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    Is it historically accurate that the vikings abducted the best looking women and took them back to scandinavia? It is sort of a humorous comments scandinavians make as to why scandinavian women looks the best in the world and British women not that great. Is there any truth to this at all that this happened?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Is it historically accurate that the vikings abducted the best looking women and took them back to scandinavia? It is sort of a humorous comments scandinavians make as to why scandinavian women looks the best in the world and British women not that great. Is there any truth to this at all that this happened?
    Let me think a moment: Diana Dors, Mandy Rice-Davies, who was the other stunner of "Big John" Profumo's? jocular


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    Damn and I'm married to one.

    However, I am not docile and we live together 5 months a year...

    and I ain't British
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Is it historically accurate that the vikings abducted the best looking women and took them back to scandinavia? It is sort of a humorous comments scandinavians make as to why scandinavian women looks the best in the world and British women not that great. Is there any truth to this at all that this happened?
    I wonder how much effort it took to get ALL the "best looking" women.
    I also wonder how they managed to prevent those that were left from having kids who, accidentally, turned out to be good looking. Did they keep coming back and abduct those?
    I also wonder about changing perceptions of beauty and how those naughty old Vikings managed to ascertain which women then would be regarded as "great" now.

    Alas, Hollywood and the British film industry etc. now have to settle for "not that great" looking British actresses such as Kiera Knightley, Talulah Riley, Karen Gillan, Tamsin Egerton... (just to stick contemporary ones, leaving out the likes of Diana Rigg, Lesley-Ann Down, Lysette Anthony...)
    Poor industry, they must be devastated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Is it historically accurate that the vikings abducted the best looking women and took them back to scandinavia? It is sort of a humorous comments scandinavians make as to why scandinavian women looks the best in the world and British women not that great. Is there any truth to this at all that this happened?
    What did they do with their ugly women? There can only be so much of a demand for dominatrixes. Least now we know how Leif got the Lucky moniker.
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    Probably the ugly ones simply didn't get impregnated. No offspring, so no children to continue their genome. They could still cook and clean, of course. Maybe even work as nannies to help raise the children of the beautiful women.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post

    Alas, Hollywood and the British film industry etc. now have to settle for "not that great" looking British actresses such as Kiera Knightley, Talulah Riley, Karen Gillan, Tamsin Egerton... (just to stick contemporary ones, leaving out the likes of Diana Rigg, Lesley-Ann Down, Lysette Anthony...)
    Poor industry, they must be devastated.
    There certainly are a few outliers.

    But I feel I must point out that most of these women listed are only slightly above average by the standards of where I live.
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    No, King Cnut had a harem lol.

    Or after the Danelaw, Alfred the Great wanted to keep all the Anglo-Saxon babes for his OWN "use". whilst Jorvik could keep theirs for their "use" hehe..
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    Actresses are not a representative sample of a population, if you have a hypothetical population with a large portion of "ugly" people, you can probably still pick a sample of good looking ones from the best. Its better to take random samples of people not selected (at least presumably not) for beauty...

    British: http://thesocialvip.com/wp-content/u...le-200x200.jpg
    Scandinavian: http://i26.tinypic.com/210zn6d.jpg



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    It seems to be a myth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Actresses are not a representative sample of a population, if you have a hypothetical population with a large portion of "ugly" people, you can probably still pick a sample of good looking ones from the best. Its better to take random samples of people not selected (at least presumably not) for beauty...

    British: http://thesocialvip.com/wp-content/u...le-200x200.jpg
    Scandinavian: http://i26.tinypic.com/210zn6d.jpg



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Alas, Hollywood and the British film industry etc. now have to settle for "not that great" looking British actresses such as Kiera Knightley, Talulah Riley, Karen Gillan, Tamsin Egerton... (just to stick contemporary ones, leaving out the likes of Diana Rigg, Lesley-Ann Down, Lysette Anthony...)
    Poor industry, they must be devastated.
    Shame on you for failing to mention Elizabeth Hurley. And Jane Seymour. And...
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Actresses are not a representative sample of a population, if you have a hypothetical population with a large portion of "ugly" people, you can probably still pick a sample of good looking ones from the best. Its better to take random samples of people not selected (at least presumably not) for beauty...

    British: http://thesocialvip.com/wp-content/u...le-200x200.jpg
    Scandinavian: http://i26.tinypic.com/210zn6d.jpg



    (just teasing)
    *WHACK* you are talking to an ACTRESS *L*
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    Once, I arrived in Helsingborg (Sweden) via Denmark (where many of the women are also amazing) to find a beauty pageant.
    In my travels around the world I would pick out the scandinavians and then the spanish.
    But remember that British colonialists also 'stole' some beauties in places like India, Hong Kong and the Malay peninsula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    Let me think a moment: Diana Dors, Mandy Rice-Davies, who was the other stunner of "Big John" Profumo's? jocular
    I think you might mean Christine Keeler.
    Here she is now:
    Former model Christine Keeler, 71, is unrecognisable 50 years after Profumo affair | Mail Online
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    Eye of the beholder and all that:

    Imagine yourself on a viking ship, rowing oer the rough seas while waiting for a favorable wind that just may well take you to your death. Cold and wet and dog tired, on you go.
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    The Viking Chieftain says:
    "When the fighting is over, feel free to kidnap all the women you want, but remember this: Only take the ugly ones"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    Eye of the beholder and all that:

    Imagine yourself on a viking ship, rowing oer the rough seas while waiting for a favorable wind that just may well take you to your death. Cold and wet and dog tired, on you go.
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    The Viking Chieftain says:
    "When the fighting is over, feel free to kidnap all the women you want, but remember this: Only take the ugly ones"
    SO that is how I got chosen by My Viking!! *L*
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    uh huh?
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