April 19, 2004

Soccer anyone?

Very cool (literally) game -- from Yahoo/Reuters: bq. Two nuclear submarines, one British and one American, surfaced near the North Pole on Monday for an impromptu game of soccer, Britain's Royal Navy said. bq. The two vessels surfaced through two naturally occurring gaps in the ice about half a mile from each other after completing a joint underwater exercise. bq. "The crews of HMS Tireless and USS Hampton are gearing up for a game of football," Commander John Parris said. These breaks in the ice are called a Polynya. Ice "geology" is fascinating. Posted by DaveH at April 19, 2004 10:27 AM