Norway

15 Extraordinary Things About Norway That Will Make You Want to Move There

15 Extraordinary Things About Norway That Will Make You Want to Move There
Places
year ago

The Nordic country is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, fascinating natural phenomena, and distinctive wildlife, many of which are exclusive to this region. If you’re seeking a one-of-a-kind travel experience, Norway should be at the top of your list. Here are some of the most remarkable things that make Norway stand out, and may even entice you to book your next flight to this Nordic country.

18 Photos From Norway That We Were Absolutely Stunned By

18 Photos From Norway That We Were Absolutely Stunned By
Places
2 years ago

The country that the Marvel hero Thor chose to live in is absolutely unique. It’s a place where you might find yourself in the middle of a snowstorm in April or find a giant whale skeleton while swimming in the sea, and it deserves your attention. Norway is famous for its big taxes, its high prices, and its beautiful nature, and you should definitely consider going on vacation there.

Why the Bermuda Triangle Is Never on a Map

Why the Bermuda Triangle Is Never on a Map
Curiosities
11 months ago

Hmmm... Can we estimate how many ships and airplanes were lost in the Bermuda Triangle? Have their disappearances resulted from human error or weather phenomena? Let’s try to find out. We have a curious story of the S.S. Cotopaxi. This ship vanished in 1925, traveling from Charleston, South Carolina, to Havana. It never reached its destination. Years later, in the 1980s, a wreck was found 40 mi off St. Augustine, Florida. Since specialists could not precisely determine what and where it came from, they nicknamed it “Bear Wreck”. It took many additional years of work, done mainly by marine biologists, to identify that this ship was indeed the missing S.S. Cotopaxi. This was confirmed in January 2020. How did the ship just reappear? And how did it get there, since this mysterious shipwreck isn’t even in the Bermuda Triangle?

From Legend to Legacy: Surprising Truths Hidden in Historical Myths

From Legend to Legacy: Surprising Truths Hidden in Historical Myths
Curiosities
5 months ago

Once upon a time, in the deep blue sea, there was a giant monster called the Kraken. People believed it lived in the waters near Norway and Greenland. The first time anyone wrote about the Kraken was a long, long time ago. It was a man named Erik Pontoppidan from Denmark. In a book called “The Natural History of Norway,” he wrote that the Kraken looked like a huge octopus or cuttlefish, and it could pull ships down to the bottom of the ocean. Later on, people started to imagine the Kraken as a giant squid. Even today, the story of the Kraken is still very popular, and it can be found in books, movies, or games.

The Lost World’s Biggest Log Cabin: What Happened to It?

The Lost World’s Biggest Log Cabin: What Happened to It?
Curiosities
6 months ago

Well, what do you think? The biggest log cabin in the world was truly magnificent! Known as the Forestry Building, it was enormous, at over 200 feet long and more than 70 feet high. It was built in 1905 in Portland, Oregon, the United States. And Portland was known for its flourishing wheat and flour industry, a growing shipping port, and timber industry at that time. This log cabin was a part of the big exposition held in Portland. It took 2 years to build it.

The Only Place in the World With No Mosquitoes

The Only Place in the World With No Mosquitoes
Places
7 months ago

Arrgh, they keep coming out of nowhere. Mosquitoes are among the most common insects globally, with over 2,500 species buzzing, annoying and biting people. It seems like you can’t escape their silent presence, and their incognito nibbles wherever you go. However, there is one place you can go where you don’t have to sleep under a protective net or keep bug spray next to you. Drum roll, please.... Ta-da! Iceland.

30+ Quirky Facts About Life in European Countries That Can Leave Foreign Tourists Dumbfounded

30+ Quirky Facts About Life in European Countries That Can Leave Foreign Tourists Dumbfounded
Places
year ago

It might seem that since European countries are part of Western culture, travelers are unlikely to encounter anything surprising there. However, some moments of their everyday lives or certain customs can be quite astonishing. We found stories from people who visited some of these countries or moved there permanently, compared them with our own experience, and came to the conclusion that this part of the world can be even more puzzling than an exotic country.

World’s Largest City Nobody Can Drive To

World’s Largest City Nobody Can Drive To
Curiosities
9 months ago

The Amazon River, the boat, and dense jungle on both sides. All is silent, only the engine is revving, and you look around nervously under the earnest gaze of the Peruvian guide. Suddenly, the man smiles and points ahead. This is it. You’ve finally arrived at Iquitos. The city is hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest. On one side, Iquitos is surrounded by water and on the other lies thick impenetrable rainforest as far as the eye can see, making this city extremely difficult to reach.

What Would Happen If the Titanic Met the Kraken?

What Would Happen If the Titanic Met the Kraken?
Curiosities
9 months ago

It was just a couple of hours before midnight. Some of the 2,200 passengers of a large luxurious ocean liner were still partying in the beautiful first-class lounges. The rest were asleep in their beds. Some of them — in spacious cabins filled with paintings and decorated with ornate carvings.Others — in tiny rooms below sea level. All of these people had only one thing in common — on that chilly April night, all of them were heading from Southhampton in England to New York City.

These Whirlpools Are Miles in Length, And They Are Invisible

These Whirlpools Are Miles in Length, And They Are Invisible
Curiosities
7 months ago

Your kitchen sink is filled with dirty water. You’ve just washed the dishes, and you pull the plug out of the drain hole. Do you see how the water forms a funnel, and all the pieces of food get into its center? This is a small whirlpool. Now imagine that this is not a kitchen sink, but a sea with a several feet wide whirlpool. And it draws in not pieces of food, but a small boat. And you’re on this boat! You jump off the side and try to swim away, but the whirlpool is stronger than you. It attracts you despite your attempts to swim away. So, the first thing you should do is calm down. Yeah, it isn’t easy when the deep sea is trying to swallow you up. But if you don’t save your strength, you won’t be able to survive.

13 Countries Where Skirts Are Usually Worn by Men

13 Countries Where Skirts Are Usually Worn by Men
Curiosities
year ago

Most of us might not know this, but skirts are actually the second-oldest type of clothing in the history of the world. These days, they are predominantly regarded as women’s clothing, but way back in the day, skirts were unisex garments, and men wore them with pride. Even nowadays, they are part of the traditional clothing of several cultures around the world.

9 Unusual Traditions That Are Considered Normal in Other Countries

9 Unusual Traditions That Are Considered Normal in Other Countries
Curiosities
year ago

We’re all different because of our diverse cultures, and it’s a big part of the fun of traveling to discover things about a place that aren’t as common or exist in your home country. But if you know these things, your trip will be more leisurely, and you can avoid embarrassing or funny situations.Bright Side has always been amazed by how various ethnicities are, so we’d like to give you a few tips to help you get the most out of your journey.

9 Cool Facts About Everyday Things That You Don’t Learn in School

9 Cool Facts About Everyday Things That You Don’t Learn in School
Curiosities
year ago

School is undoubtedly one of the places that mark our existence. In it, we learn much of the knowledge that guides our lives. However, if we wanted to learn everything that exists in this world, we would need a lifetime in the classroom. The world is so vast and enigmatic that even when we think we know everything, there are 10 more things that we had no idea about.We at Bright Side were able to collect curious and interesting facts that you probably weren’t aware of. So we want you to put your intellect to the test with this list and tell us at the end how many of these cool facts blew your mind.

12 Women Who Used to Live Ordinary Lives Until Destiny Made Them Queens and Princesses

12 Women Who Used to Live Ordinary Lives Until Destiny Made Them Queens and Princesses
People
2 years ago

From a tender age, girls are fascinated by the princesses in fairytale films. A study tells us that this princess culture results in a positive impact on child development over time. And when every once in a blue moon, these romantic fantasies turn into real-life stories, adults also get captivated by these women. Wondering if there’s a special, secret quality besides beauty, charm, and intelligence that allows a commoner to win the heart of royalty.

Why Scandinavians Are Considered the Happiest People in the World

Why Scandinavians Are Considered the Happiest People in the World
Places
2 years ago

Countries like Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland often rank high on lists of countries where people feel the happiest and most satisfied with their lives. For example, these countries have always been in the top ten in the World Happiness Report since it was first published in 2013. This can’t be a coincidence, and there’s definitely something special about them that makes them stand out from the rest of the world.

What Popular Winter Holiday Treats Look Like in Different Countries

What Popular Winter Holiday Treats Look Like in Different Countries
Curiosities
3 years ago

It is said that Germany started the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a tree. The most popular foods were vegetable stews and fish or meat delicacies. While some countries still follow similar traditions, others created their own special ways to celebrate this holiday. For example, some countries associate Christmas with purple rice cakes and others can’t have it without Brussels sprouts.

A Travel Photographer Captures the Beauty of Nature During His Expeditions

A Travel Photographer Captures the Beauty of Nature During His Expeditions
Photography
11 months ago

Alexander Ladanivskyy, a Ukraine-based photographer and a Depositphotos contributor, has been organizing photo expeditions into the wild for years. He is also a content partner of Discovery and one who speaks up about the dangers of climate change by using travel photography. Alexander’s path in travel photography was unusual: having a special forces background, he started with wedding photography, steam-punk portraits, and futuristic snaps. Soon, Alexander started exploring the nature of the Carpathians and discovered some locations that soon became incredibly popular among local and international photographers. This collection features amazing images taken by Alexander Ladanivskyy (see his full portfolio here) on his journey across Central and Northern Europe.

16 Natural Wonders That Show How Unique Planet Earth Is

16 Natural Wonders That Show How Unique Planet Earth Is
Places
3 years ago

Many people who love traveling have a bucket list with places and activities they’d like to go to at least once in their life. If you’re an avid traveler, you can probably relate to that. Unfortunately, we all suffer from time limitations when it comes to discovering some of the incredible places out there and because you have to decide which of these to visit, having a quick overview might come in handy. After all, traveling isn’t just about taking a plane and going somewhere, it’s also about planning a future trip and imagining how it would be to go to those exotic places.

10 Magical Places That Inspired Fairytale Movies

10 Magical Places That Inspired Fairytale Movies
Curiosities
year ago

Imagine a place so beautiful that it makes you think it doesn’t belong in this world. There are places in every country that seem to have been taken straight out of a fairy tale. These charming villages, ancient castles, and deep forests have served as inspiration for movie designers and producers to create kingdoms that marvel us on screen, and today we’re taking a tour of some of them.

A Norwegian Artist Doesn’t Really Know How to Draw but It’s Only the Message That Matters

A Norwegian Artist Doesn’t Really Know How to Draw but It’s Only the Message That Matters
Art
3 years ago

Bibi, an artist from Norway, admits that she can’t draw. But this doesn’t prevent her from creating comics that reflect life the way it is. The main characters in her comics are herself, her boyfriend, her friends, and her pets. It seems that you don’t need to be a renowned artist to make visual stories about your life. The main thing is to take it easy and be able to laugh at yourself.