Danger Avoid Death: northguineahills: de_Selby: That's the place that ate Michael Rockefeller. Literally.[d.ibtimes.co.uk image 450x321]Technically it was across the border in what is now Indonesia's West Papua/Irian Jaya (Netherlands New Guinea at the time), but it's the island and same myriad of tribal Melanesians.Is that where melanin comes from?
nekom: A 7.5 isn't huge. It is by no means small, but I wouldn't call it huge.
brimed03: So this is what it has come to.In some Farkers' desperation for greenlights, we're now camping the USGS website and submitting context-free earthquake data. No information about affected people or structures, tidal waves, anything relevant. And Subby gets rewarded again when subsequent (actual) articles have to use the Followup tag.Never has "It's not news" been such an appropriate motto.
whither_apophis: make me some tea: Papua New Guinea is in the region where the Indo-Australian Plate collides with the Western Pacific Plate, and essentially in an intersection of the Indo-Australian, Phillippine, and Eurasian Plates. It's ocean crust that's been forced up to 16,000ft above sea level from tectonic forces.Eventually all of that area will be dry land.Dry land is a myth.
northguineahills: FunkOut: Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.And most of the birds of paradise can be found there as well.
Ivo Shandor: zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.I get notification emails from the USGS for 7.0+ quakes. This is the 7th this month, and the 2nd from this location.
FunkOut: Papua New Guinea is a pretty fascinating place. Do a GIS for Papua New Guinea hornbill. Those are some bizarro birds.
Hollie Maea: Panguna...interesting place. In the 70s they found copper, and opened up the largest copper mine in the world. Francis Ona was displeased that they were trashing the island and siphoning all of the proceeds out of the country, he formed a landowner's association to try to rectify things. That didn't work, of course, so he found an old WW2 sword in the jungle and said "fark you all". They sent in the police, but that didn't work. So they sent in the army, but that didn't work either. So then the prime minister hired international mercenaries. But he got in Big Trouble for that stunt. At some point, with the mine shuttered and Francis controlling the entire island, he proclaimed victory and set himself up as king.He immediately died of Malaria, of course.
Gecko Gingrich: France?
zimbomba63: It might be me, but things seem to be heating up in Earthquakeville recently.
mikemoto: New Guinea has 3 official languages, one of which is...English. http://www.translationdirectory.com/articles/article1648.php
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