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April 08, 2005

John Doe Volcano

BOUNDARY, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other. ~ Ambrose Bierce

So, okay, I'm officially obsessed with Google Map's satellite pictures for the next few days. No need to send a search party, I'll come out when the novelty wears off. What I'm most enjoying is testing the limits of my geography memory and trying to find things outside the US where you can only zoom in about halfway.

I found this volcano somewhere in Mexico. No fucking clue which one it is. Any ideas are welcome. Am I alone in wanting full zoom power for the whole world like right now? I want to see:

* The Pyramids and Sphinx
* The Colosseum
* The Taj Mahal
* Angkor Wat
* The Moai Statues

And in the most obnoxious Veruca Salt impersonation I can muster: Don't care HOW I want it NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

I'm also pretty sure the dark spot on Sicily shown here is Mt. Etna. I'm also confident that one of these dots of water is the Dead Sea.

Also, I found Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant in Miami. I used to head out boating from the boat ramp here. It's crazy that you can see the two massive chimneys and the cooling water canals where all the crocodiles live. And how amazing is it that you can see the trenched channel so clearly that cuts out into the ocean through the shallow water?

Oh, and just in case you think I've completely lost it, just remember, I'm completely sane compared to this guy. He's finding things in corn fields for Pete's sake.

Inner Geek by Doxy at 05:26 PM | permalink | talkback (2)


Posted by: darkstoryteller [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 8, 2005 06:35 PM


I can see you house from here... B^)

Ok, well, no, but I can see *mine*. That's something...

Posted by: Karl Elvis MacRae [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 8, 2005 08:03 PM

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