Icelandic Arctic Tern Travels to Brazil

arcticternAn Arctic tern which was banded at Bakkagerdi in Strandir in the eastern West Fjords in July 2009 as a chick has been spotted in Brazil—9,996 kilometers away from its birthplace. This is the first time an Icelandic tern has been found in South America.

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First Icelandic Toboggan Produced

toboggan_pkKaldbakur, the first Icelandic toboggan, has been released. Named after Mt. Kaldbakur in Eyjafjördur, north Iceland, it is specifically designed for adult practitioners in Icelandic conditions and is very resilient—one of the designers even called it unbreakable.

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Icelandic Penis Donor Passes Away

husavik_psPáll Arason, who bequeathed his penis to the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Húsavík after his death, passed away on January 5. The museum’s director Sigurdur Hjartarson said he hasn’t received a confirmation from Arason’s relatives on whether their agreement will be honored yet but firmly expects it will be.

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Missing Person’s Car Found Torched

Matthías Thórarinsson has been missing since before Christmas. On Thursday, his car was found in a gravel pit in Kjalarnes near his home. The car was burnt and the police believe it had burnt some time ago. The search for Thórarinsson continues.

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Fermentierter Hai in Süd-Island gestohlen

shark-meat_esa500 bis 700 Kilogramm fermentierten Haifischs wurden diese Woche aus einem Schupf in Stapi in Innri-Njardvík auf der Halbinsel Reykjanes im Südwesten Islands gestohlen. Fermentierter Hai (Hákarl) gehört zu den „Grundnahrungsmitteln” der Thorrablót-Mittwinterfeste.

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Björk’s Nature Karaoke Marathon Continues

bjork-innovit_ipaThe campaign group Voice of the Nation, which includes singer-songwriter and environmentalist Björk, decided to carry on with its karaoke marathon this weekend to continue collecting signatures for the petition to have Iceland’s natural resources be in public ownership.

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