25 years old?
WIkipedia thinks it was established in 1604
The good burghers of the Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær are unimpressed with local council plans to build a wild animal museum, and instead favour opening a vulva attraction. The campaigning Residents' Movement reckons a vulvular lipsmacker is a better way celebrating Mosfellsbær's "25th anniversary"* than the council's proposal …
WIkipedia thinks it was established in 1604
Yeah, that's more like it.
So, assuming that said anniversary is next year, they are using a base 202 number system.
Are they all centipedes or what?
"9. ágúst árið 1987 varð Mosfellshreppur að Mosfellsbær. Af Því tilefni mun bærinn halda upp á 25 ára afmælið með margvíslegum hætti í samvinnu við íbúa, félög og fyrirtæki sveitarfélagsins allt afmælisárið."
It's only 25 years since Mosfellsbær received a municipal charter and became a town in its own regard. Having said that, it's pretty much submerged in all the meh suburbs and industry of the Greater Reykjavik area.
It was a village until 25 years ago when it was officially recognized as town.
Aha. Thanks for the clarification.
I'd say a more popular attraction would be the heads of famous/infamous celebrities and politicians whereby you can throw rotten fruit and veg at them. Preferably the real heads and not fake wax types.
Or perhaps they could make and sell 'useable' versions of the vulvae in the form of fleshlights so you can try them out for yourself.
You have a point, though. The gift shop would be interesting. Pen holders, pencil sharpeners, wine bottle stoppers...
Not to mention the kebab shop - no doubt they'd be badly packed...
>>perhaps they could make and sell 'useable' versions of the vulvae in the form of fleshlights so you can try them out for yourself.
you want to bone fake animals?
What a load of cunts
Yes, I was wondering if it was a translation error and they were going to fill it with politicians and bankers.
This is why I keep reading The Register.
be a bit clammy in there?
Only if you're sporting a beard.
That's not a helicopter. Try squinting. :o)
be an immersive experience museum, or an old fashioned "boring" dry just look at it in a glass cabinet type of place?
mines the dirty one.
Or is it just assumed that IT people just need to know?
Ms. Bee! Ms. Bee! He said...
Will there be many interactive exhibits?
Will it be open every week of the month?
We have one of thosevin the UK.
It's called Westminster.
I know the wong oriface and Homes never said it but but we have to keep it our end up!
You did read the bit about it displaying ANIMAL vulvas didn't you?? Not sure that's something I'D pay to see!
And why do you need a museum for them? Last time I checked they hadn't died out or in any danger of extinction??
Because some people like older vulvas, of course
Humans are "indigenous Icelandic animals", innit?
Paris, because, well you know why...
Well, not until you've built a condom museum between the existing penis museum and the planned site of the vulva museum.
"...indigenous Icelandic animals..."
That include Björk?
According to the infallible (or, at least, plausible) Wikipedia, there are no indigenous Icelandic animals, except the Arctic Fox (Polar Bears and bats blown off course are sporadic visitors). The others are domestic animals ferried over by the Vikings: sheep, cows, goats*, horses, mink, rabbits and dogs plus their commensals: mice and rats. Why anyone would wish to collect together an assemblage of their vulvas is left as an exercise for the reader.
* Insert inevitable goatse joke here.
If only the arctic fox is indigenous then what the fuck did they eat?
Don't forget the marine life, eg various kinds of whales, seals etc Plus there's got to be some bird life.
Birds (I assume you mean the feathered variety) don't have vulae. Only mammals have them, and then only placental mammals.
How does a polar bear get blown off course?
Oh! I thought you said a _Volvo_ museum? Sorry.
I'm sure people with the right "kink", will splash out on this..
Lots of tourists from Wales and New Zeeland, you mean?
The wooly coat's mine, please.
how often it will be closed for re-painting?
... its just for a bunch of fannies
I should think that detail ought to have been a tip-off to the fact that the proposal was satire (as, indeed, Kristín Pálsdóttir, secretary for the Mosfellsbær Residents' Movement, admits).
You need to be a real dick to go in there
(Somebody else stole my Volvo joke)
It'd have been easier to steal if it'd been a BMW. ;-)
I think I'm moving to Iceland...
Having just been, briefly, to Iceland, I can confirm, in case there was any doubt, that it is resolutely bonkers. I feel I must therefore recommend it to your readership.
Good to be able to send it to friends without it being immediately obvious, thanks.
House rules for Bootnotes, at least: keep it short and keep it clean
I saw the title and thought:
There are two things in this world that smell like fish. One of them is fish...
You know, they could combine this museum and the todger one...Sort of an interactive display...
I'm wondering what the Entrance Hall would look like
Would it be illegal to pay to go in?