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24 Aug 2006, 10:27 am

Since we talked about Green Land let's talk about the hot volcanic heating island called Ice Land


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24 Aug 2006, 10:37 am

OK...Bjork, then. She's from Iceland. And I think she's about the only thing I know from there.



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24 Aug 2006, 10:48 am

It has a 100% literacy rate.

It is doing a massive human genome project.



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24 Aug 2006, 11:23 am

Lief Ericsson, discoverer of North America!
For being the oldest continuing democracy in the world!
(The who Bjork thing counts as a strike against them, though. She's sort of a young Yoko sans John...)


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24 Aug 2006, 11:24 am

Expencive beer!


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24 Aug 2006, 1:51 pm

Iceland has an interesting language, which has been virtually unchanged for centuries. I find it intriguing that the language still uses the letters þ and ð. They add spice to the language, and indeed they used to exist in English, though haven't done so for a long time.

For roads, Iceland has a circular route round the country, Route 1. While the number 1 would suggest it's the country's main route, it is of varying standards from dual carriageway to gravel road, in keeping with the population density of the areas it passes through.



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24 Aug 2006, 1:55 pm

Greenhouse Bananas!


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24 Aug 2006, 3:23 pm

Bjork rules. It's rediculous to compare to Yoko, for one she, unlike Yoko, can sing well. Also Bjork's music videos are really interesting, and of course there's also how cute she is.



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24 Aug 2006, 4:08 pm

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ah Iceland.. so many nice frozen ready meals..



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24 Aug 2006, 4:53 pm

Sigur Rós


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24 Aug 2006, 7:18 pm

Probably the home of my ancestors who raped and pillaged my other ancestors in Scotland, giving me red hair.

Love Norse mythology (Tyr who gave up one of his hands to the Fenris Wolf is one of my sons favorites, also Loki being given a chinese water torture [but with poison instead of water] after cutting off Sif's hair just for a joke - Thor doesn't have a sense of humour).

Love watching the Viking games on rare occasions they get on TV here.


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24 Aug 2006, 10:03 pm

[quote="en_una_isla"]It has a 100% literacy rate.

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That is so cool!


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24 Aug 2006, 11:43 pm

ZedSimon wrote:
OK...Bjork, then. She's from Iceland. And I think she's about the only thing I know from there.


Hey Hey,

I tought the same thing before to get into the forum, when I read the title it's the first thing that I got in mind.



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25 Aug 2006, 12:21 am

I heard the Vikings only took the best looking women on the long trip to
Iceland hence now the best looking women in the world are concentrated there.



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27 Aug 2006, 5:04 pm

TheMachine1 wrote:
I heard the Vikings only took the best looking women on the long trip to
Iceland hence now the best looking women in the world are concentrated there.


I've talked to a few Marines who got stationed there. They all say the same thing. The most beautiful women you've ever seen!! !


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