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July 18, 2008

Eureka?

srikanth @ 9:33 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1216416789 ) Play

(Question from Dibyo)

Oceanography got a boost from a storm that hit in Jan 1992. The flow of events is depicted in this image:

What happened during the storm?

Cracked by WikiWaki , sidsen , gudanggurum , Srivats , Guneet , rajeshvj , akhi , malcaluffin , insufferablejake , madhur , Ananth and shenoyvarun86.

Answer:

This is the path of the “friendly floatees“. A tanker full of plastic bath toys capsized somewhere in the Atlantic. Since they float, they followed ocean currents and started ending up in all sorts of strange places. This gave oceanographers a whole ton of data to work on! Check the wikipedia page for tons of info.


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