And then, after all this time on so many maps, Australian scientists recently made what is called an "Un-Discovery:" Late last year, they announced Sandy Island doesn't exist. What's more, it never existed. Ever.
It didn't sink. This is not a global warming-rising ocean story. This is just a fantasy that never got corrected — and stayed uncorrected, oddly, into the space age.
You'd think that with mapping satellites, spy satellites, military satellites, navies all over the world wanting to know what not to bump into, the world would have noticed if 45 square miles of rock that was supposed to be there, wasn't. Someone would have asked, "Why can't we see it?"