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South Seas: ORLY?

3 Aug 09 | Re: Geographical swizz

The ORLY owl

Think of all the seas in the world, and their exotic, evocative names: the Sargasso Sea, the South China Sea, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Japan, the Barents Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Tyrrhenean Sea, the Adriatic Sea, even the North Sea. What do they all have in common? I’ll tell you: they’re all in the northern hemisphere!

There’s plenty of water in the southern hemisphere, sure, but it’s all in OCEANS and maybe the occasional STRAIT or LAGOON. Where are the seas? How can this have happened? Who are the relevant authorities here?

There are more seas on the moon than there are in the southern hemisphere.

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