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A Classy Wine in a Box

Nothing says taste and class like boxed wine and designer handbags, so get ready for this: Vernissage’s "bag-in-a-bag" of wine. It’s boxed wine, shaped like a couture handbag! The idea for the wine purse originated [...]

Chips, Crisps, Croustilles: A Global Tour of Unusual Potato Chip Flavors

There’s a whole world of chip flavors out there that most of us have never even imagined. Here are some of the most interesting. Australia: Some of the most popular flavors of late sound quite tasty, or at least intriguing, including lime and pepper, sweet chili sauce & sour cream, honey soy chicken, kangaroo, emu and Caesar [...]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About IKEA

IKEA is the world’s largest furniture store. In fact, the company is so big, it is estimated that around 10% of all Europeans alive today were conceived on an IKEA bed. Despite its success though, the company still has quite a few dark secrets, as well as a number of interesting trivia bits. Whether you [...]

10 Disturbing Episodes from Norse Mythology

Most people have some passing familiarity with Norse mythology and legend. Even the days of our modern week are named after its gods and goddesses. But there is a dark side to the Nordic mythos that few people are aware of. Some of the episodes described below reveal uncomfortable truths about the cosmos. Some exhibit [...]

Green Roof

Green Roof Systems : A sod roof or turf roof house is a traditional Scandinavian type of green roof covered with sod on top of several layers of birch bark on gently sloping wooden roof boards. Until the late 19th century it was the most common roof on rural log houses in large parts of [...]

Rabbit Jumping around Competition Game

Hilarious show jumping pictures with a twist show how rabbits are being trained to run the gauntlet – leaping high obstacles in a new British craze. Rabbit Jumping UK is the country’s only rabbit jumping club and began when retired office worker Maureen Hoyle visited a fellow breeder in Sweden and got inspired. The unusual [...]

Santa’s Homeland

Lapland, a region of Fenno-Scandinavia that lies mostly within the Arctic Circle, is where tourists go to find Santa Claus, reindeer, dog sledding, skiing, the Northern Lights, and unbelievable scenery. In this post, it’s easy to see why Santa Claus wants to live in Lapland -I fell in love with the place just from the [...]

Santa Claus in His Own Words

We first told you about Santa Claus’ blog three years ago. Since then, Santa has been steadily updating his site with stories of Christmases past and present. In a three-part series, he kicks off this Christmas season by telling the entire story of how he and his gift-giving enterprise came to be. Blitzen knew about my [...]

7 Badass Vikings

Most people outside Scandinavia would have a hard time naming more than two Vikings if you asked them. Sure, you’re familiar with Eric the Red and his son Lief Ericson, but have you ever heard of Egil Skallagrimsson, who killed many but still found time to write poetry? Or how about Freydis Ericsdottr, who held [...]

6 Unfamiliar Champions Who Appeared on Wheaties Boxes

As the “Breakfast of Champions,” Wheaties won’t put just anyone on their iconic orange boxes. Most of the athletes to appear on the General Mills cereal’s boxes since Lou Gehrig became the first in 1934 have been household names from a major sport. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Ken Griffey Jr. come to mind. But [...]