Leshp is Real, Y’all

Remember how in Terry Pratchett’s Jingo, Ankh-Morpork and Klatch were disputing over an island that just showed up in the middle of the sea between them, and then went its merry way?

Truth be stranger than fiction, apparently. And fiction is prescient; or at least, Terry Pratchett is.

BBC: Disputed Bay of Bengal island ‘vanishes’ say scientists

That’s kind of a beautiful image.

“What these two countries could not achieve from years of talking, has been resolved by global warming,” said Professor Sugata Hazra of the School of Oceanographic Studies at Jadavpur University in Calcutta.

Anyone wishing to visit now, he observed, would have to think of travelling by submarine.