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Plymouth Rock | Facts and Trivia

Plymouth Rock | Facts and Trivia
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In 2006, the Troll Colony Memorial, a satirical Web site about life in Plymouth, reported that pirates in kayaks had stolen the rock and towed it to Manomet Point–where seals were sunning themselves on it while the perpetrators waited for a $1 million ransom.Plymouth Rock may have originally weighed as much as 20 tons. The visible top third weighs approximately 4 tons; the buried bottom weighs 6 tons, meaning that Plymouth Rock is probably about half the size it once was.There’s a Plymouth Rock on the Red Planet. On June 7, 2004, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took a photo of the 35×20-inch chunk of basalt, informally named for America’s most famous rock.

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