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Old 12-26-2015, 02:06 PM
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Default Norway is giving Finland a mountain

Or thinking about it, at least. For the centenary of Finland's independence which will be 6 Dec 2017.

Why does Norway want to give Finland a mountain? | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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When you look at the raw numbers, Norway would lose less than 0.015 square kilometers, and a peak that doesn't even rank among the highest 200 spots in Norway. And yet the summit, at 4,478 feet above sea level, would instantly become the highest spot in Finland. (Finland's current highest elevation is at 4,344, and is on the slope of the very same mountain.)
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:39 PM
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:22 PM
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Nobody never gives us no mountains :saddutchman:
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:26 PM
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We are afraid you may expire from the unfamiliarly thin air and the intrusion into your ever-present horizontal horizon.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:24 PM
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:15 PM
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Yeah, well...With all that oil revenue, they can afford to be extravagant with their gift giving.

Besides, it's not 'a mountain' they are giving the Finns, its the stinking peak of that mountain. As noted the highest point in the country is already on the flank of that very same mountain...probably where the arbitrarily determined straight line of the imaginary border traverses the surface very near that selfsame peak. The Norskis give up some, what, .015 sq.km. of land to gift the peak to the Finns? BFD.

I bet they stick the Finns with the cost of the hotel room...
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:20 AM
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I think it would be a lovely gift. Some of the best gifts cost very little to give and yet touch the heart with their simplicity. Think of those homemade gifts that your children have given you and how they melted your heart.
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I'm sure if you asked nicely, the Luxembourgers would give you a mountain, though you'd likely have to clear the mole out yourselves.
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:03 AM
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Be careful that the Luxembourgers don't give you something else! :asskick:
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Finland is climbing a mountain, why is it climbing a mountain?
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Belgium and the Netherlands swap land – because it 'makes sense' | World news | The Guardian

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Over time, the area was rumoured to be increasingly lawless, a haven for drug dealers and illicit sexual escapades. Then, three years ago, passersby discovered a headless body. “They alerted Dutch authorities, who told them it was Belgian territory,” said Jean-Francois Duchesne, police commissaire of the Lower Meuse region.

In short, the Dutch could not go there because it was Belgian, and Belgian police and judicial authorities found it tough to get there. They are not allowed to cross into the Netherlands without permission and the peninsula had no proper landing zone for boats or equipment coming in by water.

“So we had to go there by boat with all that was needed — the prosecutor, the legal doctor, the judicial lab — we had to do round trips over the water. It really was not very practical,” Duchesne said.

And beyond that, Neven remembered: “You had to jump from the boat on to the shore. You needed to be in shape for this.”
So all this because the Belgian cops don't want to jump from a boat.:shove:
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This is also why there are no famous Belgian sailors and/or explorers. :unnod:
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Other than Mercator who was probably half German anyway.
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I heard they bumped into strange and exotic people because they got lost while they sailed around looking for people that needed waffles.
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You know, we actually have a thread for this.
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Will Finland now give Norway a lake?

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