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14th September 2007, 07:31
"Eagles may soar, but weasles don't get sucked into jet engines".

"The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese".

(*courtesy of Terry Wogan).

14th September 2007, 07:59
What do you do if you get lost in an Icelandic forest?

Stand up!

(Told to me by 3 separate Icelanders in a week. Hilarious...)

14th September 2007, 08:48
I only pay with an angry sheep (I'll pay in cash)

He stood on the duck (He could not breathe)

It is bad but you will get used to it

14th September 2007, 08:52
Whether at the hot springs, or on the ice...
Whether fishing, or eating fish...
Whether feeling cold, or freezing to death...
.. It's fooking boring in Iceland.
- 12th Century Icelandic saga.