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Holmenkollen Ski Jump Take II

The jump is visible from nearly every vantage point in Oslo. The current tower was built in 1939, but has been upgraded as many as 15 times, the last being 1982.
The first winner of ski championships was Svein Sollid who hailed from Telemark, a small county to the southwest of Oslo. Svein claimed the title by jumping a HUGE 21.5 meters (~70 ft).

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Holmenkollen seen from Majorstua

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Holmenkollen seen from Majorstua

Holmenkollen Ski Jump

This gem is host to the oldest ski jumping contest in the world! Standing 60 meters (just shy of 200 feet for those of us stateside) above ground, it has been extended 18 times and the current record of 139.5 meters held by Andreas Kofler of Austria.

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump (via roger4336)

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump (via roger4336)

On the peculiar side

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Norwegians Don’t Take Well to Strangers

When a stranger on the street smiles at you, you assume that: A) He is drunk. B) He is insane. C) He is American D) He is all of the above! I like that one because I have tried to smile at people multiple times and they don’t even look at me, or they look away.