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Erupting into song -- why say Eyjafjallajökull when you can sing it?

Posted by Katie McLeod  April 20, 2010 12:01 PM

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Sure, you've heard the news about the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, but can you pronounce its name? Have you tried? Perhaps saying it to a beat would help. One photographer has created a dance remix of Sandi Toksvig giving "Eyjafjallajökull" a whirl. Check it out for yourself. This nature blog rounds up a few more musical attempts at cracking the code, so to speak.

If music isn't your thing, NPR guides you through the tongue twister without the tunes, and here's more straightforward help in Wikipedia.

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Ash and smoke bellow from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which is seen from Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, on April 20.

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