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  • Danish and Chinese Tongues Taste Broccoli and Chocolate Differently

    01/07/2021 8:55:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 5, 2021
    Two studies from the University of Copenhagen show that Danes aren't quite as good as Chinese at discerning bitter tastes. The research suggests that this is related to anatomical differences upon the tongues of Danish and Chinese people. For several years, researchers have known that women are generally better than men at tasting bitter flavours. Now, research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that ethnicity may also play a role in how sensitive a person is to the bitter taste found in for example broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate. By letting test subjects taste the bitter substance PROP, two...
  • Danish Network Launches Children’s Show About a Man with a Giant Penis

    01/06/2021 5:35:52 PM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 23 replies
    Decider ^ | January 6, 2021 | Claire Spellberg
    In completely bizarre news, Danish network DR has launched a new children’s series about a man with a penis so enormous, he can barely control it. The new series, John Dillermand, follows a man who puts his record-setting penis to good use in rescue operations, money-making schemes, and cooking demonstrations in order to teach kids the importance of overcoming hardship and celebrating diverse bodies. Because, you know, apparently watching a TV show about a man with a giant schlong is the best way to get those lessons across. As The Guardian reports, the DR’s new series has provoked quite a...
  • Singapore and Denmark confirm cases of new COVID-19 variant strain spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom

    12/24/2020 7:21:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC Australia ^ | 12/24/2020
    Singapore and Denmark have confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus variant found spreading rapidly in parts of the United Kingdom. Singapore has confirmed one case, while 11 others in quarantine have returned preliminarily positive results. Denmark has identified 33 infections with the new strain. "There is currently no evidence that the B117 strain is circulating in the community," Singapore's health ministry said late on Wednesday, referring to the new, potentially more infectious UK strain. Singapore has been conducting viral genomic sequencing for confirmed COVID-19 cases who arrived from Europe recently. The patient with the new variant came to...
  • Forced Vaccination Law in Denmark Abandoned After Public Protests

    11/16/2020 11:56:31 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Summit News ^ | 16 November, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Would have given authorities power to have police restrain and inject refusniks. A law in Denmark that would have given authorities the power to forcibly inject people with a coronavirus vaccine has been abandoned after nine days of public protests. The ‘epidemic law’ would have handed the Danish government the power to enact mandatory quarantine measures against anyone infected with a dangerous disease, but it was the part about vaccinations that caused the biggest uproar. ... The Danish Health Authority would be able to define groups of people who must be vaccinated in order to contain and eliminate a dangerous...
  • New #MeToo wave challenges Denmark's image as haven of equality

    10/09/2020 12:07:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 9, 2020 | Camille BAS-WOHLERT
    SNIP On Wednesday Morten Ostergaard, leader of the Social Liberal party, resigned after it emerged he had placed his hand on the thigh of a female colleague ten years earlier. SNIP #MeToo was often considered "a minority issue, something that was not really Danish," Camilla Mohring Reestorff, associate professor in culture and media studies at Aarhus University, told AFP. Danes tend to see themselves as "progressive, free and equal," she said, adding, "It can make us a bit blind when it comes to sexism."
  • New Viking DNA research yields unexpected information about who they were

    09/16/2020 9:53:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 16, 2020 | Simon Fraser University
    ...the research team extracted and analysed DNA from the remains of 442 men, women and children... from archaeological sites in Scandinavia, the U.K., Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland and Russia, and mostly date to the Viking Age (ca. 750-1050 AD). The team's analyses yielded a number of findings. One of the most noteworthy is that contrary to what has often been assumed, Viking identity was not limited to people of Scandinavian ancestry -- the team discovered that two skeletons from a Viking burial site in the Orkney Islands were of Scottish ancestry. They also found evidence that there was...
  • Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders [surveillance state]

    09/14/2020 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2020
    Six European Union countries and the bloc’s executive Commission have begun testing a virtual “gateway” to ensure national coronavirus tracing apps can work across borders. The trial starting Monday will allow national computer systems that run tracing apps in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia to communicate with each other via a central hub. If the tests succeed, travelers from each of the six countries will be able to use their own apps while abroad in the other five to ensure they’re notified if they have been in close contact to another user who tests positive. Tracing...
  • Danish police charge first person for refusing to wear a mask

    08/23/2020 10:52:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 23 August 2020 10:26 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Danish police on Saturday night charged the first person for refusing to comply with new rules mandating face masks on public transport. Rail staff at Odense Station called the police at 9:15 pm after a 24-year-old man said he was not willing to wear a mask. “We got a message that they were having problems with someone who would not wear a face mask at the railway station. They reprimand him several times, but he would not put it on,” Hans Jørgen Larsen, a duty officer at Funen Police, told the Ritzau newswire. “When we arrived, our officer on the...
  • Viking Knights, Polish Days

    08/02/2020 1:58:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | May/June 2020 | Jason Urbanus
    The discovery of the burials of four medieval knights near the Polish village of Cieple has highlighted the region's connections to Scandinavia during the reign of the first Polish kings. The warriors were found lying in richly adorned chamber tombs dating to the early eleventh century A.D., the time of Boleslaw I the Brave. They had been buried with a variety of weapons, including swords, spears, and daggers, as well as full sets of equestrian equipment, such as spurs, stirrups, bits, and buckles. Isotope and DNA analysis demonstrated, though, that these individuals were not locals, but instead likely immigrated from...
  • Danish Imam Caught on Hidden Camera: "He Who Turns Away From Islam Must Be Killed"

    03/02/2016 5:40:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    A "Danish" imam named Abu Bilal Ismail has caused a sensation after a series of hidden-camera videos aired on TV2. In his capacity as an imam at the Grimhøj Mosque, Mr. Ismail called for the stoning of adulterers, the killing of apostates, and other violent policies. If he were not a member of a protected culture-enriching minority, he would surely have been prosecuted for his publicly-expressed sentiments. Below is the first in a series of videos of the Indiscreet Imam. Many thanks to PEGIDA DK for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
  • Copenhagen's Little Mermaid branded 'racist fish' in graffiti attack

    07/03/2020 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/3/2020 | Jon Henley
    The statue of the Little Mermaid in the entrance to Copenhagen harbour has been daubed with the words “racist fish”. The 107-year-old statue has often been vandalised by protesters, ranging from pro-democracy activists to anti-whaling campaigners. As recently as January, “Free Hong Kong” was scrawled on the rock on which the 1.65-metre bronze sits. Protesters have variously knocked the mermaid off her perch, beheaded her, lopped off an arm and poured paint over her. Copenhagen police said no one had claimed responsibility for the latest assault. “We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation,” a spokesman said.
  • Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

    06/26/2020 8:40:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual but still harmless levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission, probably from somewhere on or near the Baltic Sea, a body running a worldwide network of the sensors said on Friday. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) oversees a network of hundreds of monitoring stations that use seismic, hydroacoustic and other technology to check for a nuclear weapon test anywhere in the world. That technology can, however, be put to other uses as well. One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale radioactive particles that can be carried long distances...
  • Danes to sort trash into ten types under new green deal

    06/30/2020 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies ^ | 17 June 202009:57 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    People living in Denmark will need to sort their recycling into ten different containers, under a new deal that aims to cut 0.7m tonnes of emissions and make the country’s waste sector carbon neutral by 2030. Denmark’s climate minister Dan Jørgensen said that, with the average Danish resident throwing away 800 kg of waste into general recycling a year, people in the country were worse than the European average, which is 490 kg. […] Under the agreement, which has the support of all parties except for the Danish People’s Party and the New Right Party, Denmark’s municipalities have half a...
  • Archaeologists Discover Viking Toilet in Denmark

    06/22/2020 8:30:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | June 18, 2020 | editors
    Archaeologists from the Museum Southeast Denmark were conducting a study for pit houses, when they found a hole feature that they have identified as a toilet, possibly the oldest ever found in Denmark and bringing new revelations into the toilet habits of Vikings living in the countryside on the Peninsula. Many studies have been carried out on privy buildings from the Viking Age and early Middle Ages in towns and cities, but very few have been conducted on farmsteads from this period. A macrofossil and pollen analyses found mineralised seeds (caused by high levels of phosphate) and concentrations of fly...
  • Denmark, Finland say they saw no increase in coronavirus after schools re-opened

    05/30/2020 7:39:53 AM PDT · by Conserv · 5 replies
    The Nordic countries of Denmark and Finland are reporting no increase in the spread of coronavirus since opening their respective schools, further suggesting that children are less likely to be sickened by COVID-19 and spread the virus. Denmark began sending its children back to school on April 15, just over a month after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen issued an extensive nationwide lockdown. They were kept spaced apart in classrooms and on playgrounds, while sanitation measures such as hand-washing stations and deep-cleaning procedures were put into place. Similar measures were put into place in Finland to keep children from congregating in...
  • Danish health chief says second coronavirus wave ‘very unlikely’ in Denmark

    05/12/2020 8:29:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 12, 2020 | 11:17am | Reuters
    Denmark is “very unlikely” to be hit by a second wave of coronavirus, the country’s chief epidemiologist said on Tuesday, after the government laid out plans for increased testing and a contact tracing system. The Nordic country, which has 533 coronavirus-related deaths, was the first in Europe to relax its coronavirus lockdown almost a month ago. The infection rate and the number of deaths have continued to drop. “No country has seen an actual second wave yet. Some countries have seen the spread go up and down,” state epidemiologist Kare Molbak said at a news briefing. “But with the knowledge...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/1/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/01/2020 10:34:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Russian pipe laying vessel Academic Cherskiy has reached Danish waters on a journey that began on the other side of the world earlier this year. Russia sent the vessel in a bid to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring natural gas directly from Russia into Germany and onto other European countries. Its a move that's been opposed by the United States, which wants to sell liquefied natural gas made in the USA to Europe. To make the point the US imposed sanctions on any companies helping to build the pipeline with President Trump signing the legislation..... Canadian...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/15/2020

    04/15/2020 8:56:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The campaign of Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden has issued a denial of the sexual assault allegation of former aide Tara Reade...... The 'stimulus' money electronically deposited into millions of bank accounts today..... And the checks will bear the signature of Donald J. Trump on them...... Iranian speed boats harassing a formation of US Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the Persian Gulf today...... The US Space Command says that Russia conducted a test of a system designed to shoot down satellites today.... The British defense contractor BAE Systems has sold some 18.9 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi...
  • How is Sweden doing with no lock down

    04/05/2020 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Worldometers ^ | April 5,2020 | Hojzyk
    Sweden has twice the population Last updated: April 05, 2020, 19:26 GMT Sweden Coronavirus Cases: 6,830 Deaths: 401 Recovered: 205 Last updated: April 05, 2020, 19:32 GMT Denmark Coronavirus Cases: 4,369 Deaths: 179 Recovered: 1,327 Finland Coronavirus Cases: 1,927 Deaths: 28 Recovered: 300 Looks like Finland may be like Montana. wide open space

    03/16/2020 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    News Wars ^ | 03/16/20 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Denmark has passed an emergency law that allows for the government to force people to take a vaccine for coronavirus. The emergency law gives authorities sweeping powers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in force until March 2021. Citizens who refuse to be tested for the coronavirus will face fines and potential prison time, and will be prevented from entering shops, grocery stores, public institutions and hospitals while also being restricted from using public transport. “As well as enforcing quarantine measures, the law also allows the authorities to force people to be vaccinated, even though there is currently...