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Mind-Blowing Facts About the Vikings
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Nowadays, we tend to focus on trivial things such as TV shows, smartphones, and what we are going to get for dinner. These trivial things consume our time to the extent that we forget that our world was so different before we were born. Some might find it upsetting that the world didn’t start the day they were born. However, the human race has been on this planet for about six million years. While you might deny the fact that some of your ancestors might have liked rocks a bit too much and they prefered walking on all fours, the truth is you are still somehow related. Grasping this fact is truly amazing. It seems impossible to imagine that your great-great-great grandfather had to, perhaps, catch his own food. But, understanding what has happened in this world and how much the times, people, and animals have changed is truly important.

Mind-Blowing Facts About the Vikings
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When we think about the history of the planet Earth, we usually think of different eras. Even you, a person who was probably born in the ‘70s, ‘80s or ‘90s, are a part of one era. However, historical eras are typically not categorized according to decades since there is a bigger picture. A much bigger picture. We’re talking about the Ice Age, the time when dinosaurs roamed the planet and sloths, woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers teamed up to save the world. Or was that the movie? There is also the Victorian Era, during which Queen Victoria reigned supreme in England, and Alice went down the Rabbit Hole to Wonderland. Or maybe you remember learning about Ancient Greece, where every day seemed to be like a toga party. However, there was even much more to our history than the time periods we mentioned. Every iconic era is marked as the catalysts of change. The Stone Age led the way towards the Bronze Age. The Renaissance Age led the way towards The Enlightenment Era, and the First World War led the way towards the Roaring Twenties. Of course, a heck load of stuff happened on in between, but you get the point.

One of the most prominent eras in our history was the Viking era. The mighty Vikings were dominant from the late 800 AD until the middle of the 11th-Century. Therefore, it is needless to say that they have had an impressive impact on our world (for better and for worse). Unfortunately, some people have the wrong impression of Vikings. Sure, they were big, bulky, and bearded men who were prone to violence, but they were also revolutionary. So, it is up to us to give credit where credit is due. Here are some facts and secrets you definitely didn’t know about the Vikings…

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