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Twitter Thread About Icelandic Healthcare Makes American Healthcare Look Completely Moronic

Let's be honest here, regardless of how you feel about the American healthcare system, we can probably all agree that it doesn't exactly have the best reputation with the rest of the world. This woman's Twitter story about her experience with Iceland's healthcare system illustrates that perfectly.

Click here to browse through some American healthcare system memes if you're feelin' extra salty about it all!

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A sudden collapse at the Icelandic glacier Breiðamerkurjökull (try to say that ten times fast) left some frightened tourists running for their lives. Huge segments of the glacier were sent plunging into the water, causing a terrifying wave to come rushing towards onlookers. The tourists managed to escapes with their lives, but it's a seriously close call.

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RIP Robbie Rotten: Memers Mourn The Untimely Death Of Stefán Karl Stefánsson

The world, and especially the meme community, is mourning after news of Stefán Karl Stefánsson losing his 2 year battle with cancer. The Icelandic star of the Nick Jr show LazyTown has long been hailed as a hero of the meme community. His character, the scheming "villain" Robbie Rotten, has been the subject of viral memes for over four years. 

Stefánsson's battle with bile duct cancer inspired a heartwarming effort within the oft-irreverent r/dankmemes community. The subreddit played a huge part in raising money for the actor via what became a wildly successful GoFundMe campaign. Along with raising money, the subreddit dedicated many uncharacteristically wholesome memes in the actor's name, a movement the community has revisited upon the news of Stefánsson's death. 

Stefán was very aware of his internet fame. He filmed a "thank you" video for all his supporters and took part in a Reddit AMA to engage with his devotees. The star disappeared from social media in March - and his last tweet is somewhat of a tearjerker. 

We're sending lots of love to his friends and family, and have included some of the wholesome memes r/dankmemes has been posting in his memory. The subreddit has dedicated 24 hours to Stefán Karl Stefánsson, so head over to the page for more tears and love. He'll always be #1 in our eyes. 


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"Greenland is filled with ice, and Iceland is very nice!"

-- Maria, the hot Icelandic hockey coach from D2: The Mighty Ducks

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MEANWHILE IN ICELAND strip malls never regained popularity after Eyjafjallajkull