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(C|Net)   The closer a country finds itself to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the happier that country is likely to be. After all, who isn't content after starting the day with a little Danish?   (cnet.com) divider line 31
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2014-08-03 08:55:13 AM
Sure, a Danish is nice. But in a pinch, I'll take a roll in bed with some honey.
 
2014-08-03 09:57:32 AM
These nations, perhaps unsurprisingly given their geographical proximity, have the closest genetic similarity to Denmark,"

Perhaps we could embark on some kind of global selective-breeding program to favor birthing more people with genetic characteristics like the Danes, Swedish/Norwegians, Germans & Austrians.  We could give it a happy name like "Good Genetics" so that everyone would agree it was a noble goal.
 
2014-08-03 10:23:02 AM
I know someone who was not of Danish descent who grew up in Denmark.
I'm sure he always thought his unhappiness came from being treated like a 2nd class citizen for not being Danish. I will tell him it is because of his genetics.
 
2014-08-03 10:25:20 AM
Who doesn't want to be an alcoholic made of sand?

 /Not obscure on Fark.
 
2014-08-03 10:41:27 AM
I can see why the guys would be happy.troglopundit.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-03 10:47:43 AM
So, the more homogeneous and white your country is, the happier people report being?

Am I interpreting this study wrong? Or is homogeneous and white not a descriptor of Denmark?

(wikis)

According to 2012 figures from Statistics Denmark, 89.6% of Denmark's population of over 5,580,516 was of Danish descent

Ok then.
 
2014-08-03 11:02:24 AM
ts1.mm.bing.net

"I hate Danish."
 
2014-08-03 11:06:32 AM
I was lucky enough to have been able to wake up with a little Danish at one point. It was amazing.

/actually, she wasn't all that little
//a gawddamn Valkyrie. Blonde and tall.
///did I mention it was amazing? Legs up to here, bewbs out to there, tiny little butt
 
2014-08-03 11:06:59 AM
So, Aryans are superior after all?

/trying to keep up
 
2014-08-03 11:27:14 AM
I'm a quarter Danish. It's given me the ability to eat large quantities of pastries, butter, and bacon without gaining weight. Amazingly, I've escaped alcoholism in spite of the rest of my DNA coming from Irish and Austrian/Czech sources.
 
2014-08-03 11:55:15 AM
I don't know if I'd trust this one. Being from Denmark didn't seem to improve the outlook of Hamlet or his family.

That said, one of the happiest (in a really over-the-top way) creatures I ever knew was a Great Dane, so...
 
2014-08-03 12:05:49 PM
I should sell my Danish semen on Ebay (I am sure they'll be fine with that).
 
2014-08-03 01:37:46 PM
So Danes are the opposite of Arabs.
 
2014-08-03 03:10:19 PM
I just had my morning Danish, so seeing this headline gave me a good laugh. Oh, and I'm marrying her in 13 days
 
2014-08-03 04:35:11 PM
I prefer "Cimarron" rolls.  ("Well, there's flour, sugar, eggs, and Cimarron....want to know the
other ingrediments?")
 
2014-08-03 05:06:02 PM
Yay for being White?

/No?

/Oh. Okay.
 
2014-08-03 05:22:35 PM
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2014-08-03 05:27:26 PM
As happy as Hamlet, Christian VII, Hans Christian Anderson and Lars Von Trier.
 
2014-08-03 05:44:20 PM

grinding_journalist: So, the more homogeneous and white your country is, the happier people report being?


It's not that.  It's because of strict regulations on naming kids, thereby chilling out most psychosis engendering  primary school taunting.

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2014-08-03 06:38:30 PM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140722103917.htm

Related study that shows happiness levels in US.

I think that it all has to do with getting through the winter without giving up.... that is where the positive attitude becomes important.
 
2014-08-03 07:13:37 PM
The closer a country finds itself to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the happier that country is likely to be, according to research from the University of Warwick in England, a country which, sadly, didn't even make the top 20 in last year's World Happiness Report.

Am I the only one who remembers where the English came from originally? Angeln?

Look this result is obviously a confounder from the socialism -> Gini coefficient -> happiness effect.
 
2014-08-03 07:46:39 PM
Joke's on me then. Depression runs on the side of the family with Danish ancestry,
 
2014-08-03 08:42:43 PM
I am one eighth Melancholy Dane and seven eighths miserable sod.

Dour Scotchman.
Suicidal Englishman.
Grumpy Dutchman.
Angst ridden irritable Frenchman.
Angry moody Welshman.
Depressed Irishman.
Melancholy Spaniard.

If you live anywhere near the North Atlantic, the North Sea or the Baltic, you're bound to be a bit moody. National stereotypes aren't very imaginative. Thank God for the thesaurus.
 
2014-08-03 09:10:32 PM
"Oh, Moneypenny. Um... I'm just up here at Oxford, brushing up on a little Danish."
"Little?"
"You'll have to kiss off your lesson, James."

/Fair enough.   I can see why the Danish are happy.
 
2014-08-03 09:12:01 PM
Wait a second, so you're telling me the Arabs are the most miserable sons of...
Never mind.  Makes perfect sense.
 
2014-08-03 11:00:30 PM
First thing I thought of:

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2014-08-04 12:44:25 AM
 
2014-08-04 07:03:04 AM
Vienna Bread.

/that is all
 
2014-08-04 07:50:46 AM
Sociopathic horndog is bitter that Danish women don't fall for his manipulative and psychologically abusive bullshiat?

Say it ain't so,  Joe!
 
2014-08-04 07:51:49 AM

Laobaojun: Sociopathic horndog is bitter that Danish women don't fall for his manipulative and psychologically abusive bullshiat?

Say it ain't so,  Joe!


Sorry, referencing this:

Lackofname: Although apparently Denmark dries up all the ladyparts.

 
2014-08-04 12:38:23 PM

Laobaojun: Sociopathic horndog is bitter that Danish women don't fall for his manipulative and psychologically abusive bullshiat?

Say it ain't so,  Joe!


Poor guy.

Although I think it is interesting in how the social programs change the dynamic. I'd love to rub this in my EvosPsych professor's face were I still in college.
 
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