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Venom
22-09-2005, 13:50:21
Could a nuclear bomb destroy a hurricane?

Funko
22-09-2005, 13:51:16
Wow, let's try.

There must be some handy nukes in Texas.

Houston, you have a problem.

Venom
22-09-2005, 13:53:35
Because then we could just nuke hurricanes out at sea and let the radiation spread to africa and Europe and stuff and I don't think anyone could be against that.

Funko
22-09-2005, 13:54:25
Or, even better, you could nuke them in Texas.

Oerdin
22-09-2005, 13:55:32
Or just skip the middle man and just nuke Texas.

Funko
22-09-2005, 13:56:28
It could make the hurricane even worse though!

Drekkus
22-09-2005, 13:56:57
I can't believe the US isn't building a windenergy park over there. Those storms must create enough energy to power the whole US. :D

Venom
22-09-2005, 13:57:48
We need Texas for football, oil, death row, the Alamo, and those cars with the horns for hood ornaments.

Venom
22-09-2005, 13:58:59
Originally posted by Funko
It could make the hurricane even worse though!

Good point. It could absorb the energy and become a super hurricane.

I'm feeling another movie script coming on....NUCLEAR HURRICANE!

mr.G
22-09-2005, 13:58:59
Bet you can nuke texas and make one giant anti-hurricane wich will implode the existing razing hurricane.........if you try

Drekkus
22-09-2005, 13:59:31
Those things are perfectly possible after a nuclear holocaust, see Mad Max.

Venom
22-09-2005, 14:02:05
Thunderdome is not football.

mr.G
22-09-2005, 14:02:32
Originally posted by Drekkus
I can't believe the US isn't building a windenergy park over there. Those storms must create enough energy to power the whole US. :D :lol:
damn that issss schjmart

Venom
22-09-2005, 14:34:37
Or we could hook the generators up to the Texas electric chair and really juice the shit out of those bastards.

Japher
22-09-2005, 14:50:11
can't hurt to try

or at least not hurt TAHT much

DaShi
22-09-2005, 15:11:12
Texas should build a giant fan and just blow them back toward Cuba.

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-09-2005, 17:39:35
Originally posted by Venom
Could a nuclear bomb destroy a hurricane?

I imagine that, after the initial blast had passed, the fires would cause atmospheric pressures to drop even lower and make the hurricane worse.

Nav
22-09-2005, 17:50:02
Originally posted by Venom
Or we could hook the generators up to the Texas electric chair and really juice the shit out of those bastards. Environmentally safe electric chairs? That ought to appease the anti-death penalty camp. :lol:

Venom
22-09-2005, 17:56:18
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I imagine that, after the initial blast had passed, the fires would cause atmospheric pressures to drop even lower and make the hurricane worse.

But would the shockwave and massive winds smash the hurricanes organization thereby rendering it little more than a massive rain formation?

Fistandantilus
22-09-2005, 18:05:00
You do have a shitload of nuclear warheads in your backyard uh venom?

Koyaanisqatsi
22-09-2005, 18:36:08
No. The energy levels involved are too huge. It would be one of those mosquito/elephant things.

Venom
22-09-2005, 18:47:55
Well, there goes that plan.

Of course, if you had some fancy equations to back that up, I'd be more impressed.

Lurker the Second
22-09-2005, 19:07:02
If I knew how to make all the fancy symbols and such necessary to fake a fancy equation, I'd do it. But don't.

Venom
22-09-2005, 19:14:03
See, I think the key would be to attack the eyewall. If you break up the eye wall, which can happen naturally as part of eyewall reformation, you can majorly slowdown wind speeds. So break up the eyewall....

Of course you'd spread a lot of radiation on those winds.

lightblue
22-09-2005, 19:14:36
Keep in mind that a hurricane's eye alone is bigger than a typical primary impact zone, so I somehow doubt it'll do all that much.

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-09-2005, 19:16:57
Originally posted by Venom
Well, there goes that plan.

Of course, if you had some fancy equations to back that up, I'd be more impressed.

Let hurricane = A

Let nuke = B

A + B = C (Where C = an almighty fuck-up)

Lurker the Second
22-09-2005, 19:25:48
Jesus Christ, what next, a hurling thread?

Venom
22-09-2005, 19:28:20
What if B is a negative nuke?

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-09-2005, 19:31:23
You buy it a drink and tell it to stop taking things so seriously.

Beta1
22-09-2005, 19:32:23
Originally posted by Venom
What if B is a negative nuke?

then presumably c = almighty fuck down

Venom
22-09-2005, 19:45:00
Get down, get down

Get down, get down

mr.G
22-09-2005, 20:54:38
get down on it.................get down on it.

zmama
23-09-2005, 02:49:13
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Jesus Christ, what next, a hurling thread?

zmama
23-09-2005, 02:49:49
Oh sorry...wrong one

Koshko
23-09-2005, 04:09:20
No nuclear bombs can't ... The power in a mere minimal Catagory 1 hurricane is the equivalents of literally thousands of nuclear bombs. The difference is that the power is spread out over a large area while a nuclear bomb's power is in a tightly compact area. In fact, if there was a way to harnass the power of a hurricane, you could provide electricity for everyone in the World for days.

Koyaanisqatsi
23-09-2005, 04:20:43
A fully developed hurricane can release heat energy at a rate of 5 to 20x10^13 watts and converts less than 10% of the heat into the mechanical energy of the wind. The heat release is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes. According to the 1993 World Almanac, the entire human race used energy at a rate of 10^13 watts in 1990, a rate less than 20% of the power of a hurricane.

RedFred
23-09-2005, 05:24:55
I don't know about nukes and hurricanes. But if you started everyone driving on the left side of the road the eddies would work to defuse rather than enhance tornados.

notyoueither
23-09-2005, 05:59:12
Very nice, zmama.

Oerdin
23-09-2005, 06:02:10
I say we drop Venom in the middle of a hurricane. His ass is so huge it must act like a neutron star and the gravity would be so strong it would suck the entire hurricane into it.

Funko
23-09-2005, 09:28:31
That sounds good at first but what goes in must come out and can you imagine the fart that would produce?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-09-2005, 09:53:02
Originally posted by Koyaanisqatsi
A fully developed hurricane can release heat energy at a rate of 5 to 20x10^13 watts and converts less than 10% of the heat into the mechanical energy of the wind. The heat release is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes. According to the 1993 World Almanac, the entire human race used energy at a rate of 10^13 watts in 1990, a rate less than 20% of the power of a hurricane.

Hmm... so with one proper hurricane, we can fuel five worlds?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-09-2005, 09:53:40
Originally posted by Funko
That sounds good at first but what goes in must come out and can you imagine the fart that would produce?

The galaxy's first brown hole.

Drekkus
23-09-2005, 10:32:28
Originally posted by RedFred
I don't know about nukes and hurricanes. But if you started everyone driving on the left side of the road the eddies would work to defuse rather than enhance tornados. Eddy?

Funko
23-09-2005, 10:36:09
IRON MAIDEN! WOOO!

Drekkus
23-09-2005, 10:42:13
Eddy van Halen?

King_Ghidra
23-09-2005, 11:00:33
http://www.nyt.co.uk/eddiethe%20eagle.jpg

Drekkus
23-09-2005, 11:03:31
Eddy the Spread Eagle!

mr.G
23-09-2005, 11:07:27
Eddy the sandwich spread Eagle!!

mr.G
23-09-2005, 11:07:52
Eddy the bacon sandwich spread Eagle!!

Funko
23-09-2005, 11:11:21
You can get bacon sandwich spread?!

mr.G
23-09-2005, 11:11:52
you can't?

Oerdin
23-09-2005, 11:25:24
Originally posted by Funko
You can get bacon sandwich spread?!

It's like a smorgosbord only different.

Tizzy
23-09-2005, 11:28:00
Why would you want a spread that tastes of bacon sandwich when you could just have an actual bacon sandwich?

King_Ghidra
23-09-2005, 11:30:26
might be less fatty or something (for those that care about such things)

mr.G
23-09-2005, 11:34:38
Originally posted by Tizzy
Why would you want a spread that tastes of bacon sandwich when you could just have an actual bacon sandwich? DHY........FACT!!

Funko
23-09-2005, 11:38:27
Why would you want beef spread when you can have lovely thick slices of roast beef?

Why would you want tinned spaghetti when you can get fresh pasta?

Drekkus
23-09-2005, 11:50:39
Spread your beef, baby.

mr.G
23-09-2005, 11:58:58
she spreads as easy as peanut butter.....

wich film?

Venom
23-09-2005, 13:08:57
Backyard Bandits 5.

Drekkus
23-09-2005, 13:17:25
Is that a porno?

Rodgers
23-09-2005, 13:21:32
No, landscape gardening for BMX fans

Venom
23-09-2005, 13:24:49
They totally go hit vert ramps in people's yards. It's way out of control.

Rodgers
23-09-2005, 13:26:02
Wasnt "Endo" a Star Wars character?

Funko
23-09-2005, 13:26:19
No. Endor was a Star Wars moon...

Rodgers
23-09-2005, 13:27:55
Could have been though...

mr.G
23-09-2005, 13:28:10
mooning wooooohoooooooo
now everybody...........................hey hallo