25 Crazy Things That The World Forgot About The Vikings

Posted by , Updated on November 17, 2015

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Although by this point you probably know that the Vikings didn’t actually wear horned helmets, there are a lot of things you may not have realized about these Scandinavian raiders. These are 25 crazy things that the world forgot about the Vikings.

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You may know this by now, but the Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmets

You may know this by now, but the Vikings didn't actually wear horned helmetsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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In spite of their raiding, Vikings were a clean people. Archeological sites have revealed tweezers, razors, and combs

In spite of their raiding, Vikings were a clean people. Archeological sites have revealed tweezers, razors, and combsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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They also bathed once a week, which is much more than any of their European counterparts at the time

They also bathed once a week, which is much more than any of their European counterparts at the timeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Vikings collected a fungus known as touchwood from tree bark and boiled it in urine for several days. They then smoothed it out into felt and used it to create fire.

Vikings collected a fungus known as touchwood from tree bark and boiled it in urine for several days. They then smoothed it out into felt and used it to create fire.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The reason for this is that the sodium nitrate in the urine would cause the felt to smolder rather than burn

The reason for this is that the sodium nitrate in the urine would cause the felt to smolder rather than burnSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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