Mom’s Viking Theory
So I had a lovely afternoon with my parents at the Denver Museum Of Nature And Science, and we saw the visiting exhibit on vikings, including the little exhibit on how viking helmets didn’t have horns on them because that’s a great way to get your helmet knocked off, and some speculation on how the myth got started (the first recorded instance is in a production of Wagner’s ring cycle, so it may be a costumer’s fault), But mom had her own theory:
“Well, they used horns to drink from, right? They’re smart people, they knew how to seal things up and could probably make straws. You put a horn up on each side, and you got yourself an Ancient Beer Hat- or Mead Helmet, I suppose.”
She’s going to tell our Finnish professor tomorrow. A production might be Imminent.