Monday, April 18, 2005

Freak Waves

Back in my single, pre-blogging days I recall reading an article about the freak waves that occur sometimes in the ocean, are enormous, and are to this point unexplained by scientists. This was of particular interest to me because I was about to embark on my first cruise for my honeymoon. I'm not really one to worry about those kinds of things, and, sure enough, we had beautiful weather the whole time. These poor people were not so fortunate, as their cruise ship had an encounter with a seven-story wave, which caused one of the passengers to label the boat, rather hyperbolically, the "Titanic." The ship escaped mostly unscathed, but I was interested to read about the incident, because I distinctly recall the article I read saying that these supposed "freak" waves are actually a lot more common than you would think. It's food for thought, at least, the next time you board a cruise ship. Bon voyage.


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