Wednesday, April 29, 2009

From Vikings to Volvos

Um, can you really blame them?
A survey suggests most Swedes believe the country's men were more masculine in the past than now.

The online survey of 1,003 people between the ages of 15 and 64, conducted by YouGov on a contract from MBT Shoes, found 51 percent of those polled -- including 58 percent of male respondents -- believe Swedish men were more masculine in the past, The Local reported Wednesday.
When you go from being known for pillaging most of Europe while wearing helmets with horns on them to socialism and furniture stores that serve lingonberry treats and meatballs, that'll kind of happen.

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