Monday, January 03, 2005


The Sumatra quake not only caused a devastating tsunami but also shifted the island of Sumatra 36 meters to the southwest. Furthermore it increase the Earth's spin.

1 comment:

S.W. Anderson said...

Actually, any acceleration of the Earth's spin should be attributed to the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign — the most prodigious and potent spin machine since the dawn of time. The change was just noticed because the big Indian Ocean quake set scientists to checking.

(OK, taking tongue out of cheek now.)