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    Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2011 Mar 6, 16:24 -0800

    > I guess you didn't pick up on the fact that this is some kind of an "April
    > Fools" joke. (They apparently do this kind of thing in PNG in March
    > instead of in April.)
    
    So, much like the "tree falling in the woods" conundrum, is it really a joke
    if nobody knows that it's a joke?...  ;-)
    
    Too bad that so much of the world media reported it as if it were a fact,
    guess that happens when the research staff is declared "excess baggage" and
    "not needed" in this Internet age.
    
    --
    GregR
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gary LaPook
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 12:59 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    
    
    
    I guess you didn't pick up on the fact that this is some kind of an "April
    Fools" joke. (They apparently do this kind of thing in PNG in March instead
    of
    in April.)
    
    In addition to the "six meter snake", things you should have noticed:
    
    1. Nobody is out diving to 70 meters, about 230 feet, using normal SCUBA
    equipment. Non-professional divers are limited to depths less than 130 feet
    (35
    meters) due to decompression problems and limitations in sport diving
    equipment.
    It is a very expensive proposition to dive deeper than that so nobody was
    just
    swimming along at 70 meters below the surface and just happening onto the
    wreckage and, unless beche de mer (sea cucumbers)sells for more than a
    thousand
    dollars a pound, nobody would dive to 70 meters to harvest them. Since it is
    a
    traditional food it is very unlikely that it is an expensive food. ( "Sea
    cucumbers destined for food are traditionally harvested by hand on small
    watercraft; a process angliciszed into "trepanging" (after the Indonesian
    noun
    trepang)." See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_cucumber_%28food%29)
    
    The actual price varies between US $ 1.44 to $15.06 per kilo when exported,
    much
    cheaper on the local market. See:
    
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5501e/y5501e0a.htm
    
    
    
    2. "Coral on the left side of the plane?" why not on the rest of the plane
    and
    how would that prevent recovering artifacts from the exposed wreckage?
    
    
    3. "Dust on the seabed?"
    
    4. Putnam and Earhart asked for the newspaper to pay for the cabled stories,
    why didn't they just dip into all the "gold bullion" they were carrying to
    pay
    for their expenses?
    
    Unless you are under anestesia you should notice when your leg is being
    pulled.
    
    gl
    
    --- On Thu, 3/3/11, Philip  wrote:
    
    
    From: Philip 
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Amelia Earhart Report
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 8:42 AM
    
    
    I think not, A 1600 mile error in navigation? Alien abduction?
    
    On Thu, 2011-03-03 at 08:50 -0400, Richard Langley wrote:
    > AVwebFlash report:
    >
    > EARHART WRECK FOUND?
    > A report from Papua New Guinea says the wreck of an aircraft that
    > might be the Lockheed Electra flown by Amelia Earhart and her
    > navigator Fred Noonan has been found on a reef near Bougainville
    > Island near Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Post Courier is
    > reporting"armed men" are guarding the area over a reef off Matsungan
    > Island where an aircraft matching the description of Earhart's plane
    > has been found. Divers are now checking the wreck and inquiries are
    > flooding in from all over the world. There is no word on whether any
    > human remains have been recovered.
    >
    > More: http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1847-full.html#204205
    >
    > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > | Richard B. Langley                            E-mail:
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    > http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
    >   |
    > | Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506
    > 453-5142   |
    > | University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506
    > 453-4943   |
    > | Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B
    > 5A3                                        |
    > |        Fredericton?  Where's that?  See: http://
    > www.fredericton.ca/       |
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    >
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    >
    >
    
    --
    Philip Lange
    P.O. Box 701
    Edenton, NC 27932
    252.370.7453
    
    
    
    
    

       
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