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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Soundtrack (in order of appearance)
  • 1. Speed of Sound:Chris Bell
  • 2. Lover:Devandra Banhart
  • 3. William Tell Overture:Traditional
  • 4. Screw the Man:The Jerk Offs
  • 5. Twilight:The Raveonettes
  • 6. You Don't Have To Love Me (io che non vivo senza te):Dusty Springfield
  • 7. Xavier:The Submarines
  • 8. Middle Management:Bishop Allen
  • 9. Fever:Takka Takka
  • 10. Sonido Total:The Pinker Tones
  • 11. Our Swords:Band of Horses
  • 12. Snoopy:The Playboys
  • 13. Go Deep:Silas Hite and Mark Mothersbaugh
  • 14. Boys Don't Cry:John Enroth
  • 15. All the Wine:The National
  • 16. Insistor:Tapes 'N Tapes
  • 17. Just the Way You Are:Billy Joel
  • 18. Wannabe:Spice Girls
  • 19. After Hours:We Are Scientists
  • 20. Kennedy:Ratatat
  • 21. Negative:Project Jenny, Project Jan
  • 22. Very Loud:Shout Out Louds
  • 23. Where There's A Will There's a Whalebone:Islands
  • 24. Why:Colin Kiddy
  • 25. Slight of Hand:Army Navy
  • 26. Trust your Stomach:Marching Band
  • 27. 12 Gays of Christmas:John Cantwell
  • 28. Baby You're my Light:Richard Hawley
  • 29. Karate:Kennedy
  • 30. Little Motel:Modest Mouse
  • 31. You Sexy Thing:Hot Chocolate
  • 32. Riot Radio:The Dead 60s
  • 33. Silvery Sleds:Army Navy
  • 34. How to Say Goodbye:Paul Tiernan
  • 35. Last Words:The Real Tuesday Weld
  • 36. Ottoman:Vampire Weekend
  • 37. Electro Socket Blues:Rogue Wave

Rogue Waves Hit Without Warning

This is an artist rendition of a rogue wave. It is hard to get a good photo of a rogue wave simply because they ‘come out of nowhere’ and without warning. Mariners have spoken of ‘monstrous walls of water’ that appear from nowhere in the open seas and are impossible to steer around them. However, physical oceanographers have disregarded such mythical stories from mariners and suggested that rogue waves build up gradually and have narrow crests relatively. Furthermore, lack of data, measurements, and observations of rogue waves did not benefit the argument of the mariners.

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Waves Gone Rogue

Life on the open sea is not for the faint of heart. Although rare, waves such as the one pictured below are wild and unpredictable; they are rogue. Since man has sailed across the seas, they have told legends of these waves that seemed to defy logic. Sailors have described them as enormous mountains surrounded in a blanket of water. In a typical swell, an average wave crest can stand somewhere around 6 meters tall (≈20 ft). However, every now and then, ship-men will encounter rogue waves at least twice the size, oftentimes as high as 23 meters tall (≈75 ft) and some taller depending on the ferocity of the storm. These waves are known to ruin shipping cargo, throw crew-members overboard, and even capsize shipping vessels.

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