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Rain Man
10-26-2012, 10:24 PM
63 are in Alaska
7 are in Hawaii
5 are in Michigan
4 are in California
3 are in Texas
3 are in Washington
2 are in New York
2 are in Puerto Rico
2 are in South Carolina
1 is in Alabama
1 is in American Samoa
1 is in Guam
1 is in Louisiana
1 is in Maine
1 is in Massachusetts
1 is in the Northern Marianas
1 is in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Isn't that fascinating?

ClevelandBronco
10-26-2012, 10:26 PM
Isn't that fascinating?

Yes. I didn't know that two could be in Puerto Rico.

Rain Man
10-26-2012, 10:27 PM
Yes. I didn't know that two could be in Puerto Rico.

That was quite the surprise. One I could see, but not two.

And none of the 100 largest are in Florida. That's my other surprise takeaway.

KcMizzou
10-26-2012, 10:30 PM
Dude. Why do you have a Bears avy? I know it's bad... but you don't switch teams. You just don't.

Rain Man
10-26-2012, 10:30 PM
Approximately 34 percent of those 100 largest islands have no population. And one of them, Long Island, has more people than the other 99 combined.

Rain Man
10-26-2012, 10:31 PM
Dude. Why do you have a Bears avy? I know it's bad... but you don't switch teams. You just don't.

It's kind of like being out on a really cold day, and you stop into a restaurant for a few minutes to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate. You know that you eventually have to go back out, but it feels so good while you're inside.

pr_capone
10-26-2012, 10:41 PM
I'm guessing they are counting PR itself, then Viequez.

SNR
10-26-2012, 11:42 PM
However, the largest island in the United States (Hawaii's Big Island) is only the world's 76th largest island.

Canada's Baffin Island is the 5th largest in the world.

Get with the program, United States. Sheesh.

SNR
10-26-2012, 11:45 PM
Even worse. Antarctica, which has one single national claim, but is shared by multiple countries, has THREE islands larger than our Big Island.

SNR
10-26-2012, 11:46 PM
We really need to improve our island sizes if we want to keep up with the rest of the world.

mikey23545
10-26-2012, 11:46 PM
So how big does something have to be before it's too big to be called an island and becomes a...well, whatever it becomes once it's too big to be considered an island?

pr_capone
10-26-2012, 11:48 PM
So how big does something have to be before it's too big to be called an island and becomes a...well, whatever it becomes once it's too big to be considered an island?

Ask Australia

Joe Seahawk
10-26-2012, 11:50 PM
Vancouver Island. :clap:

The island is 460 kilometres (290 mi) in length and 80 kilometres (50 mi) in width at its widest point. At 32,134 km2 (12,407 sq mi), Vancouver Island is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand,[nb 1] the largest island on the western side of North America, the world's 43rd largest island, Canada's 11th largest island, and Canada's second most populous island after the Island of Montreal. The Canada 2011 Census population is 759,366. [5] Nearly half of these (344,630) live in Greater Victoria. Other notable cities and towns on Vancouver Island include Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay, and Campbell River.

AussieChiefsFan
10-26-2012, 11:51 PM
Ask AustraliaYep. Australia is an Island (worlds largest at that), a continent, and a country. All in one.

A Salt Weapon
10-27-2012, 12:08 AM
We have a bunch up here, had no idea it was that many of the top 100.
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splatbass
10-27-2012, 02:23 AM
We really need to improve our island sizes if we want to keep up with the rest of the world.

The Big Island is constantly growing (lava flowing into the ocean). None of us will live long enough to see it move up on the list though.

ChiefGator
10-27-2012, 02:26 AM
Damnit.. we have an island gap!

Lonewolf Ed
10-27-2012, 03:17 AM
Yep. Australia is an Island (worlds largest at that), a continent, and a country. All in one.

You have all that going for you, yet you people still eat vegemite!

Saul Good
10-27-2012, 04:56 AM
Approximately 34 percent of those 100 largest islands have no population. And one of them, Long Island, has more people than the other 99 combined.

Why would you need to approximate a percentage in this situation? Hell, why would you even use a percentage when you're dealing with a set of 100 for that matter? This bothers me.

Mr. Flopnuts
10-27-2012, 05:18 AM
Yep. Australia is an Island (worlds largest at that), a continent, and a country. All in one.

It's also a former penal colony! There's lots of things going on there! ;)

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Darelle Revis must not have made it due to injury.

notorious
10-27-2012, 09:27 AM
"No man is an Island, Jack"

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-27-2012, 09:30 AM
"No man is an Island, Jack"

Jack didn't know Revis

Bowser
10-27-2012, 09:32 AM
Yep. Australia is an Island (worlds largest at that), a continent, and a country. All in one.

Yeah, but your toilets flush the wrong way. That scares me.

A Salt Weapon
10-27-2012, 09:33 AM
Why would you need to approximate a percentage in this situation? Hell, why would you even use a percentage when you're dealing with a set of 100 for that matter? This bothers me.

Best response possible, well played sir.
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notorious
10-27-2012, 09:36 AM
Jack didn't know Revis

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=I.4972761127060067&pid=15.1

Ultra Peanut
10-27-2012, 09:58 AM
"No man is an Island, Jack"

WE HAVE TO GO BACK, KATE

Claynus
10-27-2012, 09:59 AM
No one cares about 63 of those.

Rain Man
10-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Why would you need to approximate a percentage in this situation? Hell, why would you even use a percentage when you're dealing with a set of 100 for that matter? This bothers me.

Be comforted in the fact that only 99 of the islands have populations listed on wikipedia, with the 100th (Duke Island, Alaska) having a question mark and no number in the population column. Therefore, my current data lists approximately 34 percent have no population.

I'm particularly interested in the one person who is listed as a resident of Seguam Island, an 80-square mile island that is way out in the Aleutians. What is this person's story? Is he/she an antisocial Aleut? A lone military person in a remote lookout spot? A castaway that people refuse to rescue but still send a census form to? I really want to know.

Saul Good
10-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Be comforted in the fact that only 99 of the islands have populations listed on wikipedia, with the 100th (Duke Island, Alaska) having a question mark and no number in the population column. Therefore, my current data lists approximately 34 percent have no population.

I'm particularly interested in the one person who is listed as a resident of Seguam Island, an 80-square mile island that is way out in the Aleutians. What is this person's story? Is he/she an antisocial Aleut? A lone military person in a remote lookout spot? A castaway that people refuse to rescue but still send a census form to? I really want to know.

Sarah Palin

SNR
10-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Be comforted in the fact that only 99 of the islands have populations listed on wikipedia, with the 100th (Duke Island, Alaska) having a question mark and no number in the population column. Therefore, my current data lists approximately 34 percent have no population.

I'm particularly interested in the one person who is listed as a resident of Seguam Island, an 80-square mile island that is way out in the Aleutians. What is this person's story? Is he/she an antisocial Aleut? A lone military person in a remote lookout spot? A castaway that people refuse to rescue but still send a census form to? I really want to know.
It's Napoleon.

Rain Man
10-27-2012, 02:23 PM
Sarah Palin

That's possible, I guess. I'm not sure you can see Russia from there, though.

However, I also note that the SS Grayback submarine visited the island in 1959. Why would they visit this island? Did they drop off a mutinous crew member? Did they set up a top secret observation post? Did they forget about one red-shirted member of the landing party?

I think this lone resident has something to do with the Grayback.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Grayback_(SSG-574)

notorious
10-27-2012, 02:31 PM
That's possible, I guess. I'm not sure you can see Russia from there, though.

However, I also note that the SS Grayback submarine visited the island in 1959. Why would they visit this island? Did they drop off a mutinous crew member? Did they set up a top secret observation post? Did they forget about one red-shirted member of the landing party?

I think this lone resident has something to do with the Grayback.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Grayback_(SSG-574)

Awesome. I know a lot about submarines, but I have not seen that class yet.

Thanks!

pr_capone
10-28-2012, 01:11 AM
This image I stumbled across was pretty damn relevant.

This is an island inside of a lake on an island inside of a lake on an island.

http://i.imgur.com/dH3vY.jpg

Joe Seahawk
10-28-2012, 01:20 AM
Vancouver Island. :clap:

The island is 460 kilometres (290 mi) in length and 80 kilometres (50 mi) in width at its widest point. At 32,134 km2 (12,407 sq mi), Vancouver Island is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand,[nb 1] the largest island on the western side of North America, the world's 43rd largest island, Canada's 11th largest island, and Canada's second most populous island after the Island of Montreal. The Canada 2011 Census population is 759,366. [5] Nearly half of these (344,630) live in Greater Victoria. Other notable cities and towns on Vancouver Island include Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay, and Campbell River.

EARTHQUAKE!!!

Rain Man
10-28-2012, 02:34 AM
This image I stumbled across was pretty damn relevant.

This is an island inside of a lake on an island inside of a lake on an island.



If there's a wormhole on this planet, it has to be there.