28 March 2009

Shrapnel Earrings of King Christian IV of Denmark

While watching Rick Steve's Europe on LPB, my newest television channel obsession, I watched as Rick discussed King of Denmark, Christian IV, and his role in a Danish war. The show narrated that the king was wounded in the war, and took the shrapnel from his eye (which had to be removed) and forehead and created earrings out of it. He gave the earrings to one of his mistresses.
I have just now decided that if ever I encounter a shrapnel problem, I shall do the same.

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