Friday, January 02, 2004

Drinking from the Atlantic Ocean

I'm not in the habit of blogging completely miscellaneous facts, but I found this tidbit too odd to pass up.

How much water flows out of the Amazon River? Enough that the Atlantic Ocean outside the Amazon's mouth is freshwater 200 miles out to sea. Large boats park in this freshwater to kill saltwater barnacles affixed to their vessels.

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