Okay, this post comes to you in two parts with both courtesy of Iceland. The first article is all about the geological nature of Iceland and the fact that southern Iceland includes a place where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly coming apart.
Check it out over at the Mother Nature Network in the article entitled “Take a dive inside the Icelandic fissure where 2 continents meet” by Catie Leary. The article has some really cool pictures, as well as, video.
The second post here, while still about Iceland, is about the books of Iceland. It turns out that “Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading.”