Posted Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at 5:34 PM
is back in the news thanks to the discovery of bone fragments on the remote, uninhabited Pacific island of
. The famed female aviator and her navigator, Fred Noonan, vanished in 1937, some 20,000 miles into their attempted 'round-the-world flight. The plane was never recovered. But a salvage team on the island recently found a pocket knife, along with other items manufactured in the 1930s, and the tell-tale bones. This raises the possibility that Earhart and Noonan lived as castaways until they ran out of supplies and that their remains were consumed by crabs. The bone fragments have been sent for DNA testing.