Dane invented troll dolls

Dane invented troll dolls

In the upcoming season of gift-giving, many eyes will brighten at on seeing a troll doll. These funny-looking figures were created in the 1950s by a Dane, Thomas Dam, who was struggling to earn a living as a fisherman. A carving hobbyist, he made a wooden figurine...
Danish West Indies bargain

Danish West Indies bargain

One hundred years ago today, Denmark handed over ownership of three beautiful tropical islands and received gold worth US$25 million, or the equivalent value today of a paltry $1.5 billion. The U.S. added these Danish West Indies – St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix –...
Denmark’s hyggelig way

Denmark’s hyggelig way

The concept of “hygge” is integral to Danes’ lifestyle, reflecting a special kind of coziness that makes people feel content. The word recently attracted a burst of international attention when it became a finalist for the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 word of the year...