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Nordic Flags: History, Origins & Facts

The flags of the Nordic countries are surprisingly similar: sharing the same bold, earthy colours, a universal cross design, and mutual symbolism. Find out more about the fascinating flag history of the region and learn about the history of the …

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What Is Nordic Walking? Your Beginner’s Guide

The History Of Nordic Walking Nordic walking as an exercise technique, began in Finland in the 1930s when Finland’s Olympic cross-country ski team used their ski poles on hikes during off-season training. The poles provided support allowing team members to …

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What Is Nordic Noir?

Nordic Noir crime fiction first blossomed into global consciousness with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series back in 2006. Since then, Nordic tales of gruesome murder cases have become a popular cultural product. Take, for instance, the widely praised TV series, The …