Christmas Island
April 5, 2003 6:13 AM   Subscribe

Christmas Island is the largest coral atoll in the world with an area of 248 square miles of which 125 square miles is land and the remainder lagoon. [more]
posted by hama7 (12 comments total)
Christmas Island flag, birds, ants, and owls.
posted by hama7 at 6:14 AM on April 5, 2003

I think I speak for everybody on the internet when I say I am never going to any christmas island website ever again.

posted by Space Coyote at 6:42 AM on April 5, 2003

1500 people...120 million giant (up to 116mm), long-lived (don't even start breeding until they're 4 or 5 years old), violently migratory, cannibalistic, bright red crabs.

And no ATM machine.

However, there's no sales tax, so if you remembered to bring money, and if you don't get eaten by hungry, giant red crabs, or trampled by horny, migrating, giant red crabs, you can probably get some pretty sweet deals!
posted by umberto at 7:13 AM on April 5, 2003

Don't be fooled by all the Christmas Island propaganda.

Not only do they not have an ATM machine, there's no phone, no lights, no motor cars, not a single luxury. Like Robinson Crusoe, as primitive as can be.

Though apparently there are plenty of coconut cream pies.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 7:21 AM on April 5, 2003

It's pretty obvious Christmas Island is just a movie set in Hollywood. Don't deny.
posted by angry modem at 7:28 AM on April 5, 2003

Its also apparently a way point for the U.S. military.
posted by gsteff at 7:59 AM on April 5, 2003

It looks like a nice place to lose yourself in.

Thanks, hama7.
posted by plep at 9:04 AM on April 5, 2003

Damn you, filmgoerjaun - you stole my riff! S'allright - you did it better than I would have.

Cool stuff, hama7...thanks.
posted by davidmsc at 10:09 AM on April 5, 2003

Not to be confused with
Christmas Island.
posted by nasim at 11:20 AM on April 5, 2003

and they have arguably the coolest top level domain: .cx
posted by specialk420 at 7:01 PM on April 5, 2003

cx = Christmas Island? Is Christmas Island home of the guy? Um...
posted by MiG at 7:22 PM on April 5, 2003

Not to be confused with Christmas Island.

Good point nasim. The Christmas Island I think I meant is an atoll between Hawaii and Tahiti, but the first link above was to the other one near Australia (minus atoll or lagoon).

A thousand apologies. But on the bright hand, now I have two Christmas Islands to dayream about. I think I'll get started exactly now.
posted by hama7 at 8:00 PM on April 5, 2003

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