Posts tagged "iceland"

We Should Obviously All Go See This Documentary About A Penis Museum Called “The Final Member”

Who needs Iceland’s beautiful scenery and hot springs when you can visit The Icelandic Phallological Museum instead? The Reykjavik museum is the world’s most diverse (and only?) penis museum, housing specimens from every mammal in the country.

By: Claire Hannum / April 18, 2014

Travel Porn: The Northern Lights Over Iceland

My current life/travel obsession is seeing the northern lights. I’ve been gleefully researching where and when I’d have the best chance of seeing them, and although Alaska, Sweden, and Norway all sound amazing, this time lapse video of the northern lights over Iceland this past winter might have just made my decision for me. It’…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2014

I Want To Go To There (Again): Iceland Is Teeming With Ryan Gosling Lookalikes Apparently

You know, I was in Iceland a few months ago, accidentally because my flight home from Paris was laid over there for 24 hours, and I did not see one single, solitary Ryan Gosling doppelganger. But apparently, the country appears to have the highest concentration of Gosling lookalikes of any other country ever. See, Gosling…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2013

Accidental Incest App Helps Icelanders Avoid Banging Their Relatives

Iceland is a pretty small country, people-wise. There’s only around 300,000 people in total, and most of them are related.  In Michael Lewis’s 2011 book Boomerang (on the global financial collapse. It’s really good!), he explains that there are only about nine surnames in the country, and everyone is listed in the phone book by…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2013

Iceland Considers Restriction On Extreme Pornography

Better start hoarding your cum shot videos and bondage now, Icelanders!  The government of Iceland is considering a ban on Internet pornography that depicts “violent,” “hateful,” and “degrading” content in an effort to keep children from being exposed to that material.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2013

Icelandic Teen Wins The Right To Use Her Birth Name

Icelandic teen Blaer Bjarkardottir won the right to use her birth name in court this week. Blaer, which means “Breeze” in Icelandic, was on the restricted names list because it was considered a masculine name. Because the name was not approved , the authorities at the National Registry recorded Blaer’s name as Stulka, which translate…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

Missing Woman Searches For Herself (In A Totally Non-Existential Way)

Today in “Confusing Headlines From Iceland,” a missing tourist joined a search party to look for … herself. How does that work? Well, the woman was on a bus tour through the southern highlands of Iceland, and decided to change her clothes and “freshen up” after exploring a volcanic canyon. Apparently her freshening up routine…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

A Trip To The Penis Museum Is In Order

Iceland is the place to be. Aside from the hot springs, the moon rock, and all of its inhabitants looking like sexy aliens, Iceland is home to the world’s largest collection of cock. The Phallological Museum in Husavik has an extensive collection of 209 peens and penile parts belonging to 92 different species. You ca…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 13, 2011

Want Gender Equality? Head To Northern Europe

If you need us, we’ll be in Iceland. That’s because according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, Iceland is tops for women. The Global Gender Gap Report found that women do best in Iceland, Norway and Finland. What makes these Nordic countries so much better than the rest of the world? A…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Iceland’s Lesbian Prime Minister Marries Her Girlfriend

Iceland’s prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, married her girlfriend, Jonina Leosdottir, on Sunday, when the country’s same-sex marriage law became legalized. Congratulations! [AP]
Nevada’s Republican senatorial candidate, Sharron Angle, said she opposes legal abortion even in the case of rape and incest, while appearing on “The Bill Manders Show,” explaining, “I believe that God has a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Iceland Bans All Strip Clubs

Iceland has passed a law to shut down all strip clubs, making it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.

Well, duh. It’s cold up there.

Actually, no: politician Kolbrun Halldorsdottir, who first proposed the law, said on Wednesday, “It is not acceptable that women, or people…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2010

If Elf Sex Is Real, We Should All Move To Iceland ASAP

I remember the first and only time I visited Iceland. I was there for a brief layover on the way to Amsterdam. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that it looked as if I were landing on the moon. Not only that … but the airport looked like a strange space statio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 18, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Bea Arthur Does Good & Iceland Is Best For Women

Bea Arthur, the “Golden Girls” star who passed away earlier this year, left $300,000 for a homeless shelter for LGBT youth. Thank you for being a friend, Bea! [PinkNews]
Iceland is the best place in the world for women, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index. The index ranked 134 countries based…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2009

What It’s Like To Be Single Around The World

After thinking a lot about that crazy singles map of the US and how all the ladies on the East Coast are screwed, I got back to my navel gazing about what it means to be single. (I have plenty time alone to think about these things.) I moved on from my bubble…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 11, 2009

Well-Endowed Museum

Today’s news is all about penises. Showing off the family jewels usually just involves a zipper, but for Sigurdur Hjartarson, it takes a museum. The curator and collector has opened the Icelandic Phallological Museum dedicated to the penis specimens of 261 animals. From the 2mm hamster wang that requires a microscope, to the 154 pound,…

By: Simcha / May 16, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Taser Parties, Motherhood In Sweden, And Sex On Drugs

Apparently Taser parties are the new Tupperware parties. [BBC]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008