You might already know that slot garansi 100 is the land of the Vikings or that it’s one of the happiest countries in the world, but these 13 quirky facts will help you understand this fascinating country and its culture a little bit better.
It is very difficult to be a smoker in slot garansi 100. For one, smoking has been banned in all public spaces since 2004 and then there’s the cost: a pack of cigarettes will set you back about €12 (£11). But snus, a form of moist dipping tobacco that you place directly on your gums, is cheaper and better for those around you. Around 12 percent of Norwegians use snus daily, compared to 11 percent who smoke.
According to a global sex survey for Orgasm Day 2017, Norway is the horniest country in the world. Norwegians hold the record for the most orgasms on a weekly basis, with 35 percent of them allegedly climaxing at least once a day. Make what you will of this information.
Electric aeroplanes may be a tad more complicated to pull off than electric cars, but Norway is making great progress. Avinor, the company that operates Norway’s airports, is working with Rolls-Royce and Siemens on a hybrid fuel-electric plane model with the aim of making short-haul flights (up to 1.5 hours, which covers domestic and flights to other Scandinavian capitals) entirely electric by 2040.
Well, not Norway per se. But Norse explorer Leif Erikson did reach the shores of Vinland (northern Newfoundland) about 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Like Columbus, it was a total accident: Leif thought he was sailing towards Greenland, but the winds blew his ship off course.
This may be hard to wrap your head around, but salmon sushi is a Norwegian invention. Until the mid-’80s, the Japanese used mostly tuna and sea bream for their staple rolls and sashimi – due to the fact that Pacific salmon is prone to parasites and therefore very dangerous to consume raw. But Norwegians have a lot of salmon (like, a lot) and started exporting it to Japan in the early ’90s, after huge efforts by the government to convince the Japanese that Scandinavian salmon is safe. Of course, nowadays salmon sushi is a popular Japanese culinary export, but Norway is reclaiming it by ways of some pretty great sushi restaurants – like the Michelin-star Sabi Omakase in Stavanger.
Some of the fundamental values of modern Norwegian society are equality, respect and tolerance – and a 2016 gender law is proof of that. The ruling states that children from the age of six can, with parental consent, self-identify as male or female regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth by simply filling out a form online. In a world where trans people need to endure long periods of counselling, hormonal treatments and invasive surgery (and proof that these procedures have taken place) in order to be able to legally change their gender in identity documents, it is very important that countries like Norway are taking a stand.
When there is equality, it’s easier to achieve transparency. Personal income tax was public in Norway since it was first introduced back 1882. Today, you can see anyone’s income and tax returns with the click of a button, since these are posted online on the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website. This practice keeps companies in check and tax evasion almost non-existent, proving that there’s nothing Norwegians love more than being fair.