Thursday, 19 July 2007

Britain Saved

200 thousand years ago, based on findings of sedimentologist Sanjeev Gupta, Britain was cut off from the rest of Europe by water that came flooding from an ice-dammed lake.

"This event, or series of events, that caused [the breach] changed the course of Britain's history," Dr Gupta told BBC News.

Saved indeed; the Spanish Armada would have had it easy in 1588, without the channel being there to show up their ineptitude in boats..

But just think, a couple of inches more water in that prehistoric lake, and we'd have lost Holland.
Not saying that's a good thing...... just thought it was interesting. Goldmember wouldn't have been as funny, either, had Holland been flooded.


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