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According to Viking Sagas, one method of testing these weapons was to place the sword hilt first in a cold stream, and float a hair down to it.
In England, the Vikings living there even had a reputation for excessive cleanliness because of their custom of bathing once a week (on Saturday).
To this day, Saturday is referred to as laugardagur / laurdag / lørdag / lördag, or “washing day” in the Scandinavian languages, though the original meaning is lost in modern speech in most cases.
The word Viking does not refer to any location, but is the Old Norse word for a person participating in an expedition to sea.
Misconception: The Vikings were all dirty, wild-looking people In many movies and cartoons, the Vikings are shown as dirty, wild-looking, savage men and women, but in reality, the Vikings were quite vain about their appearance.