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maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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Geesie Couldn't hit it sideways
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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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This thing was real, in the late 1930s. Wow.

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So was this
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and this
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visiting chinese cities, with the inevitable, inescapable coal dust, the grit in the air that stings your skin and gets in your nose, where if you're outside long enough you have to brush it off your clothes

that's kind of how i imagine it was like here in the 30s, 40s an 50s
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Geesie posted:
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yeah, reddit ... thanks for coming out
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radarman posted:
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Okay, I'm not really in favor of smoking, well, anything. But that's actually pretty awesome.
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that doesn't strike me as the brilliantest thing a person could do
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radarman posted:
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You really ought to have linked to the video too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmcGwBjL7W0
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TOS posted:
that doesn't strike me as the brilliantest thing a person could do


I dunno, he looked pretty bright to me... ;)

That said, apparently the lava will occasionally hit the water, cause a steam pocket under the drop to explode violently, shoving still molten lava bubbles flying. Oh, and the water is boiling. So yeah, probably not the brightest move.
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radarman posted:
TOS posted:
that doesn't strike me as the brilliantest thing a person could do


I dunno, he looked pretty bright to me... ;)

That said, apparently the lava will occasionally hit the water, cause a steam pocket under the drop to explode violently, shoving still molten lava bubbles flying. Oh, and the water is boiling. So yeah, probably not the brightest move.

On the other hand: I suspect that perspective distortion due to the camera lens being used has compressed the image in such a way that kayaker appears closer to the lava wall that he really is. The following pics from the link above are taken from the same location but using different lenses:

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On the gripping hand: I'm pretty sure that the kayaking pic was either a frame from this video or was a pic taken by a someone at that shoot. You can watch as a couple of the kayakers landed their craft on a black sand beach and one of them clambered up the cliffside to stand close to one of the lava streams. Not exactly a safe thing to do with an uncertain surface of questionable stability, especially considering that part of the shoreline of Hawaii is known to break off--sometimes as much as square mile--as the hardened surface can be lying atop mostly unstable rubble that formed underwater. Even the people in the support boat which took the kayakers close to the shoreline were in danger by being so close to shore.
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dynamite fishing? people still do that?
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TOS posted:
dynamite fishing? people still do that?


Na, it was sodium metal.
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Sodium fishing.
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"that all you got?"

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I didn't know Star Trek TOS had a defiant

USS Defiant (NCC-1764)

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IIRC, William Windom was the Captian.

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I could be wrong, tho ... :shrug:
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DukeofNuke posted:
IIRC, William Windom was the Captian.

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I could be wrong, tho ... :shrug:

USS Constellation. With the planet-killer. Shuttle went boom.

The Defiant was found with no crew left, and the Tholians.
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You are the superior (Nerdom) intellect!
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DukeofNuke posted:
You are the superior (Nerdom) intellect!

Hardly. I had no idea who William Windom was.
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Sports reporter TOS : "Coach, will number 2 be back in the second half?"
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Not content blowing up tanks, the A-10 is now going to take on tornadoes. :up:
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