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(Cracked)   We know 9/11 changed the world in many ways, here are seven ways that are quite weird   (cracked.com) divider line 75
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2012-09-10 12:44:36 PM  
Yes, whales got happier after the 9/11 attacks.

God damn extremist whales!
 
2012-09-10 12:54:38 PM  
Whales hate america. Got it
 
2012-09-10 12:58:16 PM  
Right off the bat, you want to convince me that a vapor trail that lasts less than an hour in the sky deflects more heat than a burning jet engine creates?
 
2012-09-10 01:15:46 PM  

jaylectricity: Right off the bat, you want to convince me that a vapor trail that lasts less than an hour in the sky deflects more heat than a burning jet engine creates?


At the ground, yes, it does. The heat from a jet engine at 30,000' isn't affecting short-term heating at the surface. Cloud water in contrails is.
 
2012-09-10 01:16:16 PM  
The researchers discovered that, without the constant thrum of shipping freighters directly on top of them, stress hormones in the whales had plummeted dramatically. This "acoustic pollution" does serious harm to ocean creatures that rely on sound to navigate and communicate -- imagine trying to have a conversation with your family while someone is riding a Harley around your living room. For those few glorious days, the whales had the ocean all to themselves, and their quality of life boomed.

That's pretty depressing.
 
2012-09-10 01:47:11 PM  

Lumpmoose: The researchers discovered that, without the constant thrum of shipping freighters directly on top of them, stress hormones in the whales had plummeted dramatically. This "acoustic pollution" does serious harm to ocean creatures that rely on sound to navigate and communicate -- imagine trying to have a conversation with your family while someone is riding a Harley around your living room. For those few glorious days, the whales had the ocean all to themselves, and their quality of life boomed.

That's pretty depressing.


That's . . . how we treat our planet.
 
2012-09-10 02:33:49 PM  

jaylectricity: Right off the bat, you want to convince me that a vapor trail that lasts less than an hour in the sky deflects more heat than a burning jet engine creates?


Yes. Strange but true fact: the atmosphere isn't (mostly) heated directly from the sun. Rather the short-wave radiation emitted by the sun is absorbed by the earth's crust, and re-radiated as long-wave energy. It's the long-waves that heat the atmosphere. Clouds actually block short-wave radiation from getting to the earth, so there's less energy to heat the atmosphere with.

[themoreyouknow.jpg]
 
2012-09-10 04:37:10 PM  
All this talk about vapor trails

3.bp.blogspot.com

"Peaceable Kingdom" was gonna be an instrumental but then lyrics were added after 9/11

there's your weird world way

/can't do nothing about the over-production though
 
2012-09-10 05:32:29 PM  
Dennis Miller stopped being funny.
 
2012-09-10 05:45:05 PM  
i25.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-10 06:00:13 PM  
It bothers me that this link has been greenlit since noon but isn't set to go green until after midnight. Sounds like the admins are just taking a vacation today.
 
2012-09-10 06:04:22 PM  

jaylectricity: It bothers me that this link has been greenlit since noon but isn't set to go green until after midnight. Sounds like the admins are just taking a vacation today.



Guess what day starts at midnight.
 
;)
 
2012-09-10 06:07:44 PM  
Ya know...I thought that there was probably a reason, but then I was too drunk to think about it too much and now I feel stupid.
 
2012-09-10 06:09:06 PM  

Lumpmoose: The researchers discovered that, without the constant thrum of shipping freighters directly on top of them, stress hormones in the whales had plummeted dramatically. This "acoustic pollution" does serious harm to ocean creatures that rely on sound to navigate and communicate -- imagine trying to have a conversation with your family while someone is riding a Harley around your living room. For those few glorious days, the whales had the ocean all to themselves, and their quality of life boomed.

That's pretty depressing.


This.
 
2012-09-10 06:19:49 PM  
This seems to be the first 9/11 thread, so I must coronate it:

oi46.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-10 06:24:51 PM  
goodcomics.comicbookresources.com
 
2012-09-10 06:36:33 PM  
North Atlantic right whale in Canada's Bay of Fundy

www.csmonitor.com


"I am NOT Canadian."
 
2012-09-10 06:54:40 PM  

downstairs: jaylectricity: It bothers me that this link has been greenlit since noon but isn't set to go green until after midnight. Sounds like the admins are just taking a vacation today.


Guess what day starts at midnight.
 
;)


Happy 9/11!
 
2012-09-10 06:55:30 PM  

DanZero: All this talk about vapor trails

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]

"Peaceable Kingdom" was gonna be an instrumental but then lyrics were added after 9/11

there's your weird world way

/can't do nothing about the over-production though


Which could mean more if that poor album wasn't overprocessed to the point to be nearly unlistenable.
 
2012-09-10 07:05:12 PM  
What's with all the 9/11 talk? I'm busy celebrating 9/10.
 
2012-09-10 07:15:19 PM  
media.skateboard.com.au

/gotta nuke something
 
2012-09-10 07:16:20 PM  
assets0.ordienetworks.com

barbadosfreepress.files.wordpress.com

cdn.theatlantic.com

Quite weird

/or not, depending on what trips your trigger
 
2012-09-10 11:20:02 PM  
The apps that allow you to deposit checks through your smartphone came about due to 9/11. After air traffic was shut down, financial transactions were delayed as the checks couldn't move as they were stuck at the airport. This caused Congress to pass Check 21, which allowed digital images of checks to act as a legal substitute for the actual check. This allowed banks to develop apps where customers can take digital pics of endorsed checks and send them to the bank.

/the more you know
 
2012-09-11 01:16:13 AM  

thamike: North Atlantic right whale in Canada's Bay of Fundy

[www.csmonitor.com image 600x400]


"I am NOT Canadian."


Well, he'd certainly feel at home in any Bay of Fundy.
 
2012-09-11 01:17:19 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: This seems to be the first 9/11 thread, so I must coronate it:

[oi46.tinypic.com image 397x560]


Duuude, weren't you giving me sh*t in another thread for feeling embarrassed when people yell "USA! USA! USA!" at political rallies? Not that I completely disagree with the pic...
 
2012-09-11 01:25:51 AM  
What I thought was weird was how the police state became a glorified work of art.
 
2012-09-11 01:58:00 AM  
I lost a good friend, Rob "Strob" Perry, that day.
 
2012-09-11 02:01:32 AM  
it's my kid's birthday
 
2012-09-11 02:03:26 AM  

Omahawg: it's my kid's birthday


For your kid.
 
2012-09-11 02:06:31 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Omahawg: it's my kid's birthday

For your kid.


ha! nice. one of my childhood friend's was born on december 7 "the date that will live in infamy". By the 70s? meh. we thought it was kind of cool, even.
 
2012-09-11 02:07:55 AM  

Omahawg: it's my kid's birthday


It's also Jesus' real birthday according to this book. Feel better?
 
2012-09-11 02:09:01 AM  
So... I had no idea about the scientists getting pulled off of 'invasive species' watch. That makes me furious, actually. Insects and the fungal infections have done untold amounts of damage in this country, including to people I know (In-laws make maple syrup, sugar maples have their own invasive bugs sadly). Sometimes (ok often) I think DHS has done a lot more harm to this country than help.
 
2012-09-11 02:12:39 AM  
9/11 is when americans celebrate WashDC being the Fourth Reich a/k/a the greatest terrorists the world has known. Hitler rolled over in his grave, shaking his tiny cherman fist while yelling "Bush you magnificent bastard, I had Poland but you....you will have it all!"

(yodeling)

Schnitzel, the favorite treat
For little girls and boys to eat
Schnitzel Man can serve them quick
It's a schnitzel on a stick

"No more spoons, use your hands!"
Says the friendly Schnitzel Man
"Make sure you keep an extra one
For later in your leiderhosen!"

(yodeling)

Schnitzel the favorite treat
The stick that's served with dough and meat
"Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, too!
Schnitzel me and schnitzel you!"

(clapping/instrumental)

"To sing on stage has been my dream;
Or even at the movie screen"
"I want to sell the bunyan cream;
To be a German Charlie Scheen"
"I want to be a yodel man;
To sing with Happy Yodel band"
"To miss this dream would make sick;
But for now I serve the schnitzel stick!"

"They'll taste good!"
(They'll taste good)
"Meat and stick"
(Meat and stick)
"Raid that fridge"
(Raid that fridge)
"For the schnitzel stick!"
(For schnitzel stick!)

(yodeling/cheers)

Schnitzel the favorite treat
For little girls and boys to eat
"Eat them to grow big and thick
It's a schnitzel on a stick!
It's a schnitzel on a stick!"

(yodeling)
 
2012-09-11 02:15:54 AM  
It's the day I broke up with my girlfriend. She called in a panic and woke me wanting to know where to get a gas mask for her dog in case of a local attack. Also I found out she was watching the Today show and saw it unfolding live. I can't be with someone who is crazy enough to sit through the Today show.
 
2012-09-11 02:16:19 AM  

downstairs: jaylectricity: It bothers me that this link has been greenlit since noon but isn't set to go green until after midnight. Sounds like the admins are just taking a vacation today.


Guess what day starts at midnight.
 
;)


Damn, I forgot.

/Seriously
 
2012-09-11 02:18:14 AM  
Wait, a Cracked article with some genuine information that was amusing? Wtf?
 
2012-09-11 02:18:53 AM  

Mugato: Dennis Miller stopped being funny.


Yeah.

I was a Dennis Miller fan once



Damned terrorists
 
2012-09-11 02:27:40 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: This seems to be the first 9/11 thread, so I must coronate it:

[oi46.tinypic.com image 397x560]


Worlds cannot describe how badly I want to post that to my Facebook
 
2012-09-11 02:29:25 AM  

KrispyKritter: 9/11 is when americans celebrate WashDC being the Fourth Reich a/k/a the greatest terrorists the world has known. Hitler rolled over in his grave, shaking his tiny cherman fist while yelling "Bush you magnificent bastard, I had Poland but you....you will have it all!"

(yodeling)

Schnitzel, the favorite treat
For little girls and boys to eat
Schnitzel Man can serve them quick
It's a schnitzel on a stick

"No more spoons, use your hands!"
Says the friendly Schnitzel Man
"Make sure you keep an extra one
For later in your leiderhosen!"

(yodeling)

Schnitzel the favorite treat
The stick that's served with dough and meat
"Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, too!
Schnitzel me and schnitzel you!"

(clapping/instrumental)

"To sing on stage has been my dream;
Or even at the movie screen"
"I want to sell the bunyan cream;
To be a German Charlie Scheen"
"I want to be a yodel man;
To sing with Happy Yodel band"
"To miss this dream would make sick;
But for now I serve the schnitzel stick!"

"They'll taste good!"
(They'll taste good)
"Meat and stick"
(Meat and stick)
"Raid that fridge"
(Raid that fridge)
"For the schnitzel stick!"
(For schnitzel stick!)

(yodeling/cheers)

Schnitzel the favorite treat
For little girls and boys to eat
"Eat them to grow big and thick
It's a schnitzel on a stick!
It's a schnitzel on a stick!"

(yodeling)


I have no idea what this song has to do with the thread, but had to reply since I thought I was the only person who remembered that movie. Well done.
 
2012-09-11 02:45:05 AM  

coco ebert: God-is-a-Taco: This seems to be the first 9/11 thread, so I must coronate it:

[oi46.tinypic.com image 397x560]

Duuude, weren't you giving me sh*t in another thread for feeling embarrassed when people yell "USA! USA! USA!" at political rallies? Not that I completely disagree with the pic...


I don't see the relevance, but yes. 
I don't find issue to people chanting "USA!" at political rallies, even though I'd never be caught doing it. 

At a wrestling match? Yeah, that's embarrassing.

Unless it's Hulk Hogan, because he's a real American that fights for the rights of every man.
 
2012-09-11 02:47:08 AM  

dustman81: The apps that allow you to deposit checks through your smartphone came about due to 9/11. After air traffic was shut down, financial transactions were delayed as the checks couldn't move as they were stuck at the airport. This caused Congress to pass Check 21, which allowed digital images of checks to act as a legal substitute for the actual check. This allowed banks to develop apps where customers can take digital pics of endorsed checks and send them to the bank.

/the more you know


The sad part is eventually we'll be able to credit the War on Terror with the same awesomes of technology as the Cold War via the Space Race, but the results won't involve walking on Mars.
 
2012-09-11 02:51:41 AM  
Here it is:

Link

Yeah, it's Fox News, but it's actually all pretty well documented. The Wars on Terror seem to be leading to some really cool medical technology. The foreskin thing is kind of gross, but still, I guess it's better than nothing.
 
2012-09-11 03:03:16 AM  

davidphogan: Here it is:

Link

Yeah, it's Fox News, but it's actually all pretty well documented. The Wars on Terror seem to be leading to some really cool medical technology. The foreskin thing is kind of gross, but still, I guess it's better than nothing.


That didn't really come about from 'the war on terror'. Just advances in the medical field which may help them. And i'm also skeptical that many injured soldiers will ever see those expensive treatments, when they often can't get any treatment at all now.

The military industrial complex only cares about human biology when it relates to killing people and making people more efficient killing machines. They have no regard for the injured, and might even prefer they had died because it's cheaper.
 
2012-09-11 03:11:03 AM  

Omahawg: it's my kid's birthday


My youngest niece was due on 9/11 (2006) and my brother and his wife *REALLY* didn't want that to happen.
She ended up being born on the 18th thankfully.
 
2012-09-11 03:21:09 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: That didn't really come about from 'the war on terror'. Just advances in the medical field which may help them. And i'm also skeptical that many injured soldiers will ever see those expensive treatments, when they often can't get any treatment at all now.

The military industrial complex only cares about human biology when it relates to killing people and making people more efficient killing machines. They have no regard for the injured, and might even prefer they had died because it's cheaper.


Maybe I liked to the wrong article, but one mentioned hundreds of millions in research funds spent by the VA to solve problems caused by the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.
 
2012-09-11 03:31:05 AM  
Building implosions were suddenly less cool
 
2012-09-11 03:42:19 AM  
It made military contractors very rich and very happy.
 
2012-09-11 04:43:13 AM  
It made it possible to use the word "Orwellian" without being guilty of hyperbole.
 
2012-09-11 05:59:06 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: For your kid.


Forget about birthdays. 11 years ago, on a gorgeous Tuesday morning just like today, Osama bin Laden ruined hijacking for fun and profit for every terrorist in the world. Forever.
 
2012-09-11 06:24:57 AM  
I stopped at #1 when it said:

"That may not sound like much, but consider this: Global warming typically only causes about a 0.5-degree increase every year."

A half a degree a year? I didn't know it was that bad. In 50 years summers are going to be really rough.
 
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