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Chanlin
08-27-2008, 11:59 PM
... and no one told me.

So I'm taking a class on basic geology this semester. The professor had a picture up on the board of a mountain. Below the mountain is a clear blue lake and the entire mountain is clearly covered in snow.

Prof: Does anyone know what mountain this is? I'll give you a hint, its to the North by North West of us.

Student: Mount Everest :confused:

Prof: *looks at the student, the picture, the student again, the picture. blink blink* No I said to the north by north west.

Student: :confused:

Prof: Where is Mount Everest

Half the Class: In Asia.

Incidentally the picture was of Mt McKinley (Mt Denali) in Alaska.

nomorecarts
08-28-2008, 12:19 AM
wow, even I knew it was Mt McKinley before I read the last line of your post

Pedersen
08-28-2008, 01:32 AM
And, from the sounds of it, taken from the Wonder Lake area. Planning on taking that same pic next year, so will have to show it when I do.

Oh, and for everybody else here: If you ever get the chance to go to Alaska, do so. You won't regret it.

nomorecarts
08-28-2008, 07:01 AM
if anyone is going up to alaska..... take lots of money, you'll need it

JustADude
08-28-2008, 11:13 AM
if anyone is going up to alaska..... take lots of money, you'll need it

And don't forget the pink-cammo pants and energy drinks to appease the 867ers.

crazylegs
08-28-2008, 01:53 PM
And don't forget the pink-cammo pants and energy drinks to appease the 867ers.

And hats, lots of hats (preferably with a pimpjuice side order).

Chanlin
08-28-2008, 10:28 PM
The photo was by Ansel Adams and is a fairly famous shot if you have seen it. I will see if I can find a link for it later when I am not at work :)

Oh, i also related this to a friend of mine and his reply, "I'm not sure what worries me more, the fact that someone said Mount Everest, or only half the class could tell him where Mount Everest is."

Broomjockey
08-29-2008, 05:41 AM
And don't forget the pink-cammo pants and energy drinks to appease the 867ers.

And hats, lots of hats (preferably with a pimpjuice side order).

wrong side of the country, guys. 867 (aka Nunavut), is closer to Michigan, if you draw a vertical line on a map. The Yukon and NWT are pretty decent, though sparsely populated. We've a fairly large contingent of students in my residence from there, and it's like any other town/city. Just frigid.