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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I'd love to get stationed there. But the Navy took all the weather positions. :mad:
    It can be really hard on people who aren't predisposed to the life. The sunlight (and lack thereof) bothers people. Aside from hikes and horseback riding, there isn't a lot to do outside (but you should totally hire the native ponies). The diet is kind of low carb because so much in the way of fruit, grain, and veggies have to be imported.

    On the other hand, the drinking culture is really enjoyable. It's fun in a way that is seldom seen in Anglophone countries. The people are almost all uniformly smart, well mannered, and law abiding. There is little crime in Iceland. The Icelanders themselves believe this is because they've systematically killed all the genetic criminals over the years (not lately, of course).

    The Asatru are big in Iceland even though almost everybody belongs to the State church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I spent a couple hours there last month. I can understand why. I didn't even see a single tree.

    I was there twice about 10 years ago. I loved the place. In sales I saw way too many people. It's blissfully underpopulated there. I went to the area that's compared to our Yellowstone. There were many little hot pots boiling away. It was an eerie landscape.

    They might be drinkers, but I've heard they're one of the most literate nations in the world. There's not much to do there but read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Well it's a good thing it's an Icelandic Iceland volcano. Hate to have an Italian volcano erupt in Iceland.







    I'll edit the title if you want me to. ;)
    what if it were a mexican volcano erupting in Iceland! How funny would that be!:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    what if it were a mexican volcano erupting in Iceland! How funny would that be!:D
    What would be funny is if you fell in the crater of an ant hill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    What would be funny is if you fell in the crater of an ant hill!
    :mad: That only happened once and I was drunk. :p
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    I'm going in March, so I hope it holds off for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    They might be drinkers, but I've heard they're one of the most literate nations in the world. There's not much to do there but read.
    They are extremely well educated. Partly this is because they have a small, homogeneous population with a strong cultural history of literature but also because you just can't get drunk and have sex 24 hours out of every day. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    They are extremely well educated. Partly this is because they have a small, homogeneous population with a strong cultural history of literature but also because you just can't get drunk and have sex 24 hours out of every day. :p
    SAY WHAT????

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixierat View Post
    SAY WHAT????

    I know - crazy, right? It just didn't work out for them. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    They are extremely well educated. Partly this is because they have a small, homogeneous population with a strong cultural history of literature but also because you just can't get drunk and have sex 24 hours out of every day. :p
    Don't teach that in a public school or you will be labeled a racist.
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