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'Meanwhile' is a collaborative blog about all the crazy stuff on the Internet. Here, reporters from various Tribune desks tell you what you (almost) need to know about topics ranging from technology to YouTube sensations. Contributors: Michael McFall, Dave Newlin, Matt Piper, Brennan Smith, Erin Alberty. Edited by Sheena McFarland.

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Lake Bonneville floods Salt Lake Valley in this panorama

Ever wondered what the Salt Lake Valley would look like if Lake Bonneville suddenly came back?

Sam Funston was curious too, so he took a photo of the valley from South Mountain in Draper and edited in the water level from thousands of years ago with Photoshop, according to his Facebook page. Since he posted the result to Gigapan, we can all experience the Waterworld-esque imaging in an interactive panoramic view.

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A warming, drying climate caused Lake Bonneville to shrink before reaching its modern size some 6,000 years ago.

Obviously, the cost of a lake resurrected to the level of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail would be astronomical.

- Michael McFall

Twitter: @mikeypanda



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