", which won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest (previously
), is a #1 in several countries, including Ireland
, and Switzerland
Of course, it's not the only song charting internationally that you might never hear on US radio. It should come as no surprise that one can readily find international hits online.
For instance -
Sweden, #4: Panetoz - Dansa Pausa
Sweden, #9: Mange Makers - Drick Den
This doesn't purport to be an exhaustive list, but rather a jumping-off point. [more inside]
Europe according to...
is a project to map stereotypes of European countries according to other countries and groups of people. [more inside]
The Thirty Years War
is a website covers that ginormous kerfuffle that consumed Europe in the first half of the 17th Century from the Second Defenestration of Prague
to the Peace of Westphalia
. It has a handy map with a place locator
which will help you tell your Schweidnitz from your Schweinfurt. Here are some other maps, The Religious Situation in Central Europe about 1618
, Principal Seats of War, 1618-1660
and Europe in 1648 - Peace of Westphalia
Red Bull cocktails giving wings, sending some to heaven.
The Swedish are more than a little upset and Norway, Denmark, and France won't sell it because of its caffiene content.