© 2008 Blake

Lake Superior Sunset

Old legends say that “Lake Superior never gives up her dead”. I asked around and apparently the scientific explanation is that the water in Lake Superior is so cold that bacteria doesn’t grow in a drowned human body. Without the growth of bacteria the body sinks and never returns to the surface.

The water in this photo looks cold enough to support this macabre legend.

One Comment

  1. Marshal
    Posted October 29, 2009 at 4:48 pm | #

    That is cool! I did not know that!

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