• Viking Sunstones Actually Worked? Awesome.

    by  •  • Posterous

    “According to Viking legend, the marauding seafarers found their way in bad weather using glowing sunstones that revealed the position of the sun even when it was obscured by cloud or had sunk beneath the horizon.

    Scientists have long argued over whether such a trick is feasible, but new research on a crystal recovered from a 16th century shipwreck reveals that such stones could indeed have helped the Vikings navigate from Norway to North America.”

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