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Iceland Witnesses Record-Breaking Baby Boom 9 Months After Euro Triumph

Independent - A small Nordic nation of 300,000 people toppling World Cup winners and footballing lawmakers England in a major tournament doesn't happen every week. Not yet, at least. 

And it would appear that those on the litter of volcanic islands scattered in the North Atlantic Ocean ensured they celebrated that famous win. 

For nine months on from that 2-1 victory on the French riviera, local newspaper Visir reports a record-breaking amount of births in Iceland. 

Indeed, the weekend of March 25-26 saw the highest-ever amount of epidurals administered to patients in Icelandic hospitals - for those unfamiliar, that is a painkilling injection into the spinal cord, common during childbirth.

How many of those newborns will be named after the Euro 2016 heroes is, as yet, unknown.

Look at these Icelandic people getting their freak on!!!! LOVE it. 

If you need any context, Iceland is was the soccer equivalent of a minnow lined up against the likes of England and the rest of the European Championships. They were sort of viewed how the Honduran national soccer team is by the United States. A few scattered and talented players, but not the collective depth (due to obvious population limitations) to compete with the best.

(NOTE: To be fair, Wales was viewed the same way until those "few scattered and talented players" began becoming among the best in the world, but I digress.)

By beating England, the nation emerged as the biggest victor from the summer tournament, and now will have a ton of adorable little Icelandic babies to tell stories to.

What a great story. I'll leave you with this.