Lost islands, Do Re Mi & rain!

Lost islands, Do Re Mi & rain!
Tropical Pacific
Illustrative example of an island :)

Back in 2004 we were all glued to the television, watching the latest television masterpiece, Lost. A mad paradise that twisted people as much as the fabric of the island twisted itself.

Rescue attempts for the stranded crash survivors never really arrived, mainly because the picturesque South Pacific island disappeared out of current existence, via geographical based teleportation systems or matter manipulating phase shifting technologies…  simply vanished. Well it turns out that Sandy Island, a tropical island in the South Pacific has done just that. Minus the devastating plane crash.

Sandy Island has been on loads of maps, including Google‘s mapping system, but has never been explored. So when a team went to visit it, in the middle of the open ocean, all they found was more sea. The island no longer exists and there are kilometres of open sea beneath it… so it couldn’t have just eroded out of existence.

Check it out the mystery island on Sky or the BBC.


Antwerp sings ‘Do Re Mi’

Continuing on from last weeks flash mob by The Big Bang Theory crew and cast, I thought a ‘Do Re Mi’ dance along in Antwerp’s train station would go down quite well.


The UK dissolves in rain

You’d have thought that as an island that gets plenty of rain for most of the year, we’d be used to it… but nooooooooooooooo. A day of rain, albeit quite heavy rain, and the country is in tatters. Roads washed away, streets underwater, trains cancelled, houses flooded.

A true Hollywood disaster!

At least this cute little guy is embracing it.

Drench by [embr]
Drench by [embr]

Thankfully we didn’t get any lightning in Swindon yesterday, but this video is actually quite amazing. Showing how lightning moves, in a rather beautiful fashion.

Impressive huh – and ooooOoooOooooo the pretty lights.

Enjoy the weekend – its only around the corner. Do something productive, my favourite suggestion by a friend yesterday was to exploit all this rain and go kayaking through some forests. Sounds lush to me.

Flooded forest
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