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  1. On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.

  2. 100% of Iceland's population has the internet, the only country in the world.

  3. In 2016 12% of the entire population of Iceland traveled to France to cheer on their football (soccer) team during the Euro Championships

  4. When underdog Iceland reached the quarter-final of the 2016 Euro Cup, 10% of Iceland's population traveled to France for the game. The coach was also a dentist.

  5. Iceland has such a small population that they have an anti-incest app so you don't end up hooking up with a family member on a night out.

  6. Iceland reads and writes the most books of any country. It's estimated that 99% of the population is literate, and 1 in 10 Icelanders are expected to publish a book.

  7. Because Iceland is a remote country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, Icelanders have a special dating app that warns them if a potential partner is too closely related

  8. Iceland as a country smokes the most cannabis per capita than anywhere else, with 20% of the population considering themselves regular smokers.

  9. Iceland has the highest population percentage of pot smokers at 18.3% of their country smoking weed.

  10. The deadliest volcanic eruption in history: the effects of the Icelandic volcano Laki killed 25% of the Icelandic population, at least 23,000 people in Britain, more deaths in Europe, freak weather for a year, and may have caused a famine in Egypt which killed 1/6th of Egypt's population.

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Icelandic people are a mix of both Norse and Irish people. Between 20 and 25 per cent of Icelandic founding males had Irish ancestry, while a majority of the original female population were Irish females

If all the natural disasters and epidemics in Iceland since the 18th century hadn't happened, the population of Iceland is estimated to have been 3 times larger today than it currently is.

Iceland's population so closely knit that there is a dating app to help prevent accidental incest

100% of Iceland's population has the internet, the only country in the world.

Laki is one of the deadliest volcanoes in the world. It erupted in 1783 which caused famine and killed 25% of Iceland’s population, it also caused a drop in global temperature which resulted in crop failures in Europe and droughts in India. It estimated to kill over 6 million people globally.

As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland's population believed in the existence of elves

Iceland has 98% viewership for Eurovision. And 73% of the entire population tunes in to watch it live

More than half of the population in Iceland honestly believes in the existence of Elves.

Iceland has the highest per-capita published books. 10% of the country's population will a publish a book in their lifetimes.

Iceland is the country that consumes the most marijuana (based on % of total population)

In Iceland, 10% of the population will publish a book

25% of the population of Iceland was killed after a volcanic eruption in 1783

Icelandic folklore's version of Santa Claus is the "Yule Lads", a group of 13 mischievous/criminal pranksters said to descend from mountain trolls, who steal from and otherwise harass the population. Their names include Sausage Swiper, Doorway Sniffer, Meat Hook & Skyr Gobbler.

The 1783 eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland which killed 20-25% of the human population in Iceland and over 6 million people globally. It lead to famine in Egypt, contributed to the French Revolution and delayed the end of the American Revolutionary War

In 2017, Iceland became the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup with an estimated population of 335,000.

In 2012 the country of Chad had 2 Opthalmologists for their population of 14,009,413; Iceland had 33 for their population of 330,243

In Iceland, due to its small population of about 320,000 people, there's a good chance you're distantly related to any potential romantic interest. As a result, dating singles are encouraged to download an app for their phones that lets them check and see if they are too closely related.

Scientists were able to isolate a specific mutation of the breast cancer gene BRCA2 after mapping the genome of the entire population of Iceland, just under 335,000 citizens.

When Iceland was populated in the 9th century, the men were predominantly from Scandinavia (80 %) but the females were mostly from the british Isles (62 %).

Due to Iceland's small population of less than 400,000 people, there's an anti-incest app that alerts you if your chatting up someone who you're too closely related to

Iceland forgave its entire population of Mortgage Debt and the media didn't really pick up on it

On October 24th, 1975, 91% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They didn't work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day! In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.

In 1783, the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland killed over 50% of Iceland's livestock population, leading to a famine which then killed approximately 25% of the island's human population.

Iceland was occupied by allied forces during WW2. During some of the 5 year occupation up to 25% of Iceland's population was foreign soldiers. Occasionally called The Lovely War for the economic boom it created, but some were worried about sexual relation between citizens and foreign soldiers.

The population of Iceland in 2015 was approximately 332,000.

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