Wikipedia article on 17th century Icelandic pants. [NSFW]

Wikipedia article on 17th century Icelandic pants. [NSFW]

which are believed in Icelandic witchcraft to be capable of producing an endless supply of money

The icelandic Deathpants gnomes' business plan :

1 : KÍll mán 2 : Máke pánts 3 : ???? 4 : Prðfit

"A coin must be stolen from a poor widow and placed in the scrotum along with the magical sign, nábrókarstafur, written on a piece of paper. Consequently the coin will draw money into the scrotum so it will never be empty, as long as the original coin is not removed". How the fuck does crazy shit like this start?

Edit: My best post is a copy/paste. Haha. Love this site.

will never be empty, so long as the coin is never removed. Well no shit

1 : Drepa mann 2 : Gera buxur 3 : Fjögur spurningarmerki 4 : Gróði

It literally says "Four question marks"

Of course there's a witchcraft museum there. Is it close to the penis museum? Do they share the necropants, since there's at least a scrotum involved in the necropants?

So #3 is how you say '?' in Icelandic..

It magically creates money unless the original one is removed. It's a magic sack!

/sub/rawdenim the ultimate raw selvedge

Nah, it's just a coin purse

Lots and lots of drinking and drugs.

And boredom and endless cold.

The penis museum is in Reykjavik, the witchcraft museum is in Holmavik in the west fjords. Also sadly these pants for display at the museum are latex, not actual necropants. But the museum is pretty interesting anyways! I'd recommend it to anyone in the area with like 30-45 min to spare.

Gnome confirmed.

.. why not four?

.. why can't I have two skins?

/sub/thedollop

See, if we brought this back in America right now, we'd have folks big enough to make hammer pants from! Imagine the profit

"So my girl just put my necros through the wash, had some nice fades coming in around the knees..."

They are less than 3 hours apart. They could share the pants on a biweekly basis.

Man, my skin is just keeping me so warm...

Could this be an orign for the phrase coin purse?

Fjuckin complicated

I'm concerned that regularly transferring necropants back and forth between the two locations might create some kind of unholy phallic energy conduit.

You know Iceland is the original "muh cultural appropriation" country. I wouldn't ask too many questions about their language or they will raid you.

Worldwide Necropants.

Someone else's skin and a stolen coin from a poor widow will somehow generate money for YOU? Crazy

I mean, we wear leather. It's not that big of a leap.

You've got to give these things a proper chance to work man!

I've been the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft! It's in Holmavik, so not easily accessed.

As with most witch hunts, the Icelandic witch hunts were mostly financially motivated. Wanted some more farming land in the northern fjords where fertile and navigable space is limited? Just accuse your neighbor of witchcraft and take his land when he's killed.

edit: found a pic of the building. not much to it. http://imgur.com/a/kRB2J

Mushrooms

That actually crossed my mind however I doubt it. That would be a little too perfect.

Rotten bread induced hallucinations.

/ðɪs/

There you go!

Well, that's in Icelandic Krona, being 1500, but that's like 18 dollars Canadian, 13.50 American. So, depending on your "dollar" it's not a thousand of them.

Don't assume you know my life.

It took them an entire century to realize that wearing a dead man's skin as pants did NOT, in fact, result in everlasting money...?!

underrated pun comment

One weird trick you WON'T believe can make you money!

Making the pants uncervixable?

Necropants sounds like an awesome item to have in a game of D&D.

Sisterhood of the traveling necropants

ALL HAIL QUEEN SHIT OF LIESVILLE!

It is literally the first evidence of Icelandic witches being trolled hard.

So a population of 323,000 has both a witchcraft museum AND a penis museum. I really don't know what to say.

Stephen Fry explains on QI

TL;DR

Fun fact: Iceland has one of the highest marijuana consumption per capita.

Like it can't be a coincidence that that episode just came out and now I'm looking at an actual pair if necropants.

They must have had some really dank weed in Iceland to come up with that idea.

https://youtu.be/U5JvWWeVxnk

Ah, the penis museum, where tickets are a thousand dollars!

Edit: Terrible quality but -

Lmfjao

Is fjögur four? And does 'i' indicate plural?

Fjögur is four and no it doesn't spurningamerki is a word that is singular and plural like pants which coincidentally is also singular and plural in Icelandic Buxur.

Edit to add: u/Mystic_printer explains the word four in Icelandic here

Taking a crotch blowout a little too literally

Fjögur is four. Fjórir and fjórar are also four depending on the gender of the four things you are talking about. Fjórði, fjórða, fjórðu would be the fourth of something and fjarki is the four in playing cards.

/5. Sell as lakeside property.

Is this why we call balls a coin purse?

That would be awesome, but I'm pretty sure it's just because of the shape of the scrotum.

But "Necropants", on the other hand...

Lest we Americans cast the first stone. . . http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/sr/clear-knee-mom-jeans

Unlike most countries 90% of those accused of witchcraft in Iceland were men.

Yeah, but, at least we don't keep the dick skins on our leather jackets...

My $4000 elf-spotting certification from Reykjavik doesn't cover gnomes. How do you know?

Maybe Letterman comes back for one more show...

nah

Yeah, cos that's the crazy bit; wearing somebody's skin, perfectly sane.

Necropants, great metal name

Amanita Muscaria iirc

They really can't be blamed for that.

I love Ed Gein's new winter line, it's so chic!

link

It's not a purse it's european!

EDIT: for the uneducated

Well, you're going to have to try this ritual to see if it does work. I'm pretty sure I can get my husbands permission to flay the skin off of his legs when he dies, but that's going to be a few years...

Joe goes on you tube was just talking about these on his trip to Iceland. Funny stuff.

Widows HATE him!

Four twentyskins

Four and Twenty Skins Ago

The article neglects to mention if the pants work or not.

..and take your women.

When the Allies stationed airmen in Iceland, there was a myth that Iceland has a beautiful woman behind every tree.

The catch is that Iceland doesn't have very many trees...

Because of the corpse mutilation aspect, making a pair of necropants would be blasphemous and heavy Dark Arts, not a good subject for casual experimentation. Besides, by the 17th century, most educated Christian people would likely dismiss this as pagan nonsense.

"Dave always did prefer double-breasted suits but this is ridiculous..."

Yea, here's some: http://imgur.com/a/FaN3m

Like I said, not much to it. It takes maybe 30 minutes to take in the entire place, but I'd say its worth a visit if you're doing the Ring Road, since it's not too far off of that loop.

What kind of drugs did they use during these times? Serious question.

Do you know how to determine the difference between leather from a cow and leather from a pig? Because the leather industry knows you don't. Processing of the skin makes it into different grades, which you couldn't tell the origin of without testing the substance.

It's just a prank bro.

3 Floyds Brewing Co. in Muenster, Indiana has a sour ale called "Icelandic Pants of the Dead". Never knew what it referred to until now.

Looks like the penis itself is still intact going by the thumbnail.