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Iceland’s oldest male turns 105

Iceland’s oldest male, Gudmundur Dadason, turned 105 yesterday. Gudmundur is from Breidafjördur and according to the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service he spent the first 30 years of his life in a “torfbær”, a traditional Icelandic house made of mud.

When asked to name the most significant event of his 105 years, Gudmundur said that it had to be when telephone lines were installed on his farm – he said the telephone brought great changes. Gudmundur gave up his apartment in 2004 and still keeps up with current affairs.

In a recent interview Gudmundur said that he is shocked at male domination in Icelandic political parties, especially when the Progressive Party removed Siv Fridlefisdóttir from her ministerial position in the government.

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