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May 24, 2007


Rasmus Sigvaldi

Yeah, and he must have taught his son some skills too, since he branded America as Wineland. I would have moved.

Maybe Nasa could learn a trick or two in the colonization of the Moon and Mars. At least dust and "perhaps some water" doesn't sound as promising as Wine to me...


From Wikipedia:

The name "Greenland" comes from Scandinavian settlers. In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find the land that was rumored to be to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land Grønland ("Greenland"), possibly in order to attract more people to settle there.[1] Greenland was also called Gruntland ("Ground-land") on early maps. Whether Green is an erroneous transcription of Grunt ("Ground"), which refers to shallow bays, or vice versa, is not known. It should also be noted, however, that the southern portion of Greenland (not covered by glacier) is indeed very green in the summer, and was likely even greener in Erik's time because of the Medieval Warm Period

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