Norway’s first child marriage will cause you to take action

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 10 October 2014

Meet Thea, a 12-year-old girl from Norway who (many think) is to be married to her 37-year-old fiance, Geir. In her blog, Theas Bryllup (‘Thea’s Wedding’ in Norwegian), Thea details every step in the lead up to her marriage this month, from the dress she’ll wear to the cake the newly married couple will cut together at their reception.

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Norwegian boy gets a McDonald’s receipt as a tattoo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

This is customer loyalty at its finest. Stian Ytterdahl from Lorenskog, Norway, will never ever forget what he had for lunch at McDonald’s last Monday, because he had the receipt details tattooed on his right arm. Asked by his friends to choose between sticking a Barbie up his ass and getting inked, he chose the latter (as I would probably too). The dare was supposedly a punishment for being too smitten with the ladies (kids these days).

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Hate airport taxis? Hop on the world’s first dog sled taxi service

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 7 February 2014

If you’re headed to Norway, you can immediately experience the local culture right after you step out of the airport and grab a cab. A different kind of cab, that is. The Kirkenes Snowhotel offers a quirky and adventurous way of getting from the airport to their front door: the world’s first dog sled taxi […]

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Frozen waterfall in Norway captured in colourful glory

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By Zlatan in New Photography on Tuesday 24 December 2013

To create these stunning effects, photographer Thomas Senf set multi-coloured spotlights on different parts of the frozen waterfall to capture the two climbers in resplendent colour. The action took place in Eidfjord, near the city of Bergen, Norway, where the waterfalls reach more than 500 meters in height. Just mind-blowing, really.

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Severed human hands for dinner: a joke in poor taste

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Looks like Norway went all out for Halloween this year. And the Europris grocery store in Norway took things a little too far. Shortly after they began selling fake severed human hands in the meat aisle, customers (specifically, mother’s of young children) began to complain that the product was “creepy”.

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Norwegian variety show duo ask: ‘what does the fox say?’

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Ylvis is a variety show duo from Norway and is composed of brothers Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker. Together in their new music video entitled The Fox, they ask the question we’ve all encountered in our lives: what does the fox say? Obviously, the cow goes moo, the dog goes woof, the cat goes meow, and […]

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Whales are becoming extinct, so are the whalers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

‘It’s the whalers who are headed for extinction,” observed Roff Smithr in National Geographic of Norway’s seafaring Lofoten Islands, where the scene is fast changing as the next generation of Norwegian kids don’t want to carry on the family business. The feature came with equally evocative photographs by Marcus Bleasdale.

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Paintings by Norwegian artist Linnea Vestre

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By Linnea Vestre in New Art on Thursday 23 May 2013

In my paintings, I combine the figurative and non-figurative to create a world that can only exist in a painting. I want to tell a story, visualize a feeling, or capture a certain atmosphere that can move the viewer. Sometimes the process is as important as the picture itself. The painting Mistranslation is based on […]

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Banksy inspired street art by Norway’s Skurktur

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By Tristan Rayner in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

The style might be identical to Banksy’s, and in Norway there is this guy who calls himself DOLK. This, however, was made by Skurktur, an art collective based in Trondheim, Norway. Skurktur’s street art is teeming with social commentary and satire, which is in keeping with the M.O. of the great Banksy himself.

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Highlights from NUART: an art fair in Norway

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By Jessica Birkett in New Events on Tuesday 23 October 2012

The European summer entails many things, but undoubtedly the most colourful is a continent-wide festival season for fine contemporary NUART. With just under a week to go and for those of us who just fall short of reaching that corner of the world, NUART’s blog is keeping us updated with images from this year’s artists, including Aakash Nihalani, Saber, Eine, Mobstr +.

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Amazing photograph of Norway’s Fredrikstad bridge

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By Marius Grondahl in New Photography on Friday 8 June 2012

The town of Fredrikstad, Norway, got a new bridge over the river Glomma about two years ago. This astonishing bridge has the ability to open itself for ships coming into the harbor and is a huge relief for the traffic in the city. However, the lights that change the color of the bridge from green, […]

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Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavillion

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By Zuliandi Azli in Architecture on Friday 20 January 2012

Smacked on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park, Snøhetta provides for a mythical experience for visitors. With sustainable architecture in mind, elements such as solid construction and natural lines come together in a perfectly harmonious manner. I’ve got to get my ass there someday.

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Trollwall Restaurant, Norway

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By Agnes Samour in Architecture on Wednesday 7 December 2011

Starving after a hike near the Trollwall, the tallest vertical rock face in Europe? It’s now possible to have something to eat while admiring the view of the towering cliffs in this impressive restaurant, designed by Reiulf Ramstad Norway. The M-shaped glass roof really looks fantastic from the inside and the outside.

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Drape: an exciting new Norwegian band

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By Pazeriksolis in New Music on Friday 13 May 2011

Dråpe (which is Norwegian for ‘water droplet’) are one of my favorite bands. Their sound is creative, chilled, and laidback. I’m sure that they’re going to hit it big it Norway this year.

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2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships

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By Zolton in New Events on Wednesday 19 January 2011

If you’re sporting some decent chops, and you have some time (and money) to spare, you can join the Beard Team USA Trip to Iceland and Norway for the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships between May 8 to May 19. Yes, salute the hirsute!

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