Why Scientists Are No Fun

For decades they have come to Loch Ness, camera-toting tourists and scientists with high-tech submersibles, all desperate for a glimpse of the world's most famous monster. Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi says they will never find Nessie, because she's an earthquake. He claims seismic activity in the Great Glen Fault, directly under the Scottish lake, coincides with the sightings, groaning noises and water-surface disturbances attributed to Scotland's favorite beast. Tell that to the tourist bureau.

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