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Earthquake Shakes Iceland Again

Earthquake Shakes Iceland Again

An earthquake shook Iceland again at just before 1 am local time, in the latest of a series of seismic events hitting the country in the last 48 hours. This latest was one of the more significant tremors in that period, with a magnitude of 4.6. The strongest of these events struck just before two […]

Iceland Horses Are Hardy Despite Hardships

Iceland Horses Are Hardy Despite Hardships

Iceland’s iconic horses are hardy and remain resilient despite the hardships they have been bred to face, including harsh winters and periodic volcanic eruptions. The Bardarbunga volcanic activity follows the eruptions of Grimsvotn in 2011, and Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. Iceland has a history of volcanic activity. With one of the highest concentrations of active volcanoes […]

Iceland Diverts Road to Protect Elves

Iceland Diverts Road to Protect Elves

Work was stopped on a new road in Iceland recently in response to protestors who say the highway would disturb the lives of elves living inside rocks along the way. Work on the road will remain at a standstill until a solution is identified. Highways spokesperson Petur Matthiasson said that his department received warnings about […]

Iceland Protests Started as Global Epidemic of Riots Continues

Iceland Protests Started as Global Epidemic of Riots Continues

Things appear to be getting hot in mid-winter Iceland, where protests have now started as what appears to be a global epidemic of riots, continues. The events started as thousands rallied out into the streets of Reykjavik on Tuesday to demand a referendum outside the Icelandic National Parliament. The current government of Iceland, that came […]

Viktor Yanukovych Ukraine Inspired by Iceland?

Viktor Yanukovych Ukraine Inspired by Iceland?

Ukraine’s interim government’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for Viktor Yanukovych, the recently deposed President, might be inspired by Iceland. According to some of the most recent news coverage on the turmoil in the former Soviet republic of the Ukraine, the newly instated interim authorities are seeking to trial Yanukovych for the killing of […]

Iceland Drilling Shocker Opens Door to New Magma Powered Electricity

Iceland Drilling Shocker Opens Door to New Magma Powered Electricity

In Iceland, there has been a drilling shocker which has possibly opened doors to new magma powered electricity. A couple years back, engineers happened to notice something bizarre while they were drilling boreholes in Krafla, Iceland. That town is located in the northeast part of the country. Their instruments showed that they had struck an underground […]

Iceland Believed to Be Home to Thousands of Elves

Iceland Believed to Be Home to Thousands of Elves

It is believed by many who reside in Iceland that thousands of elves make their homes in the tundra’s vast wilderness. So it stands to reason that elves who are believed to exist in this day and time would get political representation if it was found they needed it. (Before reading any further, please realize […]

Iceland: Where They Believe in Elves

Iceland: Where They Believe in Elves

The people of Iceland believe in elves, they really do. Objections to road work projects that have the potential to disturb elf nesting sites are so common that the roads department has a stock response ready to issue. It reads that they will be: “Delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves […]

Iceland Police Use Deadly Force for First Time

Iceland Police Use Deadly Force for First Time

Iceland police have used deadly force for the first time ever, shooting and killing a man in an event which Icelandic officials are saying is “without precedent.” Iceland police and the community are now reeling from their first ever casualty as a result of a police shooting in the country’s history. Officials say the victim, […]

Oldest Animal Found Living on Earth

Oldest Animal Found Living on Earth

 The oldest animal found living on Earth was born in 1499 and was alive until the day scientists cracked open its shell and ended up killing it in the process in 2006. Ming, which was an ocean quahog from the marine species Arctica islandica, was first believed to have been 402 years old. The researchers […]

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