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Thu Oct 4, 2018, 10:51 AM

Well, Sweden seems to have solved it's leadership problem...

Eight-year-old Swedish girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

UPDATED: An eight-year-old Swedish girl came across an exciting find swimming at her local lake, when she pulled an ancient sword from its depths.

"It's not every day that one steps on a sword in the lake!" Mikael Nordström from Jönköpings Läns Museum told The Local when explaining the significance of the find.

But that's exactly what happened to Saga Vanecek, who found the relic at the Vidöstern lake in Småland earlier this summer.

"I felt something in the water and lifted it up. It was a handle, and I told my dad that it looked like a sword!" Saga told Sveriges Radio, recalling the moment. "It was pretty cool and a bit exciting."

It was initially reported that the sword was at least 1,000 years old, but the museum later contacted The Local to clarify that they believe it may be even older, estimated to date back to the 5th or 6th century AD, pre-Viking Age.

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Reply Well, Sweden seems to have solved it's leadership problem... (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 4 OP
Zoonart Oct 4 #1
Ron Obvious Oct 4 #2
ucralum Oct 4 #4
Achilleaze Oct 4 #3
rampartc Oct 4 #5
nycbos Oct 4 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 10:55 AM

1. This.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 10:58 AM

2. Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 11:03 AM

4. I see what you did there!

All hail the Pythons

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 11:00 AM

3. If the "republican family values" crowd gets ahold of that sword

they will change the name to XXXcaliber

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 11:17 AM

5. this is a similar story, from cornwall

and there is another that i have not located yet.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/truth-behind-excalibur

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2018, 11:27 AM

6. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

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