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Old 12 January 2007, 08:53   #1
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Canadian Ice Shelf

The news I have been able to get on the Ice Shelf that broke loose from terra firma has been sketchy at best. I think I heard it was as large as the state of Rhode Island.

Any of you guys up there know more about this. I guess it's going on an ocean voyage. Any estimates on speed, direction, or how long it will drift. I guess from its size its life could be measured in years?

Call me curious....

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http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science....ap/index.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...rctic-ice.html



25.5 square miles. Not quite Rhode Island (1545 sq mi), I think. But still bigger than a breadbox.

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Not to nitpick, but I think R.I. is actually 1045 square miles.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/44000.html
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My area listing apparently included water. Don't know why.

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My area listing apparently included water. Don't know why.

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I guess that's fair enough since that's all that the ice shelf is too.
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Thomas... I'm sure I read somewhere that this is the first of many large ice thingys that are slowly but surely drifting your way...

You might find this link helpful...

http://sorel.com/
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You might find this link helpful...

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They look edible...you just need to get the coals right and decide on a dry rub or baste with wet sauce. I imagine the used units have more flavor!

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They look edible...
Certainly my Huskies think so.... They start with the little furry cuff and go from there. I own three pairs. My favorites are about 25 years old... no treads, busted laces but the dogs prefer knawing on this pair, so I keep them! Otherwise, they'll start on my "new" ones!
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I can't claim to need a pair of Mucks but presently I'm holed up in a country shack in Western Virginia at 33 F with intermittent snow and sleet balls coming down. After several attempts with my southern hobo wardrobe to play outside, I bundled under a blanket on the couch and spent the afternoon sleeping and watching soap operas.

My respect for all of you North Polers grows by the minute...the same minutes I'm counting until I get on the great silver bird and return to the tropics.

Brrrrrrrrrr.....

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