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news icon rMount Everest is about 12ft lower than previously thought, according to the results of a Chinese survey of the world's highest peak. It revealed the summit is now only 29,017.16ft above sea level - 12.14ft below a 1975 Chi

nese survey and 21.65ft lower than a 1999 American study.

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GreyWeather

I bet mount everest is thinking "I'm meeellltiiiinnng..." :lol:

but this could be a huge devistation if it has shrunk :(

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Kryso
while perhaps confirming suspicions that the mountain has been shrinking due to the effects of global warming.

If its the snow that has melted due to global warming, then it hasn't really shrunk, it simply has less snow on it. Weather changes don't shrink rock! Or am I been dumb, lol. :mellow:

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Rathma

IT SHRUNK 12 FEET?!?!!?

That's it, i'm climbing it! :ph34r:

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AztecInca
"we cannot arrive at the conclusion now that Everest has become shorter, because there have been problems ... of surveying technology with previous measurements".

That is where the discrepancy has come from I believe. 12 feet just seems far too much for it to shrink especially when its supposed to be risisng slightly each year!

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turbonium

NEWS UPDATE!!!

Oct.12, 2005 (SatirePress)

Emergency services from Nepal and China dispatched over 20 aircraft today, including specially equipped Hughes and Bell helicopters, to unload thousands of gallons of liquid Viagra onto the shrinking Mt. Everest. "This is an all-out effort to restore Everest to its once proud claim as the world's highest mountain. It's really nothing to be embarassed about...it can happen to the best of us", stated Gen. Abso El Morrah, leader of the multinational coalition forces.

"I have climbed Mt. Everest during and immediately after heavy rainfalls, and at that time there is usually some shrinkage. That is quite normal. But it has always grown back to its normal size after a day or two. So, yes, this is very, very unusual", said a shocked Da Lhamu, a long time Sherpa guide and Everest historian.

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stuart

Perhaps it didn't sink, could the tide have been in when they had the measuring tapes out?

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starlitkate

kryso-I wouldn't say rock shrinks, yet I would. Rain does wear rock down. And if the snow is melting due to global warming then that could be taking an effect on rock causing it to reform and wear down. If this is what is going on, it's not a good thing!!

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Kryso

kryso-I wouldn't say rock shrinks, yet I would. Rain does wear rock down. And if the snow is melting due to global warming then that could be taking an effect on rock causing it to reform and wear down. If this is what is going on, it's not a good thing!!

I know rock gets worn and washed away. But 12 feet since it was last recorded. That’s some mean weather up there, lol.

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different

could be possible they made a math mistake?

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Wingman

I bet it's cause we have more precise technology than in 1975, and they simply mis-measured it before.

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