Thursday, April 12, 2012

To Scale Chart of Underwater Depths

The online comic xkcd has made another geography-related post which shows underwater and underground depths to scale.  The chart is as massive as it is fascinating, be sure to click to enlarge to full size.  Some of the fascinating things I have learned are
  • The emperor penguin can dive deeper than an Ohio class nuclear submarine can.  The leatherback turtle can outdo them all, though.
  • The Edmund Fitzgerald, the Kursk, and the Lusitania all sank in water shallower than the ships were long.
  • James Cameron is lucky he has not been eaten by giant squid.
  • The Soviet Union's Kola Borehole is the most interesting geology project I never heard of.

Click for xkcd original

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