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(Fox News)   World's tallest buildings are a) tall and b) equipped with 6000 mph elevators. They report, you decide   (foxnews.com) divider line 165
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2010-01-03 05:51:21 PM  
The world's tallest buildings feature elevators that travel 100-miles a minute, with views that oversee some of the world's biggest cities. Take a look at the top 10 tallest towers of the world.

When you fail at understanding science, it's easy to make these kinds of mistakes.
 
2010-01-03 06:02:01 PM  
I refuse s to believe that elevators regularly break the sound barrier.

-Taipei 101 looks like a stack of takeout boxes.
-The Shanghai World Financial Center looks like something you'd shave a block of cheese with.
 
2010-01-03 06:48:16 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: The world's tallest buildings feature elevators that travel 100-miles a minute

I bet stopping is a blast.
 
2010-01-03 07:21:25 PM  
PacManDreaming: Britney Spear's Speculum: The world's tallest buildings feature elevators that travel 100-miles a minute

I bet stopping is a blast.


Actually, directed explosions might be one of the easiest ways of stopping a 6,000 MPH elevator.
 
2010-01-03 07:29:01 PM  
Getting this out of the way....

sprott.physics.wisc.edu
 
2010-01-03 07:29:59 PM  
That's how you get into the super exclusive "Sky Suites." When the elevator reaches the top floor, you get launched through the roof into the stratosphere.
 
2010-01-03 07:42:33 PM  
I think I saw OJ Simpson waiting for that elevator.
 
2010-01-03 08:11:51 PM  
Shouldn't that be miles per second?
 
2010-01-03 08:47:32 PM  
Time to throw the fact checker another bananananana.
 
2010-01-03 08:56:12 PM  
Surool: I refuse s to believe that elevators regularly break the sound barrier.

-Taipei 101 looks like a stack of takeout boxes.
-The Shanghai World Financial Center looks like something you'd shave a block of cheese with.


China doesn't allow dreaming so you have to pretty much design based on what's lying around.
 
2010-01-03 08:57:35 PM  
I bet coming down from the top floor would be a blast. or at least one hell of a drop at 6000 mph.
 
2010-01-03 09:05:21 PM  

because i was curious...

The newly completed Taipei 101 is a case in point. The 1667-ft., 101-story building has 67 elevator units, including two that service the 89th-floor observation deck and qualify as the world's fastest. These rocket skyward at a peak speed of 3314 ft. per minute (fpm), more than 800 fpm faster than the previous record holder in Japan's Yokohama Landmark Tower. By comparison, an airline pilot normally maintains a climb, or descent rate, of no more than 1000 fpm.
3314 (feet per minute) = 37.6590909 mph
 
2010-01-03 09:09:07 PM  
Megain: because i was curious...

d'oh. that was looking at the first thing i ran across - didn't notice the date. let me try again

wiki says this about the dubai tower

Worlds fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 - 16.83 m/s)
 
2010-01-03 10:00:11 PM  
i139.photobucket.com

Screencap in case they change it. (Fark resized it, but you can still see it.)
 
2010-01-03 10:47:03 PM  
i220.photobucket.com
Yea, but is it a mile high like the Illinois?
 
2010-01-03 11:03:29 PM  
img297.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-03 11:22:50 PM  
Now a 6000 mph escalator...whoa mama!
 
2010-01-03 11:23:19 PM  
Dr Breen is unimpressed.
 
2010-01-03 11:23:20 PM  
Ah I see they're preparing for the Heaven's Ladder space elevator project.

/obscure?
 
2010-01-03 11:24:38 PM  
*Shakes fist at Godscrack*
 
2010-01-03 11:25:02 PM  
ultraholland: Now a 6000 mph escalator...whoa mama!

am i the only on who wants to make a spiral escalator??
 
2010-01-03 11:25:03 PM  
markie_farkie: Getting this out of the way....

To this day I still cannot find one source to verify that image is authentic...
 
2010-01-03 11:26:34 PM  
Sources say building may be a Democrat, funded by ACORN, and may have overvoted in the 2008 Presidential Election.
 
2010-01-03 11:26:36 PM  
"Hold on, sir."

img33.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-03 11:27:35 PM  
Holy shiat, thats three times the speed of a rifle bullet. I can't wait to ride one!
 
2010-01-03 11:28:42 PM  
Software2: markie_farkie: Getting this out of the way....

To this day I still cannot find one source to verify that image is authentic...


I don't see why not, the shuttle will hit 18x the speed of sound entering the atmosphere, simple mistake to make by a newser.
 
2010-01-03 11:28:54 PM  
Space shuttle and rate of global warming are unimpressed.
 
2010-01-03 11:29:32 PM  
Bollox! It's over 9000!
 
2010-01-03 11:32:30 PM  
Somacandra: Sources say building may be a Democrat, funded by ACORN, and may have overvoted in the 2008 Presidential Election.

Wat
 
2010-01-03 11:32:48 PM  
ThreeEdgedSword: Bollox! It's over 9000!

img686.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-03 11:33:02 PM  
Most of them are in China
And more to come
Link (new window)
 
2010-01-03 11:33:08 PM  
Sure, you get a load of passengers, send them to the top floor, bring them back down, then you open it up and "Hey! Who put all the kool-aid in here?"
 
2010-01-03 11:33:22 PM  
i106.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-03 11:33:35 PM  
As long as the inertial dampers are online, it shouldn't be a problem.
 
2010-01-03 11:35:09 PM  
www.phys.ncku.edu.tw

Just slightly slower than th X-43 space plane. Nice job!
 
2010-01-03 11:37:02 PM  
Megain: wiki says this about the dubai tower

Worlds fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h


The American math is easy for converting 64km/h.

64,000 minutes per hour/60 minutes per hour is 1,067 miles per minute, because unitless quantities automatically default to imperial measurement units.

Then divide that by 4 pi, because the world is a sphere, and you get roughly 85 miles per minute.

Then round it up to 100 because you actually started with a metric quantity.
 
2010-01-03 11:37:12 PM  
Since when is a mistype on a slide show news, even for Fark?

I mean, what is the more realistic scenario? That a reporter believes that elevators travel at 100 miles per minute? Or that they intended to write mph and farked up?

Listen, you aren't more knowledgeable about science than anyone... you are just a pedantic douchbag.
 
2010-01-03 11:37:24 PM  
Almost Mach 8.... in an elevator! Must be kinda rough on the nearby windows (not to mention the occupants).
 
2010-01-03 11:38:44 PM  
Well, now we know the math geniuses that came up with the atendee numbers from the Tea Party rallies remain comfortably employed by Fox News.
 
2010-01-03 11:40:18 PM  
Not unless they have cloned the Tardis of Dr Who.
 
2010-01-03 11:40:45 PM  
i230.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-03 11:40:57 PM  
Retarded Rabid Elk: Listen, you aren't more knowledgeable about science than anyone... you are just a pedantic douchbag.

So? Let us roll around in our pendantry.

Anyway who is more pedantic, the pedant, or the pedant who stands there calling the pedant pedantic?

/pedantry
 
2010-01-03 11:41:07 PM  
Retarded Rabid Elk: Since when is a mistype on a slide show news, even for Fark?

I mean, what is the more realistic scenario? That a reporter believes that elevators travel at 100 miles per minute? Or that they intended to write mph and farked up?

Listen, you aren't more knowledgeable about science than anyone... you are just a pedantic douchbag.


lol
 
2010-01-03 11:41:48 PM  
Retarded Rabid Elk: I mean, what is the more realistic scenario? That a reporter believes that elevators travel at 100 miles per minute? Or that they intended to write mph and farked up?

Listen, you aren't more knowledgeable about science than anyone... you are just a pedantic douchbag.


Lighten up Francis. We know it is a typo, but it's a funny typo so we are having some fun with it.
 
2010-01-03 11:42:29 PM  
KernLead: As long as the inertial dampers are online, it shouldn't be a problem.

Just don't forget to reverse the polarity.
 
2010-01-03 11:42:41 PM  
Retarded Rabid Elk: Since when is a mistype on a slide show news, even for Fark?

I mean, what is the more realistic scenario? That a reporter believes that elevators travel at 100 miles per minute? Or that they intended to write mph and farked up?

Listen, you aren't more knowledgeable about science than anyone... you are just a pedantic douchbag.


Well at least he isn't a douche bag like yourself.

/pedantic
//also, shallow.
 
2010-01-03 11:44:17 PM  
Megain: Megain: because i was curious...

d'oh. that was looking at the first thing i ran across - didn't notice the date. let me try again

wiki says this about the dubai tower

Worlds fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 - 16.83 m/s)


They can make them faster but people tend to not like that so much.
 
2010-01-03 11:44:19 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.

/"And I mean this expressly..."
//Probably not obscure enough for Fark.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2010-01-03 11:44:52 PM  
Man, in 2010, we have 6000 MPH elevators.

But in Mass Effect, a game where humans have mastered space travel, elevators go 1 foot a minute.

By my calculations...we'll master space travel on Friday.
 
2010-01-03 11:45:11 PM  
rosstifer: ultraholland: Now a 6000 mph escalator...whoa mama!

am i the only on who wants to make a spiral escalator??


They have them in Vegas!

Youtube
 
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