Thursday, October 2, 2008

New ocean growing in Africa?

First the earth starts farting. Now it's apparently splitting in two.

11 comments:

Catherine Haines said...

Um. Wow.


That's all I've got to say on that.

Sex Mahoney for President said...

If we lived long enough lives and had limited movement, we could die from subduction. As it is, we'll have to put up with those boring causes of death like being trampled by elephants or eaten alive by the Swedish.

Sex Mahoney for President

Haste yee back ;-) said...

I vote we all sew up our back-passages!

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Jeff said...

Maybe Wall Street could recover by selling beach front property in the Ethiopian desert. Now is the time to buy! Interest rates have never been lower!

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

that's kind of cool and scary. I studied geology in college. It was fun! (I failed, though)

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

wait a minute... the article was written in 2005, so you're 3 years too late in posting o_O

I wonder how it looks now?

clindsay said...

HA HA HA!

I just saw that. Well, hell! That rift could be 200 miles long by now!!!

Jeff said...

Didn't something similar happen in Texas?

Why, yes it did, and now it's a tourist attraction.

http://blazingindiscretions.blogspot.com/2007/10/new-central-texas-gorge-open-to-public.html

sruble said...

At least they aren't blaming the methane on the cows anymore.

writtenwyrdd said...

Not that many people seem to have heard of methane hydrate and the potential danger of the permafrost melting. Both of these articles are fascinating, so thanks for sharing!

Haste yee back ;-) said...

There are huge deposits of Methane under the Ocean's floor and they're very concentrated...

Ain't seen nothin' yet, wait 'till ole Mother Nature farts in the bath tub!

Haste yee back ;-)