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iceland

turnt_ _ eccl:
monarch's.
Iceland
wheres the ****** ice
in Greenland
I still believe Iceland and Greenland sat blewn in a meeting one clay
and it started with
You knew wnat' ll piss people oft"
mate actually not tee far eff from what actually happened
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#14 - iRoflcopterU (11/10/2013) [-]
I would totally live there. Those houses look so damn comfy.
User avatar #16 to #14 - magtheicelander (11/10/2013) [-]
trust me on this im from iceland. they are not comfy at all it gets frezing cold in those houses
User avatar #53 to #14 - Leopard (11/10/2013) [-]
you don't know what the insides look like.
User avatar #75 to #14 - badmundur (11/10/2013) [-]
theyre not....
User avatar #104 to #14 - oldnigger (11/11/2013) [-]
cause its a ****** hobbit hole
#17 to #14 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
A. there are almost none of these houses left except maybe on a few farms
B. they're not comfy, they are small as **** and cold as hel.

there are some old houses in the center of Reaykjvík but gets gradually newer towards the edges(for obvious reasons)
#18 to #17 - iRoflcopterU (11/10/2013) [-]
You're crushing my dream.
You're crushing my dream.
#20 to #18 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
no, but seriously, Iceland is awesome, my friend hosted 4 polish girls with couch surfing and they said it was the best part of their European tour, and even invited us to stay with them when we went to Berlin(and later to poland) last month. so you should definitely visit Iceland
#21 to #20 - iRoflcopterU (11/10/2013) [-]
Iceland definitely is on my list of places to go. It looks 			*******		 gorgeous over there.
Iceland definitely is on my list of places to go. It looks ******* gorgeous over there.
User avatar #42 to #20 - nervaaurelius (11/10/2013) [-]
I want to go to Iceland but I read it was more expensive to explore Iceland that other european nations due to the luck of buses to other cities.
User avatar #44 to #42 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
Reykjvík is basically the only "city" in iceland, there are only 300.000 people here you can easily just hitchhike, icelanders are friendly, less than 1 murder each year and if you're seriously thinking about coming just message me and ill take you on a tour
User avatar #46 to #44 - nervaaurelius (11/10/2013) [-]
I've thought about it several times with the most recent being in summer but I opted out to Spain because I only had a week free and I wanted more time to explore a nation like Iceland. In the future though it is on my list as I've been traveling more often lately. Would you reccommend a visit in the summer or winter?
User avatar #59 to #46 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
Summer, the summer here is very nice, the winter makes the land stand up to it's name
#78 to #59 - calibratuner (11/11/2013) [-]
Cold, yet still amazing.......

Still wish the US base didn't close down when i was there. I loved iceland.
#25 to #20 - solvikaaber ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
alexusapi, is that you? are you someone i know?
User avatar #28 to #25 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
hahaha blessaður sölvi, hvað segist frá danaveldi?
User avatar #219 to #28 - solvikaaber ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Það er fínt hérna sko. það er allt svo öðruvísi en á íslandi.
#41 to #17 - ananamouse (11/10/2013) [-]
the actual physical location of Hell...
#45 to #41 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
i said Hel, i intentionally left out one L, because i'm talking about the norse mythology of Helheim a place you go when you die in viking times. i don't really know if it's suppose to be cold like Niflheim but you get my point.
User avatar #48 to #45 - ananamouse (11/10/2013) [-]
oh okay...I feel dumb now...
#50 to #48 - alexusapi (11/10/2013) [-]
it's ok, i still love you
it's ok, i still love you
User avatar #58 to #50 - ananamouse (11/10/2013) [-]
dawe! cute wikle baby!
#13 - givemethechicken (11/10/2013) [-]
Funfact: Greenland has the highest suicide rate in the world
User avatar #84 to #13 - bladeboy (11/11/2013) [-]
I thought it was Latvia
User avatar #200 to #84 - teefa (11/11/2013) [-]
i thought it was south korea
User avatar #103 to #13 - oldnigger (11/11/2013) [-]
duh
User avatar #194 to #13 - rockamekishiko (11/11/2013) [-]
cause it's always ******* snowing and that gets depressing over time.
#55 to #13 - newdevyx (11/10/2013) [-]
>fun   
   
are you sadistic?
>fun

are you sadistic?
#90 to #13 - ratherfastblackman **User deleted account** (11/11/2013) [-]
**** what about Dentistland
my whole life is a lie, ****
#64 to #13 - emmerich (11/10/2013) [-]
Here's a fun pie chart showing how people kill themselves in Greenland.
User avatar #94 to #64 - lithiumION (11/11/2013) [-]
"unspecified" really worries me..
User avatar #91 to #64 - lasmamoe (11/11/2013) [-]
"Jumping from heights"

Where would they even jump from?
User avatar #110 to #91 - thinegame (11/11/2013) [-]
The first floor window, it'll work eventually.
#145 to #110 - mindheistninetysev (11/11/2013) [-]
Eventually...
Eventually...
User avatar #118 to #64 - spartansquirrel (11/11/2013) [-]
I'm worried about the 1% who are "unspecified"
#52 to #13 - kensislayer (11/10/2013) [-]
that wasnt fun at all
that wasnt fun at all
User avatar #23 to #13 - I Am Monkey (11/10/2013) [-]
That's because it's full of lies
#27 to #13 - lexxyc (11/10/2013) [-]
>funfact
>fun
#43 - esmebuffay (11/10/2013) [-]
This is also Iceland though, it does get cold there too. Picture is from Game of Thrones, everything beyond the wall was shot in Iceland.
#33 - dickticklerluv (11/10/2013) [-]
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User avatar #56 to #33 - newdevyx (11/10/2013) [-]
that's most probably not from Iceland, but somewhere else like Finland, Sweden or Estonia. Forests look like that in there.
User avatar #61 to #56 - wizardfist (11/10/2013) [-]
Finland, its from a video of the band korpiklaani
User avatar #96 to #61 - stealingbikes ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Looked 'em up just now. I've just discovered another awesome band.

I like you no homo
User avatar #217 to #61 - luqmanr (11/11/2013) [-]
perkele!
#62 to #61 - newdevyx (11/10/2013) [-]
just searched that band from Youtube and it's awesome! Proud to be a Finn!
just searched that band from Youtube and it's awesome! Proud to be a Finn!
User avatar #63 to #62 - newdevyx (11/10/2013) [-]
i had heard of the band before but never listened to it.
User avatar #87 - slenderwolf (11/11/2013) [-]
Wasn't it something like the original settlers wanted the lush valleys and fertile land so they named it Iceland to give the assumption that it was no good so there would be less competition from other powers, while Greenland has an enticing name for those looking for farm-able land yet it is covered in ice.
User avatar #97 to #87 - sodapops (11/11/2013) [-]
Yeaå- Plus "we discovered north america! Need moar settlers"
User avatar #123 to #87 - aluminiumfoiled (11/11/2013) [-]
I gave you a history thumb. (It's more special than the others)
User avatar #93 to #87 - stealingbikes ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
You sir are correct. Have a thumb.
User avatar #89 to #87 - newsuperyoshi (11/11/2013) [-]
That's exactly what happened.
User avatar #71 - norsenation (11/10/2013) [-]
When asked why it was called Greenland my professor said if they called it ******* freeze-your-ass-off-land no one would've moved there.
User avatar #34 - fukinitech ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
the vikings called it greenland so people would go there and die, and called it iceland so no one would go there cause they lived there.
User avatar #182 to #136 - Bad Man (11/11/2013) [-]
HING-A DING-A DURRGAN
#128 - FatherPedobear (11/11/2013) [-]
Nope, no ice. Just Nighmare-Lightning-Volcanoes.
User avatar #1 - ninjamyles **User deleted account** (11/10/2013) [-]
correct me if im wrong, but Iceland got it's name from its very harsh winters. and Greenland got its name from its beautiful summers.
User avatar #3 to #1 - dejax (11/10/2013) [-]
not sure about iceland but when greenland was first found, it was worried people would not move there because of the location so it was named greenland to bump up its appeal so that people from europe would settle there
User avatar #4 to #3 - icelandicviking ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
That's almost true.

Basically:
Iceland: settlers saw ice on the land hence the name iceland.

Greenland: exiled Icelander lived there couple of years and when he got back he wanted to settle it and needed to trick people to follow him back.
User avatar #5 to #4 - dmirish (11/10/2013) [-]
Correct! Info tidbit.....Greenland, though it looks as though it should be in Canada's borders, is actually owned by Denmark.
User avatar #6 to #5 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
And we Norwegians sort of used to own it but...

Kalmar-union ****** us over big time.
User avatar #79 to #6 - vigilum ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
Wasn't until the Treaty of Kiel that Norway really lost Greenland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. So it was more the union with Denmark than the Kalmar one.
User avatar #80 to #79 - satrenkotheone ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
That's the one I thought of just... not arsing with getting the right name.
User avatar #7 to #1 - subaqueousreach (11/10/2013) [-]
Iceland was gorgeous, and the people who lived there didn't want too many people migrating there and ruining it so they named it Iceland.

Lief Erikson, the founder of Greenland, was kicked out of Iceland from murdering a ************ who he thought banged his girlfriend. So he gathered some friends and sailed off to find a new home that was like, 10 times better than Iceland.

He found a barren wasteland of ice and snow, but him and his crew were out of food and resources so they set up there settlement there. They found that fishing was good there, but with so few people they couldn't form a good sized colony.

Unfortunately nobody wanted to ******* live there. It sucked. Lief didn't want to live there, he wanted to go back to Iceland, but he couldn't so he was stuck in his ****** cold barrens.

So Lief chose to name it Greenland and spread rumors about it's beautiful summers, and by the time people would figure out he was full of **** they had already set up their lives there and spent most of their cash so they couldn't really leave.

And that's more or less how Greenland came about.
User avatar #30 to #7 - fistymcbeefpunch (11/10/2013) [-]
It was Erik the Red that founded Greenland.
Leif Erikson was Erik's son and he founded a settlement in Vinland, known today as Canada.
User avatar #54 to #30 - toosexyforyou (11/10/2013) [-]
Leif Erikson

Leif Erik son

Leif Erik's son

Chief Erik's son

Chief Erik the Red's son
User avatar #77 to #54 - newforomador (11/11/2013) [-]
Yea, that's how last names were made back then. That's why people with last names like Johnson or Wilson typically have some sort of viking heritage.
#126 to #77 - anon (11/11/2013) [-]
My last name ends with son. Does this make me the descendant of a Viking as well?
User avatar #215 to #126 - flushfactor (11/11/2013) [-]
no, somemone in you family had the name .
like hansen = "hans" son
a dude named hans gave his son the name hanson, because he is the son of hans
same with the other names, but it does not make you a viking
User avatar #127 to #126 - newforomador (11/11/2013) [-]
Most likely.
User avatar #187 to #77 - daentraya (11/11/2013) [-]
Is the 'sen' ending, like Jensen and Hansen a phonetic change that just happened? It's so interesting how our language evolves n ****
User avatar #188 to #187 - newforomador (11/11/2013) [-]
That's possible, but I haven't heard anything about it.
User avatar #189 to #188 - daentraya (11/11/2013) [-]
Eh, well, it kinda has to be that. Hansen sounds better in danish than son, in any case
User avatar #116 to #77 - trivdiego (11/11/2013) [-]
i thinl i remember reading somewhere they did the same for girls but put dotr on the end of the names? haven't seen anyone with a name ending in dotr in real life
#180 to #116 - kidwithballsonchin (11/11/2013) [-]
Jepp, they still use their fathers names ending with "son" or "dottir" for last names. Their phonebook is therefor a bit camplicated where they sort people by first names. [small]on my phone so it's gonna be kind of a ****** improvised "the more you know" in stead. *The More You Know*. [small]
User avatar #220 to #180 - trivdiego (11/11/2013) [-]
heres a tip if you're having trouble putting too many commands on your sentences. when you make a comment, theres a green check mark to the left of the emoticons button. click it, and it will show you what your sentence will look like when you post it. just thought id help a brotha out
#221 to #220 - kidwithballsonchin (11/11/2013) [-]
Thanks mate, [small] has been a problem in many aspects of my life
#164 to #116 - carrotpotato (11/11/2013) [-]
In marriage men rarely take their wife's last name so when they changed their system to the current western one, those -dottir or something similar.

I think Icelanders still use that system? I know Swedes and Danes don't but Icelanders maybe still do which means that you could still maybe find -dottirs there.
#183 to #164 - azzyx ONLINE (11/11/2013) [-]
They do. In school, I had an Icelandic classmate named Vaka Alfredsdottir. Dottir, of course, translates to daughter.
#32 to #30 - istrollid (11/10/2013) [-]
this ****** knows his **** .
#167 to #30 - anon (11/11/2013) [-]
Nova Scotia*
There's no exact record they made it into mainland North America.
User avatar #38 to #30 - admiralen ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
welp, thanks a lot history for spoiling the ending of vinland saga
User avatar #210 to #7 - baaltomekk (11/11/2013) [-]
Had to log in so I didn't had to guess every second word in your post.
User avatar #10 to #7 - zaywoot (11/10/2013) [-]
Looks like Leif...

Wasnt so lucky...

Also, wasnt he the dude who supposedly went to america too?
#11 to #10 - anon (11/10/2013) [-]
He was.
User avatar #31 to #7 - Bad Man (11/10/2013) [-]
HING-A DING-A DUUURGAN
#98 to #7 - gerfox (11/11/2013) [-]
Sorry mate, but your facts aren't completely correct.

1. It was Erik Raude (Erik the Red), the father of Leiv Eriksson who murdered someone in Iceland. The law at that time was an eye for an eye so he did the only reasonable thing and went into exile.

2. Greenland was in fact green when they moved there. Approx. 1100-1600 A. D. we've had one of the hottest periods recorded in history - and big chunks of Greenland was ice free, and the land wasn't barren but it was easy farming there. The reason WHY it got redeserted again was exactly because of the fact that this warm period was over in 1600, or so - and so the land became inhospitable and they moved away again. If you want further proof I can link you up with page numbers in Heimskringla with reference to warm summers, or the desertion of , in fact a Norwegian king in that period was named Magnus Berrføtt (Magnus the Bare-footed) because he never used shoes. Today that would've been impossible, since in the winter time some places the temperatures drop to -30 degrees celsius.
#60 to #7 - anon (11/10/2013) [-]
I sure hope that Lief Erikson, in the horrible english translation, is the same person as Erik den røde (Eric the red), otherwise the story's true.
User avatar #12 to #7 - soulwrenchio (11/10/2013) [-]
Yet you are wrong, since Greenland actually IS green during the summer-season.
A quick Google search also determines, that he didn't spend the remainder of his life in Greenland, but travelled to North America, which he upon his arrival proclaimed as Vinland.
He later returned to Greenland, of course. 2/3 of your story of full of **** , though.
#29 to #12 - mayoroftownsville (11/10/2013) [-]
*Little tiny bits of Greenland's coastal areas get green-ish during the summer, and the rest stays white because it is LITERALLY A ******* ICE SHEET, LIKE ANTARCTICA

ftfy
User avatar #40 to #12 - nervaaurelius (11/10/2013) [-]
I actually thought that at the time period he discovered Greenland, Greenland was well...pretty green.
User avatar #15 to #7 - magtheicelander (11/10/2013) [-]
Leifur Eiríksson*
User avatar #218 to #7 - Tosspot (11/11/2013) [-]
this sounds like a perfect drunk history segment
#197 to #7 - anon (11/11/2013) [-]
Lief Erikson's day is also my birthday
User avatar #138 to #7 - stipulateprism (11/11/2013) [-]
What an asshole. This is why we can't have nice sales-people.
User avatar #117 to #7 - macacobr (11/11/2013) [-]
I don't believe you because of "THERE".
Actually... **** you.
You can't type correctly and it was on pourpopouse.
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User avatar #74 to #7 - maid (11/10/2013) [-]
And then they sailed to North America.
User avatar #57 to #7 - rainbowrush ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
There wasn't were much snow or ice on Greenland at that time, actually
User avatar #24 to #7 - europe (11/10/2013) [-]
Not sure if that's true or not, but it's funny eitherway
#22 to #7 - anon (11/10/2013) [-]
*Leif
User avatar #19 to #7 - thecorf (11/10/2013) [-]
but... Greenland is green during the summer, i know.. i lived there for 15 years before moving to Denmark to study.
Ilulissat which is the city i come from get a lot of tourists actually to see our beautiful summers.
#69 to #19 - hueduebue (11/10/2013) [-]
Haha awesome. I was born there because my parents who are both danish settled there. I lived in a city called sisimiut.
I've moved from greenland to denmark 2-3 years ago. Because i want to get my education. And settle down here. And damn right. We have beatiful summers in greenland.
If theres one thing i still remember its it summers. Amazingly its never too hot nor too cold during that time. Its decent breezes except for some cloudy days and what now. But still danish summers are just bleh too hot.
Too much rain. Etc.
Used to go on a climb onto those big mountains or well what is like one. But isnt classified as one. ''Fjelde'' i believe. I cant spell it for the life of it.
Seriously the silence and just the feeling of being at such a place during a good summer day there. Takes me back. Nice to meet a fellow greenlander. Though no idea if you were born there. I'd say no. From what i can read. But still.
User avatar #8 to #7 - miscarriage (11/10/2013) [-]
gg settlers no re
#108 - anon (11/11/2013) [-]




DID YOU JUST?!



#133 - anon (11/11/2013) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random image posted in comment #4361420 at Friendly ** WHAT I THINK ABOUT ICELAND
User avatar #76 - bighairyfart (11/10/2013) [-]
Looks like the Shire
User avatar #67 - TomasArnar (11/10/2013) [-]
I'd like to correct a lot of you here, it's pretty ******* cold here and we have a lot of snow, in fact we have the largest glacier in Europe. We're 40% rain/storm 40% snow/storm, 15% storm and the rest is sunny weather.
User avatar #81 - mangostormlegend (11/11/2013) [-]
Iclandics:

They were into eco-friendly insulation before it was a thing
User avatar #82 to #81 - insulation (11/11/2013) [-]
i guess i'm pretty friendly
rape me bby....
i hate it when people use spoilers wrong
User avatar #51 - cmcdftw (11/10/2013) [-]
It was actually called Greenland to attract people to settle there were as Iceland was called as it is to deter settlers.
#66 to #51 - nickotak (11/10/2013) [-]
It was called greenland because when the vikings first settled there the first thing they saw was the green moss growing on the rocks at the coastline.
User avatar #68 to #66 - cmcdftw (11/10/2013) [-]
That's actually not the only reason, as I said before.
User avatar #70 to #68 - nickotak (11/10/2013) [-]
It's most likely the main reason as it was the FIRST thing they saw. The country named itself.
User avatar #9 - eddymolly ONLINE (11/10/2013) [-]
What actually happened

That Mitchell and Webb Look - Discoverer
User avatar #65 - stupro (11/10/2013) [-]
You have the "Newest" comment option activated and expected for the first comment to be a history lesson about country names.

Please, select "Top Rated" option for further education.
#114 - pinkiepoodle (11/11/2013) [-]
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#166 - thighs (11/11/2013) [-]
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User avatar #168 to #166 - charliegrc (11/11/2013) [-]
Yeah, it's incredibly confusing.


Basically you'll have an ISO file, which is pretty much a virtual disk. So in order to run that virtual disk, you need a virtual disk player. Mounting is basically inserting the virtual disk into the virtual disk player. After this, it installs the disk on. Then, most games, will ask for a serial number. to combat this you can either enter in a random number (using key gen) until it works, or crack it. Im actually not positive on how to crack, so i recommend just looking that one up.

hope i helped

User avatar #169 to #168 - thighs (11/11/2013) [-]
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User avatar #170 to #169 - sunice (11/11/2013) [-]
If it came with a crack you will want to place the cracked file within the games files after its installed if it has one, it should be some where in the windows/user/you/program files, or something along the lines like that and place the cracked file in the programs file, it will circumvent the need for a key if its a good crack. As for mounting the iso you can use a program called daemon tools for that, its relatively simple to do. Just a basic browse and load iso file type thing then click the mount button
#172 to #170 - thighs (11/11/2013) [-]
these are the kind of files i'm dealing with.
User avatar #199 to #172 - underhatten (11/11/2013) [-]
You will have to download Winrar and install it. When its installed, pick any of those files, rightklick, and extract to folder. The new extracted file you get is the .iso. Use daemon tools to mount the .iso (tricking the computer that you have put in a cd/dvd in the drive)
User avatar #175 to #172 - sunice (11/11/2013) [-]
I would say try to open the winrar installation first, you have winrar correct?
#176 to #175 - thighs (11/11/2013) [-]
It doesn't give me the option to open it with winrar.
really sorry if I suck ass at this, i'm trying to learn.
User avatar #177 to #176 - sunice (11/11/2013) [-]
then try to see what you could load from the files with daemon tools as thats the program that acts as a virtual drive like the other person said,
User avatar #178 to #177 - thighs (11/11/2013) [-]
Will try this, I'll see what happens.
User avatar #174 to #166 - gustaviaable (11/11/2013) [-]
Get the program called Daemon Tools and mount the .iso with it

And after you have done that you should be able to install it and after you have done that you take the crack and put it in your map that you installed the game in and let it replace the whatever it is replacing
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