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Wimpy Vikings

By Dave Fox
Seattle, Washington

Globejotting mascot Sven Wondermoose chills out in front of a replica Viking ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.

Globejotting mascot Sven Wondermoose chills out in front of a replica Viking ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.

Have the Vikings gone soft?

A group of modern “adventurers” plans to sail from Denmark to Ireland next summer in a replica Viking ship built entirely with traditional tools and techniques. There’s just one difference between their ship and a real Viking ship. Their ship will have radar, a radio, and global positioning equipment.

“…We will try to understand how the ship and crew coped,” said Martin Brandt Djupdræt, curator of the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum, to the Associated Press.

How can you understand how the crew coped when you have enough technology on board to have pizzas helicoptered in?

Published on Saturday, November 11, 2006

2 Responses to “Wimpy Vikings”

  1. nancy
    November 11, 2006 at 7:37 AM

    Frozen pizzas right?

  2. Laura E
    December 6, 2006 at 11:58 AM

    It’s just not the same when you raze a city with a Zippo *shakes head*

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