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Guam 'Will tip over and capsize' Comment was Joke, Says Congressman‎

Democratic U.S. House of Representative Hank Johnson said that the island nation of Guam will capsize, subsequently causing an Internet sensation. On Thursday, he said he was merely using subtle humor.

My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize, said Johnson to Admiral Robert Willard at a committee meeting.

Willard, with what appeared to be a smile, said, We don't anticipate that, adding that Guam only has over a hundred thousand people.

His video-taped blunder at a House Armed Services Committee on Mar. 25. was subsequently uploaded to YouTube and played on several radio stations.

Johnson was concerned that relocating several thousand marine troops could possibly be problematic for the small island nation. Guam may not be able to hold several thousand more people because it is 24 miles long and about 7 miles wide at the

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Added: Apr-3-2010 Occurred On: Apr-2-2010
By: neverknwo
Tags: Guam, Tip, over, Capsize
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