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10 Interesting Facts about Norway – did you know?

10 Interesting Facts about Norway – did you know?

 

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1. In 2011, Norway went through a nationwide butter shortage, where smugglers would often get caught smuggling butter and online auctions for one packet of butter reached as high as $77. – Source

2. Norway has the World’s biggest sovereign fund, where it has been saving almost all the money it gets from the sale of oil and is worth almost a trillion dollars. – Source

3. Norway introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese – SourceKuvahaun tulos haulle norway fun prison

4. Norway has very strict rules on advertising cars as “green” – saying “cars can do nothing good for the environment except less damage than others” – Source

5. Norway has a minimum security island-prison where inmates are almost free to do as they wish. The criminals prisoned there are among Norway’s worst, but it has the lowest rate of re-offending in Europe, if not the world. – Source

6. The people of Oslo, Norway donate the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree in London every year in gratitude to the people of London for their assistance during WWII. – Source

7. To encourage more men to assume a greater share of care-giving responsibilities, Norwegian law states that 14 weeks of parental leave is reserved for fathers. Norway is the first country to introduce compulsory paternity leave. – Source

8. In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin1. – Source

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9. It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under specific circumstances regarding health, quality of life, or utility. – Source

10. Dying is illegal in Longyearbyen, Norway because the town’s small graveyard stopped accepting bodies after discovering the permafrost prevented the bodies from decomposing. – Source

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