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Old 12-08-2012, 16:32   #1
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Beware of Rocks ... FLOATING Rocks!

"on Thursday sailors from New Zealand's Royal Navy found nearly 10,000 square miles of the lava rock bobbing on the surface of the South Pacific Ocean."

'Weirdest thing' floats in South Pacific - CNN

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Old 12-08-2012, 17:11   #2
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Re: Beware of Rocks..........FLOATING rocks!

Just when you think you've heard it all...
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Old 12-08-2012, 17:41   #3
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Officials reported the floating rock shelf to be 250 nautical miles long by 30 nautical miles wide.
Bet that would be somthin' to see fer sure.
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What size Bruce would you use to anchor that thing? And can I claim it as my own?
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Re: Beware of Rocks..........FLOATING rocks!

That'll clean your bottom!!!!!
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put your feet over and have the pumice sand your callouses.....
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QL! Mother earth preparing for her next guests?
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now that would be a great place for the start of living organism!
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Re: Beware of Rocks..........FLOATING rocks!

Why do they always have to bring Rhode Island into the mix? Does anyone actually conceptualize the size of Rhode Island?
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Whats Rhode Island?
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Re: Beware of Rocks..........FLOATING rocks!

Way kewl, some one needs to mine it if it is a beauty product, big $$
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Re: Beware of Rocks..........FLOATING rocks!

This is actually a hazard to shipping, and sailors. It may be light but how big are some of these rocks, and there'll certainly be little anti-fouling or gel coat after a passage through this stuff at normal speeds, and who knows what it will do to cooling systems. Certainly it's not going to pass through filters.
How many commercial vessels have sails as a back up plan?
What will nature throw at us next???
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Whats Rhode Island?
It's a long skinny state about the size of this floatsome on the USA's east coast
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