I noticed the headline on my afternoon update:
2 Norwegians, one a judge, killed in crash near Spicer
I guess you have to be from Minnesota to understand this, but my first thought was, “So, two people were killed in a crash near Spicer. What’s the big deal about their nationality? Minnesota is full of Norwegians!”
Then I started reading the news article:
Two visitors from Norway, one of them a judge on a professional trip, were killed when a pickup truck struck their car at a central Minnesota intersection, authorities said.
Ohhh! Well that’s different! That explains why they had to tell us they were Norwegians!
It’s kind of like that old joke: A plane crashed in a cemetery – hundreds dead!