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Ocean of Pseudoscience Shorty – The Bermuda Triangle

There is a place in the Atlantic where ships vanish, where planes fall from the sky, where vast, inexplicable mysteries haunt the sea. The Bermuda Triangle, darling of mysterious disappearance buffs.

What causes all these weird disappearances? Numerous hypotheses have been put forward, from aliens to methane bubbles, to magnetic anomalies.

Unfortunately, the real answer is not nearly as exciting. There is no Bermuda Triangle. An analysis of all the Triangle stories revealed that many of them were mis-remember, poorly reported, exaggerated, or just plain fabricated. In reality, there number of ship disappearances is not statistically greater than anywhere else in the ocean. Some of the vanished ships may be unexplained, but there is no link between the Triangle and higher than average maritime incidents.

~Southern Fried Scientist


Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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