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An Iceland tale of stupidities

This looks safe enough. But it´s not. PIC eirasi

This looks safe enough. But it´s not. PIC eirasi

Common stupidity is a growing phenomenon in this world it seems. If in doubt, consider these two brand-new examples from Iceland.

There is one less Chinese in the world after a Chinese tourist was swept out to sea in the popular Reynisfjara beach in Iceland. This guy was all fine and dandy, taking selfies and whatnot when a wave hit and took the poor guy with it to sea where he met his maker. A bit of a high price to pay for a selfie don´t you think?

Signs are everywhere along Reynisfjara beach about the danger of waltzing around here without a care in the world

An American tourist made worldwide news for mistaking Laugarveg road in Reykjavik city for Laugaveg road in faraway town of Siglufjordur. According to news reports this guy followed his GPS guide all the way to the middle of nowhere only to be quite stunned to find out Reykjavik city is not on the North coast of Iceland..

Two excellent examples of human stupidity of the highest order. Signs are everywhere along Reynisfjara beach about the danger of waltzing around here without a care in the world. Every tour guide worth his or her salt advises tourists NOT to wander too far out near the sea and every travel website in Iceland has that same warning prominently displayed. The death of the Chinese gentleman is nobody´s fault but his.

As for the American, the first question that came to mind was if this individual is related to George W. Bush. How stupid do you have to be to drive 600 kilometers on snowy and difficult roads to a town as far North as you possibly can find when there are only about twelve thousand signs on the way telling drivers they are most definitely not headed for Reykjavik city. Indeed, a quick look at any map, even maps from the fifteenth century, will clearly show that Reykjavik is but a stone´s throw away from Reykjanes peninsula where the international airport is located. Absolutely not seven hours away in a remote fishing village.

We´re not suggesting our readers are less than intelligent. But perhaps you do have pals or relatives that are coming over to this place and not too quick in the upper half…

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