First of all... Just look at this awesome Coat of Arms... It has a fucking axe and some creature in it.
If you look away from the fact that we have an awesome Coat of Arms.. There is only one word needed to explain why Norway/Norwegians are so cool.
Thread music! Viking metal. It's actually about a Scottish mercenary, George Sinclair, who was killed along with many of his men in Norway in 1612.(Battle of Kringen) He was hired by the Swede king to fight against the Danes during the Kalmar War. Sinclair basically got owned while making his way through Norway to get to Sweden. He got owned by Norwegian badass militia and peasants.
The fact that we are vikings pretty much tells you why we are cool. Vikings are basically like pirates, just cooler and more gruesome. They pillaged and raped.(fuck yeah) They conquered many worlds and in fact they discovered America before Columbus. The vikings mainly did their stuff from late 8th to the early 11th century. This age is actually called "The Viking Age". Vikings are so awesome that they even have their own era.
Typical viking. Badass like hell. Just look at him.
During the Viking age, we traveled to many places far away. As far as to Newfoundland and to Constantinople. All this we did in our awesome Long Boats. They have awesome dragon heads and other fictional creatures on the front. The boats basically look like sea monsters.
Look at this mother fucking boat.
You might have read that Vikings weren't only Norwegians, but also Swedes and Danes, but that's basically a lie. All vikings were Norwegians, and then they later moved on to become Swedes and Danes. The viking capitol was Norway. Some vikings also moved over to Iceland, so you might say that Icelanders are also as cool as Norwegians, because they have kept most of the old viking language. So they can share the throne of awesomeness with Norway, but we all know that Iceland is broke, so they aren't really that awesome. To be honest, Norway is a good proof that Sweden and Denmark are not as cool as us. (We still love you Danes, but we are more awesome) Norway has been under both Denmark and Sweden in the past, and we shared kings etc etc. These times were bad... We have been our own country since 1905, and since then we have become richer and richer and more awesome. We were also really awesome before the Swedes and Danes stole us. So there is a pattern. When we were vikings and nobody owned us, we were awesome. When the Danes and Swedes had us, we were not really that cool, because they had to much influence on us. But in 1905 when we got our own king and nobody owned us again, we became much more awesome and cool.
So... "Swede and Dane-age" = BAD. "Viking and post 1905 age"=Awesome (minus 1940-1945 when we were occupied by the Nazis and the Swedes were "neutral" again like in WWI.)
Norway is one of, if not, the richest country in the world compared by size and population. We have also been topping the UN's Human Development list for years, lately we have shared the top with Iceland, but I doubt they will be on top next year. The list is basically "Best country for a human to live in". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index
Take a look at this guys. There is not much to say about this than just pure awesomeness. Nils Olav
Our main exports consists of mainly oil, fish and black metal.
Biggest oil platform in Norway, and also largest man made structure ever moved.
Arctic cod. On of the most attractive sushi fishes in Japan. Those Japs can't get enough of it.
(That's over sized. Not normal size. Viking size.)
Black Metal. We have a lot of black metal bands here, and they are well known internationally amongst the black metal enthusiasts.
Satyricon. Norwegian BM band.
Some music from them.
The only downside about Norway (for tourists) are the prices. Oslo (our capitol) has recently been said to be most expensive city in the world. http://www.ubs.com/1/e/media_overvie...?newsId=170250 For us Norwegians it ain't so bad because we are rich anyways. Our paychecks are phat. Shit jobs like working in a grocery store can give you about 3100 dollars a month on average if you work 5-6 days a week. Maybe more at some stores. The average pay in one year here in Norway is between 55k and 60k dollars.
If this doesn't convince you that we are awesome, then look at the awesome inventions we made!
Here you have the awesome cheese slicer! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_slicer
It's never been easier to cut cheese!
We also invented the spray can! AWESUM! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_can
And we also basically invented the ski.
Here's some soft finishing thread music by Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer.
We also have beautiful nature! And we are known for our fjords. The word fjord is even Norwegian.
Before you go ahead and rate me dumb or disagree, NOTE THE IRONY AND SARCASM !
>>PARODY THREAD!<< Sorry mods. It had to be done. I am tired of these kinds of threads now.