1. Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to the Japanese in the 80s.
  2. Norway was ranked the world's #1 country in the 2014 Prosperity Index for wealth and well-being.
  3. Norway has the world's highest gas prices at $10.12 a gallon of premium gas.
  4. In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.
  5. In Norway, stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes.
  6. All prisoners in Norway have internet in their cells.
  7. When you get a book published in Norway, the Government will buy a 1000 copies and distribute them to libraries.
  8. Advertising to children under the age of 12 is illegal in Norway and Sweden.
  9. Norway's public Universities are free for students from anywhere in the world.
  10. The monarch of Norway's title is "Norway's King" rather than "King of Norway", signifying that he belongs to the country and not vice versa.
  11. "Odd"
    and "Even"
    are popular names
    for males in Norway.
  12. There's a town in Norway called Hell.
  13. Sweden has run out of trash
    so it's importing garbage from Norway
  14. 8.2% of people in Norway eat tacos every single Friday.
  15. The late King Olav V of Norway used public transportation and always paid the tickets.
  16. Norway was originally called "Nordweg," meaning the "Northern Way."
  17. King Harald of Norway vowed to remain unmarried for life unless he could marry his true love, the daughter of a cloth merchant. She became the Queen of Norway.
  18. Norway's NRK TV channel shows include an 8-hour train ride, a 12-hour knitting show, a 12-hour log fire and 18-hours of salmon spawning.
  19. Sweden and Norway formed a United Kingdom from 1814 to 1905.
  20. In 2017, Norway became the first country to turn off FM radio and switch completely to digital.
  21. Norway owns an uninhabited frozen island located halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
  22. Only 10 police officers
    have been killed
    in Norway
    since WW2.
  23. It is illegal to spay or neuter your dog in Norway except under very specific circumstances.
  24. Ikea names sofas, coffee tables and bookshelves after places in Sweden; beds, wardrobes and hall furniture after places in Norway; carpets after places in Denmark and dining tables and chairs after places in Finland.
  25. In 2008, Norway donated US$1 billion to help save the Amazon rainforest.
  26. Norway's first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
  27. In Halden, a high-security prison in Norway, every cell has a flatscreen TV, an en-suite shower and fluffy, white towels.
  28. Norway had a nationwide "butter crisis" in 2011: a single 250 g (8.8 oz) pack of butter would cost about US$50.
  29. The eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia is believed to be the reason why the sky is red in Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream", set in Norway.
  30. In 1999, Norway granted refuge to a U.S. drug smuggler because the Supreme Court declared that U.S. prisons do not meet "minimum humanitarian standards."
  31. Norway is ranked as the country least likely to be affected by climate change. Chad is the most vulnerable.
  32. In Norway , "Texas" is slang for "crazy."
  33. The U.S. has more people of Norwegian descent than Norway.
  34. It takes 3 years of higher education to become a police officer in Norway. Graduates get a bachelor's degree in "Police Studies."
  35. Sami people in Norway castrate reindeers using their teeth.
  36. In the 13th century, some people in Norway would baptize their children with beer.
  37. The Elk is the national animal of Norway.
  38. Norway's coastline is long enough to circle the planet two and a half times.
  39. In Norway, no one can disguise their earnings, as every citizen's tax returns are made available for everyone else in the country to inspect.
  40. Norway's maximum prison sentence is 21 years, after it abolished life in prison in 1971.
  41. Rjukan (Norway) and Viganella (Italy) are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to 6 months every year, so they built gigantic mirrors to reflect daylight downwards.
  42. Half of all new cars in Norway are electric or hybrid.
  43. Norwegian passports display the aurora borealis under a UV light.
  44. Norway's Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739, then lost again for another 69 years.
  45. Skateboards were banned in Norway between 1978 and 1989.
  46. In the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, it is illegal to die.
  47. In 2011, scientists re-measured Norway's beaches, islands and fjords, adding 11,000 miles to its coastline.
  48. Norway's Coat of Arms has a lion depicted, although there are no lions in Norway.
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