Some of these 'un-discovered islands' are products of myth and legend like the famous Atlantis. Others have more unexpected origins like fraud. And a few actually were once considered real by scientists and geographers as recently as this decade.
USS Nimitz Logistics Spc. 3rd Class Michael Zegarra swings his wife Caterina into the air as they embrace on the pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., on Dec. 10. The USS Nimitz returned from a six-month deployment.
The storm's heroes include a brave train engineer who desperately hustled evacuees out of the hurricane's path, an immigrant from the Bahamas who tried to save his fishing-and-farming clan of more than 60 people, and Ernest Hemingway.