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muppett 16 Dec 04 - 11:25 AM
Paco Rabanne 16 Dec 04 - 11:31 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 16 Dec 04 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Mingulay 16 Dec 04 - 11:32 AM
Paco Rabanne 16 Dec 04 - 11:33 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 16 Dec 04 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,Mingulay 16 Dec 04 - 11:47 AM
TheBigPinkLad 16 Dec 04 - 11:54 AM
Dave the Gnome 17 Dec 04 - 04:15 AM
Sttaw Legend 17 Dec 04 - 04:21 AM
muppett 17 Dec 04 - 04:34 AM
Dave Hanson 17 Dec 04 - 05:31 AM
Rapparee 17 Dec 04 - 09:07 AM
mooman 17 Dec 04 - 09:26 AM
Rapparee 17 Dec 04 - 09:38 AM
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GUEST,Sandy McLean 17 Dec 04 - 12:46 PM
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Rapparee 19 Dec 04 - 07:27 AM
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Subject: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: muppett
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:25 AM

Was having a chat wi some mates in the pub t'other night about famous people from countries around the world, struggled when it came to Greenland could only think of Leif Erickson (the Viking). Can anyone think of any world famous Greenlanders from the last 100 years eg Sportsmen/women, pop stars, politicians.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:31 AM

Lorne Green?


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:32 AM

Faher Christmus?


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:32 AM

No.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:33 AM

Sarah Green? The Green Lantern? Camberwick Green?


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:35 AM

Tony Green [he's my uncle in real life]

he's that darts bloke waht shouts "one hunfred and eiightyyyyy".


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:47 AM

How about that singing bloke with a cold - Greensleeves!


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 16 Dec 04 - 11:54 AM

Father Christmas lives in Canada, jOhn. If you write to him he will reply, guaranteed:

Santa Claus
North Pole
Canada
HOH OHO


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 04:15 AM

Alan Nogreen, Fred Ice, John Snow and Herbert Whalefish are there regulary. David Daylight lives there sometomes but not very often.

There is a song about them all.

Greenland she is a barren land
a land that bears Nogreen
Where there's Ice and there's Snow
and the Whalefish do blow
but the Daylight is seldom seen, brave boys...


Now then. How about famous Belgians? Apart from Tintin, Eddy Merx, John-Claude Van Damme and Mooman?

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 04:21 AM

Engelbert Humperdinck, Michael Fish, John Noakes and Tiny Tim.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: muppett
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 04:34 AM

Hercule Poirot


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 05:31 AM

I thought Geen Ginger Land was near Hull ?

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 09:07 AM

There was Hans Egede and Eric the Red.

And don't forget Green Lantern.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: mooman
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 09:26 AM

Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen (who had a sense of snow). Oh...wait a minute, she was in a book...(back to the drawing board).

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 09:38 AM

Isn't it the home of the Green Party?


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 09:41 AM

I forgot to add that I think that How Green Was My Valley was set there. And here's a link to their anthem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: GUEST,Sandy McLean
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 12:46 PM

Greenland is the Earth's largest island but it is not a country. It is a Danish possession so the Vikings still own it. Most inhabitants are Inuit. (Eskimo)


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 17 Dec 04 - 01:12 PM

Many a good whaling song has come from the Greenland whale fishermen Not sure if I know of any famous people from there though.
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 04:39 PM

Knud Rasmussen, famous for his polar expeditions was born and raised in Greenland.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 05:07 PM

I was going to say Bjork,..but she's from that other freakin' cold place..no, not Hull...Iceland

Just how many people actusally live in Greenland? Not counting American Servicemen who are stationed there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 05:35 PM

I thought Australia was the worlds largest island? Bigger than Greenland surely!

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: GUEST,Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 10:01 PM

Australia is larger, but today it is considered a continent rather than an island, so Greenland wins by default.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: GUEST,riverboat annie
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 12:33 AM

Smilla


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 03:13 AM

Ahhhhhhh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 04:04 AM

Greensleeves.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 07:27 AM

Someone asked. From the 2004 "CIA Factbook" entry on Greenland, data last update November 30, 2004:

Population:
        
56,384 (July 2004 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 25.5% (male 7,344; female 7,029)
15-64 years: 68.5% (male 20,894; female 17,715)
65 years and over: 6% (male 1,585; female 1,817) (2004 est.)

Median age:

total: 33.5 years
male: 34.8 years
female: 31.9 years (2004 est.)

Population growth rate:

-0.01% (2004 est.)

Birth rate:

15.96 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Death rate:

7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Net migration rate:

-8.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.18 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
total population: 1.12 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

total: 16.31 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 17.62 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 14.96 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 69.32 years
male: 65.75 years
female: 72.98 years (2004 est.)

Total fertility rate:

2.42 children born/woman (2004 est.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: OldPossum
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 10:19 AM

Wolfgang is right, Knud Rasmussen has to be the most famous Greenlander (or the least unknown). The most famous Greenlander still living in my opinion is a man called Rasmus Lyberth - and it's folk, because he is a singer! Although he sings in Greenlandic, it is said of him that his way of singing is so intense that you can understand the meaning of the text even if you don't understand the language! That sounds far-fetched perhaps,but there is some thruth to it, he really is a fabulous singer. Not to be missed if you ever get a chance to hear him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 10:39 AM

If you want to get picky, south america is an island since they built the canal


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: kendall
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 10:46 AM

Leif Ericson was not a native of Greenland, he came from, I believe, Denmark?
Anyway, on one of his many voyages he had been gone a long time, and when he got home he went to vote. The town clerk informed him that his name was not on the voting rolls, so he couldn't vote. When he told his wife, she was upset and she went to the town hall and confronted the clerk. Taking another look at the voting rolls, she admitted that his name had been droped and it was probably her fault. She said...

wait for it





"Good grief, I must have taken Leif off my census."


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Cool Beans
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 01:29 PM

Hank Snow.
Tom Glacier.
Joe Glacier.
Ice T.
Ice Cube.
Vanilla Ice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 02:30 PM

Everyone living in Greeland is a citizen of Denmark, and vicey-versy.

Kendall, that was awful, simply awful. I gagged, I threw up, I wish I would have thought of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Famous folk from Greenland
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Dec 04 - 02:32 PM

Would Knud Rasmussen be related to Jerry?

Here is a page with some stuff about Greenlandic music.


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