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These decorated combs found in Western Norway made of reindeer antlers show that the Vikings were concerned about how they looked. (Photo: Ane Bysheim / University Museum of Bergen) English sources describe the Vikings as very attractive: Viking men were… Read More ›
False advertising: On page 3 of the Christmas booklet “The Girl from the Mountains”, you get the impression that the story will “turn you on”. (Photo: Lunde Forlag / Lunde Publishing) In the Norwegian Lutheran Mission’s latest edition of the… Read More ›
Gunnar H. Gundersen has around 300 different mousetraps in his collection. This is ten of his favorites. (Photo: Benjamin A. Ward, HiOA) Professor Gunnar H. Gundersen at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) has collected and… Read More ›
On Wednesday, this Halifax bomber was found in the depth of the Trondheimsfjord. (Photo: NTNU / NRK) At a depth of 180 meters, students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) did a sensational finding by using a… Read More ›
(Photo: Ingolf Kristnasen) Thanks to a frozen fish shoal, Ingolf Kristiansen from Lovund in Nordland will be among the audience at Sir Elton John’s concert in Oslo on November 15. The tickets he has received from the popular artist himself…. Read More ›
Originally posted on RecipeReminiscing:
Recipes from “God Og Billig Hverdags Mat” (Nice And Inexpensive Everyday Food) published by N W Damm & Sønn in 1955 Yellow pea soup and pancakes was my absolute favourite dinner as a kid and I…
This is the first edition of Donald Duck & Co. in Norway. (Photo: Skanfil Auksjoner) The first edition of Donald Duck & Co. published in Norway was sold in December 1948 and did cost 50 øre (8 cents). This… Read More ›
Polar bear researcher Jon Aars in close contact with a mother and her cub. The mother is anesthetized and the cub is not yet afraid of people. (Photo: Jon Aars / Norwegian Polar Institute) No one knows how many polar… Read More ›
This magnificent English sword was sacrificed in Skåne in Sweden. Today it is on display at the Historical Museum in Stockholm. (Photo: Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History / University of Oslo) A doctoral dissertation from 2009 shows that the… Read More ›
Beautifully located in Trondheim, the NTNU has 23,000 students and 3,000 staff in scientific and academic positions. (Photo: Mentz Indergaard / NTNU Info) On October 6, colleagues and students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim… Read More ›