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2014-01-03 08:22:56

REYKJAVIK, January 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iceland, renowned for its out-of-this-world landscapes and extreme, unique environment has confirmed its status as filmmakers favourite as it celebrates a deluge of blockbuster movies and TV productions recently filmed on the island. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130103/662640-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130103/662640-b ) With much anticipated Hollywood films including The...

2009-07-07 22:31:00

A paralyzed Icelander with a love for the outdoors plans to cross his country's rugged interior on a specially designed all-terrain vehicle. Jon Gunnar Benjaminsson, who normally travels in a wheelchair, has selected a route beginning at Lake Myvatn in the north Wednesday and ending in the capital, Reykjavik, Iceland Review reported. The region is one of Iceland's best-known natural areas. Benjaminsson told the newspaper Frettabladid he has two intertwined goals for the five-day trip. One is...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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