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Offline Justin Kissel

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Is This Real Life?
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:25:27 AM »
James Cameron reaches deepest spot on Earth

Hollywood icon James Cameron has made it to Earth's deepest point.
 
The director of "Titanic," "Avatar" and other films used a specially designed submarine to dive nearly seven miles, completing his journey a little before 8 a.m. Monday local time, according to Stephanie Montgomery of the National Geographic Society...

The scale of the trench is hard to grasp -- it's 120 times larger than the Grand Canyon and more than a mile deeper than Mount Everest is tall...
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Re: Is This Real Life?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 02:24:14 AM »
James Cameron reaches deepest spot on Earth

Hollywood icon James Cameron has made it to Earth's deepest point.
 
The director of "Titanic," "Avatar" and other films used a specially designed submarine to dive nearly seven miles, completing his journey a little before 8 a.m. Monday local time, according to Stephanie Montgomery of the National Geographic Society...

The scale of the trench is hard to grasp -- it's 120 times larger than the Grand Canyon and more than a mile deeper than Mount Everest is tall...
And if his submarine were to spring a leak at that depth, he'd be squashed before he could even say "squashed".


For example:

Crab gets sucked into 1/4-inch slit in deep sea pipe.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3759720759650727608
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Re: Is This Real Life?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 10:50:09 PM »
From the article:

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"Just arrived at the ocean's deepest [point]. Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can't wait to share what I'm seeing [with] you," Cameron said in the tweet.

What in the good hell?  Am I to understand that he actually managed to send a tweet from 7 miles underwater but I cannot manage to get cell reception on my campus? I'm bitter.
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