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2021-03-05 4:31:05 AM  
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2021-03-05 6:11:40 AM  
The Suez canal is fun too.

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2021-03-05 8:24:48 AM  
This is a flying repeat.
 
2021-03-05 8:25:26 AM  
Flying ship o'er the water, very free and easy.

CSNY to the recording studio
Or Jefferson Airplane.
 
2021-03-05 8:26:46 AM  
If you look, you can actaully see the true horizon is behind the ship, but theo optical illusion seems to be tgat the sea around it looks like air
 
2021-03-05 8:27:51 AM  
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2021-03-05 8:28:04 AM  
So do the Russians.

Lesa Listvy - Flying Ship
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2021-03-05 8:28:55 AM  
Didn't this turn out to be a 'shop the last time it was making the rounds?

/I haven't seen enough shops in my time to tell by some of the pixels
 
2021-03-05 8:28:59 AM  
This is merely what a former driller on an oil platform and smartest man in the world (just ask him) would refer to as an "obstacle conclusion".
 
2021-03-05 8:35:23 AM  
That's going to be one hell of a splash when it hits the water.
 
2021-03-05 8:35:48 AM  
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2021-03-05 8:37:06 AM  
Oh my God, not only is it flying, much of its hull is missing.
 
2021-03-05 8:39:04 AM  
It's called an Ekranoplan:

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2021-03-05 8:39:12 AM  
The English had flying ships 70 years ago...

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2021-03-05 8:40:27 AM  

Walker: This is a flying repeat.


Since the dawn of the internet and the existence of lists of natural optical illusions. But, yes, earlier this week on fark too.
 
2021-03-05 8:41:31 AM  
Here they're called "French Fries".
 
2021-03-05 8:42:22 AM  

omg bbq: This is merely what a former driller on an oil platform and smartest man in the world (just ask him) would refer to as an "obstacle conclusion".


You know, I love it when people mangle language like that.   It's hilarious.  And I don't mean that in a demeaning way.   It's just that it strikes me as funny.   The distaffbopper does that occasionally, and we always have a good laugh about it together once we figure out what she meant instead of what she said.   And occasionally, they become part of our conversations with each other, often to the bewilderment of people listening in.  We know what we mean, but they don't.

It's kind of like Cockney rhyming slang, but not intentional.   Which makes it even more fun.
 
2021-03-05 8:50:48 AM  
To make something as heavy as a ship fly, you need the kind of power that can only be generated by a nuclear reactor.

Hence the English obsession with fission ships.
 
2021-03-05 8:51:28 AM  

omg bbq: This is merely what a former driller on an oil platform and smartest man in the world (just ask him) would refer to as an "obstacle conclusion".


I think the technical term is "Fat Morgan".
 
2021-03-05 8:55:36 AM  
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2021-03-05 9:00:39 AM  
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2021-03-05 9:03:05 AM  

Pert: To make something as heavy as a ship fly, you need the kind of power that can only be generated by a nuclear reactor.

Hence the English obsession with fission ships.


Grrrrr
 
2021-03-05 9:08:51 AM  
Better not let Sid see.
 
2021-03-05 9:10:35 AM  
But does have a Wave Motion Gun?

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2021-03-05 9:26:19 AM  
I'm in a grammar snobby mood, and it's the BBC, fer criminy's sake:

An optical illusion caused the ship to appear as though it was hovering above the horizon.

It should be "as though it were."
 
2021-03-05 9:26:31 AM  
I have seen this illusion many times on Lake St.Clair, which is between two great Lakes, Huron and Erie.

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2021-03-05 9:42:01 AM  
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2021-03-05 10:21:43 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: The Suez canal is fun too.

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2021-03-05 10:37:37 AM  
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Best. Cartoon. Theme. Song. Ever.
 
2021-03-05 11:13:44 AM  
Someone's going to have a busy week

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2021-03-05 11:34:54 AM  
Yeah well, the Dutch are way ahead of them.
 
2021-03-05 2:36:40 PM  

Bondith: Didn't this turn out to be a 'shop the last time it was making the rounds?

/I haven't seen enough shops in my time to tell by some of the pixels


No. When this was posted 2 days ago it was shown to be clouds making a shadow on the water, which makes it look like that's the horizon, when really the water continues for some time, and is a similar color to the sky.
 
2021-03-05 4:08:21 PM  

morg: Walker: This is a flying repeat.

Since the dawn of the internet and the existence of lists of natural optical illusions. But, yes, earlier this week on fark too.


Different occurrences of the same mirage. The other article was in Scotland, this is England.
 
2021-03-05 4:11:04 PM  
Meanwhile in Norway
Röyksopp - What Else Is There ?
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2021-03-05 4:15:17 PM  
Previously..
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2021-03-05 5:18:16 PM  

iron de havilland: morg: Walker: This is a flying repeat.

Since the dawn of the internet and the existence of lists of natural optical illusions. But, yes, earlier this week on fark too.

Different occurrences of the same mirage. The other article was in Scotland, this is England.


I stand corrected. I think I'm developing a thin skin to old things being "discovered" by the internet as if they are entirely new to the world. Definitely seems to be a "getting older" thing that I'd better get used to.
 
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