VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Torger Nergaard (C) of Norway delivers as Haavard Vad Petersson (L) and Christoffer Svae sweep during the curling round robin game against Switzerland on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Torger Nergaard (C) of Norway delivers as Haavard Vad Petersson (L) and Christoffer Svae sweep during the curling round robin game against Switzerland on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Most of us would be challenged to find Norway on a map if it wasn’t clearly marked.

We know they ski there and a couple of Winter Olympics were held there but other than that Norway is sort of an anomaly.

Here are a few facts you might not have known about those crazy, snappy dressing  Norwegians.(See Above)

Fun Facts About Norway

  • It was Norway who introduced the Japanese to Salmon Sushi in the 1980s.
  • The 2014 Prosperity Index ranked Norway #1 for wealth and well-being.
  • Not sure how wealth and well-being work out because Norway has the world’s highest gas prices — $10.12 a gallon for premium.
  • You might have a good chance of being knighted in Norway. They knighted a penguin in 2008.
  • Stripping will get you some tax breaks in Norway. Stripping counts as an art form for tax purposes. So take it off for H&R Block.
  • If you think our prisons are easy, in Norway there is Internet service in every cell. Are X-Boxes next? Maybe tax deductible strippers.
  • If you can get a book published in Norway the Feds will buy 1,000 copies and send them out to libraries around the country.
  • Trix are not for kids in Norway. It’s illegal to advertise to children under the age of 12 in Norway. Bet that cereal aisle is pretty bleak.
  • Don’t want to pay those big tuition fees? Head to Norway where public universities are free to any one from anywhere.
  • “Odd” and “Even” are popular names for guys in Norway. I guess it beats Tanner and Tiffany. Or Moon Unit and Dwezzle.
  • If someone tells you to “Go to Hell,” they are not being rude just giving you directions to the town of the same name.
  • This one makes no sense to me at all. For some unknown reason, Sweden has run out of trash so they are importing their trash from Norway. I thought that was Congressional type thinking.

Some Final Thoughts

Norway does sound like a cool place. They do have mountains, good skiing, free education, and export their trash. I guess all in all I should dust off my passport and just go to hell.

Lord knows I’ve been told to go there many times.