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simonp
131596.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:14 pm Reply with quote

Norway has a town called Hell, it is approximately 30 km north of Trondheim and has a population of about 350.

 
grizzly
131597.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:17 pm Reply with quote

I have a postcard from that particular Hell.

 
simonp
131599.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:19 pm Reply with quote

I posted 4 from there, one home but it hasn't arrived yet :-(

Norway also won its independance from Sweden on a technicality in 1905.

 
grizzly
131602.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Norway, Denmark and Sweden have a colourful history. They all seem to have been the possession of another Scandinavian country at some point. The languages are each very similar.

 
grizzly
131604.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:42 pm Reply with quote

I should probably note that Bergen in Norway is Europe's wettest city.

 
bythewatersedge
131606.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:47 pm Reply with quote

If you misaddress an envelope to there any likelihood of receiving a letter that's been to Hell and back?

 
grizzly
131618.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:29 pm Reply with quote

Hell does have a station BTW. There is a door there called Gods Expedition. It's Norwegian for goods stop (or something along those lines, I need to find the source to give you the precise details).

 
grizzly
131622.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:37 pm Reply with quote

I'll make a correction, the sign is on the goods handling office (which is what the phrase means).

There's a picture of the sign in the wiki article about Hell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell%2C_Norway

 
simonp
131626.  Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:51 pm Reply with quote

I have a similar picture of me, Mrs P and our car underneath that sign :-)
Actually Hell doesn't have much else going for it other than the station, or so it appeared when i was there

 
Kitto
134963.  Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:31 pm Reply with quote

So is there a Heaven?

 
smiley_face
134969.  Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:36 pm Reply with quote

Kitto wrote:
So is there a Heaven?


Yup. The Mars Factory in Slough.

 
Kitto
134970.  Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:39 pm Reply with quote

LOL! I actualy find Norwegian history QI, and Swedish too.

 
Kitto
134996.  Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:55 pm Reply with quote

So what does Hell mean in Norwegian? And what's their word for hell?

 
Hans Mof
135001.  Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:12 pm Reply with quote

The Norwegian 'hell' translates as 'luck'.
'Hell' in Norwegian is 'helvete'.

 
sillybilly
135003.  Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:17 pm Reply with quote

I'm sure there is a toast (as in 'cheers') that has something to do with helvete, but I think it was Swedish?

 

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