Hi, My name is Chris. This is gonna be a blog about Scandinavia, the landscapes, the culture, and anything interesting. I will be using this blog to learn about Scandinavia because someday I want to live in Sweden, where my mom's family is from.
King Christina of Sweden (all Swedish monarchs were given the title of King regardless of gender; only the spouse of a monarch would be called Queen) was terrified of fleas. So, logically, she bought a tiny 10 cm. long cannon so that she could fire miniature cannonballs at the fleas that infested the royal bedchamber. It is not known whether she ever managed to hit any.
Norwegian researchers report that the sea ice is becoming significantly thinner and more vulnerable. Last month, the annual thaw of the region’s floating ice reached the lowest level since satellite monitoring began, more than 30 years ago. It is thought the scale of the decline may even affect Europe’s weather. The melt is set to continue for at least another week - the peak is usually reached in mid-September - while temperatures here remain above freezing.