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  1. Eirik Hanssen commented on Rose is Rose about 1 month ago

    Cats aren’t nocturnal. They’re crepuscular.

  2. Eirik Hanssen commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not 2 months ago

    Yum!

  3. Eirik Hanssen commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not 3 months ago

    … because in Britain, witchcraft was a crime, and so witches, when found guilty in a court of law, were executed just like any other criminal. :-P

  4. Eirik Hanssen commented on Calvin and Hobbes 3 months ago

    Neither. It’s from Malay word “kutu” (English “louse”).

  5. Eirik Hanssen commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not 3 months ago

    Tiger shaving? Now there’s a hobby …

  6. Eirik Hanssen commented on Arlo and Janis 4 months ago

    Smart kid.

  7. Eirik Hanssen commented on Arlo and Janis 4 months ago

    Smart kid.

  8. Eirik Hanssen commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not 5 months ago

    That looks inkorrect.

  9. Eirik Hanssen commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not 5 months ago

    The rotted, fermented fish you had in mind is likely the Swedish “surstr√∂mming”. The “lutefisk” is just dried and prepared with lye (“lut”).

    My theory about lutefisk is that it was invented by people who had nothing to eat but fish, but was fed up with the taste of fish: The lye treatment removes all taste.

    What’s bizarre about lutefisk is its continued popularity, now that oil has made us filthy rich, and quite capable of procuring all kinds of tasty meat …

  10. Eirik Hanssen commented on Ripley's Believe It or Not 5 months ago

    As if “swede” wasn’t bizarre … I’ve been told “rutabaga” is derived from Swedish “rotabagge”, which is literally “root bag”, and no less bizarre.

    Add a single carrot before mashing, and that’s how my mom makes it. Delicious with mutton in many ways. :)