Friday, June 04, 2010

Amelia Earhart found?

Maybe so, says an article on Discovery News.  Latest theory - she and her navigator perished as castaways on the remote South Pacific island of Nikumaroro after an emergency crash landing.  Possibly having been eaten by giant coconut crabs which are the scariest bugs on the planet

(OK, probably not technically a "bug" but still the largest land animals with exoskeletons up to 3 feet, capable of cracking coconut shells with their giant pincers.  Or you know, human bones). 

One hopes they were dead before the crabs got to them.  

I'm going to have nightmares now.


Gettysburg Mom said...

I say freaky. The 9 year old boy child says, "Cool!"

Sofiya said...

I have seen crabs like that, in Tahiti. I was terrified and ran away while my hosts just about fell over laughing--apparently if you're used to them, you aren't scared.

Mustang Sally said...

There were coconut crabs in Vanuatu as well but they sure weren't THIS big! Probably because they were a regular feature on local restaurant menus....