During the Dark Ages, Scandanavia was ruled by the Vikings, who were fearsome in their horned helmets and giant clock necklaces. The Vikings were also brave explorers, discovering Iceland, Greenland and that 911 is a joke in your town.
By 1000, the Vikings had taken over much of northern Europe, first by turning it up, and then by bringing the noise. It took a nation of millions to hold them back.
Vikings had arranged marriages, with a late middle-aged Viking man living in a house with 20 women of really, really questionable virtue. Viking funerals involved pouring out a forty ounce bottle of Absolut onto the grave of the deceased.
Famous Vikings include LL Cool Å, Leif the Swedish Homo Sapien, and Ludafisk.