The arctic island is actually called Novaya Zemlya, which in Russian simply means "New Land." "Nova Zembla" represents an older Dutch, and then English, mispronunciation. So "zemblanity" (a word I like, actually) was itself born of a mistake. How appropriate.
The opposite of serendipity, the faculty of making unhappy, unlucky and unexpected discoveries by design; the inexorable discovery of what we don't what to know. Word derived from Zembla, an barren, frigid Artic island -- Nova Zembla -- the site of a nuclear facility now used for testing non-nuclear explosives. -Peter Bowler