Stunning Norway Facts

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1. Norway owns an island roughly halfway between Africa and Antarctica.
2. In 2011, scientists re-measured Norway’s beaches, islands and fjords, adding 11,000 miles to its coastline.
3. Advertising to children under the age of 12 is illegal in Norway and Sweden.
4. Sweden is so efficient in using its garbage in waste-to-energy programs that it is now out of garbage and imports it from Norway.
5. Sweden is so good at recycling that they’ve run out of rubbish and import 80,000 tonnes a year from Norway.
6. When Sweden ran out of trash it started importing garbage from Norway.
7. Norway gets 98-99% of its electricity from hydroelectric power, more than any other country.
8. Sweden recycles so well that it has run out of garbage and now must import garbage from Norway to fuel its energy programs.
9. Boys in Norway in primary school talk about their feelings and hold hands.
10. King Olav V of Norway preferred to travel by public transport.
11. Norway is ranked the number third country in the world for overall well-being.
12. The coastline of Norway is long enough to circle the planet 21⁄2 times.
13. Norway exports camels to the UK, the US and Canada
14. Norway owns a fund worth 570 billion USD containing 1% of all the publicly traded shares in the world.
15. Skateboards were banned in Norway between 1978 and 1989.
16. A wallet is most likely to be returned in Norway and least likely to be returned in Mexico

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