Category Archives: Out to the world

Eurovision 2011

The artist representing Norway in the Eurovision final in Düsseldorf, Germany, this year is Stella Mwangi, with her song “Haba Haba”.

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Norwegian ownership

The Norwegian government has a huge fund, which is best known as “oljefondet”, that translates to “the oil fund”, but really has the really boring name “Statens pensjonsfond”, which translates to “Government Pension Fund”. What it does is not so … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize is given out by a committee of five people chosen by the Norwegian Parliament, but it is not a political prize. The people are chosen from any and all political parties, and they are free to … Continue reading

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Norway VS Sweden

This is a question i got by Postcrossing card from Emilie *waves hello* She would like to know what prejudice I have against Swedes. I must confess that I have very few personally, because I at some point in my … Continue reading

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Celebrities

Norway doesn’t have to many people that are well known all over the world. But there are some. Please help me add people to these lists. Alive and kicking: – Sig Hansen (and his brothers), known from Deadliest Catch on … Continue reading

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Music

Norwegian music is very diverse. We have our own style of folk music, but our biggest export is death metal and black metal (also known for burning of churches in Norway, sad stuff…). In the popular music, what the radio … Continue reading

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The Royal Family

Norway is still a kingdom, with a king with absolutely no power at all. But you do need someone to cut ribbons and be an ambassador, and this job is done. At a cost. It’s said we have the second … Continue reading

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Sports

Our sports accomplishments are really sad, we win in sports that are hardly noticed in other countries. This is a list of currently active people that might have been noticed outside Norway. Female: Cecilia Brækhus: Boxing Helene Olafsen: Snowboard Marit … Continue reading

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Our place in the world

Norway is a very very small country, with a very very VERY big ego. Yes, I know, we are rated as the best country to live in in the world, every single year by the UN, and that just makes … Continue reading

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Shopping from inside Norway

We are a nation of eBay addicts. Or, we are becoming one, more an more people are braving the world of Paypal and eBay, and other online shops like amazon.com and play.com. Getting stuff into Norway is no problem, but … Continue reading

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