You would be mistaken to believe people only float away on a tiny piece of ice in cartoons. One grandmother went viral on Twitter because she did just that.
While vacationing in Iceland, Judith Streng happened upon a small iceberg throne where she wanted to have her picture taken. Streng had seen others climb onto the "throne" for a snapshot, so she assumed it was safe. "It was shaped like an easy place to sit. You can tell by looking at the shape of it, and I thought, well, it looks like fun," she told ABC News.
She was traveling with her son Rod Streng near Jökulsárlón in southeastern Iceland at the time. When she climbed aboard to strike a pose, a wave rolled in and dislodged the small iceberg on which she was perched. She began floating away shortly afterward.
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Her son did what any good son would do. He kept taking pictures. Fortunately, she wasn't in danger long. She was retrieved by a boat captain from Florida, Randy Lacount, who was nearby.
The incident went viral after Rod sent the photos to his 24-year-old daughter Catherine. Streng's good humor in the midst of a cartoonish disaster earned her the title honorary title "iceberg queen."
"I thought it [would] be quite fun. You know, I always wanted to be queen," she said. "I mean, come one, that was my chance."
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