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The United States Tried to Purchase Greenland from Denmark Twice. Once in 1946 and Then Again in 2019.

Greenland is an island country in Denmark’s Kingdom. It is located east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Greenland is the world’s largest island; it is one of three constituent countries that make up the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and the Faroe Islands; all citizens of these countries …

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Lene Hau

Danish Physicist Lene Hau was Able to Slow Down the Speed of Light to 38 mph and was Eventually Able to Manipulate it

The speed of light is a universal physical constant that is vital in several aspects of physics. Light travels at a constant and finite speed of 186,000 miles per second. But did you know that the speed of light can be manipulated? In 1999, Lene Hau, a physicist from Denmark, was the first to slow …

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Goldfish

How Did an Art Exhibit End Up with an Animal Cruelty Charge?

Marco Evaristti is a Chilean artist who lived in Denmark since the 1980s. He is a trained and practicing architect and is popular for his peculiarity. But did you know his work with live goldfish in a blender ended up with an animal cruelty charge? In 2000, a Danish art exhibition displayed ten working blenders …

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Experiment

What Happened to the Social Experiment Conducted by Denmark on Greenlandic Inuit Children?

Eksperimentet, a Danish drama film written and directed by Louise Friedberg premiered in August 2010 in Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The film stared by Ellen Hillingsø and Nukaaka Coster-Waldau. The film was based on a true story called the Little Danes Experiment. But what happened to the children who were …

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What is the Danish Bog Army?

We have read of many ancient rituals that concerned sacrificing human lives. Some had truth and historical backgrounds, while some were mere legends. But what could have been the reason to sacrifice an entire army during the Iron Age? Archeologists discovered hundreds of human bones in the Alken Enge bog in eastern Denmark. Upon investigation, …

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What Happened to the Danish Mom Who Left Her Baby Outside A Restaurant in New York?

Parenting styles differ based on culture and country. While it seems quite arbitrary to leave a child outside the restaurant in the United States, Nordic cultures think otherwise. But did you hear of the story of Anette Sørensen and her daughter, Liv? Anette Sørensen was visiting New York City with her 14-month old daughter in …

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Why Did Queen Alexandra Wear Chokers?

The British masses completely adored Queen Alexandra of Denmark as she earned a positive reputation with her charity work and fashion sense. During her time as queen, Queen Alexandra directly impacted women’s wardrobes as she always took the effort to be the most finely dressed in any public appearance.  Queen Alexandra’s fashion style showed itself …

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How Many Vowel Sounds Are There in the Danish Language?

Young Danish students experience difficulties comprehending vowel-abundant phrases or sentences because Danes usually swallow their words, with only a quarter of the syllables enunciated. These factors contribute to an overall delay in the language learning of Danish children. Moreover, regardless of the language similarities, Danish adults rely more on context to understand ambiguous sentences when …

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What Happened During the Danish Pig Protest?

The Prussians and the Danes territorial dispute led to wars that traumatized the national identity of the Danish. When the Prussians won in the Second Schleswig War, the Prussia-controlled Danish citizens were forbidden to raise the Danish flag.  The Danish Pig protest signified the independence of the Danish citizens when the identity of the Danes …

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