Posts Tagged 'Iceland'

Tourist Unwittingly Joins Search For Herself

According to DailyMail –

A tourist who joined in the search after a member of her bus party went missing was able to help track the woman down – when she realised it was herself they were looking forward. The woman was declared missing from a party touring the Eldgja volcanic region in south Iceland after getting off the party’s bus to freshen up. She only hopped off the bus breifly, but had also changed her clothes – and her fellow travellers did not recognise her when she climbed back on again to continue the party’s journey.

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Flying Over Iceland [video]

Little Nordics – A Tilt-Shift Video

Iceland’s Bardabunga Volcano [video]

Scientists Discover Oldest Living Animal (and kill it)

MingClam260x320CBS News reports –

A group of researchers working in Iceland in 2006 discovered a really old clam. They wanted to figure out just how old it could be, so they decided to open it up and count the growth rings along the clam’s hinge ligament. They got their answer — and it was shocking. They said the clam was 405 years old. They’d found the oldest living animal in the world (excluding primitive metozoans). Only, it wasn’t living anymore, because opening it up had killed the clam. And little did they know, their measurement was wrong. Ming the clam was an entire century older than they first calculated. They recently measured again. And now they say it was actually 507 years old.

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Elemental Iceland [video]


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