An already tense atmosphere was given an extra charge on TV2’s Golden Goal when the show’s two presenters were armed with remote control electric shock kits primed to inflict pain on referee and players alike.
Former Premier League star Jan Aage Fjørtoft was among the victims when a team of Viasat football experts took on their counterparts from TV2.
Presenters Johan Golden and Henrik Elvestad missed no opportunity to inflict varying levels of pain on the terrified players in a piece of television history that’s as shocking as it is unmissable.
Masked guards seized computers and storage devices from three Norwegian journalists on Tuesday and labelled them as spies as they attempted to leave the Crimean peninsula for mainland Ukraine. READ () »
The boy was rushed to Helgeland Hospital (pictured) in Rana on March 2nd. Photo: Sandivas/Wikicommons
Lexicographers in Norway are savouring a sweet victory after the country’s language council ruled against a confectioner that wanted the Norwegian word for jelly babies purged from dictionaries. READ () »
A Los Angeles court has handed an 11-year jail term to a well-known Norwegian innovator who fraudulently claimed to own the rights to Justin Bieber concerts before conning an American investor out of $1 million. READ () »
A recent raccoon sighting in Sweden has given Scandinavian conservationists the jitters, with Friends of the Earth Norway now fearful of the consequences for the ecosystem should the adaptable animal gain a foothold. READ () »
Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Finance Minister Siv Jensen at the budget conference that began on Monday at Hurdalsjøen in Akershus. Photo: Terje Bendiksby/NTB Scanpix
Norway's Prime Minister has warned against tapping further into the country's $850-billion oil fund in the coming budget -- warning that this would overheat the economy and harm the competitiveness of Norwegian industry. READ () »
Seven-year-old Norwegian girl Angelina Jordan Astar's performance of the jazz standard Gloomy Sunday sounds so eerily close to Billie Holiday's version that you've really got to have a listen. READ () »
Oslo District Court. Photo: Sean Hayford O'Leary/Flickr
A Norwegian woman on Monday pleaded not guilty to murdering her 22-month-old daughter at the opening of a trial where she is accused of drowning the child while following live online instructions. READ () »
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Norwegians are not generally a cynical bunch. Indeed, some of their neighbours might go so far as to call them a little bit gullible. Here, The Local's list of some of the stranger things that they believe. READ () »