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  1. Alternative Atlantic opening...

    Hi ! When the Atlantic opened, there were a bunch of other rifts which failed, stalled or became diagonal Aulacogens. Niger, Amazon etc occupy some of these... Had the Atlantic unzipped along the Newark Supergroup, for instance, a bigger Iceland would probably lie beyond a smaller...
  2. Big Indian Ocean islands

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-sunken-islands-tectonic-shift-gondwana.html : (PhysOrg.com) -- In the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, scientists have just discovered two sunken islands, almost the size of Tasmania, which were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana. /...
  3. Possible Indian Ocean micro-continents.

    Just a 'heads up' on possible land-masses and island chains which never made it in OTL... http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-lava-continents-oceanic-plateau-plume.html Had the geology gone slightly otherwise, there could be 'Kerguelen', 'Broken Ridge' and the 'Ninety East' archipelago...
  4. Batman's Victorian ancestors ??

    Were Batman's ancestors who would have been 30-ish in 1880~1890 ever named ?? I'm not bothered which movie time-line ensued, I just need the 'Victorian Connection'... Please ??
  5. Batman's ancestors...

    Were Batman's ancestors who would have been 30-ish in 1880~1890 ever named ?? I'm not bothered which movie time-line ensued, I just need the 'Victorian Connection'... Please ??
  6. WI real HomoVampiris ?

    Never mind the movie parodies with cross-phobia, garlic allergy, flying, transmogrification etc etc, what if there really was a crypto-zoological Vampiric NightHunter Human sub-species ?? ( A bad pun, not a DBWI !!) I've explored some of the implications with Bete Noir (short) and and its...
  7. Steam Trek ??

    This is probably well known, but I googled onto it by accident and stayed to chuckle... http://www.steam-trek.com/index.php?pageid=1
  8. Washington picks a different railway gauge ?

    No, I've not gone off the rails... Just watched a Discovery channel program about building of US Transcontinental railway-- during their Civil War, yet !! Seems there'd been several different gauges ( gap between track etc ;-) about after ~ 1850, but George Washington chose 4 feet 8 and...
  9. Alternate Planets

    Hi, found this as link from an exoplanet site... http://vpl.ipac.caltech.edu/main/ They play 'what if' with planetary atmospheres / geology / suns etc. Sorry, they don't yet provide a DIY 'wizard'...
  10. An unusual US Civil War 'What If'...

    http://www.paulkeeslerbooks.com/ErieCanal.html <quote> Outcome of the Civil War Could Have Been Different Prior to the construction of the Erie Canal there were only a few settlers in the Mid West. For the most part they were southerners who had made the long and arduous trip up the...
  11. Not *quite* alternate history...

    The Museum of RetroTechnology... http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm Usefully, site both discusses 'why it didn't work', and where similar designs & principles *did* find application... Could be useful as 'period piece' background & steam-punk source.
  12. Preserving knowledge...

    Okay, this is inspired by some less-weird parts of 'Resistance to die-off' thread... Kath commented this morning that Ebola count is up through 200 and 90+ % mortality-- but based on small sample... So, in (unlikely ;-) event that it breaks free, how should I put my library into storage ...
  13. How long for a city to crumble naturally ??

    We've seen the movies and read the books & National Geographic mags: the intrepid explorers stumble onto the bones of a lost city, buried by erosion, overgrowth, decay and *lots* of time... Okay, take a continental town or city from era of choice, then have the occupants walk away... (...
  14. Flying Boats

    IIRC, up to about 1940, big aircraft were generally flying boats due lack of huge runways... Then the exigencies of war meant that runways were put everywhere, and enlarged to accommodate bigger & bigger aircraft. Yes, there were the sub-hunting Sunderlands ( 'Der Porcupine' to the...
  15. 1942 sequel??

    True, '1942' AH has had a poor press, but was there a sequel ?? Nik
  16. Mississippi Aulacogen.

    An aulacogen is the failed arm of continental rifting... To the West, forming Atlantic left aulacogens at what's now the Amazon and Mississippi... If Mississippi had opened to eg Red Sea size before 'failing' at New Madrid, leaving a significant seaway, what are the implications ?? I'm...
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