Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Photo + When Does a Rock Become an Island ?

For a Friday Photo I always like to come up with some sort of catchy title.  Some days ideas just pop right into the head.  Today nothing was popping so, I just looked at this photo and started asking myself some questions.  Stuff like,  "What do you see out there, rocks, or more islands?"

The photo is a view of the Pacific taken at a remote beach somewhere along the east coast of Okinawa, Japan.  There may be thousands of islands in the Ryukyu Archipelago but, the experts say we have about 160 islands that are part of Okinawa's territory.  I'll get to as many of them as I can.

For this picture I found a new source of information that's a real knee slapper.  I'm bookmarking this puppy because it seems fairly accurate.  They even used the Guinness Book of Records as a reference to answer someone's question, "When does a rock become an island"?

And, they had tons of other answers to important questions people around the world asked, like:

When does a mountain become a mountain?

When does a stone become a rock?

When did Scotland and England become one country?

How do you become fat?

How do I become a movie star?

When does a wood become a forest?

When does parking become free in Kilmarnock?

If a person dies with unpaid bills, who gets stuck with the tab?

This isn't stuff I just pull out of my hat.  Go and see for yourself.  Some of the questions are probably from living, breathing humans determined to find answers and make something of themselves.

The only island in this Friday Photo is the one under my feet when I shot the scene, according to:



Unknown said...

Well, that question about when England and Scotland became one country should bring Ryan out of retirement pretty quick!

RyukyuMike said...

Hah, that's why I made sure that question was included. He may be interested in the free parking if it's anywhere within his driving range, too.