Norway’s Crazy High School Tradition Puts Other Teens Around The World To Shame
It's called russ — and it's insane.
It is a freakishly beautiful country.
Full of wonderful people and traditions.
But did you know that every spring, Norwegian teenagers lose their fucking minds, wreak havoc across the country and EVERYONE IS TOTALLY FINE WITH IT?
Russ is a yearly tradition that is part road trip, part rave, part high school graduation and full lunacy.
The russ grab their buddies...
Design a bus...
... and travel around getting SMASHED.
You can tell someone is russ because they wear crazy awesome overalls called russebukse.
Teens can buy their russebukse from an official russ website.
And carry around special russ cards.
They also complete insane dares in order to get knots, or russeknuter, on their caps.
These dares can range from drinking a shit ton of beer with tampons in your mouth...
... to kissing police officers...
... to licking the floor.
Oh, and at least two people have to witness you do any of these dares in order to get the knute.
The teens also attend different parties and festivals around the country.
This is a trailer for one of their parties.
And all of this is not only legal but ENCOURAGED.
On May 17, they all walk in different parades for Norway's Independence Day.
Let's all add a bit of russ to our lives.
Well, maybe not too much.
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