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Breaking news about the frozen country of Iceland. Incredible but true Iceland’s football team was able to achieve an unprecedented achievement in the European after sending England packing. Iceland will hope to spring an even more dramatic surprise on one of Europe’s footballing superpowers in the quarter finals as they take on hosts France.

Iceland has long had a low population. Today Iceland has an even bigger problem. Due to the the high proportion of females than to males government of that country has resorted to a novel solution to fix their population issue. This solution is to grant $5,000 per month per immigrant who marries an Icelandic woman. If you can handle the bitter cold this might just be a great thing for you.

As it turned out, many male readers were, in fact, interested in the offer and did not stop at leaving a comment. “Over at least the past week now,” the Icelandic web site The Reykjavík Grapevine reported on 1 July 2016, “numerous Icelandic women on Facebook have attested to being practically spammed with friend requests from non-Icelandic men that they do not know.”

The web site labeled the immigrant invite a hoax, pointing out that according to the latest population data, Iceland has a surfeit of men, not women, and the Icelandic government has never offered grants to immigrants for marrying Icelanders, regardless of gender.

 

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