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Weird things Norwegians do

Started by xSilverPhinx, January 10, 2017, 01:56:27 PM

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Papasito Bruno

A-ha.

I understand the musical group "A-ha", are considered national icons in Norway, and that Norwegians are also quick to point out the band had several top ten hits and that they weren't simply a one hit wonder whose only real success was the hit 'Take on me"

Not sure what the other top ten hits were, and you can't force me to look, however. Here it is.



Great video by the way, an icon of the classic 80's rock videos. (Especially the animation)
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Magdalena

Quote"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" is an electronic dance novelty song and viral video by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fox_(What_Does_the_Fox_Say%3F)

I don't think it's weird. It's funny.  :)

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philosoraptor

What is a cloudberry?  Why is it called that?  Why are Norwegians so desperate for berries that they are apparently going into the atmosphere (asmosphere?) to get them?
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I'll show you how god falls asleep on the job.
And how can we win when fools can be kings?
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Guardian85

Quote from: philosoraptor on January 15, 2017, 07:20:32 PM
What is a cloudberry?  Why is it called that?  Why are Norwegians so desperate for berries that they are apparently going into the atmosphere (asmosphere?) to get them?


A sweet berry that grows in marches. Often used in desserts or just eaten as is. Its English name comes from its vague resemblance of a cloud. The etymology of its Norwegian name (multe) escapes me.
My family owns some land where a decent amount of them grow. Visitors will be offered to sample them.


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xSilverPhinx

I would totally squish a cloudberry. :tellmemore:
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Asmodean

When it comes to music, we are also pretty good at the heavier sort of Metal, and then there is Røyksopp, an Electronica/Electropop duo who do much better abroad than they do in Norway. Also, there's Ane Brun, Sissel Kyrkjebø and... Well, for only having about five million inhabitants, Norway does have a name or two on the world music stage. Some of those names are pretty talented too.

Cloudberries usually thrive in mosquito-infested outdoorsy areas, so The Asmo... Avoids.  >:(
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
In Asmo's grey lump,
wrath and dark clouds gather force.
Luxembourg trembles.