In the 17th Century, Icelandic mystics believed an endless supply of money could be had by flaying a corpse from the waist down and wearing its skin like pants. They called the skin-slacks nábrók, or "necropants." Pictured above: not necropants. Actual NSFW dead-person leggings (& penis) appear below. » 10/24/13 6:40am 10/24/13 6:40am

Bliss out with this 12-minute music video set to Iceland's midnight sun

For the music video for their new 12-minute track "Legend," Japanese instrumental quartet MONO turned to director Henry Jun Wah Lee and the spectral terrain of Iceland, which recently provided the backdrop to Prometheus and Game of Thrones. You know the drill by now — full screen, high definition, and let your mind… » 8/03/12 4:35pm 8/03/12 4:35pm

Another Icelandic volcano blots out the sky

Last Saturday, the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn stirred from its slumber and shot out a 7-miles plume of gas and ash. A massive airport shutdown shouldn't happen this time around, but the view from the ground is certainly dramatic. » 5/23/11 12:30pm 5/23/11 12:30pm

And here's a video of Grimsvotn's eruption from Russia Today. also…

How many groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, changing the world forever. But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? Vikings got there before him, and possibly Polynesians too...and those are just the sane theories. » 3/30/11 9:22am 3/30/11 9:22am