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The largest volcano in Europe could be waking up, the tourist site Cantal Destination told readers on Wednesday. According to the site two hikers reported having seen strange smoke coming out from the extinct Puy Mary volcano in the Auvergne region.
Vulcanologist specialist who worked on the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Island in 2010 are now on their way to the site to determine whether the Puy Mary is now awake. Lets hope for everyone living in the region that it remains well and truly asleep.
Our story included exclusive footage of a loud-mouthed foreign tourist being thrown out of a bar and snaps of campaign posters taken by shocked readers.
At The Local Sweden, we had most of you fooled with our film centring on an isolated Swedish town that says “no” in a surprisingly Scottish way. While the story was a total lie, you maybe saw our viral video about the strange sound northern Swedes make to mean “yes” – which was actually true.
Elsewhere in Scandinavia, The Local Norway broke the news that farmed reindeer have become “Norway’s new salmon”, to the delight of the country’s hard-pressed farmers – and no doubt the fury of animal rights activists.
And in Denmark, home to the world’s best non-native English speakers, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt apparently announced that the Nordic country would be designating English as an official second language.
Or perhaps you were left with egg on your face after reading The Local Spain’s story about how Benidorm is clamping down on a culinary favourite of many tourists: the full English breakfast.
Over in Austria, garden gnome enthusiasts got hot under collar after reading about a proposed hike in sales tax for the ornamental dwarves.
In a move likely to stir up Italian wrath (if only it were true), American pizza makers claimed that the US is the true homeland of pizza – and the UN chose Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel made the extraordinary announcement that the country had taken inspiration from the British and would re-establish the monarchy.
And, finally, neighbouring Switzerland decided to resurrect its bicycle infantry for the Swiss Army. Cycling up and down Alpine passes, it was felt, would improve levels of fitness in recruits.