History channel’s hit show Vikings has caused people across America to suddenly become interested in the history of Scandinavia. The Norsemen were such fascinating people, and we know quite a bit about their lives.
For example, did you know that if a warrior was wounded in battle they would immediately feed him onion soup and then smell the gash. If you could smell the onion, it would mean the wound was too deep and couldn’t be healed.
Now another viking-related question is answered: what their language really sounded like. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t sound like modern-day Swedish, Norwegian or Danish.