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(Gawker)   Scientists discover remains of 'drowned microcontinent' east of Madagascar   ( divider line
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2013-02-25 08:38:55 AM  

Ishkur: All aboard for Mu Mu Land

/cuz they justified
//and they ancient
///and they like to roam their land...

Two wafers, a double Flake 99, and box of mint choc-ices, please. Sprinkles and raspberry sauce on the 99.

2013-02-25 09:03:46 AM  

legendary fool: President Madagascar: SHUT



I can only imagine how long you've been waiting for this day.  The day when any article about Madagascar pops up and you can finally use that login that you've been saving.

Came in for madagascar joke, saw fark handle, wondering same thing.
2013-02-25 09:29:06 AM  


This is relevant to my interests.
2013-02-25 09:38:50 AM  

SnarfVader: Rather interesting. Continental crust usually does not sink like the denser ocean crusts. I wonder if these are the subducted remains of something off the Indian or Antarctic plates.

Probably broke off the Indian plate, since that's where Madagascar supposedly broke off from too.

Eps05: Micro continent? Where I come from, we call that... an island.

I was wondering what the difference between a "microcontinent" and an island is too, so I looked it up.  Apparently microcontinent is an actual geological term for (as I understand it) an island that's part of a submerged continental shelf.  I understand parts of Oceania are like that too -- there are large areas of relatively shallow water but the area above sea level is fairly small.
2013-02-25 10:16:49 AM  
Have they investigated for evidence of humanoid dinosaurs?

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2013-02-25 10:24:06 AM  

KrispyKritter: Perhaps Madagascar drowned under the weight of the world's largest Corvette.

little red Corvette?
2013-02-25 10:48:16 AM  

Eps05: Micro continent? Where I come from, we call that... an island.

They should check out the Caribbean.  There's a a lot of microcontinents there.

2013-02-25 11:52:42 AM  
Way dowwwwnnnn below the oceaaaaannn.
I'm not sayyyyyin' it's Atlantis.
Buuuuuuut it's Atlantis.
2013-02-25 01:40:30 PM  
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2013-02-25 06:27:58 PM  

SirLothar: President Madagascar: SHUT



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Your gif made up for it man, hadn't seen that one before.  It made me chuckle.
2013-02-26 12:50:06 AM  
This is where they find the remains of a lost alien civilization. Then, as they begin excavating they unplug a giant cork. The hounds of hell and demons of lore will be unleashed. All is well, because mankind's ability to use magic will be unleashed. They'll also find humans riding on dinosaurs, dinosaurs riding the afformetioned giant humans, and all sorts of other weirdness. The world will be turned upside down.
2013-02-26 01:11:34 AM  

ParagonComplex: All is well, because mankind's ability to use magic will be unleashed.

That would be the exact opposite of "all is well".
2013-02-26 08:54:28 AM  
Micro-continent?  You mean, an island?

2013-02-26 12:07:00 PM  

booger42: Micro-continent?  You mean, an island?


Not all micro-continents have islands and not all islands are micro-continents (continental fragments might be a better term). Zealandia is a good example of a micro continent with islands. It actually extends much further out under the ocean than  just around New Zealand and is about half the size of Australia. Only New Zealand itself and a few islands scattered islands are visible, however. The Rockall Plateau near Iceland is an example of a micro-continent with no islands. Hawaii is an example of islands not associated with a continent. Up where I live in Washington, several micro-continents have docked with the North American plate over the past 100 million years to form most of what is Washington, parts of Oregon, and parts of British Columbia. So, no, not islands.
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