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Faroe Islands First Colonizers Were Not The Vikings
2013-08-20 10:44:42

Durham University The Faroe Islands were colonized much earlier than previously believed, and it wasn’t by the Vikings, according to new research. New archaeological evidence places human colonization in the 4th to 6th centuries AD, at least 300-500 years earlier than previously demonstrated. The research, directed by Dr Mike J Church from Durham University and Símun V Arge from the National Museum of the Faroe Islands as part of the multidisciplinary project “Heart of the...

2011-03-21 03:00:00

NORRKOPING, Sweden, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreampark, one of the leading TV middleware providers on the European market, today announced they will provide their next generation TV middleware solution to Faroese Telecom. The solution gives Faroese Telecom a highly competitive middleware solution with one of the markets most appealing High Definition user interfaces complete with an easy and intuitive navigation for the end-users. Faroese Telecom is determined to deliver the...


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Faroe Ponies
2014-04-13 11:25:01

The Faroe Pony is a small and unique breed of pony native to the Faroe Islands. The breed has been on the islands for hundreds of years being used for farming and hauling heavy loads. It roamed free in the mountains when it wasn’t used for work. The Faroe Pony is considered to be an iconic part of the Faroe Islands. Ponies were heavily exported to the United Kingdom for use in mining and by the 1960s only a handful was left on the islands. Numbers have increased over the years by...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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