Participants dressed as Vikings prepare to participate in the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands on January 29, 2013. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 ‘guizers’ (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening. By Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images.
I pause to note that one Viking is clearly finishing a beer in the foreground. It also appears that there are even more beards per square inch in the Shetland Islands than in Brooklyn.