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Smart 10-Year-Old Saves Befuddled Parents from Tsunami

Link here for a newspaper article about a 10-year-old English girl who, while vacationing with her parents in Thailand, recognized the hallmarks of the tsunami when they were all down on the beach. When the water suddenly receded rapidly from the shore, the idiot parents wanted to go down for a closer look, but she told them this was the sign of a tsunami, which she then had to clarify as a "tidal wave". They, and a lot of other people got off the beach in time, although it sounds like the parents wouldn't have been that great a loss.