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Missing Pacific island riddle ´solved´
Telegraph [UK], by Jonathan Pearlman

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Posted By:markinalpine, 12/3/2012 4:22:11 PM

Sydney - The phantom island has been blamed on an error by the crew of a whaling ship from 1876, the Velocity, which originally recorded the land mass, known as Sandy Island, midway between Australia and the French-governed New Caledonia. Though the island has existed on maps for hundreds of years, a group of Australian scientists went searching for it in the Coral Sea last month and could not find it. Shaun Higgins, a pictorial librarian at Auckland Museum who was intrigued by the mystery, now believes he has solved the case. He says the ship’s master aboard the Velocity reported a series of

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So it wasn´t "Global Warming" after all! sarc/off

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/3/2012 4:36:45 PM     (No. 9046621)

According to a moronic DC Rep in congress it flipped over and sank.

How´s about a satellite scan for it? We do have the ability to find things in the ocean now...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 12/3/2012 4:48:46 PM     (No. 9046646)

This would be a great relocation spot for Obama and all of his staff and cabinet, including reid & pelosi!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 12/3/2012 5:37:23 PM     (No. 9046713)

Does this mean that King Kong will NOT be coming to America?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: joew9, 12/3/2012 5:55:28 PM     (No. 9046743)

#1 "Island flipped over and sank"
It was Hank Johnson from Georgia
who replaced Cynthia McKinney a few years ago.
Apparently he thought that islands floated.
I hope someone has explained it to him by now. Though, considering his other statements over the last few years, I have doubts about his ability to comprehend.

But I could go all Sheldon on this subject and explain that islands actually do float. And so do all the continents. Granite floats on a bed of basalt because granite is lighter.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermoine, 12/3/2012 6:10:10 PM     (No. 9046759)

#4 -- Hank Johnson is also the CURRENT Dem Rep who wants to "amend" the First Amendment to limit free speech.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/3/2012 9:05:52 PM     (No. 9046987)

Erroneous plotting of a land mass, island, shoal, seamount, etc. was actually common in the age of discovery and before the advent of modern navigational tools.

There is even a word for it:

vi·gi·a (v-j, -h-) n.
A warning on a navigational chart indicating a possible rock, shoal, or other hazard, the exact position of which is unknown.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MissBlue, 12/4/2012 12:18:15 AM     (No. 9047145)

It´s floating erratically on the wreckage of a Lockheed Electra.

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