US Military descends upon Iceland like beer-drinking locusts.

God bless our military.

U.S. troops landed in Iceland last week ahead of the start the largest NATO military exercise since the Cold War, and apparently, they left their mark in the most appropriate way possible: by drinking every last beer in the nation’s capital.

A significant number of bars in downtown Reykjavík were forced to make emergency beer runs under the onslaught of thirsty American sailors and Marines in town for the start of Trident Juncture 18, Iceland Magazine reports.

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Simultaneous Volcanic Eruptions in Central, South America.


In Guatemala, the Pacaya volcano began spewing lava, rocks and debris on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 50 others.

In Ecuador, the Tungurahua volcano forced the evacuation of seven villages and shut the airport and schools in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city.

There is no suggestion the upsurge in volcanic activity is related.

Interestingly, there’s a report that another volcano – this one, in Iceland – is showing signs of a possible eruption. It’s apparently going to be a Year of the Volcanos. Mind you, all of these are on different tectonic plates… which I fully expect to be told doesn’t matter, for various arcane scientific reasons. Ach, well, it saves me the time of spending four hours looking it up for myself.

Moe Lane