Waking up to reality in Iceland--they don't matter here

Funny story written by Lyndon

Friday, 27 April 2012

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Iceland: the place of ice queens and snow angels, but who cares?

HARFOLD, Vt. - Although Iceland experienced two years ago the worst economic crash of any country in peacetime, Harfold residents are left asking the same questions: "Where is Iceland" and "Why is it so damn cold there?"

A recent study conducted by Harfold State College (HSC) revealed that Harfold residents are, on the whole, poor geographers. In the study's map quiz, for example, "Central America" was placed on most blank world maps around the area of Kansas, and" South Africa" was labeled across Argentina.

Iceland, despite its appearance in the news recently, was scribbled in on either the North or South Pole in 23 of the 27 blank map tests circulated around HSC's dining hall at breakfast one Saturday morning. One participant chose Canada's Baffin Island, another the northern Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, and two others random Russian islands north of the mainland.

Confusion as to the location of Iceland certainly can be tied to recent reports that Iceland may adopt the Canadian dollar, the loonie, as its currency.

Said first-year student Ellie Weaver, "Iceland is a funny name. It sounds like a fairy tale place like where Snow Miser from "Year without a Santa Claus" must've lived."

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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