But Mark Twaine predicted that it would one day be only a few paces long. Is...is this the work of Man-Bear-Pig?
posted on 08/06/2012 11:35:14 PM PDT
(End the occupation. Annex today.)
... Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old Oolitic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Quoted by Donald Simanek
posted on 08/07/2012 12:12:43 AM PDT
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