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Breaking news from the Quintana Roo Speleological Survey.

Postby zenas » Jan 25, 2007 5:06 pm

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Breaking news from the Quintana Roo Speleological Survey.
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Description: 25 Jan. 2007.

Sistema Sac Actun has been connected to Sistema Nohoch Nah Chich, creating a system 154,783 meters long, the longest underwater cave in the world! That beats the previous record of 146,761 meters for Ox Bel Ha. The two longest caves in Mexico are now almost entirely underwater. Read all about it at http://www.caves.org/project/qrss/new.htm
(The underwater portion of Sac Actun is 152,975 m long, but there are also 1808 m of dry cave, thus the longer total. See http://www.caves.org/project/qrss/qrdry.htm).

Mark Minton.
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Postby Squirrel Girl » Jan 25, 2007 5:45 pm

That's 96 miles for enquiring minds!

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Postby ian mckenzie » Jan 26, 2007 5:53 pm

... what's a "mile"?
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Postby Squirrel Girl » Jan 26, 2007 6:51 pm

ian mckenzie wrote:... what's a "mile"?

A few years ago I had to do a cave sketch in "feet" because that particular project used "feet" instead of "meters" and I practically couldn't do it. My mind only worked in meters for sketching. But when it comes to long numbers like that with reference to distance, I'm used to the odometer in my car and miles makes more sense to me. As is does to AMERICANS here in the NSS based in ALABAMA, US and A!!!!!
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Postby George Dasher » Jan 29, 2007 5:43 pm

Can someone else do the meters-to-miles math?

I'm coming up with a completely different number...
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Postby fuzzy-hair-man » Jan 29, 2007 7:59 pm

96 miles is right by:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm

Miles, inches, feet, hands, pounds, yards, ....... :hairpull: metric is sooo much easier. :nyah:
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Postby George Dasher » Jan 30, 2007 9:54 am

Grrrrr!! Looks like Barbara was correct and I was wrong.

Thanks Fuzzy. I'm going to add that URL to my favorites.
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Postby KENTO » Apr 17, 2007 10:56 pm

Noah , it's me , God. You will build an ark that is 300 cubits long....Righhht, what's a cubit? I just had to add this old snippet of my memories listening to that Bill Cosby comedy record.
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Postby George Dasher » Apr 18, 2007 11:25 am

Actually, I feel more like Noah because of the part where he delivers the baby elephant, not because of the length of a cubit.

Old Bill is definitely one gooooood comedian!!
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Postby hewhocaves » Apr 18, 2007 1:08 pm

KENTO wrote:Noah , it's me , God. You will build an ark that is 300 cubits long....Righhht, what's a cubit? I just had to add this old snippet of my memories listening to that Bill Cosby comedy record.


heres the transcript of the whole sketch
http://www.jr.co.il/humor/noah4.txt

and heres the audio feed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyc1315KawQ
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Postby JHurst » Apr 18, 2007 3:51 pm

If memory serves me correctly, I think it's 1.6m per 1 mile
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Postby jonsdigs » Apr 18, 2007 7:41 pm

That's 1.6 kilometers per mile or .62 miles per kilometer.
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