What we did not know about Norway
• What we did not know about Norway
The country of the midnight sun and northern lights Norway - is truly unique, because there is only crown penguins and monarchs marry only for love.
And what more surprising facts Norway the whole world, you will find below:
His name sofas and bookshelves from IKEA was named in honor of geographical objects in Sweden, carpets - in honor of the towns and villages of Denmark, and the names of the beds and cabinets are place names in Norway.
With a few exceptions, spaying and neutering dogs is illegal in Norway.
In 2014, Norway won 1st place in the ranking of well-being around the world.
Norway - the birthplace of skiing. By the way, translated from the Norwegian word "ski" means "a piece of wood."
The most common names in Norway - Odd (odd English -. "Odd") and Evan (born even -. "An even").
Known as "the loneliest place on the planet" Bouvet Island - uninhabited and most distant from the piece of land of land, which is located between South Africa and Antarctica. Although many have tried to claim it, in fact, he is considered to be the property of Norway.
In 2008, the King of Norway knighted penguin is the mascot of the Norwegian Royal Guard.
Sweden importing garbage from Norway to use it as a fuel in power plants that convert waste into energy.
In the Norwegian TV channel NRK TV is gaining popularity so-called "slow" reality show. For example, a program is broadcast live for 18 hours, spawning salmon, displeased the audience that was, in their opinion, too short.
King Harald V of Norway has vowed to remain a bachelor all his life, if he can not marry his true love, which was the daughter of a merchant tissues. Subsequently, his fiancee still became queen of Norway.
From 1814 to 1905 Sweden and Norway were one kingdom.
In 2000, the world's longest road tunnel was built in Norway. Its length is 24, 5 kilometers.
Citizens of Norway, as well as foreigners can get higher education free of charge. In addition, the state provides the students a small stipend.
In 2017, Norway plans to become the first country in the world to completely abandon the FM-radio in favor of digital broadcasting.
Norway Originally called "Nordweg", which means "northern route".