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(Yahoo)   Article explains why plane windows don't roll down like Mitt Romney thinks they should. The fact that gravity keeps most of the oxygen in the bottom 47% of the atmosphere is obviously a liberal conspiracy   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line 308
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2012-09-25 11:45:46 AM  
Romney is obviously way too smart to get himself elected President. He's so obviously an Obama plant, I can't believe the real murkans haven't figured it out.................
 
2012-09-25 11:45:54 AM  

Corvus: Romney is a complete idiot who has been handed everything in his life and surrounded by yes men.


that does tend to atrophy one's social skills.
 
2012-09-25 11:46:14 AM  

fireclown: Speaking of decompression, I'm continuously amazed that people don't open that emergency door. It seems like a really, really easy way to mess with an airplane. Don't need no bomb, don't need no tools. Just will.


Those plug type doors are impossible to open in flight. A bomb doesn't have to be very big to take down an airplane, however, because of the compression. Look at the Lockerbie bomber.
 
2012-09-25 11:46:58 AM  

Weaver95: I honestly can't tell if Romney is simply ignorant or if he just doesn't realize what he sounds like to other people....


Why can't it be both?
 
2012-09-25 11:47:11 AM  

Warthog: There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the details in the article, but with the fact that the article was even necessary.

 
2012-09-25 11:47:56 AM  
She should have just opened a door and stepped out for some fresh air.
 
2012-09-25 11:48:56 AM  

cman: fireclown: Speaking of decompression, I'm continuously amazed that people don't open that emergency door. It seems like a really, really easy way to mess with an airplane. Don't need no bomb, don't need no tools. Just will.

It is impossible to open a door at 32,000 feet with cruising speed. To open a door midflight pilots have to slow down quite a bit.


That's not a function of airspeed so much as cabin pressure. With a pressurized cabin and de-pressurized outside, ain't now way ANYBODY could open that without a pocket plasma cutter or maybe a forklift. Or the bomb you mentioned not needing.
 
2012-09-25 11:49:12 AM  

Mitt Romney for Obama '12

 
2012-09-25 11:49:23 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: I have never seen the main stream media act in such a blatant and hostile way to a Presidential canindate.

Yes, Romney had a slip of the brain when saying that windows should be able to lower on airplanes, but the constant hammering the media is doing with regard to this comment is sickening.

Where is the media on the administration's failure to fix the economy, its capitulation to Iran on nuclear weapons, its failure to secure a proper democracy for Egypt?


You must know there is a liberal-drive-by-lamestream-media-conspiracy, not like these sheeple who love fartbongo
 
2012-09-25 11:49:55 AM  

Corvus: Romney is a complete idiot who has been handed everything in his life and surrounded by yes men.


Similarly, Hirohito didn't know how to use doorknobs.

/true story, bro
 
2012-09-25 11:50:32 AM  
I don't want a president who doesn't understand elementary science.
 
2012-09-25 11:50:34 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I know he was thinking of his wife and her choking on smoke, but "letting oxygen in" is the dumbest thing to do when you suspect there is a fire.


Actually venting the roof during a house fire makes it safer to fight the fire by avoiding a build-up of heat and a resultant flashover.
 
2012-09-25 11:50:36 AM  
the reason you don't "just open the emergency exit door" is that I hear it's pretty hard to do that during normal cruising altitude in a pressurized cabin as mentioned by others. Also another biggie, is that a terrorist wants CONTROL over the aircraft to reach what ever he or she's goal is. Goals could b: fly into building to kill innocent people for your "cause", use a weapon of some sort to scare people to do your bidding (free hostages, bags of money, etc.)
 
2012-09-25 11:50:46 AM  

Mikey1969: Shadowknight: I have only read the quote, and never actually saw a video of Romney saying this. So, was he saying it humorously or sarcastically? Because even I would have done that. Or did he mean it sincerely?

Because with the other idiocy going on into the Rmoney camp lately, it could really go any which way.

As people pointed out yesterday, do you talk about being afraid for your wife's life one second, then make joke about it the next?


Humour is a viable method for reducing tension following a stressful occurrence. If Mr. Romney was attempting humour, his error was in the poor phrasing of his statement and not in making the effort itself.
 
2012-09-25 11:51:03 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Should have paid extra for a plane with those little drop-down emergency oxygen masks


ENTITLEMENTS!!
 
2012-09-25 11:51:06 AM  

maelgon: cman: fireclown: Speaking of decompression, I'm continuously amazed that people don't open that emergency door. It seems like a really, really easy way to mess with an airplane. Don't need no bomb, don't need no tools. Just will.

It is impossible to open a door at 32,000 feet with cruising speed. To open a door midflight pilots have to slow down quite a bit.

That's not a function of airspeed so much as cabin pressure. With a pressurized cabin and de-pressurized outside, ain't now way ANYBODY could open that without a pocket plasma cutter or maybe a forklift. Or the bomb you mentioned not needing.


Well, all I know about opening doors midflight comes from the TV show Mayday. Since that is my first source, I am gonna get many things wrong. When they talked about the SA flight that had to open their door midflight to clear a smoke condition, the narrator put emphasis moreso on speed than anything else.
 
2012-09-25 11:51:13 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: I have never seen the main stream media act in such a blatant and hostile way to a Presidential canindate.

Yes, Romney had a slip of the brain when saying that windows should be able to lower on airplanes, but the constant hammering the media is doing with regard to this comment is sickening.

Where is the media on the administration's failure to fix the economy, its capitulation to Iran on nuclear weapons, its failure to secure a proper democracy for Egypt?


Do you still get honest bites, or just people mocking you?
 
2012-09-25 11:51:35 AM  
It's more likely Romney simply has the comedic timing of an eggplant.
 
Ehh
2012-09-25 11:52:42 AM  
What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.
 
2012-09-25 11:52:51 AM  
For you Farkers who don't routinely work with businessmen, I can assure you that Mitt Romney is representative of the general stupidity. He is living proof that one does not need to be smart to succeed in business. One just needs an engaging personality, a reasonably good idea and some smart people to work hard and make it happen. Later, you can fark most of them over, when you sell your company to someone like Bain Capital.
 
2012-09-25 11:53:08 AM  

Weaver95: you wanted to believe that Mitt was the golden child sent to save the Republican party's legislative agenda.


I was never a fan of Romney, my vote for him is purely and vote against the administration and their policies. I am voting FOR Paul Ryan however.

Despite my preference of another candidate, anyone who cannot see who the mainstream media is manipulating the "news" to suit is clearly not paying attention.
 
2012-09-25 11:54:02 AM  

jaylectricity: Warthog: There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the details in the article, but with the fact that the article was even necessary.

Not everybody is as smart as you. Matter of fact, just the fact that you know how to use the internet, open register a user name, pay for a subscription and post in a forum puts you ahead of 47% of the country in terms of intelligence.


So: you're implying that 53% of the country are on Fark -- and TF, at that? Unpossible!
 
2012-09-25 11:55:24 AM  
Now, it is quite fun to open the windows on a plane flying at 1500 feet.
 
2012-09-25 11:55:25 AM  
Also, for those of you who wonder why high pressure inside the plan doesn't make the emergency exit door 'easier' to push out. Link
 
2012-09-25 11:56:03 AM  

big pig peaches: It's more likely Romney simply has the comedic timing of an eggplant.


He certainly has the IQ of one.
 
2012-09-25 11:56:26 AM  
What's wrong with you people - he finally breaks out his A material and no one gets the joke? Believe me, this stuff knocks them dead in Salt Lake City.

/stupid humans
 
2012-09-25 11:56:48 AM  
media.screened.com

justwatch.typepad.com

Would like a word with Mr. Romney.
 
2012-09-25 11:56:54 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: Weaver95: you wanted to believe that Mitt was the golden child sent to save the Republican party's legislative agenda.

I was never a fan of Romney, my vote for him is purely and vote against the administration and their policies. I am voting FOR Paul Ryan however.

Despite my preference of another candidate, anyone who cannot see who the mainstream media is manipulating the "news" to suit is clearly not paying attention.


Yeah... reality has a well-known liberal bias.
 
2012-09-25 11:57:20 AM  

Dimensio: In fact, this information validates Mr. Romney's statement. If the plane was at an altitude where insufficient oxygen was present outside, then opening a window would have reduced the oxygen within the plane. Evidently, liberals are unaware that oxygen fuels fire, thus removing the oxygen from the plane would have extinguished any fire present.


Actually, opening a window would have sucked the fire thru the cabin, killing people inside before it "went out".

Seriously, are you really this stupid? Go watch Backdraft already.
 
2012-09-25 11:57:23 AM  

danielscissorhands: Corvus: Romney is a complete idiot who has been handed everything in his life and surrounded by yes men.

Similarly, Hirohito didn't know how to use doorknobs.

/true story, bro


[citation needed]

I could find no other reference to that observation other than reference to a scene in a movie. Methinks it was artistic license.
 
2012-09-25 11:58:00 AM  

Warthog: There are so many things wrong with this. Not with the details in the article, but with the fact that the article was even necessary.


Seriously?

We have folks who believe Noah hung out with dinosaurs. We have folks that believe climate change is a hoax. We have folks that believe diluting a substance to 1 part in 1 million somehow makes it more effective. We have folks that believe there's such a concept as "legitimate rape," and that you can naturally prevent pregnancy in such cases. Our kids can't read, believe that language is a barrier to communication (so much so tht txtng iz teh kewl to write rpts), can't perform even basic math, think that because search engines exist that they just don't need to remember anything - and, increasingly, are being supported by adults who think those very same things. It's not their fault, though, because this is how the rich are ensuring the poor can't fight back - if you're too stupid, too illiterate, and too apathetic, you won't struggle or complain as much when you're told where to work and what to think.

Why are you surprised that the Republican offering for "Leader of the Free World" thinks they should've just opened the window to let the smoke out of a pressurized cabin? I'm surprised Brawndo isn't sponsoring his friggin' campaign yet.
 
2012-09-25 11:58:35 AM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: Weaver95: you wanted to believe that Mitt was the golden child sent to save the Republican party's legislative agenda.

I was never a fan of Romney, my vote for him is purely and vote against the administration and their policies. I am voting FOR Paul Ryan however.

Despite my preference of another candidate, anyone who cannot see who the mainstream media is manipulating the "news" to suit is clearly not paying attention.


but enough about fox news, right?
 
2012-09-25 11:58:52 AM  

fireclown: Speaking of decompression, I'm continuously amazed that people don't open that emergency door. It seems like a really, really easy way to mess with an airplane. Don't need no bomb, don't need no tools. Just will.


I don't think those doors can open when the outside pressure is significantly lower than the inside.
 
2012-09-25 11:59:07 AM  

Langdon Alger: the reason you don't "just open the emergency exit door" is that I hear it's pretty hard to do that during normal cruising altitude in a pressurized cabin as mentioned by others. Also another biggie, is that a terrorist wants CONTROL over the aircraft to reach what ever he or she's goal is. Goals could b: fly into building to kill innocent people for your "cause", use a weapon of some sort to scare people to do your bidding (free hostages, bags of money, etc.)


It is actually impossible to open the emergency exit at altitude. The door opens inward and the pressure difference between the pressurized cabin and outside presses the door against its seals. More, when the cabin is pressurized, the latching mechanism is locked and will not operate.
 
2012-09-25 11:59:23 AM  
"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous."

And, no, apologists, that's not humor. That's just plain stupidity.
 
2012-09-25 11:59:32 AM  
And this clown is running for President! Who is dumber, him or the ass-clowns that are supporting him?!
 
2012-09-25 11:59:36 AM  
I f Mitt does get elected he will insist the Navy begin research on screen doors for submarines.
 
2012-09-25 11:59:46 AM  

Ehh: What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.


You won't even need to do that. In a legitimate falling incident, the body has ways to shut down gravity.
 
2012-09-25 12:00:00 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Leave the windows on my plane rolled up!
 
2012-09-25 12:00:07 PM  

fluffy2097: Hypoxia is the real killer at 35,000 feet. Your body can stand the pressure change, and you can wear warm clothing to stand the cold. The P-51 Mustang was a prop driven aircraft, no pressurized cabin, and it had a service ceiling of 41,900 feet, Pilots wore oxygen masks. The thin air within the cabin was also heated. Even without pressure, you could heat air within the cabin.


The Air Force rule was to make sure the oxygen mask was on above 15,000 feet (50% reduction in oxygen). I saw video of myself in an altitude chamber and the brain wasn't functioning very well without the proper amount of oxygen. Decompression has been exaggerated in the movies.
 
2012-09-25 12:00:28 PM  

GooberMcFly: This is the person who might have his hand on "The Button".


Yes, from the same party that gave us Sarah Palin.
 
2012-09-25 12:00:49 PM  
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and the link appears not to work and keeps being removed from my post so I'll copy/paste

Don't panic, gang. If you'll look closely next time you're on a plane, you'll notice that the emergency exits - they're not so much doors as removable window plugs - open in, not out. When the plane is on the ground (which is when you're supposed to use the exits), that doesn't matter much, because the air pressure is equal on both sides. But when the plane is at cruising altitude, the inside (cabin) pressure is so much greater than the outside pressure that you'd have to have superhuman strength to pull the exit open. Let's say the window plug measures 18 by 36 inches. The cabin pressure in a typical commercial aircraft is about seven pounds per square inch. At 35,000 feet atmospheric pressure outside is about three and a half pounds per square inch. This means that to get the exit open you'd have to overcome a net outward pressure of more than 2,200 pounds, or more than a ton. Fat chance. The same thing applies to the plane's regular doors. In most commercial aircraft the doors open outward, but they're designed in such a way that they have to be popped in a smidge before they can be swung out. As with the emergency exits, cabin pressure prevents the doors from being opened when the plane is at cruising altitude.
 
2012-09-25 12:01:07 PM  

FormlessOne: Why are you surprised that the Republican offering for "Leader of the Free World" thinks they should've just opened the window to let the smoke out of a pressurized cabin? I'm surprised Brawndo isn't sponsoring his friggin' campaign yet.


Wow, lay off of Romney already! I can't believe this is even a news article. Somehow, I don't think knowing the inner workings of airplane windows has much to do with LEADING THE FREE WORLD. If this news story were about Obama, you'd be fussing about FAWX NEWZ, but since it's about Romney it clearly means he's an out-of-touch moron? Shame on you.
 
2012-09-25 12:01:21 PM  

evaned: Ehh: What's the big deal? If you get sucked out an airplane window you can just go to the emergency room.

You won't even need to do that. In a legitimate falling incident, the body has ways to shut down gravity.


*sniff* I... I feel good about this post...
 
2012-09-25 12:01:23 PM  

fireclown: Speaking of decompression, I'm continuously amazed that people don't open that emergency door. It seems like a really, really easy way to mess with an airplane. Don't need no bomb, don't need no tools. Just will.


It would never open while pressurized. You're trying to pull against 14 pounds per square inch on one side, and probably 10 or so on the other, so that's a net of 4. The door is around 1000 square inches, so you'd have to pull with something like several thousand pounds to open it at 10,000 feet.
 
2012-09-25 12:01:47 PM  

reillan: Yeah... reality has a well-known liberal bias.


Weaver95: but enough about fox news, right?


His comments are hardly news worthy. More for the late night comedy trash and John Stewart crowd, oh wait that is where most liberals get their "news" from anyway. Never mind.
 
2012-09-25 12:01:48 PM  

JackieRabbit: For you Farkers who don't routinely work with businessmen, I can assure you that Mitt Romney is representative of the general stupidity. He is living proof that one does not need to be smart to succeed in business. One just needs an engaging personality, a reasonably good idea and some smart people to work hard and make it happen. Later, you can fark most of them over, when you sell your company to someone like Bain Capital.


THIS

I've spent too many years around executives who have no idea how the real world works and have an inflated sense of entitlement that they think anything can be done by edict.

Go see Devil Wears Prada. Merrill Streep nails the archetype perfectly.
 
2012-09-25 12:02:18 PM  
 
2012-09-25 12:02:36 PM  

epoch_destroi: FormlessOne: Why are you surprised that the Republican offering for "Leader of the Free World" thinks they should've just opened the window to let the smoke out of a pressurized cabin? I'm surprised Brawndo isn't sponsoring his friggin' campaign yet.

Wow, lay off of Romney already! I can't believe this is even a news article. Somehow, I don't think knowing the inner workings of airplane windows has much to do with LEADING THE FREE WORLD. If this news story were about Obama, you'd be fussing about FAWX NEWZ, but since it's about Romney it clearly means he's an out-of-touch moron? Shame on you.


I know, right? No need to get my Mormon mom jeans in a bunch...
 
2012-09-25 12:02:44 PM  

luvtinayothers: http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/windows.asp


Dang. I was kind of enjoying thinking he'd stepped on his dick again. But that video looks like he was trying to make a joke.
 
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