'SOS' written in sand helps 3 men get rescued from Pacific island

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/04/sos-written-in-sand-helps.html

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Which guy got nicknamed Wilson? Kidding. That’s awesome they were rescued, and days before dehydration would’ve killed them, too!

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This adds evidence to my theory that Gilligan could’ve got everybody rescued if he really wanted to but knew a good deal when he saw one.

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Wow. I thought ST: Voyager was ridiculous when Seven of Nine showed up wearing heels, but this is worse.

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“Wait, wait, cancel that… I guess it says ‘helf’.”

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On today’s edition of Desert Island Discs…


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What aint we got?.. A way off this island!

When my favourite martian was in the South Pacific things was different.

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27 miles eh? Sounds like your could cover that distance in just around three hours.

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The problem is that, especially in a small open boat like that with a relatively low eye height, in the middle of the trip you are out of sight of land for quite some time and can easily become disoriented if you don’t have a good means of measuring your direction.

I imagine the Micronesians historically had these- I don’t know whether the people in the boat knew the traditional navigational skills, or if they were relying on a magnetic compass.

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Off route. Recalculating…

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…a three-hour toooour!!

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That looked like a pretty sturdy shelter they built for themselves. If I ever got stranded, I’d hope my companions were as skillful at survival as these guys.

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“Why’s it say ‘505’ on that island down there? Are we numbering these little sandbars and atolls now?”

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This is why I can’t watch all the superhero stuff. The women are all running around fighting crime in male gaze heels, and it makes no sense.

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And backwards.

That’s the “super” part. :wink:

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birds, clouds, smoke from natural fires, sometimes fish

those i think are the guesses for how people found islands ( and continents ) for the first time without being able to actually see the land. and dumb luck i guess

( definitely none recommended for beginners )

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