinavia and the World
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It was a dark night

It was a dark night

Ever noticed that Christmas specials of British shows are always creepy and scary? That's because they have an old tradition of telling ghost stories around Christmas.

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21st of December

Aw yeah history

Aw yeah history

Some Danes were caught posing naked and pretending to have sex on top of one of the pyramids in Egypt.

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14th of December
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Cows are the real pollution

Cows are the real pollution

In England a woman dressed as a mermaid to raise awareness of pollution helped save a drowning cow. Why is the world so weird?

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9th of November

It's organic

It's organic

It's turning into a popular joke in the Nordic countries that mozzarella is Moomin meat.

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14th of September

You're hot then you're cold

You're hot then you're cold

For once Denmark handled the weather better than Sweden.

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3rd of August
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Nice Guys Finish Last

Nice Guys Finish Last

Sweden is the only Nordic country that recognize Scientology as a real religion, yet their European headquarters are in Denmark.

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29th of June

Traveling Light the Finnish way

Traveling Light the Finnish way

Stumbled across a Finnish site selling mobile saunas. Finns will indeed bring/build saunas everywhere, even war zones.

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22nd of June

Lost the May game

Lost the May game

The maypole is hugely popular in Sweden and you can't have a summer without a maypole. In Denmark the tradition has mostly died out and been replaced with the Saint Hans fire, but there's still a few areas where you can find maypoles in Denmark, and a lot of those places have a "catch the flag" tradition.

On some nights young guys from neighboring towns are allowed to try and steal it, so other young men have to guard their maypole, while another team sneaks over to the other town. Fighting isn't allowed, so stealth is everything and it's all in good fun.

I asked a bunch of Swedes and non of them had ever heard of this tradition in Sweden, so it seemed fitting to have Denmark steal Sweden's maypole.

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3rd of May

Lazy Lady

Lazy Lady

There has been a bit of a problem with Denmark deporting people from other Scandinavian countries if they're pregnant and don't have a spouse or the like in Denmark. This law was meant for people with disabilities or those who are too old to work, and unfortunately it also hits pregnant people sometimes if their home country is safe, and especially if they come from another Nordic country.

This is because people get a lot of monetary support if they are unable to work, so the Danish state can't afford to support people who aren't citizens or have no family connections within the country.

It's super weird that pregnant people are sometimes effected by the law though.

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27th of April

Just in case

Just in case

Lego recently launched their first bio bricks and have plans for years.

Meanwhile: Norway is working on their "Doomsday" seed vault.

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26th of March