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#121 Christina M.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:08 PM

Does anyone know what the red stuff is, shown on Google Earth, on the south side of the Holy Mountain?

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#122 Nina

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:01 AM

Yesterday I tried to find Chuck Norris in TX,


Why do you want to find Chuck Norris in TX? Haven't you seen him in movies? You should try to find Paul! Or other Texans from monachos :)

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:19 AM

Why do you want to find Chuck Norris in TX? Haven't you seen him in movies? You should try to find Paul! Or other Texans from monachos :)

LOOOOL! I was just kidding! :) Haven't you ever heard of a "Chuck Norris joke"? Try googling "Chuck Norris jokes", and click the "Top 50 jokes" of the first link. I just read through them, and I laughed so hard that my cheeks are now covered in tears as I'm writing this.

Seriously though, I would never use Google Earth to search for Chuck in TX. Actually, I would never try to search for anything in TX, because I thought there was nothing there but cows and cactii... ;)

Does nobody have an answer to the "red stuff" south of the Holy Mountain?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:28 AM

Seriously though, I would never use Google Earth to search for Chuck in TX.


Well, la di da! lol I know you were joking and that you will not use GE for finding anyone! You can't, even if you wanted to. :P na na na na naaaaaa

#125 Paul Cowan

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:35 AM

Seriously though, I would never use Google Earth to search for Chuck in TX. Actually, I would never try to search for anything in TX, because I thought there was nothing there but cows and cactii... ;)

Does nobody have an answer to the "red stuff" south of the Holy Mountain?


It could be blood. It could be red algae. It could be red pigment in the camera lens. It could be ketchup. It could be lipstick from all the icons across the globe that found its way there.

I would say algae though

As far as your cows and cacti comment; I'm not even gonna give that a response. Do you have any idea how many Texans are now on this WWW? I do, I greet them all when they sign up. Dang Yankee don't even know what kind of trouble you are starting here.

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#126 Christina M.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:43 AM

I would say algae though

Why would there be red algae visible there, but not visible anywhere else in the world? It just doesn't seem right. Plus it's way too big. You can see it even if you zoom way out.

Has anybody been to the southern-most part of the Holy Mountain, and saw how the ocean looks from there? I wonder if the redness is visible to the naked eye.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:47 AM

ok, then its ketchup

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:01 PM

Has anybody been to the southern-most part of the Holy Mountain, and saw how the ocean looks from there? I wonder if the redness is visible to the naked eye.


Christina,

Whatever that is, it's not a fixed something, and was not visible when I was there.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:19 PM

Christina,

Whatever that is, it's not a fixed something, and was not visible when I was there.

Thanks, Matthew! :)

Finally, someone who doesn't relate everything to FOOD! I'm surprised you didn't say it was BBQ sauce, Paul. ;)

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 03:24 PM

Shouldn't Nektarios be coming back from his trip soon?

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:17 AM

Christina,

Whatever that is, it's not a fixed something, and was not visible when I was there.


Yes. I was there by boat and did not see this.

Maybe those are the sins of the world washed by unceasing prayer from Athos.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:22 AM

Shouldn't Nektarios be coming back from his trip soon?


Maybe he got stuck in the red stuff on his way back.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:32 AM

Maybe he got stuck in the red stuff on his way back.


Maybe Nektarios became a Monk!

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:35 AM

Maybe Nektarios became a Monk!


That'd be awesome! Then maybe he can pray for us.

I wouldn't be surprised if he became a monk, because he showed so much interest in it beforehand. He even made an earlier post about how he's afraid that he might not want to leave the Holy Mountain once he gets there! :)




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