Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen have rightly become national heroes in Norway after they rescued 40 fleeing teens from the massacre on Utoya Island. Using their boat, they made multiple trips into the waters around Utoya where Anders Breivik was murdering 69 people and ferried as many as they could to safety. Bullet holes later discovered in their boat indicate Breivik fired upon them. There’s been some concern among the gay community that their story hasn’t received the attention it should because they are a married lesbian couple. Let’s see if we can’t rectify that.
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From Courtney Stodden to the tragic Norway massacre, we’re recapping the top stories of July 2011. Stories ranked in ascending order of viral views and are not a reflection of sociological impact.
After the bomb set by Anders Breivik exploded in downtown Oslo, Line Nersnaes was briefly turned into a human unicorn. Nernaes was working in an office building near the blast site. A 12-inch wooden splinter was propelled by the explosion through her chin and up through the top of her skull. Miraculously, the spike missed her brain and only caused superficial damage. Nernaes is fine and already back to work.
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