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Is this the hardest place
in the world to visit?

News Limited [AU], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/6/2014 12:06:43 PM

Don´t expect to be greeted with a smile if you attempt to visit this island - you´ll be lucky to make it out alive as spears and arrows fly towards you. North Sentinel Island, part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is a group of 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal between Myanmar and Indonesia, could be the hardest (and perhaps least desirable) place in the world to visit. The locals who live here just don´t like visitors ... and never have. The inhabitants are a tribe of Sentinels said to be direct descendants from the first humans to emerge from Africa. It's estimated that they have lived in the Andaman Islands for up to 60,000 years,

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I had no idea that "humans" have been around for 60,000 years and wonder how this number was deduced. Remarkable place existing in the 21st Century. Just the place to send someone on a "one-way" trip on a very remote island.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/6/2014 12:17:23 PM     (No. 9681650)

Second hardest.
The first is the room where 0bama´s college transcripts are kept.

But seriously, this is an interesting article, thanks for posting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/6/2014 12:42:14 PM     (No. 9681681)

I think all progressives should visit and convince the natives the wonders of Obamacare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: trapper, 1/6/2014 12:48:47 PM     (No. 9681686)

"said to be direct descendants from the first humans to emerge from Africa."

They assume the "out of Africa" theory, which lately has become more and more shakey, soon to join "Clovis first" and manmade global warming in history´s collection bin of crackpot ideas.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/6/2014 12:55:15 PM     (No. 9681693)

"On an island somewhere in the Bay of Bengal, a village is missing it´s idiot"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/6/2014 1:00:40 PM     (No. 9681697)

I wonder how they survive. Many tropical island appear lush, but are largely devoid of edible food.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/6/2014 1:13:25 PM     (No. 9681714)

The island could use a community organizer.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: troutgreen, 1/6/2014 1:15:12 PM     (No. 9681715)

These guys seem to have a handle on border control. Perhaps Sens. Boehner and Graham should make a visit.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spincut, 1/6/2014 1:35:06 PM     (No. 9681743)

Stories like this often turn out to be B.S.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/6/2014 1:39:29 PM     (No. 9681747)

I think this should be the next stop for that Antarctic global warming expedition.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/6/2014 1:46:52 PM     (No. 9681757)

Sounds like a fabulous opportunity for our new SoS Horseface to display his diplomatic skills.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 1/6/2014 2:17:06 PM     (No. 9681805)

They geography is wrong. The Bay of Bengal is between India (Not Indonesia) and Myanmar (Burma). The Andaman Sea is west of Myanmar and Singapore a city-state on the Malay Penninsula which lies between the Bay of Bengal and far away Indonesia to the south and east.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/6/2014 2:19:10 PM     (No. 9681810)

I remember a few years ago hearing on NPR about a very remote tribe that had not had any contact with the outside world for centuries, if ever. As NPR reports often do, they had the tribal members sing a song as background to the reporter´s story. Any good Southern Baptist could have told them the song they were singing was (to the best of my recollection) ´Standing on the Promises.´ It was a hymn tune I immediately recognized, anyway. Apparently others recognized the song and told NPR that the tribe obviously HAD had contact and that the song was recognizable. NPR did a correction a couple of weeks later.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zjrog, 1/6/2014 2:59:38 PM     (No. 9681876)

So if its so difficult to get to, and so enduringly unfriendly, why not leave them alone?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: PAdiva, 1/6/2014 3:11:14 PM     (No. 9681889)

Sounds like a good place for the BO presidential library. It will be a neutral (neutered) corner of the world so BO won´t have to be partial to Chicago, HI, Kenya, Indonesia.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/6/2014 4:10:42 PM     (No. 9681990)

Isn´t the Andaman off of Thailand ?

What are Africans doing there ?

My spoofitation meter is pegging.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/6/2014 5:37:15 PM     (No. 9682144)

Too bad the natives are unfriendly. The Andaman islands are the only place where Hobbit bones have been found. (Check out "Homo floresiensis" on wikipedia).

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