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On the afternoon of 24 May, Karle Johan Dahl came to his apartment in Porsgrunn. There he found his six year old tarantella “Cartman” death.

Dahl was initially unsure of what to do with his spider. Then he went to the town center with his friends. While 21-year-old talks with his friends, he decided to arrange a special funeral by eating the dead body of “Cartman”.

His comrades turned on the camera and recorded Dahl’s cheering and swallowing the tarantula with a sip of beer.

Talking to TV2, Dahl says it tasted absolutely terrible and it should have been grilled first.

After the video is publicized, young pet owner receives reactions from both his Facebook friends and pet lovers.

 He says he has received a lot of harsh feedback including hate speech, and many wonder if he is insane.

But he says he is not resentful for what he did.

– Eaten is eaten. I see this as a dignified burial. And now the “Cartman” well be with me forever, says he to TV2.

Source: The Nordic Page

Photo: David Bolton

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Researcher Torstein Storaas believes Statens Vegvesen (Public Roads Administration) and Jernbaneverket (National Railways Administration) should fine NOK 100.000 per collision.

Nearly 15.000 collisions between vehicles and mooses were registered in the last five years, and 400 cases have been registered in the first two months of 2014. As a reaction to this worrisome statistics, one of the nation’s leading moose researchers, Torstein Storaas suggests strong economic sanctions to bring down the number of collisions.

– Some of collisions may be tolerated, but if it turns out more than a certain number of moose collision per mile, Statens Vegvesen and Jernbaneverket must start paying for the moose. I suggest a fine of over 100.000 NOK, says Torstein Storaas at Hedmark University College to radio channel P4.

According to the radio channel, an average of two people die in these accidents per year.

Press Officer Jan Erik Kregnes in Jernbaneverket believes the six-digit fine is the wrong measure to take, but confesses the high number of collision is a problem to tackle with.


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Melhus is a village and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Photo : Finnrind

Sneaky thieves stole a priest’s cellphone and wallet, while the priest held mass in Melhus church.

According to TV2’s report, Sunday worship service in small Norwegian town, Melhus church did not go according to plan. After the service, the priest discovered that the wallet and cell phone had been stolen.

The thief has also broken the seventh of the Ten Commandments: Thou shalt not steal.

According to police in South Trøndelag thief could enter inside through a door into the sacristy of the church from the back of the church.

The case is now reviewed and investigated. Police has not yet arrested anyone for the misdeed.

– We hope that some of those in the Church have seen something. Currently, we hold, and there is not much we can do. Cell phone and credit cards, however, can be traced up if they are being used, operations director at Sør-Trøndelag Police, Ebbe Kimo said to TV 2

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The Norwegian Army has taken an initiative to change the way soldiers live by putting women and men in unisex dormitories.

Sexual harassment is a universal problem for armies in almost every country. The US Department of Defense estimates there are approximately 19,000 sexual assaults in the military every year. While the situation in the US comes across adversity, the Norwegian army is experimenting to solve the problem in a bold way. Instead of separating men and women, they go for the opposite-put them in one single room. Yes, this is exactly what they are doing.

While some might be skeptical about the effect of this move and privacy issues followed, the feedback from the women seems quite positive. Female soldiers stated sharing room makes them feel “one of the boys”, according to Ulla-Britt Lilleaas in her report “The Army: The Vanguard, Rear Guard and Battlefield of Equality.” They enter a “common mode where gender stereotypes had disappeared, or at least they were less obvious,” reported Lilleaas, according to the Local.

“You have to be a team here, and then you have to live together in order to be able to trust in one another,” one of the women told the Local.

It is not known yet whether this method works in other militaries, as the Norwegian military has an atmosphere for experiments for quite a long time already. They decided last year that one day a week the military will have only vegetarian food to help the climate and also that male soldiers gain the same rights as the female to grow their hair long if they keep it in pony-tail or braids.

PolicyMic/ THe Nordic Page



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