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Are you curious? Ask me anything (AMA)
Don't you belive me? See this picture: http://imgur.com/jGLGY9o
Comments: 1708 • Responses: 44 • Date: 2013-04-11 22:20:54 UTCsource
PaulMoadeeb1056 karma2013-04-12 03:35:54 UTC
I'd just like to take a second to point out, this guy is norwegian, and yet still had more complete answers in english, a language that isn't his own, than most celebrities do when they have an AMA. kudos to him x2
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BendikHa525 karma2013-04-12 05:12:50 UTC
adrianahasaids533 karma2013-04-11 22:23:40 UTC
Who the fuck has $81,500 in a purse?
BendikHa834 karma2013-04-11 22:28:56 UTC
Well, this old man at the age of 71 apparently does.
rauleuro251 karma2013-04-12 03:52:35 UTC
So, what can you buy for $81,500 in Norway? Dinner and a movie?
BendikHa124 karma2013-04-12 05:11:32 UTC
Basically the same you can buy in the US I Guess
tominabox1447 karma2013-04-12 04:03:08 UTC
Was it in the safe?
BendikHa691 karma2013-04-12 05:10:39 UTC
No, it was on the train
59179414 karma2013-04-11 23:03:32 UTC
Wasn't it actually $100,000?
BendikHa473 karma2013-04-11 23:04:35 UTC
No, it wasn't that much money
BoomerKing402 karma2013-04-11 23:02:15 UTC
I'm proud of your ethics man!
BendikHa339 karma2013-04-11 23:03:01 UTC
aloyfletch400 karma2013-04-11 22:26:26 UTC
Firstly, kudos to you for your honesty. Were either of you seriously tempted to take it?
BendikHa1297 karma2013-04-11 22:27:14 UTC
There was no temptation at all, I mean. It's not my money, and I haven't been working for it. So they're not mine to take.
Anablephobia_274 karma2013-04-11 22:58:18 UTC
Why hasn't someone already given you gold on reddit for your kind heart and proof via photo? Dang, congrats on being the world's most selfless student ever.
BendikHa404 karma2013-04-11 23:00:39 UTC
Thank you! It's nice to hear your thoughts
NJDevils1117 karma2013-04-12 04:37:31 UTC
You deserve it.
BendikHa154 karma2013-04-12 05:09:08 UTC
Horsejacker22253 karma2013-04-11 22:38:31 UTC
What's your favorite flavor of gummy bear?
BendikHa527 karma2013-04-11 22:41:56 UTC
The red ones
Kurohime236 karma2013-04-11 22:28:09 UTC
When you found the purse, did you automatically think to find it's owner and return it or did you consider keeping it for yourself?
If you had of kept it, what would you have spent on? Of course, after moving to Mexico and becoming Josè Gonzales. To avoid the cops, ya know.
BendikHa633 karma2013-04-11 22:32:28 UTC
Haha, what a fun question!
Well, I didn't tought of keeping it, and if I had the chance of getting caught would have been to big.
Well, I might had taken a vacation trip to a varm place?
wizardkittens235 karma2013-04-11 22:24:51 UTC
Did you get a reward of some sort from the owner after you returned the money to him?
BendikHa704 karma2013-04-11 22:28:03 UTC
The law says that I can demand a 10$ reward for returning the money to the police.
JCXtreme140 karma2013-04-11 22:37:47 UTC
I'm curious about this law. How much money do you have to return for a $10 reward?
BendikHa401 karma2013-04-11 22:42:32 UTC
I've returned all the money, but if the money ain't criminal I can demand a 10% of the the money I found.
JCXtreme267 karma2013-04-11 22:43:50 UTC
Oh, so $8,150? Your first comment said $10, which is why I was curious.
BendikHa484 karma2013-04-11 22:45:43 UTC
Yes, about $8,150 not included taxes.
Oh, I'm sorry. My mistake.
SleddedWisp99 karma2013-04-12 03:14:56 UTC
Did you ask for 10%?
BendikHa204 karma2013-04-12 05:14:30 UTC
The money is still being investegated, so not yet.
Sheryy123178 karma2013-04-12 05:25:50 UTC
are you single?
BendikHa254 karma2013-04-12 06:19:18 UTC
jokrsmagictrick157 karma2013-04-11 22:29:49 UTC
what's it like in Norway?
BendikHa400 karma2013-04-11 22:31:44 UTC
Well, in the winter it's cold?
Except for that I'm very satisified with living here.
Eminemfan46153 karma2013-04-11 22:22:29 UTC
What did the owners say to you when your returned it?
BendikHa327 karma2013-04-11 22:29:32 UTC
I haven't personally talked to the owner, but the police told me that he was very happy.
imessedupbad108 karma2013-04-12 00:34:56 UTC
you're a cute patootie, how does that make you feel?
BendikHa164 karma2013-04-12 06:25:15 UTC
It's nice to hear, thank you
Vmoney1337104 karma2013-04-11 22:31:09 UTC
Awesome job guys! Listen, what was your first thought when you saw the money in the bag?
BendikHa214 karma2013-04-11 22:31:23 UTC
First of all it was shock, it wasen't wad I had expected. I was looking for a simple ID, and maybe some make-up since it was a purse.
admaiora84 karma2013-04-12 09:10:18 UTC
TIL Norwegian teenagers are more mature and honest than 99% of grown-ups from other countries
BendikHa57 karma2013-04-12 10:42:36 UTC
faceplanted71 karma2013-04-11 22:24:43 UTC
What do you think of the facebook pages and blog posts, etc of people saying you should've kept it, for paying off student debts and such?
BendikHa158 karma2013-04-11 22:28:36 UTC
Well, it did not surprise me, but I never actually gave it a tought. Had I, it would been too easy for the police to track me up.
yyx958 karma2013-04-12 06:00:45 UTC
You are incredible. I don't know if you are aware how much of a positive, meaningful impact this story has on everyone who has heard it. You're what's right in the world, what's good in life, what makes it all worth while. Continue on, noble & kind sir.
BendikHa57 karma2013-04-12 06:16:44 UTC
Thank you for your positive response!
beerdigr53 karma2013-04-11 22:33:52 UTC
Didn't you consider to take it, even for a second? Some of it, at least? It really surprises me (in a positive way), that there are teens like you. Faith in next generation restored.
BendikHa106 karma2013-04-11 22:34:36 UTC
A lot of people have asked me that, but no. It did never feel right.
uhyeahh57 karma2013-04-12 05:28:58 UTC
Maybe a lot of people have asked you because they want to catch you slip up.
So answer me this, did you ever consider taking the money?
BendikHa77 karma2013-04-12 06:18:56 UTC
mrsecretsanta42 karma2013-04-12 03:34:29 UTC
Do you have any tips for learning norsk?
BendikHa125 karma2013-04-12 05:13:11 UTC
I googled and I found this: http://mylanguages.org/learn_norwegian.php
jamesey1035 karma2013-04-12 03:56:35 UTC
If someone gave you $81,500, what would you do with it?
BendikHa179 karma2013-04-12 05:11:05 UTC
I wouldn't be comfortable with getting so much money from someone.
TheTizer28 karma2013-04-12 09:28:49 UTC
God damn it, this proves that Norwegians are as morally just as they are sexy, and holy crap they are sexy.....CONGRATULATIONS SEXY NORWAY!.......goddamn sexy sexy Norwegians.....
BendikHa21 karma2013-04-12 10:40:40 UTC
Haha, thank you!
braveliltoasterette23 karma2013-04-12 00:56:37 UTC
Thank you for being a decent human being.
Would you like to meet the purse's owner? If so, what would you say or talk about?
BendikHa41 karma2013-04-12 06:26:08 UTC
I haven't thought about it, maybe?
Snak_The_Ripper21 karma2013-04-11 22:44:24 UTC
If you kept it what would you have bought?
BendikHa57 karma2013-04-11 22:55:06 UTC
A vacation trip maybe?
JamieOFlanagan20 karma2013-04-12 08:19:45 UTC
Did you, or did you not consider the fact that of you took the money then it could have been the start of an epic adventure involving gangsters, an old man, police, and possibly transformers. An adventure that could span across many continents in an adrenaline filled game of cat and mouse with planes trains and automobiles.
Then the dramatic love interest who turns out is just in it for the money who ends up screwing you over only to return to save your life when the gangsters finally catch up with you demanding there money. In which the love interest shoots the gangsters and you 2 run off into the sunset and live happily ever after.
Did this even cross your mind.
BendikHa19 karma2013-04-12 10:44:10 UTC
Never, but thanks a lot for a good laugh!
Idontpostfknmemes17 karma2013-04-12 11:26:04 UTC
Doing the right thing shouldn't be news, it should just be a normal human reaction, don't you agree?
BendikHa26 karma2013-04-12 11:29:42 UTC
Actually I do, that's why I'm surprised it spread.
dkragset15 karma2013-04-12 09:18:41 UTC
I know you! Cool :)
BendikHa16 karma2013-04-12 10:42:25 UTC
inte1ati12 karma2013-04-11 22:41:30 UTC
Well, there are a lot of questions about the purse. So I won't have any new ideas about that. However...
1. What do you do
what are your plans for the future
What type of music do you enjoy
And would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or a horse sized duck?
BendikHa43 karma2013-04-11 22:44:19 UTC
1.At my spare time I'm am a active poltican who is satisified with that.
2.In the future I want to take an education as a journalist.
3. I listen to almost all kind of music
4. Ducks, they don't kick like horses.
cherrywinkle3 karma2013-04-11 22:27:42 UTC
How hard was it to resist the urge not to take the money?
BendikHa39 karma2013-04-11 22:42:58 UTC
Not a problem at all. It wasen't my money to spend.
somekindofstephen2 karma2013-04-12 03:29:27 UTC
We talked about you in my class today, I brought it up everyone was pretty shocked. Most people said they would take some. I dont think I could either. I dont know what would prevent me from keeping it, no karma, no afterlife, no reason not to keep the money. I dont know why I just like to think its the right thing to do. Good for you for actually doing it
BendikHa1 karma2013-04-12 05:13:31 UTC
Thanks for the good response!
nic0lk2 karma2013-04-11 23:02:02 UTC
Did you at any point debate on keeping the money, or did you know from the very beginning that you wanted to return it?
BendikHa17 karma2013-04-11 23:03:16 UTC
I knew at the very beginning
nic0lk1 karma2013-04-11 23:04:29 UTC
What would you have done if you hadn't found the woman who lost it?
BendikHa7 karma2013-04-11 23:05:58 UTC
It was the police who tracked down the elderly man, not me
ActuatedSathman1 karma2013-04-11 22:22:05 UTC
Did you know what was in the purse before you returned it?
BendikHa6 karma2013-04-11 22:29:46 UTC
Yeah, I did. Since I decied to check the bag for an ID I gave it a look before I returned it.
1Karmatime1 karma2013-04-12 04:25:04 UTC
Please list some bad things you've done.
BendikHa3 karma2013-04-12 05:10:05 UTC
Wel, I curse?
Nicanor891 karma2013-04-12 04:44:12 UTC
Good job!!! When you found the money, did you guy wonder who you should trust?
BendikHa2 karma2013-04-12 05:08:39 UTC
Of course, before I haded the money over I didn't tell a lot of people
Cornish_-1 karma2013-04-11 22:25:30 UTC
Why did you return it?
BendikHa13 karma2013-04-11 22:27:37 UTC
I haven't been woorking for the money, they're not mine to spend.
Adaltis-3 karma2013-04-11 22:25:40 UTC
BendikHa23 karma2013-04-11 22:57:27 UTC
Because it was the right thing to do
Epic_Lobster-7 karma2013-04-11 22:46:50 UTC
Why in gods name do you roll the bottom of your jeans so high?
BendikHa16 karma2013-04-11 22:57:04 UTC
Because the jeans were to big
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