Friday, May 14, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday: Your Norge is Showing!

Picturesque Village in Norge (Norway)

A Christmas Greeting dated 12/24/1917

Note the "Food will win the war" cancellation stamp.

This is the Norge for Today In History: The Airship, piloted and flown by an international crew of 16 crossed over the North Pole on May 12, 1929. (I liked this better than any of the history listed for today, May 14) Although other explorers claimed to have reached the north pole in earlier years, and Richard E. Byrd claimed to have reached the Pole days before the Norge, none of these expeditions were verified and some were thought to be rather dubious claims. Case in point: None of the explorers could provide a picture of themselves with Santa Clause, who we all know has lived at the North Pole for a very long time.

The North Pole lies on the Arctic Continent - the only continent that is made up entirely of ice. No land lies beneath the ice. The land mass shattered eons ago and now a deep sea trench lies beneath.

Magnetic North Pole

Santa Clause took the above picture which explains why you cannot see him.

1937 Norge Range

When I think of Norge, I think "refrigerator". When true Saturday Night Live fans hear "Norge" they think of Lisa Loobner (Gilda Radner) and Todd (Bill Murray) in the kitchen watching the refrigerator repairman (Dan Aykroyd). Every time he bent over to work on the 'fridge his "Norge" would show. Alternative cleavage is today's description of the problem.

You'll have no problems at all today if you stop by and visit Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for more Friendship Friday fun!


Beth Niquette said...

What a tremendously interesting blog! LOVE the postcards, LOVE the history! I learned something new today!

Happy PFF!

viridian said...

That Norwegian village looks pretty grim! I'd move to America for sure.

Bob of Holland said...

I prefer sunshine too, but the light is beautiful. And the postcard too.

Joy said...

Looks like trolls could live in that village but I love the food will win the war cancel.

Snap said...

Your posts are always fun and interesting. Loved the Norge Range. Do you think Santa might still deliver these? !!!! Happy PFF!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A really fun post! I haven't heard of Norge ranges before. I don't know if they are under a different name in Europe, or just not available, or my knowledge of ranges is even more limited than I realised.

Postcardy said...

I wasn't aware of the airship going over the North Pole before.

May 17 is a Norwegian holiday.

Dorincard said...

Your blog is full of goodies, and it's funny, too!
Melikes! :)

CafebyJW said...

Totally agree! The food will win the war :)

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Clytie said...

What an absolutely fun post! I love your title = "Your Norge is Showing" - it is perfect!

Happy PFF!

Aimee said...

Great post, as usual! I love the "don't waste the food" stamp...I've never seen one of those before.