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Thursday, 15 April 2010

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That's the last we'll see of the sun this year so make the most of it

Iceland has found a novel way of repaying the UK the billions owed after the collapse of Icesave in the form of smoke and ash - albeit by accident.

The debt ridden country has always been reluctant to pay back money to the UK so decided to ask each member of the population to donate what they could.

The donations were then emptied into several black bin liners and loaded on to the back of trucks bound for the airport.

Unfortunately, there was a mix up and the trucks the bags were loaded on to were waste disposal trucks which were assigned to dump rubbish in one of natures own incinerators, a volcano. Meanwhile the trucks to be loaded up with cash were loaded up with bags full household waste and dead penguins.

The mixture of used bank notes, black plastic and boiling hot molten lava caused a massive reaction to the previously inactive volcano which consequently exploded into life.

Billions of tons of ash and smoke bellowed into the sky and were carried away on a north westerly wind in a south easterly direction towards the UK.

The Icelandic government only realised the error when Prime Minister Gordon Brown called up and asked why several bags of bin liners full of stinking rubbish had just been delivered to 10 Downing Street.

Iceland's Prime Minister, Johanna Siguroardottir apologized for the error but has suggested the UK can salvage any pieces of bank notes they find amongst the ash and sellotape them back together.

Meanwhile the UK is set to face a summer of freezing temperatures until the cloud clears at some point around December.

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