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What Would Happen If Earth Stopped Spinning?

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Witold Fraczek, geological expert and member of Esri -- an outfit specializing in geographic information system technology -- postulated the effects of a non-rotational world. Along with days that last a year, Fraczek shares his doomsday scenario:

"If the earth stood still, the oceans would gradually migrate toward the poles and cause land in the equatorial region to emerge. This would eventually result in a huge equatorial megacontinent and two large polar oceans. The line that delineates the areas that hydrologically contribute to one or the other ocean would follow the equator if the earth was a perfect ellipsoid. However, due to the significant relief of both the continents and the ocean floor, the hypothetical global divide between the areas that hydrologically contribute to one or another ocean deviates from the equator significantly. Analogous to the well-known U.S. Continental Divide, this would be the border separating two giant hemispherical watersheds of the new circumpolar oceans."

Not possible, you say? Couldn't happen, you say? On the contrary:

"Most scientists agree that the solar day (related to the speed of rotation) is continuously getting longer. This minimal increase of the day length is due mainly to the oceanic tidal friction. When the estimated rate of the slowdown was projected back to past geologic eons, it showed that the length of a day was several hours shorter than today."

God forbid anything from Soft Cell also comes true.
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