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    Hafnarfjarðarbrandarar - goofy local jokes.

    by Regina1965 Written Feb 6, 2014

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    There is a silly local custom really of the people living in Reykjavík making fun of the people living in Hafnarfjörður - it is called "Hafnarfjarðarbrandarar" or the Hafnarfjörður jokes. It is a kind of rivalry that it alive everywhere around the world and I gather that the same goofy jokes are said all over.

    F.ex.: "Why do Hafnfirðingar (the people living in Hafnarfjörður) tip-toe while passing the pharmacy? As not to wake up the sleeping pills". "Why do Hafnfirðingar always bring a ladder to the grocery store? Because the prices are sky high." "Why don´t Hafnfirðingar eat doughnuts? Because they don´t know what to do with the hole in the middle". Very goofy :)

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    Sporting town

    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Hafnarfjörður has often been called the cradle of team handball in Iceland. In fact, the first official handball game in Iceland was played in Hafnarfjörður in 1925. Now the town sports two of the best handball clubs in Iceland, FH and Haukar (Hawks). Athletes from Hafnarfjörður are also leaders in track and field, gymnastics, swimming, football, basketball and golf. There are also large equestrian clubs in town and a sailing club.

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