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14 Funny Facts about Scandinavia

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Danish Researchers on Music and Memory

Does music affect memory? Danish researchers are testing a hypothesis that children with musical skills such as rhythm and melody also develop stronger memories. School children aged 6-19...

Scandinavian Coffee-Making Champions

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Scandinavian Salmon

Salmo Salar. When I was a child in Norway, salmon was a luxury. Now it’s become cheap and tasteless, with a fatty acid content...

Monster Night in Tivoli, Copenhagen

Halloween in Tivoli boasts no less than 20,000 pumpkins in decorative arrangements.  Saturday 22 October will reveal the biggest of them all when the...

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