Hell is also a small town in Norway, much to the
amusement of the English speaking world.
Traces of settlement and runic inscriptions
and carvings have been found, dating
back to approximately 6,000 BC. Hellir,
the town's original name, dates back to
Hell has a population of only 352. That number
includes the 1990 Miss Universe,
Mona Grudt, who has been chosen as an
ambassador of Hell. (She even appeared
on David Letterman's "The Late Show"
as the Beauty Queen from Hell.)
Needless to say, many of the inhabitants
of Hell refer to their home town jokingly when
around foreigners. The post office
makes big business out of selling
"Postcards officially stamped in Hell",
the weather forecasters; "It's going to
be a cold day in Hell", and the road
signs point out the Highway to Hell.
Yes, I'm serious! This place does
indeed exist. I'm not making this up.