"'And the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided,' reads Exodus, chapter 14. Sounds unlikely? Probably, but apart from the 'LORD' bit, physics doesn't think it's impossible. Bible-backing science has suggested that a planet or supernova may have guided the Magi, and that Noah's flood might have been the filling of the Black Sea when a natural dam succumbed to the Mediterranean's waters. Now computer simulations show that a stiff wind blowing from the east for 12 hours could have given the Israelites a land bridge that allowed them to escape Egypt over 3000 years ago."