The Birth of an Island

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    August 2006, the yacht 'Maiken' is traveling in the south Pacific when they came across a weird sight...

    It was sand in the water, and floating ON TOP of the waves...

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    This is not a beach, it is volcanic stones floating on the water.

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    The trail left by the yacht...

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    And then this was spotted... ash and steam rising from the ocean...
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    And, while they were watching...

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    A brand new island formed...

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    A plume of black ash...

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    http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/maiken.asp
     
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    Amazing.
     
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    Will the inhabitants of the island be expected to adide by the terms of the Kyoto treaty?
     
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    If an island pops up like that... is it yours if you´re the first one to set foot on it?
     
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    Finders keepers, losers weepers?
     
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    You have to plant a flag in it.
     

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