Thursday, June 17, 2010

NEMO Disambiguation

One of the charms of Wikipedia is getting caught in the web of disambiguations associated with what you're actually searching for. You may be surprised to learn that NEMO can refer to many things.

The ones we most often hear from people making an association with the company name are Finding NEMO (too obvious) and Captain Nemo (for the literary folks).

The Latin meaning for "nemo" (meaning "no man" or "no one") tends to be referenced from time to time. Less popular -- unless you salute the maple leaf -- is Mt. Nemo, a popular sport climbing destination in southern Ontario. Nemo Peak is a volcano in the Kuril Islands, Russia.

You might drive a Nemo in some parts of the world (warning: rollover hazards)... perhaps on your way to Nemo, Texas?

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My personal favorite is Point NEMO, also known as the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. This point, located in the South Pacific, is the furthest point from any land mass at 1,553 miles (2,500 kilometers).

The 'NEMO' from NEMO Equipment, Inc. comes from the fact the company was originally named New England Mountain Equipment (read more here).


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