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10 Legendary Monsters of Europe

There are monsters all around us -or at least the legends of monsters. Last week we saw some of the monsters of Asia. Now here are some of the scariest monsters of Europe. 1. Kelpie The Kelpie lives in the lakes and rivers of Scotland, and is often referred to as a “water horse” because it is [...]

‘Missing’ woman joins search for herself

A woman holidaying in Iceland was unaware that the search party she had joined was looking for her. The unnamed woman had been on a bus trip in the El…

Lost Woman Looks for Herself

A bus driver alerted police and emergency personnel when one of the tourists on his sightseeing tour went missing. The excursion to Iceland’s Eldgjá volcanic canyon was put on hold for hours while a search was carried out. A helicopter was even summoned for the search-and-rescue operation. However, the search was called off at 3 am [...]

10 Unusual Spas for Alternative Tranquility

Flavorwire has compiled a collection of wonderful places to relax, unwind, and take in the scenery while you release the stress of your life. There are spas set up in boats, mountaintops, islands, jungles, and other neat spots all over the world -even under the ocean! Me, I’d want to try out this hot springs [...]

Why Won’t Team USA Dip the Flag at the Opening Ceremonies?

Getty Images For the last 100 years, the Olympic spirit has come with an asterisk for the United States. It’s not doping. It’s not underage gymnasts. In fact, if you’re not looking closely, you’ll miss it at the Opening Ceremonies: the United States will be the only country that refuses to dip its flag when passing [...]

The Average Canadian Now Richer Than the Average American

Waitaminute! While we’re busy trying not to lose our shirt in the Great Recession, those sneaky Canadians managed to get richer than us Yanks. But how did it happen? On July 1, Canada Day, Canadians awoke to a startling, [...]

Wooly Dioramas Of Iceland

What natural fiber immediately comes to mind at the mention of Iceland? Why it’s wool, of course! Artist and photographer Eszter Burghardt clearly agrees with the wool-Iceland association, and she was inspired to create this series of wooly dioramas depicting the rugged Icelandic landscape during an artist residence on the island. I love the use of macro [...]

Music History #1: “One Night in Bangkok”

Editor’s Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain’s new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs. “Music History” will appear twice a month. Try it. You’ll like it! “One Night In Bangkok” Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice (1984) Originally sung by Murray Head The Music With its perky chorus [...]

Íslendingabók: How Icelanders Avoid Incest and Find Celebrity Relatives

Living in a small, mostly static population creates some uncomfortable issues. Aside from making it difficult to dodge people you don’t like, you also have to worry about whether you’re unwittingly dating a relative. Most people can just move out of town to escape this problem. Things aren’t so simple when you live in Iceland, [...]

And the Most Peaceful Country in the World Is…

According to the Institute for Economics & Peace, the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland. Yes, the country that disrupted air travel across Europe with its spewing, unpronounceable volcano a couple of years ago. Icelanders have an upside for everything: they use the energy of volcanoes for heat. Iceland is one of the most [...]