WATCH: Why Canada leaves bottles of whisky on a remote rocky island

2018-07-28 09:14

Greenland and Canada know how to argue a matter of international diplomacy. Witness the politeness of the ongoing dispute about a rocky outcrop called Hans Island - 1,3 square kilometres of inhospitable land that falls squarely between the two countries.

Since 1973 there have been ongoing disagreements as to which nation owns the land - with flags and bottles of whisky and schnapps being left behind to welcome "visitors" from each other's countries. Even the United Nations became involved to try to resolve the issue, but the polite war of free booze continues.

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