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Oerdin
01-08-2006, 12:35:30
Glacier beer from Greenland? What will they think of next?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5234194.stm

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 13:08:30
wait a minute, won't this beer destroy the glacier?

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:11:32
The water is already melting off the glacier they are just using it.

And they are only using 400,000 litres a year out of "The gigantic island of Greenland measures 2.2 million square km (844,000 square miles) - 85% of it covered with ice that is up to 4,000 metres (11,000 feet) thick. "

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:14:55
85% of 2.2 million is 1.87 million * 4000 = 7.48 billion cubic metres

Which is 7840 billion litres...

So enough for 18.7 million years worth of beer. :beer:

Justicebork
01-08-2006, 13:34:29
I hope you all choke on this, made from tthe bitter tears of the world's destruction.

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:36:57
Tastes good though

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:37:32
Mmmm tears.

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 13:38:21
The world's destruction is as good a reason as any to order a beer. ;)

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 13:40:12
how come the 2000 year old ice is melting, and not the snow from last year? Wouldn't it be more fore the hand lying that the last snow melts first. Last in, first out?

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:41:25
It falls on the top of the glacier, where it's cold and stays frozen as the glacier gradually moves down the mountain or whatever, until it gets to the edges where it's warmer and then melts. 2000 years later.

Justicebork
01-08-2006, 13:42:31
Drekkus is focusing on all the wrong details here. Its beer, from Viking migrants.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:42:57
He is Drekkus today.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 13:44:16
Good business for those eskimos though!

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:44:57
What a stupid explanation! The newsnow is in fact heavier than the old snow and sinks to the bottom of the glacier. I've seen that 1000 times

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 13:51:26
What's the news now?

mr_G
01-08-2006, 13:52:02
Originally posted by Drekkus
how come the 2000 year old ice is melting, and not the snow from last year? Wouldn't it be more fore the hand lying that the last snow melts first. Last in, first out? where beats that now again up?

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 13:56:43
When you think of it, this beer IS actually yellow snow. Those polar bears are having a right laugh.

Chris
01-08-2006, 14:25:52
It would be cool if the water has ancient DNA that turns people into Dyno-men.

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 14:28:05
sounds like you've had a couple of glasses already

Chris
01-08-2006, 14:57:41
No, the tail is a genetic defect.

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 15:03:57
Your mother told you to stop standing so close to the microwave, but did you listen?

Venom
01-08-2006, 16:05:03
Who could complain about more being being made?

Caligastia
01-08-2006, 16:54:50
It's made by beings? What sort of beings? Hopefully alien beings.

Chris
01-08-2006, 18:02:21
I vote for Dyno-men.

Venom
01-08-2006, 18:32:58
Being....the only way of being.

Caligastia
01-08-2006, 18:37:53
Being...being...being...:bounce:

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 18:56:47
Better then not being, I guess.

C.G.B. Spender
01-08-2006, 18:57:06
That's in China, isn't it?

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 19:05:19
No, there are a lot of beings in China.