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Huge pumice rock 'island' seen floating in South Pacific

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Umm. Whoa. That is freaking crazy. This thing is HUGE.

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    An "island" of floating pumice rocks bigger in area than Israel has been spotted in the South Pacific, New Zealand's Royal Navy said.

    Officers on a Royal New Zealand Air Force ship saw the rock raft southwest of Raoul Island Thursday. It measures an astounding 300 miles (482 kilometers) in length and more than 30 miles (48 km) in width, the Navy said.

    Lt. Tim Oscar of the Royal Australian Navy described the rocks as "the weirdest thing I've seen in 18 years at sea," according to the Australian Associated Press.

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  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I saw it on Yahoo but the pictures don't really show much.

    I was thinking it would be a full floating island.

    Guess it's bigger than Rhode Island.
     
  3. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    I wish there was a picture that showed the scale of it. It's easy to understand the size but much harder to visualize.
     
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It will kill us all.
     
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I like tacos.
     
  6. wittenacious

    wittenacious Active Member

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    And tacos MAY just kill us all, too. But I say, "What a great way to go!"

    Death by taco... I'm most definitely at risk. :D
     
  7. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Just imagine all the Lava hand cleaner they could make with all that pumice.
     
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Just imagine the cleaning some shore is going to get when 9,000 square miles of pumice decide it's time to go ashore! :laugh2:
     
  9. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Quick claim it for the Redskins.

    Send Joe Theisman to explore it.
     
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    I was thinking maybe we could bring it in to camp to see if it could help us with our interior O-Line. :laugh2:
     
  11. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The lava soap company could be set for life :laugh1:
     
  12. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    To porous --already got that
     
  13. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    That's what she said!
     
  14. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    I serve it up and you hit it out of the park.

    Job Well done good Sir.
     
  15. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    Thanks for the fast ball down the middle--:bow:
     

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