This cute Planet Earth-style video was created by the pro-Norwegian business organization Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon (NHO) as a way of highlighting the many benefits of working in Norway. It shows what the starting day of a young Norwegian's (the "youngster") first real job might be like, all narrated as if he were integrating into the "den" of his new "pack."
Rock-pop star Pink is offering to cover the 1500€ fine against Norway's women's handball team after they dared to play in shorts rather than bikini bottoms. According to the Norwegian Handball Federation President Kåre Geir Lio, the thigh-length, elastic shorts were "not [appropriate clothing for] the activity when they are playing in the sand." Lio… READ THE REST
The Guardian has a great new article on the rise of "dark Nordic folk" — modern bands that take a more shamanistic approach to their instrumentation, subject matter, and performance. Mostly, I'm sharing it here because "The drum needed a blood sacrifice" is a badass title — for a band, but especially for a piece… READ THE REST
Jan Hakon Erichsen is a Norwegian artist whose Destruction Diaries series chronicles his creation of a series of bizarre, whimsical and delightful machines for popping balloons and undertaking other acts of minor mayhem. READ THE REST
If you're like most of the world, you leave cryptocurrency to the cryptocrazies. But you're not, and that's a good thing. Because, while some of us are totally fine with sitting around waiting to make old-fashioned salaries, you've got emotional and financial stock in NFTs and crypto and are ready to watch it pay off.… READ THE REST
We know your job may be pretty rough and has very little room for any artistic license, and that's something you miss about having free time. College was a great place to get in some creative writing classes and put the strange world into words, but those days are long gone and the novel you… READ THE REST
Jigsaw puzzles have been around forever and serve us in a variety of ways. From providing us a unique form of artistic entertainment to helping us keep our minds sharp, they serve as a multi-function intellectual and artistic tool. There never seems to be an end to their allure as we can tear them down… READ THE REST