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In Norway, where the divorce rate is 40 percent, one official has some advice for married couples: Do as Tina Fey and Steve Carell did in the movie "Date Night." Go out. That date ended with car chases and mobster confrontations.
But at least they weren't home on the couch. Last Friday, 1.3 million Norwegians were indeed home, watching a smash hit television show. That's a quarter of the nation's population, tuning in for over 12 uninterrupted hours for a national…knitting evening.
Yes. Knitting. So-called slow TV is huge here. Whether it's seven hour train rides, a full day of salmon fishing, 12 hours of burning wood or 30-hour interviews. More than 50 percent of the population once tuned in for a ship's 134-hour coastline cruise. The knitting evening did have a dramatic twist. After hours of knitting, they attempted to break the world time record for producing a sweater. Starting from the very beginning – the shearing of a sheep.
They unfortunately missed the record books, but eight and a half hours later – voila, a sweater! One company plans to bring slow TV to the United States. Perhaps it will be a hit. Compared with 21 hours of Senator Ted Cruz reading Green Eggs and Ham, discussions about wool seem absolutely spellbinding.