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Many glaciers on Svalbard behave very differently from other glaciers worldwide. They advance massively for some years and then quickly retreat – and then remain quiescent for fifty to a hundred years – before they once again start to advance.
If you have an unusually pretty cat and dream about cloning it one day, you might as well stop dreaming. Two cats with the exact same gene pool can actually look totally different (Titan.uio.no).
Was a giant wave involved in the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the Spanish coast? We don't know, but there have been speculations on the possibility of a giant wave due to a phenomenon called crossing sea. Norwegian researchers have participated in a project to estimate the probability of a giant wave.