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This Huge Rock Explosion Looks More Like A Crazy Ocean Wave

Video: When you blow up a quarry that’s 20m high with 68 tonnes of explosives, you turn the rock wall into a tsunami wave that sends nearly 363,000 tonnes of rocks flying everywhere. The blast of the Bremanger Quarry in Norway looks great because it was carefully planned, with explosives planted in 454 blast holes made along the 384m long rock wall.


The Fjords Of Norway Are So Pretty That They Seem Magical

Video: Escape to the fjords of Norway, and imagine the still beauty of seeing inlets surrounded by cliffs. You can pretend you’re in a different world where work doesn’t exist, but magic just might. That’s where I want to be right now.


Watch The Exact, Terrifying Moment A Hang Glider Loses Control

Last Tuesday, Voss, Norway-native Jon Gjerde decided to strap himself to a gigantic kite and go zipping through the air like some sort of very ugly bird. The 51-year-old is no stranger to hang gliding. He is, in fact, a world champion in the sport. But after this particular outing he’s lucky to be alive.


This Artist Makes Incredible Designs With Just Snow And His Shoes

Some of our readers may be feeling a little chilly this week, so why not take the edge off with this video of a snow artist who does more than just hike in the snow.


You Might Not Able To Buy A Petrol-Powered Car In Norway After 2025

The oil-rich nation of Norway could be the first country to ban petrol-powered cars for good.


Aww, Norway Wants To Gift A Mountain To Finland

This story takes place far inside the Arctic Circle but, no, it’s not about Santa Claus. What it is about is truly embracing the Christmas spirit — the part where you give of yourself.


In The Future, International Airline Travel Will Actually Be Fun Again

Travelling abroad is inherently thrilling — but then there’s that interminable, soul-sucking trek to get there. In the future, things might be very different.


A Hiker Found A 1200-Year-Old Viking Sword, And Experts Say You Could Still Fight With It

It sounds like something from a fantasy video game: While trekking the mountainous wild, a man in Norway recently stumbled upon an ancient, intact sword. And with the right treatment, it could still be used to vanquish baddies today, experts say.


Norway's Doctors Still Use Floppy Disks, And They're More Secure Than The Alternative

In Norway, doctors are clinging to older MS DOS-based electronic journals. As a result there’s a system in place that still employs floppy disks — and it works extremely well. But a blog post on Gundersen.net says the Norwegian government might be retiring the floppy disk option as soon as next year.


The Secret Project To Turn The Internet Into An Anti-Soviet Spy Network

In 1973, Norway became the first nation outside the US to get online through DARPA’s packet-switched network, the ARPANET. Americans had decided to connect the proto-internet to such a distant country for one reason. They were trying to keep tabs on Soviet nuclear tests.


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