Chunk of an ancient supercontinent discovered under New Zealand
By - Haqqoo
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Dam Nat Geo geo pay walling :o
Nat Geo does a ton of original pieces at least.
You know Fox owns them, right?
And I believe Disney owns them both
It's like feudalism but with companies.
The NatGeo county swears fealty to the Fox Duchess, vassalized by the Disney Kingdom.
Between high taxes (paywalls) and Misinformation revolts and improper subjugation of the Jedi people, the kingdom struggles to maintain credibility as it strives to make the leap to empire status.
r/CrusaderKings checking in.
Nah, Disney picked up a ton of properties from Fox but "Fox" generally makes people think of the news empire that still very much exists independently.
They did in fact pick up nat geo in their fox acquisitions though
Have they resurrected Nat Geo as it was meant to be?
Or is it still crap wrapped in crap?
*China owns both
You mean Disney?
This comment is underrated.
They've always been owned and paid for by shitty companies. Check every ad in them going back half a century or more. Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Caterpillar, Union Carbide, Alcoa, Lockheed Martin, a whole cadre of heavy hitters.
yeah, that was most disappointing and irritating.
[Another source with maps](https://www.virtualoceania.net/newzealand/maps/zealandia.shtml)
Thanks for the link, interesting read!
big thanks for this link
"TRTWorld" confused me as an MMA fan. Sounds like a steroid dealership.
Thank you for the link 👍.
So literally Middle Earth??
Ding ding ding
Ah yes, the sunken continent of Beleriand
"Far, far below the deepest delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he. Now I have walked there, but I will bring no report to darken the light of day."
Probably best we leave it be.
Yeah, but are we really gonna take the word of a pyrotechnics nut with a penchant for the pipe-weed. He's supposed to have walked around ancient caves but can't even walk into a great hall without his walking staff.
What do you think all the pipe-weed is for… pain management. Couple puffs on that sucker and old Gandy could run a marathon
IIRC canonically pipe weed is just really strong tobacco, not cannabis.
Native Americans have used tobacco as medicine for a while. I’m sure Gandalf has met a few in his travels…
“…in 1934 Fernando Ocaranza summed up the medicinal uses of tobacco in Mexico before 1519 as antidiarrhoeal, narcotic and emollient; he said that tobacco leaves were applied for the relief of pain, used in powdered form for the relief of catarrh and applied locally to heal wounds and burns.6 There are many other reports of medicinal uses of tobacco by precolumbian Native Americans, but the foregoing list is sufficient to indicate the wide usage6,9,13 and to explain why travellers wished to take the plants and seeds back to Europe.”
The fact that native Americans applied tobacco leaf powder to wounds to heal them doesn't mean that smoking tobacco will act as pain relief.
The fact that Native Americans applied tobacco leaf powder **HAS NO EFFECT ON GANDALF WHATSOEVER** lol it’s Middle-Earth ffs
I mean in this fantasy situation we’ve found ourselves in the native Americans have also blown the smoke into ears for pain relief of ear infections
As long as the dwarves don't try to dig down to it...
Dwarf settlements tend to regularly dig down into hell.
Yeah they better be careful not to drill for core samples too deep. I don't know what a Balrog could get up to in this day with our tech but I wouldn't want to find out.
Never mind the Balrog, that's what the Jaegers are for. Imagine what the dwarves could do with tunnel boring machines, spray concrete reinforcement, carbide drillheads and mining explosives.
Well now I think we may have a decent story to tell combining all of those elements lol
Belegaer Rim 2049 couldn't be worse than the Hobbit films.
You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad dum...
Strike the earth brother. It's Circus time.
Ur the best I want u to know
You mean old Zealand
People can't keep getting away with this joke.
excuse me sir I felt very clever
Ok just if you ever visit NZ don't tell this joke . You will be groaned back to where you came from.
Maybe they can groan him back to Actually New Zealand.
Where is actual new Zealand? Actually curious what you mean.
It’s above Old Zealand
You can dance your way there from Old Zealand
New Z land. NO SENSE OF HUMOUR.
"New Zed Land? Wut?" Commonwealth English joke.
"Why? Why zed?"
Stupid Rush joke.
Netherlands actually although denmark has similar sounding name
Why does the new Polish navy have glass-bottomed boats?
To see Old Zealand.
[When you say glass-bottom boat…](https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=glass+bottom+boat)
Can you dance your way there?
If you want to...
And if your friends don't dance?
Well they might just not be friends of yours!
Ah, the safety dance
“Are you an idiot?”
That's the Danish one. New Zealand was named after the Dutch province of Zeeland.
ah cool.That makes sense with Australia being called New Holland
Is that where Batman Ave gets its name?
Sort of. John Batman was an early expolorer.
it was called batmania fora little while. I busted laughing when I found the plaque
Abel Tasman was a Dutch explorer that was famous for his charting of parts of Australia and discovering NZ from a European stand point, as the Maori were already there.
Which was named after seals
is this a joke I'm not getting?
That was funny.
As a geologist, I have news for everybody: all continental crust on Earth was part of an ancient supercontinent.
… five times, at least.
Was going to say something similar, though I'm a GIS guy.
We knew about that before though, right
Yes, this is not news. Look at OP's post history and you'll see it's just a spam account. Downvote and move on
I swear we see this headline once a year.
It’s always in the last place you look.
Settles the bet... NZ are elves living above the dwarves.
DI... ah, shit.
Zealandia, this isn't new information.
This isn’t new, Zealandia has been a thing for a few years now.
Zealandia was rediscovered in 2017. Its considered the 8th continent, and is essentially just a very shallow sea base near New Zealand has a very large square footage.
[Zealandia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealandia) Google autocorrected me when nothing came up for zoolandia. Should be the name of the sequel to zootopia.
A microcontinent that may have broken off another one hundreds of millions of years ago. It is half as thick as normal continental crust and twice as thick as oceanic crust.
No, silly. Zoolandia is where Zoolanders comes from.
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What is this? A continent for ants?
From what I was reading it was first identified in 1895. We just didn't have enough data to really prove it until now.
It’s not really the 8th continent though. That’s just what the media wants to call it. In reality there is many more continents that make up the earth crust. We just focus on the major 7 because that’s where most folk live. If an 8th is to be added the Indian plate should be it.
Yeah but if go for the right one, you can say you were into it when it was still underground.
Thank /u/ i-opener
Who had Cthulhu for 2021?
Nah, i jad him in 2020, brilliant in bed but very preachy. I mean, astronomy in interesting but he kept going on and on about the stars being right.
Not in my bingo card
The 4 horsemen however..
The closest landmass to R'lyeh is probably New Zealand, so it's on my bingo card.
I already won with "ocean on fire"
Cthulhu needs to wait until next year.
This has been known for 26 years: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealandia
It's 2021. Do not open any gateways to hell. Literally can't even deal with this shit anymore.
Soon, China will lay claim to it /s
I thought we’d know about this for a while?
Paywall… that stinks
Agreed. Crazy thing is the entire article is in the source.
Makes me want to try an extension that only shows what's contained in "
Atlantis is in/around the Atlantic Ocean.
Lemuria/Mu would be the counterpart for the Pacific Ocean.
Lemuria is the Indian Ocean, not the Pacific.
“Lemurian” is a whacky religion of people who think aliens live inside of Mt Shasta in California
I thought the lemurians were the race of aliens in the mountain
Different from the lost continent of Lemuria as far as I know. I thought Lemuria was supposed to be in the Indian ocean though.
Yeah, great hiding place. A tourist hotspot in the middle of a giant playground for recreation.
When your intergalactic outpost gets spotted on some teenagers tik tok video.
Try "eye of the sahara" or Richat structure for that one
Lemuria was a hypotheticall lost continent that was theorized after living lemurs and fossils were discovered in Madagascar, India and South East Asia. The question was raised of how lemurs had made it such distances to isolated landmasses.
Before continental drift was known about, it was theorized that there was a lost continent, ”Lemuria” or ”Mu”, that once connected the landmasses, thus allowing the spreading of species. This turned out to be false, however.
> Chunk of an ancient supercontinent discovered under New Zealand
...for a billion years, it slept. Some say it would still be slumbering today, that it might have never awoken, had it just been left alone. There was no way to know, let's not blame them. But it's hard not to think about how different the world could have been...
Isn’t this just Zealandia
Would love to read about this but these fuckers cut me off and asked me to pay :(
I first heard of this like 5 years ago and in an article it was apparently called zelandia or something
So exactly what size of chunk are we talking here?...Data? pineapple? chocolate? Goonie?
Just don't ask it to do the truffle shuffle.
Fuck natgeo and their shit ass website.
Ahh its old zealand, also known as old atlantis
That’s the mines of Moria. I’d stay out of there….
It was under New Zealand the WHOLE TIME!?!!!!
Doesn’t count, still not on a map.
Ah, this is where you guys are breeding the All Blacks.
I’m assuming you’re getting downvoted because people think you’re making a racist comment and not referring to a [Rugby team…](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_national_rugby_union_team)
They prefer All African-Lemurians
Brings another meaning to the saying "down under".
Incoming Azerbaijanis claiming it as ancient azerbaijani lands😂😂😂
Everyone calling this “old zealand” is failing to understand how new a billion years old is for a continent, as well as how naming something new-anything works. Y’all ever heard of York, or England?
Shhhh don’t tell them Mexico exists
*old* Zeeland is in the Netherlands (Holland) Incase anyone was wondering
So with this discovery, will New Zealand be called Old Zealand now?
Haha. The original Zealand is in Denmark, so it’s taken I guess.
Netherlands, not Denmark.
No, you are thinking of Zeeland.
Zealand is in Denmark. I used to work in Zealand, so unless everyone in the Netherlands speaks danish and drinks Tuborg and Carlsberg all the time then I’m pretty sure it’s Denmark.
New Zealand was named by Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer and its named after Zeeland in the Netherlands.
Sure. My point was that Zealand the place that shares the spelling, is in Denmark.
But in reference to New Zealand, the original is the Dutch one.
Also, the Dutch province of Zeeland is called Zealand in English in a historical context.
Everything you said I agree with, as it’s correct.
Technically correct is the best kind of correct
You are thinking of Zeeland.
Zealand is Denmark. The spelling is similar so I can see why you got confused.
>Zealand or Sealand (Danish: Sjælland [ˈɕɛˌlænˀ], in English also occasionally), at 7,031 km2, is the largest and most populous island in Denmark proper (thus excluding Greenland and Disko Island, which are larger in size). Zealand has a population of 2,319,705 (as of 1 January 2020). It is the 13th-largest island in Europe by area and the 4th most populous. It is connected to Sprogø and Funen by the Great Belt Fixed Link and to Amager by several bridges in Copenhagen.
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Finally, after years of searching. Old Zealand.
thnk to post
Isn't this like REALLY old news
Finally, Old Zealand
It’s where the aliens go on vacationing
A terrane if I may
I always suspected those Kiwi's were hiding something way down there.
Good, now forget it’s there and leave it the fuck alone before instagramers find it.
Cool. Is there aliens
Tales of The Upside Down must get another look now!!!
Another piece of evidence for the Hydroplate Theory? Walt Brown was already there.
Lets bring it to the surface and get this planet poppin again!
Big Chungus continent😳
Jacinda must be praised
Haven’t we known about this for a while?
Hey that’s my country! (Not the super continent New Zealand)
Which part of Hyboria was this?
...the land down under, the land down under...
wont be long until they find Atlantis
Who thinks making websites with 15 popups is a good business model
We done been knew
I have a chunk of an ancient supercontinent in my back yard. I call it "Rock".
Whoa this is such cheesy way to present it. It's not a "hidden" continent, it's just sunk. There's plenty of other geologic regions that got sunk long ago and are still near the surface, but that doesn't make them "continents".
A continent by defnition is a land mass that is above the sea, or at least not covered by water.
extra world bro
A bunch of people made videos on YouTube about zealandiaa few years ago. This isn't new news
Old zealand we found it
So that’s where Gandalf and The Balrog went! Ok I get it now