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  • Mats Zuccarello
    New York Rangers sign forward Mats Zuccarello to a 4-year extension
    There was some speculation that diminutive New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello might get dealt before Monday’s trade deadline. Instead, he got an extension. The Rangers announced on Monday that they had signed Zuccarello to a four-year...
  • French judge rules that parents cannot name their child Nutella
    French judge rules that parents cannot name their child Nutella
    A French court has ruled that parents cannot name a child anything they like, according to a news article published in the Guardian on January 26, 2014.The parent’s choice of name for their newborn daughter was Nutella. Yes, that Nutella-...
  • Russian Forces Looking To Control Artic Circle
    Russian Forces Looking To Control Artic Circle
    The Russian Federation is enlarging its forces in and around the Murmansk region. The build up on the Finnish border is in preparation for its final destination and that is the Arctic circle. It has been known for some time that the Arctic circle...
  • Viking Ship
    Get a summer job captaining a viking ship
    The Lofotr Viking Museum onVestvågøy island is looking for two captainsto lead tourist expeditions in their full-scale reproduction of a viking ship. The museum, itself, is an ongoing reproduction of a Viking village. So far, the sights...
  • Walt Disney's "Oswald The Lucky Rabbit"
    'Oswald the Lucky Rabbit' Disney lost film recovered in Norway
    A 1927 lost Disney film was located in Norway. The film was the middle section of an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit creation of Walt Disney, before the Mickey Mouse concept arrived.The “Empty Socks” segment was located in the National Library...
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit's Lost Film
    Oswald's Lost "Empty Socks" Discovered in Norway
    It is an early Christmas present for fans of animation as well as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's first animated star. A lost film featuring the rabbit has turned up in all places Norway.The 1927 film entitled “Empty Socks”...
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway
    Vigeland Sculpture Park in Norway is world's largest of one artist
    Vigeland Sculpture Park featuring about 200 stone and bronze sculptures of human figures created by Gustav Vigelandlies within Frogner Park, a short bus or subway ride west from Oslo’s City Center. Enormous statues reflecting men and women...
  • Nobel Peace Center to recognize Peace Prize recipients Dec. 10
    Nobel Peace Center to recognize Peace Prize recipients Dec. 10
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Oct. 10, 2014 that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipients are Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzay of Pakistan. In an annual ceremony that takes place at the Oslo City Hall Dec. 10, the...
  • The stunning Northern Lights ignite Tromso, Norway
    Globetrotting A to Z: Tromso, Norway
    Get thee to the northern lights. If you have to beg, borrow or - well, work three jobs - book a flight to Norway now. It's the ultimate Bucket List getaway.Tromso sits in the middle of the Magnetic North Pole, a zone encircling the North Pole....
  • Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, presents Edvard Munch's expressionistic art.
    Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, shares Expressionist art and The Scream
    The life of Edvard Munch (1863-1919), as conveyed through films at the Munch Museum in a suburb of Oslo, Norway, presents a biography in which one can feel the artist’s angst. Several times in his life, one can imagine him being unduly...
  • Celebrating Thor Heyerdahl and the Kontiki on the 100th anniversary of his birth
    Celebrating Thor Heyerdahl and the Kontiki on the 100th anniversary of his birth
    Certain names and adventures can become lost in time until a little travel brings them into a person’s world view. For me, the word Kon-tiki meant a local Florida Keys hotel with Polynesian carvings. But, then I journeyed to Oslo, Norway and...
  • Viking ships in Oslo, Norway
    Viking ships share Norway's history, but puzzles remain
    If one thinks of Norway and its history, the Vikings and Leif Erikson come to mind. That is the extent of what I learned about Norway in grade school. Perhaps, though, the excitinghistorymade it a priority for me to visit the Viking Ship Museum...
  • Akershus Fortress as seen from the waterfront
    Akershus Fortress in Oslo is a must-see for visitors to Norway
    Akershus Castle and Fortress in Norway is a sight to behold from Oslo Harbor and surrounding waterfront communities. Construction began in 1300 and was thought to be completed in 1308 -- but was extended through the 17th century as remodeling into...
  • Visit Oslo, the tourist information center in Oslo, Norway
    Warm up to Oslo, Norway for fun year-round
    Although the movie, "Frozen," may have brought attention to Scandinavian countries and ice and snow, never fear that great adventures abound there year-round. Oslo, the capital of Norway, has a touristinformation bureau ina brand new...
  • Maelstrom has closed at Epcot
    Maelstrom has closed at Epcot
    The popular boat ride Maelstrom has closed at Epcot. The attraction first opened on July 5, 1988, and the final day of operation was October 5, 2014. It was located in the Norway Pavilion, which is part of World Showcase.The ride vehicles for...