Friday, 16 September 2011

Thriller Titles

Add a "the" to these geological, geographic or logical terms and you get a 70s thriller:

Atlantic Façade (seaboard)
Last Glacial Maximum
Little Climatic Optimum (followed by the Little Ice Age)
Marinoan and Sturtian Glaciations
Maunder Minimum of the 17th cent, followed by the Dalton Minimum circa 1800
Messinian Salinity Crisis
Mohorovicic Discontinuity: The Mohorovicic discontinuity, which often is called simply Moho, is the boundary between the earth's basalt rich crust and the planet's underlying, iron rich mantle.
North Pacific Central Gyre (a confluence of ocean currents)
Oloololo Escarpment
Overton Window (logic)
Pontesford-Linley Fault
rain shadow
Refrigerium Interim (between your death and the Day of Judgement)
Storegga Slides in Norway set off tsunami that severed us from continent
Younger Dryas (also known as the Big Freeze) The Younger Dryas stadial, named after the alpine/tundra wildflower Dryas octopetala, and also referred to as the Big Freeze, was a geologically brief cold climate period following the Bölling/Allerød Interstadial at the end of the Pleistocene between approximately 12,800 to 11,500 years ago, and preceding the Preboreal of the early Holocene. In Ireland, the period has been known as the Nahanagan Stadial, while in the UK it has been called the Loch Lomond Stadial and most recently Greenland Stadial. wiki

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