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Flights to Iceland are going to be cheap this spring - here's how to find the best deals

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Flickr/qfwfq78 There are some incredible prices available for travel to Reykjavik, Iceland this spring. Hurry, though: Fares like this ten

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People Are Challenging Themselves to Go Plastic-Free for a Week

How much plastic do you use? If you try making a list of all the plastic you have used or purchased this week, it might surprise you. Eventually, all of this plastic will (probably) end up in the trash and could cause harm to our environment. Following the recent news stories, as well as David Atten

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Researchers recreate 200-year-old man's genome using only DNA from his living relatives

Hans Jonatan was born in St. Croix more than 200 years ago in 1784. His mother Emilia Regina was a house slave on the island, which means Jonatan was born into slavery. He would later manage to free himself by escaping to Iceland, where he would marry a local woman and raise a family before dying in

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The DNA of Iceland's First Known Black Man, Recreated from His Living Descendants

Hans Jonatan was born into slavery on a Caribbean sugar plantation, and he died in a small Icelandic fishing village. In those intervening 43 years, he fought for the Danish Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, lost a landmark case for his freedom in The General's Widow v. the Mulatto, then somehow escaped

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Airline Passenger Booted from 2 Flights for Wearing All of his Clothes to Avoid Checked Bag Fee

The latest battle over baggage fees is putting the Basic Economy outrage to shame. Passenger Ryan Carney Williams caused a social media frenzy after posting videos of himself donning numerous layers of clothing to avoid excess baggage fees on a British Airways flight from Keflavik, Iceland to London

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A 'broke, homeless' passenger was turned away from two flights because he was wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid paying the luggage fee

Prayitno via Compfight ccRyan Carney Williams attempted to board a BA flight wearing eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts. He was denied entry to the plane and later arrested for causing a disruption. Williams claimed he was broke and homeless and his clothes were his "livelihood." An easyJet pilot

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Handball: Sweden stun hosts Croatia to advance into main round at Euros

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Sweden will carry a maximum four points into the European handball championship main round after a 35-31 win over hosts Croatia who also advanced on Tuesday. The result helped Serbia progress from preliminary pool A as they beat Iceland 29-26 in the early fixture but would have b

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Only Black Man in Early 1800s Iceland Left No Remains-But Now We Have His DNA

Recreating a person's DNA usually involves some sort of remains, like tissues, to use as a framework. However, a team of scientists have been able to recreate the genome of a man who died in 1827 without leaving any physical evidence by studying samples of those from his family line, reported New S

NEWSWEEK

WOW air Brings Back $69 Flights To Iceland

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Iceland's ultra-low fare transatlantic airline, WOW air, wants to give everyone a chance to get away this winter with a new sale for travel through April. The airline will offer $69 one-way fares to Iceland and $89 one-way fares to select European cities in

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It’s So Cold Right Now That A Thermometer Just Broke At -62°C In The World’s Coldest Village

Welcome to Oymyakon, a village where students are expected to attend class till temperatures reach minus -52°C (-62°F). The remote Siberian village is considered to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world, and it has just plummeted into a -62°C (-80°F) winter, making our daily c

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Frozen food powerhouse commits to ban on plastic packaging

Leading U.K. supermarket Iceland, which specializes in frozen food, has made a commitment to eliminate plastic packaging from its own brand products by the end of 2023. In an announcement Tuesday, the retailer said it had already removed disposable plastic straws from its own label range. It added

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Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

A man traveling from Iceland to England was allegedly detained after putting on several items from his luggage to avoid a fee. (Ryan Hawaii Twitter) A man traveling from Iceland to England was arrested at the Iceland Keflavk International Airport for attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee by we

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Iceland Spending $1 Billion on Boosting Airport Capacity

A tourist boom has caused traffic at Iceland's Keflavik airport to grow more than five-fold over the past nine years, with a predicted 10 million passengers this year. Now Iceland's main entry point to the world is preparing to accommodate twice as many. The airport expects to invest about $1 billio

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This All-Natural Shampoo Smells So Sweet, It’s Worth a Round-Trip Ticket to Iceland

Every time I take a hot shower in my Brooklyn apartment, I'm transported back to Iceland. And not to the cozy candlelit restaurants nor the geothermal hot springs, but to an ice-cold diving site called Silfra Fissure-a magical spot where the American and Eurasian continental plates slowly move away

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Jeff Bezos is now richer than Iceland, Tunisia, Jamaica, and Estonia combined

All those rush-ordered birthday presents on Amazon and Whole Foods salad bar purchases have finally paid off-for Jeff Bezos, at least. Per Bloomberg's billionaire tracking,the founder has a net worth of $105.1 billion, making him the richest man in history, according to CNN (although, Mansa Musa, th

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Whiskey And Fufu: What Kids Around The World Leave Out For Santa

Children all over the United States will have a big decision to make on Christmas Eve: Would Santa Claus prefer a chocolate chip cookie for a snack or perhaps a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? The American tradition of leaving a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve is said by some to date to the Great

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TOP 10 videos of 2017

over the course of the year, designboom has featured numerous projects in the fields of architecture, art, design and technology presented through the format of moving image. from a drone's-eye-view of iceland's stunning scenic landscape, to a robot making music, the short films offer a dynamic look

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Ep. 31: Andy Weir on the Economics of Sci-Fi and Space

Before writing a single word of his new book Artemis, Andy Weir worked out the economics of a lunar colony. Without the economics, how could the story hew to the hard sci-fi style Weir cornered the market on with The Martian? And, more importantly, how else can Tyler find out much a Cantonese meal w

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'I Am a Man with Down Syndrome and My Life Is Worth Living'

Last week, the actor, Special Olympian, and advocate Frank Stephens gave this testimony to Congress: "I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living." In fact, he went farther: "I have a great life!" For those conceived with his developmental disability, it is the best and worst of times.

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