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National Sports of Difference

How different really is commentary in sport over the Atlantic.

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Four Seasons Viewed From A Train

Norway`s northenmost railway linking Trondheim and Bodø recorded four times, once for every season. With some GPS synchronizing and editing in After Effects here’s one spectacular video ..

The Nordland Railway (‘Nordlandsbanen’ in Norwegian) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The railway is 729 kilometers long, and passes thorugh spectacular scenery, varying from the fjord area around Trondheim in the south, through beautiful valleys, over mountains and along fjords before crossing the Arctic Circle at Saltfjellet and descending down to the coastal city of Bodø.

Source: NRKbeta.no http://nrkbeta.no/2013/01/15/nordlandsbanen-minute-by-minute-season-by-season/

  1. Riptide099: This is super cool. Beautiful.

Rocket Wars Between Neighbours

As a variation of the Greek habit of throwing fireworks during the celebration of the service at midnight before Easter Sunday, two rival church congregations in the town perform a “Rocket War” by firing tens of thousands of home-made rockets across town, with the objective of hitting the bell tower of the church of the other side. The rockets are wooden sticks loaded with an explosive mixture containing gunpowder and launched from grooved platforms.

The origin of this event is unclear, but local tradition holds that it goes back to the Ottoman era. According to local lore it was earlier performed with real cannons, until Ottoman authorities prohibited their use in 1889.

source: Greek Rocket War, Wiki

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