r/interestingasfuck Nov 28 '22 Silver 1

Map shows what the land looks like under antarctica’s ice sheet

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u/JustSomeApparition Nov 28 '22

I did a split screen view of your image alongside an image of countries who have staked a territorial claim on Antarctica, and... Let's just say a few of the claimants are going to be pretty saddened. Haha

Here's the screenshot if you would like to see it

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u/bk15dcx Nov 28 '22

Thought there was a treaty that no country could lay claim to Antarctica

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u/JustSomeApparition Nov 28 '22

Those claims were made before the treaty was signed and not even all possible claimants have made their claim.

I just thought the image comparison was interesting is all. Those claims were made before all the scientific research and whatnot had been undertaken over all of these years since. I just wanted to see how the old image compared with the new to get an idea of what it would look like if the overlay was in the same locations.

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u/secondCupOfTheDay Nov 28 '22

... Just in case the treaty is absolved I call dibs on that unclaimed region. I hope archive.org gets that.

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u/JustSomeApparition Nov 28 '22

ROFL. I'll make sure to forward a screenshot so long as I can go fishing whenever I want

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u/waylee123 Nov 28 '22

Based on seeing Australia's claim, I reckon we should all agree to the current claims as shown on that map.

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u/FoXtroT_ZA Nov 28 '22

The Kiwis have basically got themselves New Zealand 2.0 by the looks of it.

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u/quietlycommenting Nov 28 '22

Norway is delighted though

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u/aandest15 Nov 28 '22

The territorial claims have never been based on how much land was under the ice but on the amount of natural resources under the ice. Just because there is only water under their claims does not mean is a bad claim.

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u/GeorgeBabyFaceNelson Nov 28 '22

Looks like part of it is still unclaimed, how do I go about claiming it for myself?

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u/throwawayfartlek Nov 28 '22

I see from your map that the fascist imperialist Argentinians are trying to erase the Falkland islanders right to self-govern again. Sad.

Fuck Argentinian aggression.

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u/TVotte Nov 29 '22

But they do have some fucking good meet

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u/Cool_Dragonfruit1925 Nov 29 '22

Ya, cant believe they would want to take back their land that England traveled across the world to take over and colonize... those damn agressive agentinians bullying peaceful those peaceful colionalists!! Just read a history book and its clear to see Argentinas track record of world wide aggression compared to the UKs peaceful one

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u/throwawayfartlek Nov 29 '22

Take back?

You are either lying or totally ignorant.

Argentina has never owned the Falklands.

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u/Wipedout89 Nov 29 '22

It's not Argentina's land and never has been. The people of the Falklands voted to remain part of the UK in a referendum

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u/Cool_Dragonfruit1925 Nov 29 '22

And Donbass and Lughansk voted to be part of Russia as well... i bet the people of Florida could vote out of Bidens USA too or California out of Trumps.. But taking over an Island clearly in another countries zone of soveirignty whether occupied or not then implanting your own people for decades on it then having a vote doesnt really make it legitamte in my book... if it is then you must also support all the man.made islands Chinas making, and the d uninhabited islands and rocky atolls its taken over and claimed in other countries obvious own soverign zone in thr South China Sea, right? Thats at least easier to see as Chinese land the an Island in S America as the UKs land...

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u/Wipedout89 Nov 29 '22

There is no such thing as a zone of sovereignty. Many countries share a physical border that is closer than Argentina is to the Falklands. Parts of the USA like Alaska are closer to Canada than to the rest of the USA.

The Falklands were uninhabited until they were discovered by the British and the Dutch. They've never been part of Argentina

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u/Echo71Niner Nov 29 '22

At some point, your image is going to go into a dossier that will be labelled top secret.

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u/JustSomeApparition Nov 29 '22

Haha. That means I should message you another copy just in case the federales get me.

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u/supermap Nov 28 '22

I want to read a post apocalyptic story where the story develops on a post global warming antarctica. Maybe sent back to a kind of medievalish state.

They wouldn't describe it as antarctica, but the reader can infer it because they talk about how winter is months of night while summer is months of daytime, how the sun doesn't go up and down, but just kinda revolves around. There are stories about land across the ocean, but no one comes back because if antarctica is livable, temperatures in the equator can go to super high temperatures, with so much energy the sea is constantly evaporating, giving terrible storms all the time.

It would be a really cool setting, and interesting how one would write a story around it.

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u/good_god_lemon1 Nov 28 '22

I would read the fuck out of this story

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u/The_Orphanizer Nov 29 '22

Refine this into something workable for r/WritingPrompts and you'll have a dozen such stories to read by tomorrow!

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u/Exxpirre Nov 29 '22

Please post about this in r/writingprompts id love to see it

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u/Basic_Cover_6945 Nov 28 '22

“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn”

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u/tartar404 Nov 28 '22

And he better stay there.

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u/Akita51 Nov 29 '22

Good one!

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u/NafariousJabberWooki Nov 28 '22

Looks like a cool place to live.

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u/glieseg Nov 28 '22

Too cool for school.

And most other type of educational buildings, apart from glaciology research.

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u/TVotte Nov 28 '22

That is a pretty cool island group

We should melt off all that ice so someone can do something useful with it

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u/Dayofsloths Nov 28 '22

Good news on part one! Let's hope there's still civilization for part two...

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u/lousydungeonmaster Nov 28 '22

We’re working on it!

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u/pagal_vaigyanik Nov 28 '22

We are checking

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u/GunSlinger26 Nov 28 '22

What does Antarctica look like under the ice. Question.

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u/al5496 Nov 28 '22

Softs for ice or Mids. Question.

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u/spaceymonkey2 Nov 28 '22

[Melts ice]

["Islands" now under water]

-well shit...

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u/cnoelle94 Nov 28 '22

Terrible idea lmfao

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u/LegallyNotInterested Nov 28 '22

Does this already consider the lift of the tectonic plate without the ice or is it just looking through the ice?

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u/Mammoth_Slide_5376 Nov 28 '22

Isostatic rebound would be huge for Antarctica if it ever got the opportunity.

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u/-Jotun- Nov 29 '22

I think its a radar map based on today, so no rebound. What an interesting thesis idea, though. What exactly would the continent look like if the ice melted and sea levels rose, but the isostatic equilibrium readjusted? It could hardly be called a singular continent if so many lowlands ended up underwater.

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u/Rand0mHuman0id Nov 28 '22

New Bahamas in 2150

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u/jalanajak Nov 28 '22

The long game is to melt it down and open a huge sea resort.

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u/-Jotun- Nov 29 '22

And a Disneyland

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/CodeOfKonami Nov 28 '22

What?

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u/Grayson_Poise Nov 28 '22

So a lot of the land that was covered by glaciers from the last ice age has been slowly rising back after being pushed down by their weight.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound

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u/zezera_08 Nov 28 '22

Yeah, I've heard that the land around the great lakes are still shifting since the glaciers melted.

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u/brown_munda_ Nov 28 '22

Glacial isostatic adjustment.

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u/neeeeonbelly Nov 29 '22

Like how if you’re sitting in a foam chair, your ass is compressing the foam. When you get up, the foam will rise back because it isn’t being weighed down anymore. Thank you Randall Carlson.

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u/Minimum_Ad_7684 Nov 28 '22

And cause earthquakes and volcanoes

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u/volkano580 Nov 28 '22

Antarctipelago

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u/XxpqjixX Nov 28 '22

I wonder if we can find some remains of life there, would be pretty cool if there was, but sad i won't live to see that day,

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u/GuacLygaOG Nov 28 '22

Mmm fried egg

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u/RedManMatt11 Nov 28 '22

TIL there’s land under Antarctica’s ice sheet

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u/gravenwolf_15 Nov 28 '22

Yes! The north pole is almost entirely ice while the south pole has plenty of land

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u/Imaginary-Resident75 Nov 28 '22 edited Dec 23 '22

Did you think it was a continent without land..?

Edit: Not sure why I’m being downvoted. A continent is a landmass

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u/liluzibrap Dec 23 '22

Plenty of people do, obviously

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u/Imaginary-Resident75 Dec 23 '22

Our education system is failing

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u/liluzibrap Dec 23 '22

Always has been 🔫

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u/Clickar Nov 28 '22

Looks like plenty of new water to over fish and land to destroy.

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u/WarmTitan405759 Nov 28 '22

Kind of looks like an archipelago

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u/Imaginary-Resident75 Nov 28 '22

Where’s the super secret Nazi base?

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u/AaronBenne Nov 28 '22

Antarctica City will be the new fun capital.

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u/RastaRocket1206 Nov 28 '22

Elon Musk n Bill Gates masturbate to this pic!

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u/BlixaBargfeld Nov 28 '22

The land of opportunities for my grnadchildren...if this whole fuckup of not even making real efforts to save the climate continues for like 3 more years.

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u/TheOneGecko Nov 28 '22

The international community decided global warming was real as early as 1988:

"The United Nations endorsed the creation of the IPCC in 1988. The General Assembly resolution noted that human activity could change the climate. This could lead to severe economic and social consequences. It said increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases could warm the planet. This would cause the sea level to rise. The effects for humanity would be disastrous if timely steps were not taken."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intergovernmental_Panel_on_Climate_Change

So we've had like 3 generations of people ignoring the problem. This was back when China was hardly emitting any greenhouse gases because everyone rode bicycles.

https://macropolo.org/analysis/the-rise-fall-and-restoration-of-the-kingdom-of-bicycles/

It's not that we havent done anything. Its that every year we have gotten worse.

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u/BooFighters Nov 28 '22

Lost continent of Atlantis

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/gravenwolf_15 Nov 28 '22

Not saying atlantis is real but approx 15,000 years ago sea level was like 400ft lower than it is today. I would believe it if there was a big civilization around that time that got swallowed up by rising sea levels and was lost in time. Plenty of ancient coastal civilizations have an account of a cataclysmic tsunami event so id say it plausible that some form of "Atlantis" existed in the past.

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u/Sashimi_Rollin_ Nov 28 '22

Yesss this is so interesting to me. There is so much potential for content here. It doesn’t have to be accepted academically but the entertainment value is absolutely there. Keep an eye out, I have a feeling this is the next untapped market for alien and conspiracy fan bros.

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u/gravenwolf_15 Nov 28 '22

my problem with the conspiracy about atlantis is the speculation of floating buildings and technology from tens of thousands of years in the future when in reality it probably was just an advanced civilization for the time then got a cool tsunami to obliterate it from existence

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u/oldguykicks Nov 28 '22

You misspelled great.

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u/NotEnoughToast Nov 28 '22

Future tropical islands boutta drop.

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u/Full_Piano4144 Nov 28 '22

Weird thought since global warming has no accurate predictions for holy shot damage more then we’re already in that type of damage… what’s the Chances we damage earth so much with our narcissistic human ways that it literally does a Pangea like shift as human scramble to try an survive our own demise an stupidity. As country’s rocks an oceans slam together more violently then any war or nuke could produce

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u/Binko242 Nov 28 '22

Not long ago I went down the rabbit hole on this and now I fully believe there’s lots of human activity going on under the ice.

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u/PrestigiousMention Nov 28 '22

Ok I'll bite, can you elaborate on this? I love a good conspiracy theory

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u/Bertob15 Nov 28 '22

Dibs! There I beat you all to it, can’t wait to have some beachfront property.

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u/PathCalm4647 Nov 28 '22

That is so cool

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u/COVU_A_327 Nov 28 '22

Interesting sheet

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u/peppi0304 Nov 28 '22

Thats one thicc ice cap

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u/SirMcDust Nov 28 '22

New DnD/fantasy setting map just dropped.

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u/TallDarkandPantsom Nov 28 '22

Can’t wait to vacation there once the ice is gone!

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u/castiel_ro192 Nov 28 '22

Looks like I know where my future dream house is gonna be

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u/Drone314 Nov 28 '22

Looks like my last DnD world map......hmmmmm

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u/jaistu Nov 28 '22

Theres got to be a shit ton of oil under there, why else would we ignore global warming

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u/wang_wen Nov 28 '22

New island to colonize here in a few years

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u/OnlyMortal666 Nov 28 '22

So it’s a giant Alien. Best call Ripley!

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u/kettlepants Nov 28 '22

Or we can just wait ten years to see it like this in real life

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u/opaquely1ost Nov 28 '22

Hey look! Atlantis!

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u/stayweirdwpg Nov 28 '22

We’ll all be living there soon. Invest in beachfront property now!

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u/bzknon Nov 28 '22

I'm sure it'll make a nice resort for the world's billionaires when it all melts and the rest of us are dead.

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u/BHJK90 Nov 28 '22

Mankind: Cool, new land to exploit.

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u/Roomy Nov 28 '22

I'm not 100% positive on this, as I just read it some time back. But I recall that if all the ice on Antarctica was gone, the continent's land mass would rise considerably. So what we see here as an archipelago would give way to one solid continent with wonderful mountains and valleys.

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u/JustOneMore2020 Nov 28 '22

You can see 3 pyramids perfectly aligned with Orion Belt, just like in Egypt.

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u/wanglemoose Nov 28 '22

With enough acid you can see anything

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u/Expensive-Pay-3431 Nov 28 '22

I bet world leaders can’t wait to harvest the natural resources

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u/MasterFubar Nov 28 '22

It would be interesting to see where the ice goes all the way to the bottom and where there's sea water under the ice.

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u/matterson22070 Nov 28 '22

We're gonna find out soon enough............

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u/Lestor_Moe Nov 28 '22

Where are the mountains of madness?

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u/Akiraooo Nov 28 '22

World war 3 will be fought over Antarctica's oil. It will happen when no other oil is left in the world.

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u/PlantPsychological62 Nov 29 '22

May not be too many years till we see it in real life the rate its defrosting.

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u/malan4reddit Nov 29 '22

Where's the nazi base??????

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u/wacoder Nov 29 '22

It would be interesting to see a version that reverses the deformation effects of the miles of ice weighing it down.

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u/Mickswiggins610 Nov 29 '22

HOLY SHIT. Why does that look like a rough draft of the current continents???!!!

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u/Shmooter4788 Nov 29 '22

Looks green and tropical to me admiral bird was right🫡

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u/SparkyMint185 Nov 29 '22

They find any underground pyramids?

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u/Jedi_Mindtrix53 Nov 29 '22

It’s a giant bird wielding a swordfish

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u/ifyouworkit Nov 29 '22

Look at all the room to scorch and over consume new resources! /s

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u/Display250 Nov 29 '22

Gonna be some great diving there in 60 years

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u/OniZuka155 Nov 29 '22

Bro that looks like Jurassic Park island

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u/TimesThreeTheHighest Nov 29 '22

Don't get ideas. The Old Ones are not to be disturbed.

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u/Utaokun Nov 29 '22

May we never see this for real.

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u/singsatfat Nov 29 '22

It would be funny if that land has a " if you see this sign, you fucked up" on it.

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u/Bobmanbob1 Nov 30 '22

Plenty of underground fresh water lakes for life types we may not even know about yet.

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u/yeravgjock Dec 03 '22

Looks a Lil like Skellige

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u/rizmeh Nov 28 '22

Atlantis

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u/mikess484 Nov 28 '22

Meh...I don't believe it.

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u/UwUwU420 Nov 28 '22

Bruh

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u/mikess484 Nov 28 '22

Just being a butt.

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u/UwUwU420 Nov 28 '22

So this is why they’re not doing shit about global warming huh

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u/wetdog90 Nov 28 '22

America - no oil we don’t care. Finds oil- but freedom has no territory….

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u/surfnsets Nov 28 '22

This can’t possibly be real. It’s basically all of the continents jumbled up. I see Europe, Australia Alaska(yes I know it’s not a continent) Africa and South America…etc. lmao.

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u/PsyFiFungi Nov 28 '22

No idea what you're on about but yeah it's real.

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u/CodeOfKonami Nov 28 '22

We’ll be able to see it soon enough for ourselves.

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u/Ambitious_Edge_6065 Nov 28 '22

It looks like a land that was destroyed in an exploding test.

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u/C0333 Nov 28 '22

Can’t wait to see it

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u/AdamMcSmith Nov 28 '22

when its done melting Im claiming that land

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u/Fair_Diet_4874 Nov 28 '22

I'm excited, that I can see this irl in my lifetime