Monday, March 31, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty {giveaway}


9 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ICELAND


In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a timid magazine photo manager (Ben Stiller), who lives life vicariously through daydreams, must embark on an incredible real-life adventure when a priceless negative goes missing. One of the places that this adventure takes Mitty is the beautiful Nordic country of Iceland. In honor of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release on April 15th, we’re bringing you nine facts about the country that you may have never heard.

1. Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years.
Modern inhabitants of Iceland speak a language almost identical to that spoken by the country’s original Viking settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries.

2. There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland.
18 of them have erupted in the last 1000 years, and the largest one covers nearly 8% of the country’s surface.

3. Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city.

Iceland is so far north of the equator that the country experiences nearly continuous daylight during the summer months of June and July.

4. Surveys have shown that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves.
The elves are thought to have magical powers, and special “elf negotiators” are sometimes brought in when construction is to take place in an area believed to be inhabited by the creatures.

5. Icelanders love movies.
They watch more films, per capita, than the people of any other country in the world.

6. Iceland is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world.

70% of the energy used by Icelanders is produced by the country’s natural geothermal and hydroelectric resources.

7. Iceland’s main industry is fishing.
In fact, the usually peaceful nation entered into a series of confrontations with the United Kingdom in the 1950’s and 1970’s when the British refused to acknowledge an “exclusive fishery zone” that Iceland had instituted in the waters off its coast.

8. Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

Roughly 322,000 people call the island nation home.

9. One of Iceland’s traditional foods is called hakarl.
It’s a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat.


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32 comments:

  1. One of the things I learned about Iceland it is one of the most energy-efficient countries in the world. Wow, the rest of the world should use them as a "Go By" on How To Be More Energy Efficient.

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  2. I learned only about 322,000 people live in Iceland.

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  3. I learned that hakarl is a dish of rotting and fermented shark meat, which is traditional food in Iceland.

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  4. Everything you mentioned I seen on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, It was quite an interesting show, I don't think I would eat that rotting shark tho, even though Andrew said it was very good, and about all the sunlight in the summer months I wouldn't like that at all I would never sleep lol, but other than that it seemed to be a very beautiful place

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  5. I learned that there are 130 volocanic mountains in 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland.

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  6. Icelanders love movies hmmm something in common ;)

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  7. Iceland is one of the most energy efficient countries in the world

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  8. I learned that the largest volcano covers nearly 8% of the country’s surface.
    thanks

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  9. I found out that about 80% of Icelanders believe in the existence of elves, and they think that the elves have magic powers .

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  10. That nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in elves (secretly I do too...now if only the cleaning elves would come clean my house for me...)

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  11. I learned that Icelandic people love movies more than any other people!

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  12. Icelandic language has been relatively unchanged for the last 1000 years. Interesting. I had no idea.

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  13. I learned that Icelanders are very energy-efficient.

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  14. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty on Blu ray/DVD combo.
    In response to your question of What did you learn about Iceland?
    I learned that there are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square
    miles that make up Iceland.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. There are a lot of mountains and people that are very energy conservative there.

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  16. I learned that there are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland.

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  17. I learned: Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city.
    Cheers.

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  18. I learns that Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world.

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  19. There are 130 volcanic mountains in the roughly 40,000 square miles that make up Iceland.
    18 of them have erupted in the last 1000 years, and the largest one covers nearly 8% of the country’s surface.

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  20. I didn't know that one of their traditional foods is called hakarl.

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  21. I learned that nearly 80% of Icelanders believe in elves

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  22. From reading this post the most interesting thing I learned was that 80% believe in elves ! lol thats so awesome !

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  23. I learned that they eat rotting, fermented shark meat. That doesn't seem like a wonderful tasting meal to me, but to each their own! :D

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  24. Learned that Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe

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  25. I learned that Icelanders love movies. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(d0t)com

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  26. Iceland is one of the most energy efficient countries in the world

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  27. that 322,000 people live in Iceland.

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  28. I learned they like to eat fermented shark meat in Iceland.

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  29. I learned that Iceland in the most sparsely populated of the European countries.

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  30. They're vastly more efficient with their energy use than we are!

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