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  • Olympic Flame Is Electric For First Time Due To Climate Change Concerns (FAKE)
  • Woman Denied Guinness World Record For Largest Book Collection Because It’s Mostly Ebooks(FAKE)
  • Scientists Find Underwater Volcano That Looks Like The ‘Eye Of Sauron’ (REAL)

Researchers with CSIRO, an Australian research agency, have found an underwater volcano that looks like the ‘Eye of Sauron’ from the “Lord of the Rings” series. Using sonar to map the ocean floor, the volcano was found over 10k feet below sea level, about 174 miles southeast of Christmas Island. They didn’t stop there. Two nearby features were named “Barad-Dur” and Ered Lithui, the names of two locations from Tolkein’s books. The volcano isn’t a small one; scans showed it to be an oval three-point nine miles by three miles across with a 984-foot-high rim. Geologists believe the underwater feature was formed 100 million years ago.


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