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(Cracked)   Natural disasters are usually all bad, right? Here are 5 surprising upsides to such disasters   ( cracked.com) divider line
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13880 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Jul 2013 at 5:16 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-07-05 02:01:45 AM  
3 votes:
I'm inclined to think that anything that reduces the human population is a good thing
2013-07-05 12:47:18 AM  
3 votes:
The Greece/Turkey story was the best IMHO.
2013-07-05 06:53:41 AM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: I think #1 looks a bit exaggerated. World War over Somoa? I find that hard to believe.

Back in the day, coal ships needed coaling stations.  Samoa was the best (or only) place for refueling between Hawaii and Australia.  It wasn't a worthless piece of rock, it was the single most strategic point in the Pacific Ocean.
2013-07-05 03:25:19 AM  
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AirForceVet: The Greece/Turkey story was the best IMHO.

I have to agree, it should have been #1.
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