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57 percent of Icelanders do not deny the existence of elves, and another 8 percent profess to believe in them outright.

Just sayin' ...


"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky

by poemless on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 10:37:45 AM EST
And Iceland is the least rational of the "Protestant Europe" country according to the cultural map...

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 10:44:54 AM EST
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Not that irrational - these are Protestant elves.....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 12:20:37 PM EST
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A symptom of banking collapse? and has the current situation there shifted them towards the survival side of the graph?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 10:45:48 AM EST
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That would make them "ex-communist" :-)

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 10:47:03 AM EST
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Probably wishing they were communist.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:14:00 AM EST
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This survey was taken long before the banking crisis.

"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky
by poemless on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:15:23 AM EST
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Just considering the next one.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:21:54 AM EST
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Or a symptom of... humour?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Apr 21st, 2009 at 10:21:52 AM EST
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Maybe the survey mistranslated "elves" as "leprechauns." From the way they were printing money back when the survey was taken, they must've believed that they had a leprechaun in every volcano...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 06:36:25 PM EST
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