Atlantis ALMOST discovered by Google

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 3:13:09 AM by Randy B

Google's Earth and ocean mapping software appeared to have discovered the mythical land of Atlantis recently, uncovering a very street-like grid on the seabed. That grid's location coincided with one of the potential locations of the legendary naval power.

Google's comment on the interesting artifacts located at the co-ordinates 31 15'15.53N 24 15'30.53W is a little less intriguing, however. Their Vice President of Rumour Debunking explained in a statement: "It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth, including a pristine forest in Mozambique that is home to previously unknown species and the remains of an ancient Roman villa. In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data."