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Recent work has identified the age of these tektites to be 786,000 years old - identical to the age of the Australasian event. While the slightly different chemistry of the Belize tektites points to a different event, perhaps it only points to a different source rock during the same event. Given the scale of the Australasian event, a large crater footprint with diverse topography and intercontinental ejecta trajectories may be possible.
Jean H. Cornec, Geologist, September 2010 Tektites represent very special events in earth’s history. The uniqueness and molten appearance of tektites has led to the hypothesis that they were of extraterrestrial origin. Chinese literature reportedly describes tektites, known as “Lei -gong-m o”, meaning “inkstones of the thunder God” as far back as 900 AD. Australian Aborigines called tektites “ooga”, meaning "staring eyes". Their origin is a grea...
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Ah, but you bendt the 6+ back at least once successfully. so that the second bend could go easier.  See times on display earlier in earlier video 1:40 in vs what was on display at end.
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Video demonstrating my use of overlays to measure Carolina Bay landforms shapes and orientation.  These overlays are then programmatically process to generate bay metrics for the Survey, all the data of which is available publicly in a Google Fusion Table: http://goo.gl/NVdb4k
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Woods Bay is one of the the largest Carolina bay; its exotic plants and animals are protected as a 1,500 acre State Park. Go have a look before it is assimilated like 99.9% of all other Carolina bays.
 
April 23, 2014    Woods Bay, Olanta, SC

View in Google Earth:  http://goo.gl/EBnvgE

At almost 4 kilometers in length, Woods bay is among the largest Carolina bay, although there are 75 which are actually larger! (see map of bays with major axis over 3.8 km http://goo.gl/sOu2Ec). The bay matches the #bayCarolina shape, the most common of the six shapes in the Survey.

Wood's Bay Heritage Preserve lies adjacent to Wood's Bay State Park. The Heritage Trust Program acquired 470 acres to help protect the 1,541 acre state park by buffering it from development. Wood's Bay is a spectacular Carolina bay with several different wetland habitats. The state park and heritage preserve lies in Sumter, Clarendon, and Florence counties, near the town of Olanta. The state park's amenities include a boardwalk, canoe rentals, nature programs, trails, and a picnic shelter. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round.

The preserve entrance is located at 11020 Woods Bay Road, Olanta, SC  29114. A group of photos compiled from Neil Pederson's Eastern Kentucky University Forest Ecology class, Fall 2006, can be seen here:  http://goo.gl/rna1FQ

The Carolina Bay Survey [http://cintos.org/Survey] has identified and measured ~50 bays in Octant 135319. Their location and metrics can be referenced through a Fusion Table spatial visualization: http://cintos.org/FusionMap/135319.html

Index #: 135319_7796
Location: 33.943953638245794,-79.99169442422618
Major: 3.87 km  . . . Minor: 2.15 km
Eccentricity: 0.831
Area: 655.22 hectares
Bearing: 146.63º
Elevation: 36.58 m
Archetype: bayCarolina
Effective Diameter: 2,888.339 m

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April 1, 2014    Lammon Bay, NC

View in Google Earth:  http://goo.gl/lRNdwh

Lammon bay is one of several #bayCarolina  landforms which present nearly the same orientation, major axis and minor axis in the immediate area. From most aspects, they are virtually identical. With each being greater than 1 kilometer in size, such a duplication is quite an enigma in its own right. 

The region between these identical bays is filled with numerous smaller bays of similar orientation.

Using the referenced KMZ file, you can open the scene in Google Earth, select the platform overlay (right click - edit/properties) and move the overlay around the landscape to see where else it fits. By resizing it using the corner handles, you can see how well the orientation holds with the interspersed smaller bays.

The Carolina Bay Survey [http://cintos.org/Survey] has identified and measured over 500 bays in Octant 139315. Their location and metrics can be referenced through a Fusion Table spatial visualization: http://cintos.org/FusionMap/139315.html

Index #: 139315_4880
Location: 34.87035666606252,-78.95048119898959
Major: 1.17 km  . . . Minor: 0.76 km
Eccentricity: 0.756
Area: 71.16 hectares
Bearing: 136.01º
Elevation: 48.8 m
Archetype: bayCarolina
Effective Diameter: 951.859 m

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No need to conjure up supernatural experiences - simply indulge yourself in the marvels of our world and its inhabitants.
 
The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries as it is ^_^
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Note that at 1:40 sec, the phone shows the time of 2:26, the at the end the display (still working) shows 2:01.  This suggest that multiple cycles were used to get it bent during the video shot.  Fraud.
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When you bend an iPhone, you also bend space and time.
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They might be Giants!  Allow me to share an interesting Carolina Bay "footprint". Not likely a giant, but the Carolina bays continue to provide me with fascinating visualizations. See more in my Carolina Bay of the Day site on Google + #CBoD  
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Woods Bay is one of the the largest Carolina bay; its exotic plants and animals are protected as a 1,500 acre State Park. Go have a look before it is assimilated like 99.9% of all other Carolina bays.
 
April 23, 2014    Woods Bay, Olanta, SC

View in Google Earth:  http://goo.gl/EBnvgE

At almost 4 kilometers in length, Woods bay is among the largest Carolina bay, although there are 75 which are actually larger! (see map of bays with major axis over 3.8 km http://goo.gl/sOu2Ec). The bay matches the #bayCarolina shape, the most common of the six shapes in the Survey.

Wood's Bay Heritage Preserve lies adjacent to Wood's Bay State Park. The Heritage Trust Program acquired 470 acres to help protect the 1,541 acre state park by buffering it from development. Wood's Bay is a spectacular Carolina bay with several different wetland habitats. The state park and heritage preserve lies in Sumter, Clarendon, and Florence counties, near the town of Olanta. The state park's amenities include a boardwalk, canoe rentals, nature programs, trails, and a picnic shelter. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round.

The preserve entrance is located at 11020 Woods Bay Road, Olanta, SC  29114. A group of photos compiled from Neil Pederson's Eastern Kentucky University Forest Ecology class, Fall 2006, can be seen here:  http://goo.gl/rna1FQ

The Carolina Bay Survey [http://cintos.org/Survey] has identified and measured ~50 bays in Octant 135319. Their location and metrics can be referenced through a Fusion Table spatial visualization: http://cintos.org/FusionMap/135319.html

Index #: 135319_7796
Location: 33.943953638245794,-79.99169442422618
Major: 3.87 km  . . . Minor: 2.15 km
Eccentricity: 0.831
Area: 655.22 hectares
Bearing: 146.63º
Elevation: 36.58 m
Archetype: bayCarolina
Effective Diameter: 2,888.339 m

#CBsurveyGrid_135319
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"It’s not fair to say that Apple is playing chess while Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and the rest are playing checkers. It’s more like they’re all playing chess, Apple is winning, but there’s a large contingent of the tech and investor commentariat who think the game is checkers and thus are deeply confused."
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We better get with the "knowing" here in the USA.
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