Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Not to be confused with the chain of freezer shops

I went to look at Iceland's wikipedia entry for some reason or other, and the more I read of it the more amazed I became. Pretty much every section (well, once you move beyond Icelandic history) contains jaw-droppers. The only country in the world where filling stations sell hydrogen for your fuel-cell car? Because electricity is so cheap it's easy to make hydrogen? Because the electricity comes from geothermal and hydro power? The most socially, economically and gender equal society there is? The highest proportion of internet users? Most bookshops per head? Oh, and they drink vodka, eat puffin, and have their phone book in first-name order.

Sod heaven: when I die, I want to go to Iceland.


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