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SoundBarrier 3rd May 2004 12:00

Making the earth move...
 
Now I have made a few tremmors in my time, but I was looking over the river today and was wondering if we could actually move the world.

Think about it like this, if we could all somehow mass move around the planet to speed up its rotations we could end up being like a spinning top and we would have the ultimate holiday, travelling the universe.

Bings up several questions, like
1. Would we all live longer since we age quicker? (if earth spins twice as fast we would age 2years in an "actual" year)
2. Would we be flung off the surface of the earth? (we could mass produce velcro in preaparation before the event)
3. What would the weather do?

hmmm.

tony draper 3rd May 2004 12:20

The Earth
weighs in at 5.972 sextillion (5,972,000,000,000,000,000,000) metric tons, thats about One trillion metric tons for each human being to move,don't think your idea will work somehow,then we have the laws of Mr Newton.
:confused:

SoundBarrier 3rd May 2004 12:24

1 trillion tonnes to move?!.....me thinks a bunch of weatbix is in order.

Gainesy 3rd May 2004 12:26

Never thought I'd see the day Mr D. Using Metric tsk, tsk.:(

tony draper 3rd May 2004 12:29

Blame google Mr G, yer don't think I keep numbers like that in me head do yer?
:rolleyes:

Caslance 3rd May 2004 12:30


.......yer don't think I keep numbers like that in me head do yer?
Oh - it's always such a shame when our heroes and role-models admit their fallibility.

Lower that pedestal a few inches.......... :sad:

Bre901 3rd May 2004 13:39

How about this one then :sad: :confused: :sad:

Mr D, maybe you need some rest :zzz:

Kestrel_909 3rd May 2004 14:17

Why? The earth moves at the minute, why do we want to make ti move faster or slower etc? Goes back to the old saying, 'If it isn't broken, give it to me and I'll fix it!'':E

Might take a few years thought to grow enough Weatbix for everyone on the planet :}

Out Of Trim 3rd May 2004 23:21

Make the Earth Move - Well if we had a big enough lever and a fulcrum just so.. We could errr..

Oh

Or Hello You! Come up and see me sometime Darlin'

I'll get my coat!:eek:

pigboat 3rd May 2004 23:59

James Blish has already done it.;)

karrank 4th May 2004 01:22

I think it was Spine Millington, the well known spelling error that said:

Love doesn't make the world go around, but it does make it jump up and down a bit...


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