"Knots of the "Russ"" Norway Local Custom Tip by jonkb

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There is a tradition in Norway that the senior students in videreg?ende (Norwegian equivalent of high school) get a bit crazy around May. They are celebrating the end of the School. During this celebration they have something called knuteregler (Knot rules), and some of them are worth knowing about. The rules vary a bit from year to year but some stay the same year after year. For example staying awake for 24 hours (86400 seconds) gets you one simple knot. Another example: Driving around a roundabout will get him/her a toy car (matchbox-size) or bathe outside before May 1st: The pin from an ice-cream. Here?s a few others from 2005?s Oslo rules: Piece of map: Guide a public transportation for at least three stops. Condom: Borrow a condom from an innocent stranger. LEGO-stop sign: Run around the car three times while the car is waiting for green light. Buss ticket: Pick up a stranger from a bus stop and drive him/her to where he/she wants to go. Canap? sword: Get a member of the royal guard to smile. Nail: Bathe in Spikersuppa in ?russ-suit?. Spikersuppa is the pond between Nationalteateret and the Parliament-building.

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  • Written Feb 28, 2006
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