infamous white "swan" dress worn by the Icelandic artist Björk at the 73rd Academy Awards on March 25 2001. One of the most iconic red-carpet dresses of all time
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The Laki eruption and its aftermath caused a drop in global temperatures as sulfur dioxide was spewed into the Northern Hemisphere. This caused crop failures in Europe and may have caused droughts in India.
In 2008 UNESCO declared the island a World Heritage Site in recognition of its great scientific value.