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What Is It: Sigur Ros Song or Icelandic Food?

Look, our Icelandic is no better than yours. So in an effort to build up our international knowledge, we compiled this quiz testing how well you know the ambient art-rockers from their home country's cuisine. Let's do this

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Ekki Múkk

The second track on 2012's 'Valtari' translates to "Not a Sound" and was released as a limited-edition vinyl on Record Store Day.

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Brennisteinn

Meaning "Brimstone," this one kicks off the band's latest album 'Kveikur.'

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Seytt rúgbrauð

This Icelandic rye bread is usually served with fish, potatoes and turnips and smeared with butter.

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Mílanó

The longest song on 2005's 'Takk...' is Icelandic for the city of Milan.

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Pylsur

This sausage on a bun is often cited by foodies as one of the best hot dogs in the world.

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Hakarl

This fermented shark that tastes (and smells) like ammonia has been called by Anthony Bourdain "the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing." We have had it and can confirm this.

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Dögun

The second track from 1997's 'Von' translates to "Dawn."

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Flugufrelsarinn

1999's 'Ágætis Byrjun' gave us this one, meaning "The Fly's Savior."

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Svið

Who wants half a boiled sheep's head?

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Fljótavík

A track from the band's rolls-off-the-tongue fifth album 'Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust,' Fljótavík is the name of an Icelandic bay.

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Harðfiskur

Translated as "dried fish," this Icelandic staple is usually made from cod, haddock or catfish.

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Njósnavélin

Taken from 2002's '()', this one translates to "The Spy Machine."

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Syndir Guðs

The penultimate track from the band's 1997 album 'Von' means "Sins of God" in English.

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Kútmagar

This one is fish stomach stuffed with fish liver and boiled.

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Gobbledigook

The leadoff track from 'Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust' made numerous best-of-the-year lists, with the accompanying video featuring a dozen nudists.

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Slátur

Made from sheep's blood, sheep's fat, oatmeal, milk and spices, this is the Icelandic equivalent of another acquired taste: Britain's black pudding.

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Pönnukökur

The Icelandic version of crepes, pönnukökur are pancakes rolled up with sugar and spread with jam and whipped cream.

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Hangikjöt

This Christmas staple, translated as "hung meat," is made from smoked lamb, boiled and served in slices on bread.

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Hoppípolla

"Hoppípolla," or "Hopping into Puddles," was the second single from 2005's 'Takk' and earned the band widespread exposure due to its inclusion in ads for BBC's 'Planet Earth.'

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Brennivín

Iceland's signature booze is a green schnapps that will get you very, very drunk.

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