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  • pakarang
    started a topic Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

    Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

    Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY.

    We started in the old forum ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1385 ) but continue here.

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Did you know that Norway is more populous than China?? At least according to smp.no:

    China has a population of measly 1,418 million according to UN estimate:
    HAHAHAHAHA..... someone's got the numbering all messed up! What if Norway actually had a population like that? Would it even be possible to so many people within our borders?

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  • ombugge
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    Did you know that Norway is more populous than China?? At least according to smp.no:
    At year-end, there were 5,328,000 million inhabitants in Norway.
    China has a population of measly 1,418 million according to UN estimate:
    The current population of China is 1,418,297,210 as of Saturday, February 23, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
    China population is equivalent to 18.41% of the total world population.

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Doing stunts is nothing especially Norwegian, nor is ski jumping. (Even Brits do both at times)
    But ski jumping stark naked is not an everyday thing, even in Norway:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93iHnrWMQO0
    Would most likely be terrifyingly painful to snag vital "junk" during such a stunt.

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  • ombugge
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    Doing stunts is nothing especially Norwegian, nor is ski jumping. (Even Brits do both at times)
    But ski jumping stark naked is not an everyday thing, even in Norway:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93iHnrWMQO0

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    The border between Norway and Russia has been re-defined and re-measured for the first time since 1947. The length has grown by abt. 2 km. to 197.7 km.:
    https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...source=vgfront

    PS> No border markers were moved, but the rivers and streams demarcate most of the border has changed position over time.
    And we are with that a much more significant nation. giggles

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  • ombugge
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    The border between Norway and Russia has been re-defined and re-measured for the first time since 1947. The length has grown by abt. 2 km. to 197.7 km.:
    https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...source=vgfront

    PS> No border markers were moved, but the rivers and streams demarcate most of the border has changed position over time.

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  • pakarang
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    Interesting video that gives you a lot of numbers, statistics and assumptions if the Scandinavian countries were united.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOzMrrnCwJo

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  • pakarang
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    The same "phenomenon" as seen here in Trondheim yesterday, green river water meets the blue fjord:

    2018_08_11 G7XM2-Trondheim Havn-IMG_2279 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_08_11 G7XM2-Trondheim Havn-IMG_2281 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • ombugge
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    We have discussed the phenomena of the different colours in the fjords before.
    Here is the same phenomena in the rivers and lakes in Norway:
    https://www.nrk.no/ho/iskaldt-brevan...bum-1-14154998

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    There was a link in that article well worth saving for later:

    https://www.statskog.no/hytter-og-fr...oier-og-aremal
    Opplevelsene venter på deg. Våre hytter og åpne buer er perfekte utgangspunkt for å nyte verdens beste natur. Her finner du en oversikt over tilbudene våre. Bruk kart, søk eller filter for å komme nærmere tilbudene du er ute etter.

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  • ombugge
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    Who said nothing is for free??: https://www.vg.no/reise/i/8wkAKG/her...re-helt-gratis

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  • Ralf__
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    We watched out a while and buses, trucks and caravans passed without problems. Wind was decrasing and lofotposten was packing.

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
    This is gromsöy bridge. We passed her today at 20-30 m/s wind and yellow lights. Lofotposten was stalking with camera hoping for a new video. The bridge was closed about an hour before.
    Glad you didn't blow all over the place! Remember, safety first!

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  • Ralf__
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    This is gromsöy bridge. We passed her today at 20-30 m/s wind and yellow lights. Lofotposten was stalking with camera hoping for a new video. The bridge was closed about an hour before.

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