Papua New Guinea - Did World War II end in a flurry of Japanese midgets pitching enemy-combatant dwarves into disputed international waters? And were they all 'wrecked' on Sake??
The discovery of a Ko-hyoteki-class midget submarine deep under Simpson Harbour in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea has confirmed historians' theories about er, stuff.
"Foreign dwarves were considered a menace," Dr Einstein Flintstone, Professor of Imperial War Studies at Hang Seng University said today, "and Japan's ruthless program of eradication pitted like against like, hence the tiny sub discovered this week."
For years speculation about the existence of such a program was rife after analysis of Pearl Harbor wreckage confirmed lots of things about the role of Japan's 'little people'.
"We pretty certain that a similar, Tamagotchi-class mini sub managed to enter Pearl Harbor and successfully fire a dwarf torpedo at the USS West Virginia, for instance," Dr Flintstone added.
The attack seriously damaged the battleship HMS Snow White as well as sinking a 7,000 ton oil tanker - although US War Office sources have strenuously denied that any American dwarves - or midgets - were ever in the loop.
Naval sources at the former Germany colony have now confirmed that a salvage operation will raise the wreckage some time next month and any sellable bits will be flogged off in an internet auction.