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Robert_V_Frazier
04-30-2012, 11:03 PM
How DO those vikings keep that banner from dragging through the snow? Viking anti-gravity? Lighter-than-air cloth? Millions of trained mosquitoes?

Probably just a massive dose of artistic license, but inquiring vikings want to know!

Torgamous
04-30-2012, 11:09 PM
They only walk upwind. Keeps them strong.

Suzie Q Sailaway
04-30-2012, 11:21 PM
Really skilled ribbon dancers.

Avantre
04-30-2012, 11:38 PM
All those followers are solely there to blow their breath into the air to keep the flag afloat. That's why they need so many giants in their retinue.

Jenn
05-01-2012, 12:19 AM
They aren't actually walking; rather, they move the universe around them. The resulting static electricity is a side effect

benkimball
05-01-2012, 03:14 AM
I believe Douglas Adams has already addressed this question:


ARTHUR:
Ah. Look, the statue, how did you get the cup bit to stay where it is unsupported?

WISE OLD BIRD:
It stays there because itís artistically right.

ó Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, episode 10

Cathmore
05-01-2012, 03:40 AM
Well, up in those cold mountains the wind never seems to stop. Talking from personal experience.

Alexspeed
05-01-2012, 06:34 AM
Its so cold there, the Banner is actually frozen =)

stelly
05-01-2012, 07:39 AM
I think that at the bottom of the pole there is a hair dryer that blows air from the bottom all the way to the top and through some holes to ensure that it always looks like its blowing in the wind! (patent pending ;))

Kaffis
05-01-2012, 08:40 AM
Viking weather. They call it a "stiff breeze" for a reason.

Also, Torgamous, nice call on only walking upwind.

azlaroc
05-01-2012, 04:30 PM
Viking awesomeness. Plain and simple.

lamaz
05-02-2012, 07:15 AM
Also the weather in the North works like this: Whatever is the most uncomfortable weather possible is guaranteed to last as long as you literally feel you can take it no more, then it changes just so that it keeps you from moving and can torment you for years to come.

So The Banner is kept flapping by the cold winter winds blowing at tremendous speeds - guaranteed to freeze your face off.

mcloud357
05-02-2012, 07:53 AM
Little known fact vikings had mastered the lower levels of the clint eastwood stare, so all they have to do is look at the banner to keep it up.

TheBobWiley
05-02-2012, 09:21 PM
The same way the flag moved on the moon? :P

Flickerdart
05-02-2012, 09:56 PM
I know viking lands are pretty far up north, but I'm reasonably certain they still have normal Earth gravity there.

Kimberly
05-03-2012, 07:05 AM
That's just it, Flickerdart, they're pretty far up north. The flag is held aloft by aurora borealis localized entirely within the caravan.

Troll
05-03-2012, 08:19 AM
The same way the flag moved on the moon? :P

That would be inertia + low gravity - air resistance.

I'm pretty sure the banner is as Viking as any guy in the caravan, such is why it doesn't fall.

Kimberly
05-03-2012, 11:38 AM
That would be inertia + low gravity - air resistance.

Actually, they used a copper rod to stop the flag from falling, then wiggled that about to make it wave.

TheBobWiley
05-03-2012, 01:31 PM
they are so far north the air is extremely thin (mountain top) the banner is actually made of very thin metal, therefore it moves very easily and stays up, not as cool as viking themed ideas, but for some reason the picture of it was stuck in my head so I decided to post :\

Torgamous
05-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Actually, they used a copper rod to stop the flag from falling, then wiggled that about to make it wave.

So what you're saying is that, if we ever need some quick crappy weapons, we can trade our banner's wavyness for them?

opifex
05-03-2012, 01:51 PM
So what you're saying is that, if we ever need some quick crappy weapons, we can trade our banner's wavyness for them?

Either that, or don't hold your banner in a lightning storm.

Son of Thoralf
05-03-2012, 04:17 PM
It might be held up by the collective frightened exhalations of the people they are marching TOWARDS...