Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A friend of mine has gone to Iceland as part of a Forestry course. Apparently somewhere beneath the noxious ash clouds they have forests, however since the only aerial photographs of Iceland were taken during the "ash cloud crisis" there's no material evidence of forests, only anecdotal evidence.
Anyway, I decided to research some facts about Iceland before writing him an e-mail. Here are the facts I thought interesting enough to share.
Icelandic Fact #3:
"Iceland's national bird is the cat."
Due to the variety of birds in Iceland, no single bird could be decided upon, and a cat (the next highest predator in the food-chain) was picked.