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Norway Sends the United Kingdom a Christmas Tree Every Year to Thank Them for Saving Their Country During the Second World War

If you are in London at this time of year, there is a rather large reminder of Norway firmly planted in the city’s heart. Every year, Norway sends a 50 or 60-year-old Norwegian spruce Christmas tree to be decorated and used as the focal point of the Trafalgar Square Christmas festivities. But do you know …

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Mosquitoes in Iceland

There are 1,300 Species of Insects in Iceland, But No Species of Mosquitoes Have Been Discovered.

Iceland is one of the most amazing countries on the planet. The small island’s fantastic nature, culture, and history set it apart. Someone who has already had the opportunity to visit our country may claim that it has everything. But did you know there are no mosquitoes in Iceland? While Iceland has over 1300 insect …

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Denmark

The United States Tried to Purchase Greenland from Denmark Twice. Once in 1946 and Then Again in 2019.

Greenland is an island country in Denmark’s Kingdom. It is located east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Greenland is the world’s largest island; it is one of three constituent countries that make up the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and the Faroe Islands; all citizens of these countries …

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Walter Eikrem

How Did Creed Help a Norweigan Boy Escape a Wolf Attack?

A 13-year-old Norwegian schoolboy came across four wolves while coming home from the bus stop this week. In the end, it’s possible that his love of Creed’s heavy metal music saved his life. How did he escape from a horrible wolf attack? In 2011, a 13-year-old Norwegian kid came home alone from school when he …

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What is Fredagstaco?

Many people partake in a fun, unofficial custom called Taco Tuesday in the US. This is when most people enjoy tacos of any kind. In fact, several restaurants also offer different promos and discounts for their tacos on Tuesdays. But did you know that Norwegians have a similar custom done on Fridays instead?  “Fredagstaco” or …

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