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!