All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Norway’

Casey Kasem’s Wife Wants Him Buried In Norway

Officials in Norway are deciding on whether to grant the request of Casey Kasem’s wife to bury his body in Oslo in the face of protests from his children. Kasem’s children from his first wife are contesting Jean Kasem’s claim that he wanted to be buried in Norway, saying that the prominent radio DJ and television host had always wanted …

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Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries

Google announced the expansion of Flight Search into three more countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This is the first time Google has added countries since launching in Ireland and Poland in March. A year before that, Google launched the offering in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. Those in Denmark can access the feature at google,dk/flights. For Norway, …

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Draugen Will Drag You Into The Depths Of Survival Horror In 2015

Survival horror has seen a renaissance in recent year with games like Amnesia and Outlast. It’s fair to assume that interest in survival horror would wane after they all started to look and play the same, but it looks like developers still have a few scares left in them. The most recent comes from our friends in Norway and it’s …

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eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program

eBay announced today that it has added Switzerland and Norway to the list of countries sellers can ship to using the Global Shipping Program, which includes 42 additional countries. “As you know, the Global Shipping Program helps you expand your sales to millions of eager international buyers,” the company says. “Through the program (which is free to join), you can …

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Watch Bill Gates Lose A Chess Match In 79 Seconds

As the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has to be a pretty smart guy. He helped develop the Windows operating system and made the company the global tech leader it is today. With all that being said, is he good at chess? In the latest episode of Skavlan, a Norwegian-Swedish talk show, Bill Gates took on the world’s best chess …

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Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses the Historical Wooden Village

A large fire has destroyed at least 30 buildings in a historical village of Laerdal, Norway. The Laerdalsoyri village is home to at least 1,150 people. Sixteen residential homes were said to be some of the buildings ruined by the flames. Others included notable monuments. An emergency evacuation took place and at least 90 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, …

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Exploding Gassy Whale Shoots Guts Onshore

On Faroe Islands, a set of islands between Norway and Iceland, two dead sperm whales washed onshore. According to the Faroese Broadcasting Corporation, after two days, a marine biologist by the name of Bjarni Mikkelse was called upon to remove one of the whale’s skeleton for a local museum. Although it is very likely that Mikkelse is an adept marine …

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Winter Tires Risk Being Banned After Research

It’s 32 degrees with a low of 28 in Sweden right now, and medical researchers there are calling for a ban on studded winter tires. Many people worldwide use the drop in weather to determine when its time to change into their winter tires, but according to the Alaska Dispatch, researchers in Sweden are declaring that studded winter tires actually …

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Norway Town: Winter Sun Makes First Appearance Thanks To Mirrors

Imagine living in a town settled in the shadows of mountains for half the year. In order to feel the sun on your face–which most of us take for granted–you must take a cable car up said mountains. That’s exactly what the town of Stavanger, Norway has done for six months out of the year…until now. Thanks to giant mirrors …

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Ylvis’ “The Fox” is the New “Gangnam Style”

This is a public service announcement warning you about the latest abomination upon the lord, Ylvis’ “The Fox”. Posted on YouTube on September 3rd, 2013, it’s the latest viral infection music video made and performed by Bård Urheim Ylvisåker and Vegard Urheim Ylvisåker, a Norwegian variety show duo who call themselves “Ylvis”. Currently, it’s No.29 on the Billboard Hot 100 …

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Norway’s Center-Right Clear Election Favorite

Just two years after extreme-right terror attacks killed 77 people in Norway, the center-right coalition appears set to oust Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and the country’s reigning center-left coalition. Norway’s parliamentary election is scheduled to be held Monday, September 9, 2013. Pundits predict Stoltenberg’s eight year tenure as Prime Minister will end, and Erna Solberg (shown above) will be elected …

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Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, among other familiar Disney duck faces. “Kids growing up in this digital age use the Internet for …

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