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(Local10 WPLG)   What is the length of two blue whales, the height of five giraffes, the weight of 165 elephants, and can handle 853 people at a time? Besides your mom   (local10.com) divider line 96
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2011-06-09 03:40:16 PM  
Anthony Weiner's representative?

/drtfa
 
2011-06-09 03:45:29 PM  
That looks like the perfect setting for an Irwin Allen movie.
 
2011-06-09 04:46:34 PM  
I don't know what your obsession with complimenting my mom on the internet is, but if you're lucky enough get a sniff of her panties, good for you. It's not tough to be in that company, but it certainly is rewarding.
 
2011-06-09 06:28:29 PM  
Summon zeio!
 
2011-06-09 06:30:37 PM  
That is one hulking plane. I am not sure if this is a good thing for the future of travel or not. It will be gone in less than 2 years. I will bet 2 bits.
 
2011-06-09 06:32:31 PM  
Mom jokes are so fecking funneh. No, really. I pissed my britches subby.

*facepalm*

Greenlight quality leaves alot to be desired around here.
 
2011-06-09 06:32:51 PM  
www.losanjealous.com
 
2011-06-09 06:37:12 PM  

jaylectricity: I don't know what your obsession with complimenting my mom on the internet is, but if you're lucky enough get a sniff of her panties, good for you. It's not tough to be in that company, but it certainly is rewarding.


Enough about your promiscuous mother!
 
2011-06-09 06:39:26 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mom jokes are so fecking funneh. No, really. I pissed my britches subby.

*facepalm*

Greenlight quality leaves alot to be desired around here.


Did you submit this with a funnier headline?
 
2011-06-09 06:41:17 PM  
I can't wait until one of these goes down in a populated area. The carnage is going to be unbelievable.
 
2011-06-09 06:42:54 PM  

berylman: That is one hulking plane. I am not sure if this is a good thing for the future of travel or not. It will be gone in less than 2 years. I will bet 2 bits.


It's one of the most fuel efficient planes out there (per passenger). It'll be here a while..
 
2011-06-09 06:44:27 PM  
Don't care how big it is. I just want to know what economy seats are like.
 
2011-06-09 06:44:35 PM  

RottNDude: I can't wait until one of these goes down in a populated area. The carnage is going to be unbelievable.


I said, enough about your promiscuous mother!

/ okay I'll stop
// it's just that that phrase works in so many situations
 
2011-06-09 06:47:23 PM  
Tito, the giant inappropriately amorously groping pet sea tortoise?
 
2011-06-09 06:48:55 PM  
Why is it that all large objects must be described to us here in the U.S. in relation to the size of a football field? I once saw an image of a crater on mars, and the news service displaying it superimposed a football field inside of it so viewers could get a sense of its true scale.

I contend that the Football Field be adopted as a new unit of English measurement. The sun, for instance, is 1,636,800,000 football fields from Earth. There - that simplifies it.
 
2011-06-09 06:51:15 PM  
I pray nothing ever happens but are they trying to break the record for the most people killed in a plane accident?
I myself like trains. How many people can a train haul per gallon verses a plane?
That new exxon gulf oil discovery will just about fuel these planes.
800 plus people, should only take a few hours to load it with people after the wait to be prodded and scanned.
 
2011-06-09 06:51:27 PM  

12349876: It's one of the most fuel efficient planes out there (per passenger). It'll be here a while..


Configured to carry just 470 passengers an A380 consumes about 20 percent less fuel per passenger than a 747 carrying the same number. So yeah, it's not going anywhere any time soon. And so far no one has even ordered up an A380 configured to carry more than, I think, 510 passengers. The ability is always there to have it configured to fly more, but so far no one sees a point.
 
2011-06-09 06:51:55 PM  
A Antonov An -225?
 
2011-06-09 06:52:40 PM  
i've heard terrible things about economy on the a380...not nearly enough lavatories.
 
2011-06-09 06:52:59 PM  

joe not appearing in this picture: 800 plus people, should only take a few hours to load it with people after the wait to be prodded and scanned.


Don't worry, no one has ordered or even hinted they might order one configured to carry the maximum posisble number of people. There's actually been some talk whether you could even get an A380 configured that way approved for commercial use.
 
2011-06-09 06:54:39 PM  
In before the "if it's not Boeing I'm not going/Scarebus" word salad guy. The headline doesn't mention Airbus, so maybe he'll be a no-show.
 
2011-06-09 06:55:31 PM  
This is news? Qantas and Korean Air have been flying these out of LAX for at least a year and a half.
 
2011-06-09 06:56:41 PM  
What ?
You skipped the Florida tag , after that big lead-in?
 
2011-06-09 06:56:55 PM  
I know, In seat urinal funnel hose thing with auto outside waste dumps. Blue showers.

jurzdevil: i've heard terrible things about economy on the a380...not nearly enough lavatories.

 
2011-06-09 06:58:41 PM  
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for Lufthansa, and it's a beautiful, beautiful aircraft," said Ashu Tosh, of Lufthansa.

Then he made ten consecutive jokes about viral internet videos where the punchline was "a black guy".
 
2011-06-09 06:58:51 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: A Antonov An -225?


An An-225 was here in Anchorage last July, you don't really figure out how big it is until you notice that a pickup truck is about as tall as a wheel is.
 
2011-06-09 06:59:27 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mom jokes are so fecking funneh. No, really. I pissed my britches subby.

*facepalm*

Greenlight quality leaves alot to be desired around here.


I'll admit I snicker at the "your mom" jokes nearly every time. But I'm easily amused :)
 
2011-06-09 06:59:29 PM  
A small mall?
A concentration camp crematorium?
A de-eeled hovercraft?
That escalator that went nowhere from the Simpsons?
The dream I had last night, minus the chess-playing squid?
The amount of suckage in a single episode of Bob's Burgers?

I dunno. Sounds bigger than a breadbox, I'll give you that.
 
2011-06-09 07:00:38 PM  

Chilimac: Why is it that all large objects must be described to us here in the U.S. in relation to the size of a football field? I once saw an image of a crater on mars, and the news service displaying it superimposed a football field inside of it so viewers could get a sense of its true scale.

I contend that the Football Field be adopted as a new unit of English measurement. The sun, for instance, is 1,636,800,000 football fields from Earth. There - that simplifies it.


Because it's an easily recognizable standard of measurement for a large area. A lot of military snipers, when asked about how they estimate distance for shots, state they know the rough distance of a football field by sight and are able to extrapolate that distance for farther shots (like saying he's roughly 4 football fields away, 400 yard shot). There's nothing stopping them from saying "it's about 400 yards", but people are able to imagine it more when compared to something they're already familiar with.
 
2011-06-09 07:01:28 PM  
i hope the air titanic is built with enough hulls
 
2011-06-09 07:01:32 PM  
M as in Mancy.

/obscure?
 
2011-06-09 07:02:53 PM  
I know I am teh nerds because I knew the answer right away. Thanks Embry-Riddle.
 
2011-06-09 07:05:00 PM  
looks like there's a motor MIA on that picture
 
2011-06-09 07:05:27 PM  
What is the length of two blue whales, the height of five giraffes, the weight of 165 elephants, and can handle 853 people at a time? Besides your mom

If what's written on the Fark bathroom stall is any indication, your dad, subby.
 
2011-06-09 07:10:27 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: A Antonov An -225?


Ah the AN-225, showing a cargo plane doesn't have to be ridiculously ugly and still be effective. The A380 is a nice looking plane, but the A300-600st "beluga" is still the ugliest thing to ever take to the sky.

/IMO of course.
 
2011-06-09 07:17:40 PM  
My tackle.

/hate to brag
 
2011-06-09 07:19:02 PM  
www.global-air.com
(new window)
 
2011-06-09 07:27:46 PM  
Lol, it is impossible for a plane that size to actually fly, they are going to feel pretty stupid when it won't even take off.
 
2011-06-09 07:27:46 PM  

12349876: berylman: That is one hulking plane. I am not sure if this is a good thing for the future of travel or not. It will be gone in less than 2 years. I will bet 2 bits.

It's one of the most fuel efficient planes out there (per passenger). It'll be here a while..


Caveat: For long-haul flights. On short-hop flights, the more fixed cost of climbing often means that smaller planes (or even automobiles, if you've got multiple passengers) are more efficient.
 
2011-06-09 07:29:01 PM  

tonygotskilz: I know I am teh nerds because I knew the answer right away. Thanks Embry-Riddle.


Me too - I wondered why some local news station would be doing a report about it...
 
2011-06-09 07:30:12 PM  
Great news for muggers, the streets will be filled with Germans
 
2011-06-09 07:37:43 PM  

indarwinsshadow: What is the length of two blue whales, the height of five giraffes, the weight of 165 elephants, and can handle 853 people at a time? Besides your mom

If what's written on the Fark bathroom stall is any indication, your dad, subby.


Well, at least he's hung.
 
2011-06-09 07:42:47 PM  
that's a lot of people to die at once in a horrible flaming wreck because of some software glitch
 
2011-06-09 07:43:07 PM  
Miami? Really?
 
2011-06-09 07:51:59 PM  
one Rhode Island?

/it's a useful unit
 
2011-06-09 07:54:56 PM  

Korzine: drjekel_mrhyde: A Antonov An -225?

Ah the AN-225, showing a cargo plane doesn't have to be ridiculously ugly and still be effective. The A380 is a nice looking plane, but the A300-600st "beluga" is still the ugliest thing to ever take to the sky.

/IMO of course.


The great irony of that is that it was made by the Soviets.

/Also, it's THE An-225. Only one was completely built.
 
2011-06-09 07:55:22 PM  

RottNDude: I can't wait until one of these goes down in a populated area. The carnage is going to be unbelievable.


Or even a non-populated one. Has anyone thought that this will be carrying about the same number of people as a small cruise ship when it crashes? Or that the biggest plane disaster TO DATE only (heh--"only") killed 560-some-odd people but involved TWO airplanes (at Tenerife). Just one of these will nearly double that one.

I'd say one crash will put the whole airline industry out of business.
 
2011-06-09 08:07:51 PM  

Asterix: Don't care how big it is. I just want to know what economy seats are like.


cdn.ubergizmo.com
 
2011-06-09 08:09:20 PM  

woogs: In before the "if it's not Boeing I'm not going/Scarebus" word salad guy. The headline doesn't mention Airbus, so maybe he'll be a no-show.


Well, as soon as I saw the headline I knew they were talking about the 380.
 
2011-06-09 08:11:52 PM  
I was no physics major, and I'm not a man of the cloth, but I can tell you a few things...

Planes that big are held up in the air by pure faith -- faith that I don't have, and that's why I stayed behind when I sent my mother to Florida this month. I sent her in a Boeing 737. That Airbus is just too damned big to be cavorting in the air like Dumbo.

I can't believe I used to fly to Chile, Peru, and Argentina. You won't see me on a flight over water again.
 
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