Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
You can still see this sign saying "Tolkande Trupp" in Sapporo and in Tokyo. When I checked the sign at a different place before, it said: "Belongs to the army of Sweden" on it. It is a sign that the Swedish army uses to alert drivers that they should be careful because the army is doing some training nearby where a bunch of soldiers are holding on to a rope tied to a car (or some other vehicle) and riding along on skis or on bicycles, allowing one car to tow a large number of soldiers quickly and to move a large number of soldiers without them getting that tired. No such activity seemed to be going on nearby, though.