Citing a growing dissatisfaction with the cold weather, the country of Iceland moved this week to Brazil. There was little fanfare, in fact, few outsiders knew it happened till it was done.
Peter Lugar, a shipping freighter captain, was particularly shocked. "I steamed into port, looked around, and pretty much everyone was gone. I called a few government numbers, and a recorded message said they had been changed to Brazilian numbers. I guess this explains all the Portuguese language CDs and tapes I've been delivering the past few months."
Airline pilot Hans Mueller was similarly surprised. "When I got to the Reykjavik airport, it seemed kind of quiet, but moving a whole country must have been hard. I bet they had help from Denmark."
For a while now Icelanders had talked about getting a "fresh start" in a different surrounding. The Brazilians seem to be pleased with their new Icelandic residents, who said they "actually like the rainforest. It's nice and warm all year." Edson Perez, a pharmacy owner, said his new neighbors "Are very fair. Sun block sales are way up! I'm not even sure where Iceland is, but those people sure are cream colored!"
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