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Have you heard enough weird news this year?

Well, here's some more strange news...

Apparently, the sun came up 2 days earlier than expected in Greenland which surprised everyone (and frightened some), and has scientists baffled. It started to come up around 1pm on Tuesday, January 11th, but they weren't expecting it to rise until the usual date of January 13th. Scientists aren't sure why it's two days early this year, but there are several theories.

Arctic sun rises two days early

 
pam19

Asked by pam19 at 2:46 PM on Jan. 14, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (12)
  • Didn't anyone tell you? The world is ending.

    *this is said in my dry, flat, sarcastic voice that usually doesn't translate well to the written word, but makes people laugh IRL.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:55 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Didn't anyone tell you? The world is ending.

    And on that note, I think that combined with the birds, the whole "readjustment" of the constellations, and climate change in general, we've established one thing - that whole thing they teach in 10th grade science about precession and how the earth wobbles on a 26k yr circuit...is true.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:32 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • So already, 2011 is the year of the weird? :-D
    tinamatt

    Answer by tinamatt at 2:47 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • News is always weird. Otherwise, it isn't really news. LOL! ;o)
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 2:48 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • :-) 2010 was pretty weird too...
    Dalimonster

    Answer by Dalimonster at 2:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Did Palin travel to Greenland tuesday?
    Astraea_79

    Answer by Astraea_79 at 4:04 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • That is kind of weird.

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:33 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • Did they ever consider they did their math wrong?
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:58 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • So already, 2011 is the year of the weird? :-D

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    I know, and it's only the middle of January! LOL
    pam19

    Comment by pam19 (original poster) at 2:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2011

  • we've established one thing - that whole thing they teach in 10th grade science about precession and how the earth wobbles on a 26k yr circuit...is true.

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    Very true. That's why I posted this link (instead of the Daily Mail one which listed at least 4 theories), since I think it's most likely due to the magnetic pole shift. That's not to say that I don't think we have an impact on our environment, because I do, but there are definitely things that are out of our control and I definitely believe that things are often cyclical. Things are changing...always.
    pam19

    Comment by pam19 (original poster) at 4:06 PM on Jan. 14, 2011