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(Daily Mail)   How do Death Valley's 'sailing stones' move across the desert all by themselves? Here comes the science   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 3
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2013-06-17 09:43:38 AM
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Fine, I admit it. It's been me the whole time. It started out when I got good and drunk one night and decided that I needed to build a stone wall around my trailer. Me and my buddy ended up dragging some rocks back and forth across the desert and generally not getting much done. But then some tourist types came by the next day and asked me about them. My wife was standing nearby and rather than admitting I'd been out drinking with my friends all night I told them it was a mystery of nature. Now though the tourists keep showing up and I'm afraid if I stop moving these rocks every night my wife will find out.
2013-06-17 09:39:40 AM
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SVenus: The theory of ice helping the movement of those particular stones was a topic in my junior year college Geomorphology course, and I took that class in the 70s.

/Since this topic is crap, here's one that's cool
/if you didn't catch it, here's last Friday's XKCD

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I don't think there were buildings in those cities 21000 years ago. Although it might explain the condition of the roads here. We just found this thawed city 400 years ago and said "fark it, let's leave it like that."
2013-06-17 08:56:43 AM
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"On the barren Racetrack Player"

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