CNN is pathetic. The Earth is cool.
Why is this
'Offbeat News'??!?! New landmass on the planet as the result of vulcanism is...well...not only scientifically and geographically interesting, but damn cool. Plus legitimately important to commerce (navigation and local environmental disruption, etc.)
Plus, any chance to legitimately use the name 'Tonga' in conversation is noteworthy in and of itself.
Update: Here are some photos of the new island and the pumice rafts resulting from its creation. Coolness.
Posted by jbz at November 9, 2006 8:10 PM