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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Viking Horniness a Myth

Norwegian Torkild Waagaard has been studying his Viking heritage for years, and wants to make one thing perfectly clear:

I would like the world to know the truth. And that is that Viking helmets did not have horns. The only real Viking-age helmet ever found in the world was found in my hometown, Ringerike just north of Oslo. The cliché is of course that if you see a picture or representation of a Viking, you’ll see a helmet with horns. But that’s not true at all. [Link]
Update: Upon further reflection, I've concluded that this statement is an indictment of the kittens in this video. What does Torkild Waagaard have against kittens?

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