I'm off...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Blue Velvet, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    ...to Denmark, that is.






    Why?

    Because it's the happiest place on Earth.





    1st - Denmark
    2nd - Switzerland
    3rd - Austria
    4th - Iceland
    5th - The Bahamas

    UK=41st, USA=23rd...


    Download the Happiness Map here.
    (PDF, 146kb)

    See you in Copenhagen... or maybe the Bahamas. Nicer weather.

    :)


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5224306.stm
     
  2. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Have fun! :)

    I might take a little trip myself. I've been feeling a little bit under the weather of late.
     
  3. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    If I lived in Saudi Arabia, and someone asked me if I was happy, I'd smile nervously and give a positive answer, for fear that it was some Government agency :rolleyes: .
     
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Ahhh, Danmark, the home of Danish Pastries, the Paperclip and Bang & Olufsen.

    Of course MacRumors is still available in Denmark! Remember to post pictures when you get there...
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, that's Norwegian... don't hurt our "national myth"... ;)
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Lego's Danish though, right?
     
  7. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    ...and so is bacon for those butties with brown sauce. ;)

    And Carlsberg, too.

    See? They've got it sorted.
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Wow...

    *Scurries off to see if Humberside Airport does flights to Copenhagen*
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Correct... and Tuborg, to uphold the beer theme... :)
     
  10. Lau Guest

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    Lego, bacon and beer. I may actually move there. :D
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    bmi fly out from Edinburgh to Copenhagen, it seems – looks like my closest Denmark-bound plane leaves from Manchester.
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    Quick! Someone tell the folks at Disneyland.

    They've been using that as a marketing tagline for years.

    Maybe Denmark can parlay this into getting its own Disney park there now, next to LegoLand Billund. :D

    B
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    LOL I was all getting ready to miss you! :p

    Mmm, I think I would be happy for entirely different reasons (that have to do with Denmark's proximity to a few of my friends in Europe) if I lived there! :)
     
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  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    If it has a beach and palm trees, I'd be happy. The Bahamas are a little too commercial for me. I really liked St. John - but that's the US Virgin Islands - so they're lumped with the US. I'd bet they'd be up in the top 5, if they counted them separately....

    D
     
  17. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Not to burst Blue Velvet's bubble, but according to this study http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5169448.stm, Vanuatu is the happiest place on earth.

    Depends on what happy is, but I would guess the Vanuatu study is on sustainable happiness, versus day-to-day subjective happiness...FYI...

    1. Vanuatu
    2. Colombia
    31. China
    38. México
    62. India
    65. Switzerland
    66. Italy
    88. Spain
    99. Denmark
    108. United Kingdom
    111. Canada
    129. France
    150. United States

    Whole list at http://www.happyplanetindex.org/list.htm
     
  18. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    O rly?
     

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  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well, Wiki claims that the Byzantines invented paperclips before the Norweigians, but how does a picture of Denmark on a map covered with paper clips prove things one way or another? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'm heading off for Germany in two days!!!

    Germany is rated 81, but I'll be the judge of that. :D ;)
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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    Nice measure.:)

    And definitely better weather than Denmark...
     
  24. pincho macrumors regular

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    bahahhaha that has got to be the worst representation of 'happiness' in the world
     

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