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Two out of three Norwegian told in a large survey on Norwegians’ sexual habits that they had more sex during their holiday than usual. Some even claimed that they had considerably more sex. Only 15 % on the other hand reduced their sexual activity when on holiday.

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81 %  of travelling Norwegian use a digital camera to document their holiday while 6 % make do with their mobil camera.
Only 2 % writes a travelling diary. Now wonder, trying to read what they had scrawled down under heavy influence of alcohol in countries where these beverages are a lot cheaper than at home would be almost impossible anyway.

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E. Salvesen and John G. Dahll went on a trip to England in the late 1800s and got a chance to attend a football match for their first time.
Getting home they started Christiania Football Club on the 23rd of May 1885.
One year later the first football match on Norwegian soil took place as Christiania played a British naval team. Several thousand people turned up to see the new game.

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German tourists find the Norwegian road signs warning about moose particularly interesting, more than 500 of these road signs disappear each year and rumours has it that they end up as table tops in Germany. Road signs warning about reindeer are also popular among souvenir hunters along with signs showing speed limits like 30, 50 and 70 kmph. These usually end up as birthday presents.

Since I myself have received no less than 2 Norwegian and 2 Swedish road signs as birthday presents up through the years I guess German tourists are not the only ones with a taste for these particular items – Ted

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Chocolate was introduced in Norway in 1835, and it came to stay. People eat more chocolate in only in two other countries in the world. Each one of us eat about 8 kilo a year on an average.

I do more than my share here, just so you know – Ted

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Solo is undoubtfully the most popular Norwegian made soft drink. It was introduced in 1934.
Torleif Gulliksen, the creator of Solo had been travelling in Spain and had come across a refreshing orange soft drink there. He brought the recipe back to Norway and not long after that Solo had become Norway’s most popular bottled soft drink.
Coca Cola did not pass Solo in popularity until well into the 1960s.

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Norwegians are a rather down to earth people and this can be seen in how we name our wars and battles. Other nations call these things like The battle of Trafalgar, Desert Storm, the battle of Thermopylae, The 100 year war, and so on.
Norway attacked Bohuslän in Sweden in 1788 and the war has later been known as the Cranberry war.

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