Thursday, June 16, 2005

How Conspicuously Unintelligent Would You Have to Be?

A tsunami warning was briefly in effect Tuesday of this week from the California-Mexico border north to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In Crescent City, California, thousands of people obeyed an evacuation order and moved inland to higher ground. In 1964, a 20 foot tsunami killed 11 people in Cresent City and leveled 29 city blocks.

While most people were leavling Cresent City, others were actually headed in the opposite direction, to the beach, so they could observe a tsunami up close should one arrive. While it would have been a great tradegy if these folks had been swept out to sea, it would clearly have been otherwise beneficial to the overall gene pool.

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