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Know the World: Norway

All You Can Books: Travel Series

Stunning fjords. Snow-dusted mountains. Dancing Northern Lights. Heart-shaped waffles slathered in fresh berry jam. Beds that feel like clouds. And a never-ending supply of heated bathroom floors.

These are just a few things that I personally love about Norway; things that will likely keep me coming back for years to come.

But other than just being a gorgeous slice of Scandinavian paradise, Norway is also a pretty interesting country!

Top 10 Interesting facts on Norway

  • The world’s longest road tunnel is in Norway
Inside the Lærdal tunnel in Norway: The world's longest underground road tunnel
Inside the Lærdal tunnel. Photo by Svein-Magne Tunli (CC 3.0)

At an astonishing 15 miles (24.5 km) long, the Lærdal Tunnel is the world’s longest. Costing 1 billion Norwegian kroner to build (that’s about USD $110 million).

Its design is admired all around the world, as it incorporates features to help manage the mental strain on drivers. Every 6km there is a cave to separate sections of road. The lighting varies throughout the tunnel and caves to break routine and provide a varied view.

  • Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to Japan in the 80s.
  • The King’s Penguin

There’s a king penguin, named Nils Olav residing in Edinburgh’s Zoo who was presented the title  Brigadier Sir Nils Olav of the Norwegian King’s Guard by the king of Norway.

  • The King rode the Bus
Interesting-Facts-About-Norway

During the oil crisis in 1973, Norway’s King Olav had no problem taking public transport to a ski resort on the car-free weekend and even paid for a ticket. Back then car-free weekends were introduced by the Norwegian government in an effort to make people save gas.

  • Norway is one of the safest, most peaceful, and richest countries in the world. It also ranks first on the list of the World Happiness Report.
  • Nearly 70% of Norway is uninhabited
  • Do not mess around with Driving

In Norway, you can get a harsher penalty for speeding than, for getting caught with drugs. Norway is probably the only European country where you can go to jail for speeding. 150km/h on a motor road can land you in jail for 18 days.

  • You can’t Die Here!
Interesting-Facts-About-Norway

It is forbidden to die in the small town of Longyearbyen. The town hasn’t buried any dead people for 80 years, because bodies can’t decompose in the permafrost. Terminally ill people are flown out of the town to die elsewhere.

  • The Famous Voss Water
Interesting-Facts-About-Norway

Famous Voss bottled water comes from the municipal water supply in Iveland, Norway.

  • Every Norwegian who owns a TV set has to pay a TV license fee of 2680,56 kr ($318) each year

Let us know about your adventures, your Travel Stories! Don’t let this Quarantine pull you down from Travelling and Knowing more about other countries.

Learn Norwegian with All You Can Books, to make your future trip to Norway a memorable one!

Know the World: Russia

All You Can Books: Russia

We’ve highlighted some of the most surprising facts about Russia. Think you know everything there is to know about Russia? You might want to think again. Let’s take a dive inside one of the world’s most mysterious nations.

Top 10 Interesting Facts on Russia

  • The Deepest Lake in Russia
Siberia's Lake Baikal Is the World's Oldest and Weirdest | HowStuffWorks
Source: https://adventure.howstuffworks.com/lake-baikal.htm

Lake Baikal is often considered the “Galapagos of Russia.”

The Baikal is the deepest lake in Russia, it is a large world reservoir for freshwater.

Peschanaya Bay on Lake Baikal is completely frozen over during the winter. The frozen bubbles beneath the ice are from hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the lake sending heated water to the surface

  • The Ural mountains are among the oldest mountains on Earth and are generally not very high, more often looking like large hills, though there are some taller ones, too.
  • The Finest Caviar in the World
How a Russian power plant almost wiped out the world's finest caviar fish |  The Independent

Russian caviar, along with Iranian caviar, is considered to be the finest caviar available in the world.

  • Every day over 9 million passengers rides the Metro, Moscow’s vast underground subway system. In a single day, an average of 9915 trains operates between 5 am—1 am. Moscow metro is the fastest means of transport, trains are scheduled for every 90 seconds in a rush-hour
  • The intelligence level of Russian people is considered up to 99%. There are more than 600 universities in the country
  • Kremlin of Moscow is the world  biggest medieval fortress built in XIV-XV centuries
Moscow River and Kremlin
Source: https://www.tripsavvy.com/moscow-kremlin-photo-gallery-and-information-1502272
  • In January16, 1820, Russian expedition led by Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered Antarctica
  • January 31, 1990!
Russia welcomed its first McDonald's 30 years ago - The Washington Post
Source: Washington Post

There are many important dates in Russia’s history – none more important that January 31, 1990. A date that will live in infamy in the hearts and minds of Russians everywhere. It marked the day that a Russian citizen could order their very first McDonald’s burger on their soil.

  • Bear Addictions

Russia is known for the number of bears that live across the nation. However, did you know that some of them are battling their own demons? That’s right: the bears at Kronotsky Nature Reserve in South Kamchatka are busy battling addictions.

Weirdly, a lot of the bears in the area are addicted to kerosene and gas barrels that are used for jet fuel. No one knows how this crisis started, but many have witnessed them hunt down planes in the area to get a taste of that sweet, sweet gas.

  • Ushanka (Ear-flaps hat) is a traditional Russian winter hat with ear flaps that can be tied up at the chin to protect the ears from cold

We have traveled all around the world, We visited beautiful Canada, to the Tech Giant of Japan, the delicious land of Belgium or The land of the Effiel Tower of France.

Its best before planning your trip to Russia, you learn you Russian, this will make your trip more memorable.

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Know the World: Germany

All You Can Books : Travel Series


Hallo Leute (That is Hello you guys!)

We at All You Can Books are starting our own Travel series. With the Virus lurking around us, it is unsafe and has kept us housebound. Hey, but that should not stop us from Learning and Knowing more about the other parts of the world.

This week we are going to learn some interesting facts about a country which is Europe’s Economic Powerhouse.

Welcome to Germany!!!

TOP 10 Interesting Facts about Germany!

  • Prison Escape is not against the Law in Germany
    German Law states that it’s human nature to want to be free, so prisoners have the right to escape jail
Hundreds of Brazilian Prisoners Escape After Prison Riot Over ...
  • It’s Illegal to Run out of Fuel on the Autobahn (Highway)
    Poor Planners can be fined and have their License suspended for up to Six months.
How Far Can You Drive Your Mazda Vehicle with the Low Fuel Warning ...
  • Over 800 Million Currywursts are eaten in Germany each year.
    This widely popular sausage with spicy ketchup combo even has its own museum in Berlin!
German Sausage With Curry Ketchup (Currywurst) Recipe
  • Frühschoppen
    Bavarian’s have a Tradition called Frühschoppen that means having a glass of beer before noon. They claim it aids digestion and boosts the metabolism.
    Beer is officially considered a food in Bavaria . Germany constitutes of more than 1,500 different beers.
Pro & Kontra: Frühschoppen - Kolumne: Pro & Kontra - derStandard ...
  • Chinese Checkers
    Despite it’s name, the game Chinese Checkers was invented in Germany in 1892.
Chinese Checkers | Retroland
  • Berlin – The Capital City
    Berlin is 9 times bigger than Paris and has more bridges than Venice, Berlin Central Station is the largest Train Station in Europe.
Berlin Central Station | visitBerlin.de
Berlin Central Station
  • The Chancellor
    The Chancellor’s office in Berlin is known locally as as the “washing machine”. Chancellor Angela Merkel has a Barbie doll made after her.
Angela Merkel: appelez-la Barbie Chancelière! - Gala
  • Oktoberfest – The love for Beer
    The biggest Beer Festival in the world is of course the Oktoberfest in Munich, Bavaria, where the size of the beer glass is not 500ml but a whole liter!
    After the Irish, the Germans are those consume the most beer, making Germany the second largest consumer of Beer.To get ONE beer in Germany, you show your thumb. To show your first finger and your thumb means that you want 2 beers (i’d say a pretty effective way)
Oktoberfest Is Canceled For The First Time Since WWII - Simplemost
  • Football (Soccer for the North Americans)
    There are more Football fan clubs in Germany than anywhere else in the world.
    The Germany national football team has won four FIFA World Cups (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), being the joint second most successful nation in the tournament only surpassed by Brazil.
How German soccer is navigating the tricky questions facing sports ...

It is so interesting as well as easy to understand a culture when you understand the language. All You Can Books provides a range of languages to learn, in an extremely easy way.

We will meet Next Week to in search of a new country and to learn new Facts.

Until then Stay Tuned with All You Can Books.

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