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Stephan
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/21/missing.lake.ap/

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A five-acre glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared -- and scientists want to know why.

Park rangers at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park said they found a 100-feet-deep crater in late May were the lake had been in March. Several large pieces of ice that used to float atop the water also were spotted.

"The lake had simply disappeared," Juan Jose Romero, head of Chile's National Forest Service in the southernmost region of Magallanes, said Wednesday. "No one knows what happened."

A group of geologists and other experts will be sent to the area 1,250 miles southeast of Santiago in the next few days to investigate, Romero said.

One theory is the water disappeared through cracks in the lake bottom into underground fissures. But experts do not know why the cracks would have appeared because there have been no earthquakes reported in the area recently, Romero said.

A river that flowed out of the lake was reduced to a trickle.

That is a lot of water to vanish in less then 2 months.
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Omega M.
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I'm sure they'll blame it on global warming.

Actually it sounds like the sort of thing that happens before a giant monster bursts out of an area.

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ketchupqueen
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*sings the theme from The X-Files*

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo...

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Maybe someone drank it all.
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Lisa
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One of the Chinese brothers.
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Goody Scrivener
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Aliens from outerspace with a hydro-powered engine.... they thought it was a fueling station.
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Tante Shvester
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There's a hole in the bottom of the sea...
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There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...
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Shmuel
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There's a branch on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...
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Shawshank
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Oh dear....
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Is anyone else thinking of Treason?


The book, not the crime.

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Tara
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Clearly, aliens.

It doesn't say anything about dead fish on the bottom.

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Strider
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I was thinking more along the lines of The Nothing.
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Nick
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[ROFL]
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I want to know when the volcano will erupt.
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Are you sure that it's not part of David Blayne's next ABC special?
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Leroy
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quote:
Originally posted by dantesparadigm:
Is anyone else thinking of Treason?


The book, not the crime.

Aww, shoot! I was thinking of the crime!
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Tarrsk
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Where in the world is...

Carmen San Diego?

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by Shmuel:
There's a branch on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea...

Nuh-uh. There's a bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea.

Proof
More
More
And even more

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RunningBear
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I always imagined a massive vortex with a log in the middle of it.

weird rhyme.

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rivka
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Rhyme?
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RunningBear
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hmmm. no.
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ketchupqueen
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Song.
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rivka
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Yup. [Smile]

Highly repetitive, lotsa fun song. [Big Grin]

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ketchupqueen
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I never liked it. >_<
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Lyrhawn
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Now I'll never get that song out of my head!!!
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"...blame it on global warming"

Yep , NASA...

"There's a log in the hole in the bottom of the sea..."

And when the hole's unplugged...

[ June 22, 2007, 02:55 AM: Message edited by: aspectre ]

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Glenn Arnold
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Someone made a leak in the lake.

Is that worse than taking a leak in the lake?

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quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
One of the Chinese brothers.

Gah! Which book is that from?! Is it called "The Five Chinese Brothers?"

edit: Found it, and yes it is! I haven't thought about that book in years, thanks for reminding me of such a fun book.

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Yeah, but it took years for the Siberan lakes to disappear. This lake took two MONTHS.
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Chile, isn't that near where Jurrasic Park was set? Obviously, dinosaurs escaped from the island and drank it.
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Amilia
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There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
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This thread is awesome.
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Dan_raven
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Maybe it was "Letterman" with his amazing powers of letter changes, he changed the "Lake" into "Lace", and if that wasn't enough, then changed the "Lace" into "Lack" which is what we have, a lack of lake.

Then he realized this is in Chille, so it should all be in Spanish, and his head exploded.

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Eaquae Legit
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quote:
Originally posted by Tarrsk:
Where in the world is...

Carmen San Diego?

Tarrsk wins.
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quote:
Originally posted by Omega M.:
I'm sure they'll blame it on global warming.

That's the current theory (meant to post this last week, but forgot).

[ July 09, 2007, 03:29 PM: Message edited by: Noemon ]

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Mig
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I hope no one was on a routine expedition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFh5579uAE4
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Oh oh...

http://www.answers.com/topic/job-unfair

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From Noemon's link:
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The advance and retreat of glaciers is part of the normal dynamic of the Patagonian region but climate change was distorting the process, Mr Rivera said.

"This would not be happening if the temperature had not increased," he added.

I would argue that climate change is part of the process, not distorting it. He could blame human contributions to global climate change for distorting the process by distorting global climate change, but blaming climate change itself is misleading. Yes, a rise in local average temperature counts as a local climate change and will likely lead to changes in local glacial activity.
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