When Iceland Attacks!

miles01110

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Jul 24, 2006
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This has been going on for a couple days now, but it's an interesting situation. The UK is just the latest country to suspend flights due to potential engine damage from minute silicate particles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/world/europe/16ash.html?hp

The caption under the image reads:

An aerial photo shows smoke rising from the volcano under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajokull region of Iceland on Wednesday.
I just tried to pronounce that for approximately three minutes... couldn't figure it out.

Damn you Iceland!!! ::shakes fist::

Also, FlightRader24 has a neat thing where you can see that there aren't any airplanes in UK airspace (save one?).
 

0098386

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Jan 18, 2005
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I think this is just flat out brilliant in a way that I can't put my finger on!
 

-Leigh-

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Mar 19, 2010
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Most of Europe's airspace will be closed by 15.30GMT today. UK airspace closed at 12.00BST. Seems very strange with no planes in the sky.

Hopefully this will be over very soon, if not, it could start affecting airports and airlines financially.
 

-Ryan-

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Jan 28, 2009
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I was due to be flying from Belfast City to London Heathrow at 5:35 this afternoon. After checking the departures page, it looks like I'm going nowhere. I'm not really too bothered, as it was work related! :D When I was first told, I thought it was another one of BMIs dirty tricks, but turns out it's not their fault for once!
 

Stampyhead

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Sep 3, 2004
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Damned volcano... I've been in Bergen, Norway all week and I was supposed to fly home to London today. Guess that's not happening. I hope I won't be stuck here too long, although I can think of worse places to be stranded...
 

Queso

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Mar 4, 2006
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The volcano story is crap. The dust cloud was caused by someone cleaning the trophy cabinet at Eastlands ;)
 

iOrlando

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Jul 20, 2008
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so how many hummers would it take to be the equivalent of a volcano erupting? ah I love ironic situations.
 

leomac08

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Jul 12, 2009
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Who has seen D2: The Mighty Ducks...

Yeah......................When Iceland attacks

except the U.S can't do anything about this.....:D

poor ducks.
 

Heilage

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May 1, 2009
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Phew, I'm glad we didn't buy it. It's all covered in ashes now.

Oh well, buy low. We can rebuild it. We have the technology.
 

KingSleaze

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Feb 24, 2004
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What the US needs to do is pass some 'Cap and Trade' legislation on the world's volcanoes to limit the CO2 in the atmosphere that leads to Global Warming.:eek:
 

chrmjenkins

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Oct 29, 2007
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Peter Steele of the band type o negative passed away yesterday, so there have been jokes that he caused it. (He created a fictional country with a northern European sounding name, Vinland, and has Icelandic heritage).
 
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