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Huge floating rock mass off NZ
08-11-2012, 02:30 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand.

The stretch of golf ball-sized pumice rocks was spotted by a New Zealand air force plane about 620 miles north west of Auckland. The rocks stretch for about 10,000 square miles.

A navy ship took scientists to the raft of rocks last Thursday night. Naval Lieutenant Tim Oscar said the rocks appear a brilliant white under a spotlight, like a giant ice shelf.

Scientists say the rocks are likely to have been spewed up in an eruption by an underwater volcano. They do not believe the eruption is connected to the onshore ash eruption this week of another volcano, Mount Tongariro.

Officials say the small rocks pose no danger to shipping.

(New Zealand Navy)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress...576915891A

Always thought it was kinda funny how pumice stone is called 'pimp-sten' in Swedish chuckle.gif Pimp stone? 13.gif
08-11-2012, 02:41 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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My pimp sten are okay.

Now for some Ramm Stein... chuckle.gif


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08-11-2012, 02:44 AM #3
yankees skier
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Rocks float?damned.gif

Biere.
08-11-2012, 02:46 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Pimp stones float on anything. coffeetime.gif
08-11-2012, 02:48 AM #5
yankees skier
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blonde.gif

Biere.
08-11-2012, 03:03 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Don't worry, it won't harm your vessel they say chuckle.gifdamned.gif
08-11-2012, 03:07 AM #7
yankees skier
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coffeetime.gif of course not.

Biere.
08-11-2012, 03:16 AM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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08-11-2012, 03:47 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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(08-11-2012, 03:16 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  chuckle.gif

A lesson about floating rocks.

http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomyster...ck/a1.html


Sure, but they need a new website! coffeetime.gif
08-11-2012, 03:48 AM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-11-2012, 03:47 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(08-11-2012, 03:16 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  chuckle.gif

A lesson about floating rocks.

http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomyster...ck/a1.html


Sure, but they need a new website! coffeetime.gif


Yes, seems they are getting around. chuckle.gif
08-11-2012, 03:59 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Loved the rock in water gif though, they should build the new website around that. It has water splashing and a hand and everything.
chuckle.gif

wonder.gif
08-11-2012, 04:03 AM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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İmage

Oh my god it embedded lmao.gif is that the greatest or what?

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