After Google launched its Ocean extension for Google Earth back in 2009, oddly well laid-out features on the floor of the Atlantic had been speculated by some to be evidence of the existence of Atlantis, the legendary ancient civilization said to have vanished into the sea thousands of years ago. Those theories have been sunk, though, with NOAA's sobering clarification on exactly what those features are: errors in sonar rendering caused by assembling multiple data sets together, which is exactly what Google Earth does to create a global picture of Earth's oceans. It's a fairly common problem — students at UC San Diego have spent the last three years removing those types of errors from the data by hand, and as of last week, "Atlantis" has been once again wiped off the map, so to speak.

Alternatively, this is a cover-up of enormous proportions spanning the highest levels of government on multiple continents, and members of the Illuminati continue their work unabated some mile and a half beneath the unforgiving seas northwest of Africa.