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  1. Icelandic president admits he does not have the legal authority to ban pineapple on pizzaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Iceland's president, Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson, delivers a speech in the Royal Library in Copenhagen on Jan. 24, 2017. Icelandic President Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson ignited a global debate this week by suggesting that he would ban pineapples as a topping on pizza if he could.


  2. Pineapple on pizza? Iceland's president clarifies controversial positionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    GuA ni has enjoyed huge popularity since his election last June, buoyed by his decision to refuse a 20 per cent pay rise Faced with uproar at home and a social media storm abroad, the president of Iceland has been forced to clarify his outspoken stance on one of the defining questions of the age: whether pineapple should be allowed on pizza. Last week, answering questions from pupils at a high school in Akureyri, GuA ni Th.


  3. Iceland's president wants to ban pineapple from pizzaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago |

    But one has been getting plenty of heat lately - pineapple - and even the Icelandic President has weighed in, saying he would ban the tropical fruit from pizza. President Gudni Th.


  4. Iceland's president wants to ban pineapple on pizzaRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | New York Post

    President Gudni Johannesson hates the hotly debated topping so much, he wants to ban it, according to a report Tuesday. Johannesson slammed the sweet yellow fruit as a pizza world abomination while visiting a school in Akureyri in North Iceland, according to the local news site Vsir .


  5. Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Times

    Rescuers at the site where an avalanche passed road 228 and hit at least one building, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Tuesday's avalanche in Longyearbyen, the main settlement in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, struck near area where two people were killed in a 2015 avalanche.


  6. Welcome to the booze-soaked town that spends 100 days in darknessRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Independent

    With a brutal winter that sees no sunshine for four months, no wonder the residents of Svalbard drink more booze than anywhere else in Norway "Men used to get so crazy in the darkness they would play Russian roulette with loaded rifles," said the barmaid, Anne, as she poured me another pint of strong, auburn pale ale - a heady tipple from Spitsbergen island's own brewery . "Before the first commercial flights began coming here in the mid-1970s, the sea ice would freeze the boats in the bay, cutting us off from the rest of the world.


  7. Iceberg-inspired Greenland cultural center celebrates 20 years of resilience in the ArcticRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Inhabitat

    Greenland's harsh arctic climates are notoriously unforgiving, which makes the Katuaq Cultural Centre of Greenland's 20th anniversary all the more impressive. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects completed the cultural and artistic center in February 1997 and forged a meeting space open to locals, the international Inuit community, and visitors from around the world.


  8. The president of Iceland (the country) wants to ban pineapple on pizzaRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Metro

    That sweet juicy pineapple nestling on top of salty slices of ham and gooey cheese is a thing of food porn and culinary wet dreams. Making full use of what the land has to offer, the combination of fruit, meat and dairy is unparalleled in its pizza beauty.


  9. Inside Iceland's macabre museum of witchcraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Mail on Sunday

    The ultimate sacrifice: Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her hero Green Beret husband's coffin on the airport tarmac - leaving scores of plane passengers in tears Celebrity homes among those under siege as three are killed in California 'weather bomb': Most powerful storm to hit southern California in years barrels in bringing up to 10 inches of rain and 70mph winds BREAKING NEWS: Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman sentenced to life in prison for plotting the 1993 World Trade Center attacks dies in prison F15s scramble over unidentified plane near Mar-a-Lago and rock is thrown at Trump's motorcade as he visits his 'Southern White House' Good Morning America Showdown: Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan spark rumors of on-set tension after photos emerge of pair in animated talk during taping Revealed, the intriguing truth about infidelity: Only men have the adultery gene, career ... (more)


  10. The world's most terrifying airport landings revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Daily Mail

    Thought commuting was boring? From upside-down-yoga on the go to bare-bottomed riders, the most bizarre subway encounters ever The Snapchat of hotels: These A 2,000-a-week glamping cabins will be taken down hours after they've been used The American nomads: Meet the adventurous couple who quit their jobs to explore the US in a van with their pet dog, Snoop 'Stay inside after 6pm, avoid public transport and remain in Manhattan': The terrifying OFFICIAL New York pamphlet that welcomed tourists to 'Fear City' in 1975 What a difference a week makes! Just seven days after London was hit by snow there are SUNBATHERS in the capital's parks Hold my bee-argh! Hilarious moment a cocky barefoot water skier faceplants at lightning speed as he tries to take a swig from a bottle 'They drank booze, took drugs and even the police were hospitable': British woman who cycled through Iran reveals how its ... (more)


  11. Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Al Jazeera

    Reykjavik, Iceland - Ready to try grilled minke whale skewers, the "Moby Dick on a Stick", as the dish is advertised by The Seabaron restaurant, a British tourist observes, "looks like a Turkish kebab." Taking a bite, he adds, "Tastes indeed like red meat and poor ethics."


  12. Iceland has a penis museum - " and six other things you didn't k...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Daily Star

    Between 2003 and 2010 the number of foreign visitors to Iceland grew by 6% per annum, yet between 2010 to 2014 this number tripled to 20% per annum. The Icelandic Phallological Museum, as it is known, said they are, "probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country".


  13. Iceland's unruly terrain and hidden inhabitantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | OUPblog

    When people first learn about my travels to Iceland, the response I most often hear goes something like: "Iceland! That's on my bucket list." I understand.


  14. Iceland's GDP Soars 10%, so Residents Are Preparing for the Next Crash an hour agoRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Bloomberg

    So as the inhabitants of a volcanic rock in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean roar back from their 2008 economic meltdown , the talk in the streets is of what shape the next crisis will take and when exactly it will hit. "We're just going through the up-cycle at the moment," Einar Jonsson, a retired driver, said in an interview while grocery shopping in Reykjavik.


  15. Iceland 2017Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 |

    Just returned from nine days in Iceland - two days of work and seven days of pure exploration. It was winter, so days were short, and it was gray/stormy the whole time, so no Northern Lights for me, but the trip still managed to blow my mind.


  16. Cave near M vatn VandalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Iceland Review

    Large letters have been painted on the wall of Grjotagja cave, near Myvatn lake, RUV reports. A traveler published a photo of the vandalism on the Facebook page of people in the tourism industry, Bakland fer a jonustunnar.


  17. Sea Ice Hits Record Lows at Both PolesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | LiveScience

    Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another winter heat wave stunted sea ice growth over the weekend. The repeated bouts of warm weather this season have stunned even seasoned polar researchers, and could push the Arctic to a record low winter peak for the third year in a row.


  18. Greenland needs money and asks if a uranium mine is the answerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | The Toronto Star

    ... people have moved elsewhere. Those who remain are left wondering how they can carve out a new future in an Arctic region that is changing rapidly and dramatically. Ib Laursen, the local manager of the Australian mining company Greenland Minerals and ...


  19. Greenland needs money. Is a uranium mine the answer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | The Washington Post

    ... people have moved elsewhere. Those who remain are left wondering how they can carve out a new future in an Arctic region that is changing rapidly and dramatically. The Kuannersuit Plateau in the background is the planned site of the mine. The ...


  20. UCI, NASA reveal new details of Greenland ice lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Science, Industry and Business

    Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland's ice sheet is melting from below. Two new research papers in the journal Oceanography , including one by UCI Earth system scientist Mathieu Morlighem, use OMG observations to document how meltwater and ocean currents are interacting along Greenland's west coast and to improve seafloor maps used to predict future melting and sea level rise.