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Author Topic: I've just been told a fascinating (but highly dubious) fact about Canada...  (Read 389 times)

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And that dubious fact is this....

       There is an island in Canada that is actually larger than the lake in which it stands.



Call me a total numptie if you like, but I just don't see how an island can be bigger in area than it's lake.   Nevertheless, the dude who told me it still blatantly claims that he is absolutely right.

Is he right?   Is there really a Canadian island that is bigger in area than the lake in which it stands?    How does that work?
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And that dubious fact is this....

       There is an island in Canada that is actually larger than the lake in which it stands.



Call me a total numptie if you like, but I just don't see how an island can be bigger in area than it's lake.   Nevertheless, the dude who told me it still blatantly claims that he is absolutely right.

Is he right?   Is there really a Canadian island that is bigger in area than the lake in which it stands?    How does that work?

Presumably it's like a moat around the island .
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Presumably it's like a moat around the island .

Yes but, yes but.... Thanks for a pretty nifty theory Cos but...As a lake, it'd be measured by its shoreline and the size of the area included within the outer ring of its shoreline. That is, after all, how they measure the area of lakes.

That said, the size of the island was still bigger in area than the area of the lake! How come?

That's what I'd like to know. I'm stumped. Any more theories or explanations anyone?
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