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Old 09-14-2013   #1
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Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

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"Doom Mons is named after Mount Doom, a volcano that appears in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth, most prominently in The Lord of the Rings.[1] The name follows a convention by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature that Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works. Other examples of Titanian mountains or mountain ranges named after Tolkien's works include Erebor Mons, Irensaga Montes, Mindolluin Montes, Misty Montes, Mithrim Montes, and Taniquetil Montes.[12] The name of Mount Doom was formally announced for the Titanian mountain on November 13, 2012."

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Re: Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

Cool. That must mean the Shire really exists!
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Re: Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

This is awesome.

And PD, if the Shire really exists, I need to go to there....
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Re: Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA YAY!!

I mean. That's cool. What an interesting fact.

Seriously, that is awesome.

And Jenn, pD, the Shire actually *does* exist:

http://www.hobbitontours.com/

When they were filming the first three LotR films, they had a temporary Shire set, and took it down after the films. Apparently the demand to see Hobbiton was so high that they erected a permanent, more durable recreation of Hobbiton that you can still tour to this day. Heehee!

My sister and I went to New Zealand years ago but the permanent set wasn't there when we visited. They do, however, have multiple LotR and Hobbit-related tours you can take (we took two when we were there, saw some of the mountains and scenery from the films, which was amazing), and now Hobbiton will forever exist somewhere in farm country of New Zealand.

Aaaaaaaaaaand looks like my sister and I will also have to visit the Titanian mountains, as well. Done, and, done!
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Re: Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

Screw Canada. Let's have the convention at the Shire!
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Re: Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA YAY!!

I mean. That's cool. What an interesting fact.

Seriously, that is awesome.

And Jenn, pD, the Shire actually *does* exist:

http://www.hobbitontours.com/

When they were filming the first three LotR films, they had a temporary Shire set, and took it down after the films. Apparently the demand to see Hobbiton was so high that they erected a permanent, more durable recreation of Hobbiton that you can still tour to this day. Heehee!

My sister and I went to New Zealand years ago but the permanent set wasn't there when we visited. They do, however, have multiple LotR and Hobbit-related tours you can take (we took two when we were there, saw some of the mountains and scenery from the films, which was amazing), and now Hobbiton will forever exist somewhere in farm country of New Zealand.

Aaaaaaaaaaand looks like my sister and I will also have to visit the Titanian mountains, as well. Done, and, done!
Yeah but I mean a real REAL Shire with hobbits. Not the one they put together for the movie...although looking at the special features, they did an amazing job on it.
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Re: Titanian mountains are named after mountains in Tolkien's works.

Hobbits! FOUR HOBBITS! lol i love that part of the movie.

How much do you think the pot costs out there? You think it's free?
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