Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Trinidad WITHOUT Tobago is the same size as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Trinidad and Tobago (and their associated smaller island territories) add up to a whopping 1,987 sq mi (5,131 km ) while dainty Rhode Island weighs in at 1,545 sq mi(4,002 km²).
However, if we take out charming Tobago and  Chacachacare, Monos, Huevos, Gaspar Grande (or Gasparee), Little Tobago, and St. Giles Island., we are getting closer- "Trinidad is 1,841 sq mi(4,768 km2 ) in area with an average length of 50 mi (80 km) and an average width of 37 mi (59 kilometres)".  Rhode Island is similar in shape, at a length of 48 mi (77 km), and a width of 37 mi (60 km), so I will accept Trinidad, but must clarify that we need to ignore the hell out of Tobago and the aforementioned assorted tropical islets.

Put on your ignoring hat.

This random comparison comes to us from Elkins, West Virginia, which sent a batch to teenagers to the island paradise to hassle the citizens about Jesus.

" This summer, however, a group of teenagers from Elkins decided they instead wanted to spend their time helping the less fortunate and spreading the message of Jesus Christ.
...Trinidad and Tobago is a small island off the coast of Venezuela that is roughly the size of Rhode Island ... "We were blessed to not only be able to minister in service, but also to see over 300 people raise their hands to receive salvation!""

From the West Virginia Inter-Mountain, where I would have thought they could have found plenty of folk in need locally, without travelling 1,344 miles to " minister in a school that had never been reached with the Gospel!"

Also, for the record, Rhode Island beat the hell out of Trinidad and Tobago in getting independence from Great Britain- Rhode Island was the first of the 13 colonies to declare independence on  May 4, 1776, while Trinidad and Tobago took til 1962 to kick out the limeys.

So, go Rhody. And I hope the teens of Elkins, West Virginia declare their own independence, and stop God-bothering and annoying people they don't know. I mean, yes, I realize it is a fact of life that teenagers are annoying, but it's not really fair to export them at that stage.

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