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Offline Machiavelli

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Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks
« on: June 22, 2014, 04:18:56 PM »
Emma Jane Kirby
BBC News
June 19, 2014

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Plans to build a new road in Iceland ran into trouble recently when campaigners warned that it would disturb elves living in its path. Construction work had to be stopped while a solution was found.

From his desk at the Icelandic highways department in Reykjavik, Petur Matthiasson smiles at me warmly from behind his glasses, but firmly.

"Let's get this straight before we start - I do not believe in elves," he says.

I raise my eyebrows slightly and incline my head towards his computer screen which is displaying the plans for a new road in a neighbouring town. There are two yellow circles marked on the plans, one that reads Elf Church and another that reads Elf Chapel. Petur sighs.

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Re: Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 04:32:55 PM »
Wild story. Very creative writing style.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.


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