The first tent erected at the South Pole by the Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundsen on its arrival on 14 December 1911 is still there, buried beneath 17 meters of snow. nettarkiv.npolar.no/sorpo…
In 2016 the Norwegian Airforce transported a ECMO machine needed by a critically ill patient by fighter jet theaviationgeekclub.com/t…
Anders Breivik, Norwegian who murdered 77 people, is unhappy with his Playstation 2 - "Other inmates have access to adult games while I only have the right to play less interesting kids' games. One example is "Rayman Revolution" a game aimed at three year-olds". He has since got a xbox en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
14% of South Dakota's population and 38% of North Dakota's population claimed Norwegian ancestry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
A Norwegian town installed giant mirrors in the mountains to give it light during the winter months. cnn.com/travel/article/rj…
The Norwegian band A-Ha from the 80s ("Take On Me") is still touring and making albums and hits, earning well over $50 Million dollars in 2010 alone. Its members are also Knights of the 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-h…
Due to Japanese salmon having parasite in it, the Japanese always cooked their salmon. They only started eating salmon sushi in the 1990s after a decade long campaign by Norwegian Bjorn Eirik Olsen to convince the Japanese to eat it raw. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Generally speaking, a Dane speaking Danish can understand and be understood by Norwegians speaking Norwegian, and Swedes speaking Swedish. This is because the languages of Scandinavia are considered "mutually intelligible". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
A dog was once inducted as an official crew member of a Norwegian fighting ship during World War 2. The canine was known for breaking up fights amongst his crew-mates by putting his paws on their shoulders and calming them down. The much-loved dog was buried with full military honors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam…
Today I learned about the Oslo Breakfast, a meal that began to be served to Norwegian schoolchildren starting 1932. A typical version included an orange, milk, whole-wheat bread, rye biscuit, cheese, carrot and a spoon of cod-liver oil. It reportedly increased the average height of 14 year olds by 4 inches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osl…
Swedish car maker Koenigsegg was inspired to make his first car after watching Norwegian stop-motion film FlΓ₯klypa (EN: Pinchcliffe) Grand Prix en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koe…
The original prints of The Passion of Joan of Arc, one of the most famous silent films of all time, were destroyed in a fire in 1927, and for decades it was thought they had been lost for ever, until they were rediscovered in 1981... lying in a janitor's closet in a Norwegian mental hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago with a population of 3 000, is the only visa-free zone in the world meaning that anybody may live and work there indefinitely regardless of country of citizenship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
Today I learned about Morten Viskum, a Norwegian artist who creates art using dead human hands. artfacts.net/exhibition/m…
During WW2, Norwegians mostly resisted the German occupation nonviolently. They would refuse to go to German-owned businesses, pretend to not speak German, and refuse to sit next to Germans on public transport. crosssection.gns.wisc.edu…
When one of the cars of the Norwegian Nazi collaborators, the very luxurious Mercedes-Benz 770, was put up for sale, no one was willing to buy such a car even at a price as low as KR 50, and it ultimately was scrapped. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Today I learned of Pytheas, the Greek explorer who lived 350-285 BC and most likely discovered Iceland more than a thousand years before it was first recorded by the Norwegian Vikings collections.dartmouth.edu…
During the last Viking invasion of England King Harold Godwinson offered the Norwegian king Harold Hadrada "Seven feet of English soil, as he taller than other men" as his price for halting the invasion, a taunt which he delivered in person and alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
In 1714, a Norwegian captain and an English captain had a 14-hour long ship fight. Afterwards, both ships were badly damaged and the Norwegian captain was running out of ammo. He sent an envoy to the English ship, asking if he could borrow some of their ammo. They said no. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
In 2016, a Norwegian man was so unhappy with his haircut that he returned to the salon with some friends and cut the hairdresser’s hair off. vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/i…
These famous international chocolate brands: Milka (German), CΓ΄te d'Or (Belgian), Toblerone (Swiss), Cadbury/Frys/Green & Black's (all British), Freia (Norwegian) and Marabou (Swedish) are all owned by US food giant Mondelez en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Tree experts pointed out a mistake in current Canadian currency. Instead of it's notes featuring Canadian maple leaves, it instead features Norwegian maple leaves. Although, both look fairly similar. cbc.ca/news/canada/britis…
Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and record producer Kygo became the first house music producer to perform at an Olympics closing ceremony on 21 August 2016 at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also became the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyg…
English and Norwegian share not only the same syntax, but also have very similar pronunciation / sounds and even shared words (although usually with different meanings). English is classified as western Germanic but it fits all the characteristics of a northern Germanic language. partner.sciencenorway.no/…
The Halifax Explosion was a disaster that occurred in Halifax, Canada, on December 6th, 1917 when a French cargo ship laden with high explosives collided with a Norwegian vessel. The subsequent fire resulted in a 2.9 Kiloton TNT-equivalent explosion that ultimately killed almost 2000 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
The Norwegian parliament introduced and passed legislation to adopt the Metric System in a span of two days, which is said to be the quickest decision in the parliament's peacetime history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Reindeer meat is actually some of the healthiest meat out there. It contains way less fat than beef, and Norwegians are known to eat smoked reindeer, grilled reindeer, reindeer pizza and reindeer tartare melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
In 2006, a Norwegian woman living in an apartment above a pub, suddently found her kitchen tap pouring beer, and not water, due to a plumbing error in the pub. cbc.ca/news/world/kitchen…
Today I learned about Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian who took 11 commandos into the fjords aboard a fishing boat full of explosives to sabotage the Nazi's. His feet froze solid and an avalanche buried him. He used a knife to amputate his frostbitten toes. His escape made him into a Norwegian national folk hero nytimes.com/2016/03/20/ma…
A daring WWII raid by Norwegian commandos on a Nazi heavy-water plant prevented Germany from developing an atomic bomb before they were defeated theconversation.com/opera…
Salmon sushi is NOT a Japanese invention, but... Norwegian. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530…
Canadians gifted a Norwegian coach over 5 tons of maple syrup after he helped an Olympic Canadian cross-country skier after she broke her pole during a race. cbc.ca/sports/norwegian-r…
During WW2 an operation to destroy German heavy water plant (in captured Norway) had to delayed as a cooperative Norwegian caretaker was missing his spectacles, the bomb fuse was lit only after caretaker specs were found (as during the war, new eyeglasses were nearly impossible to obtain). businessinsider.com/this-…
Today I learned about Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl, who among other things, sailed from the west coast of Africa to Barbados in a papyrus reed boat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Norwegians eat less sugar today than they did in 1975 theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of Nansen Passports. From the end of WWI until 1938, the frequent collapse of nations left many people stateless. These documents, named after Norwegian statesman and polar explorer Fridtjof Nansenallowed, allowed refugees to travel to safer locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan…
The only real world example of sky pirates happened in 1917 when a Norwegian ship was captured by a German raiding party who boarded and seized the ship from a Zeppelin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
There was a Wisconsin Civil War regiment made up of almost entirely Norwegian immigrants. Out of roughly 1000 men, 128 were named Ole, 75 had the last name Olsen, and 15 were named Ole Olsen. youtube.com/watch?v=fy3XH…
In 2007, a 12 year old Norwegian boy named Hans Jorgen Olsen saved both himself and his sister from a vicious moose attack using skills he learned from playing World of Warcraft; taunt and feign death. geek.com/games/world-of-w…
Today I learned about Sir Nils Olav III, a chief-in-command of the Norwegian King's Guard, and is also a penguin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nil…
Today I learned of the GitHub Archive Program in which the GitHub team had a full archive of all current public repositories buried in a decommissioned coal mine in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen youtu.be/fzI9FNjXQ0o
Helly Juell Hansen was a Norwegian captain that first produced clothes in 1877 to protect his crew against the harsh Nordic weather. His revolutionary new product infused linseed oil into cotton fabric. 141 years later, in 2018 the company was sold to Canadian Tire for $985 million. hellyhansen.com/about-us/…
The Norwegian "Line Aquavit" is still to this day sent by boat to Australia and back before it gets bottled and sold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akv…
Norwegian jack-of-all trades call themselves "potato" because they go with everything bouvet.no/bouvet-deler/po…
Norwegian National Law of 1274 had prohibitions against consorting with trolls. enigmose.com/neanderthal_…
The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard which is roughly the size of Ireland is an entirely visa-free zone, meaning anyone may live and work on Svalbard indefinitely regardless of country of citizenship en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vis…
Viktor Hovland is the only Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour espn.com/golf/story/_/id/…
King ov Hell, bassist of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, left the group "due to difficulties combining playing in a clear-cut Satanic metal band as Gorgoroth with the fact that he is full-time employed as a primary school teacher." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
Former Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg once went incognito as a taxi-driver in Oslo because he wanted to "hear from real Norwegian voters and that taxis were one of the few places where people shared their true views." bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
In Clash Of The Titans (1981) Movie, Kraken is not part of the greek Mythology but is Norwegian. filmschoolrejects.com/how…

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