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Iceland’s Epic Euro Smiting Triggers Baby Boom

Iceland’s Epic Euro Smiting Triggers Baby Boom

Published March 29, 2017

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Art Bicnick

It’s been nine months since Iceland’s smiting of England in the Euro Cup – often referred to as the island nation’s greatest humiliation since Brexit.

This month brings tidings of another win for Iceland, an unprecedented baby boom to bolster our numbers.

A coincidence?

Ásgeir Pétur Þorvaldsson, an anesthesiologist at Iceland’s University Hospital doesn’t think so and tweeted the hospital “set a record for the number of epidurals” in the maternity ward this weekend, “nine months after the 2-1 victory against England.”

Editor’s note: The Grapevine found that Ásgeir Pétur’s claims appeared to be unsubstantiated. See our follow-up story.


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