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(Russian Machine Never Breaks)   At least one meteor strike confirmed in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Conflicting reports suggest moderate damage, possible evacuations underway. (w/multiple dash cam video HolyFarkness) (now w/working link)   (russianmachineneverbreaks.com) divider line 773
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2013-02-15 03:54:35 AM
I hope everyone remembered to bring their towel

i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 03:55:16 AM
All you people posting Superman photos are using the wrong ones....
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-15 03:55:19 AM

PreMortem: Fun fact from the Wiki:

Chelyabinsk
The city has been reported as being one of the most polluted places on Earth, having previously been a center of production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Zinc factory indeed.


Further fun fact: If you've been internally contaminated with Plutonium for more than 24 hours, the preferred treatment is zinc salts of diethylentriamene pentaacetate.

A zinc factory might be quite handy around there.
 
2013-02-15 03:55:20 AM

radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.


When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?
 
2013-02-15 03:57:39 AM
Beware your car in the morning.
michaelhutchenceandme.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-15 04:00:21 AM

mr lawson: I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?


Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:12 AM

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?

Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.


But it's quicker and easier to just say "insane." :)
 
2013-02-15 04:01:12 AM
A second meteorite has hit the tower.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:13 AM

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?

Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.


What... the fark happened to your brain?!
 
2013-02-15 04:01:33 AM

The Snow Dog: tinfoil-hat maggie: mr lawson: i swear to god...i  dreamed this last night...I am a god damn freak of nature....it wouldn't be so bad if  it was an isolated case...but it ain't.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! WTF!

I sorta kinda believe you I mean I have dreams about the weather that come true although this last time I told someone before it happened and then it didn't happen, wtf : (

None of my dreams come true. Maybe I should tell someone next time I have a good one and see if it does come true. Then we can start a company where we drink and take naps all day. We hire assistants to wake us up when we're dreaming. If you're dreaming about bad weather you tell the assistant; good weather, keep your trap shut. If I dream about unicorns that can cure cancer and Oompa-Loompas magically appearing to give free foot massages and passing out coca-laced chocolate: I'll blab.


dude... trust me... i understand what you are getting at...what i am saying goes against all physics, logic and common farking sense. I am ALL about those things... and yet here I am with these "visions". It SHOULD NOT HAPPEN>>>PERIOD! wtf?
 
2013-02-15 04:01:38 AM

jchuffyman: rwa2: Notabunny: Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!

So that's what "Holy shiat!" sounds like in Russian

My wife says it translates more into "fark!"

She doesn't know what "blatt" translates to... she just knows that it's bad.

Yebat is fark, but its the verb. Blyat is also kind of like fark!!!!, but its more the exclamation/intensifier use of it.


So, it's "Holy farking fark!" then?
 
2013-02-15 04:02:40 AM

dbirchall: PreMortem: Fun fact from the Wiki:

Chelyabinsk
The city has been reported as being one of the most polluted places on Earth, having previously been a center of production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Zinc factory indeed.

Further fun fact: If you've been internally contaminated with Plutonium for more than 24 hours, the preferred treatment is zinc salts of diethylentriamene pentaacetate.

A zinc factory might be quite handy around there.


That's not a fun fact, that's a "why do you know that" fact.  But ya, thanks for the info, +1 for you.
 
2013-02-15 04:02:48 AM

Matthew Keene: Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.


hummm...ok...kills that theory. :-)
 
2013-02-15 04:02:50 AM

GranoblasticMan: What... the fark happened to your brain?!


Was sexually molested as a child. That might have cause some wiring issues.
 
2013-02-15 04:03:38 AM

Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.


I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:16 AM

Matthew Keene: GranoblasticMan: What... the fark happened to your brain?!

Was sexually molested as a child. That might have cause some wiring issues.

Yiiiikes

... Well, assuming you're not trolling, that's some major baggage to deal with, and I definitely sympathize.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:33 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.

I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.


Some are now saying up to 400 injured.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:35 AM

This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?


oi45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-15 04:06:26 AM
going to bed.... fark this
 
2013-02-15 04:07:32 AM

The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]


This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>
 
2013-02-15 04:07:46 AM

The Snow Dog: brantgoose: This meteorite is unlikely to be related to DA14. Remember that the Earth is travelling at 66,000 mph (108,000 km per hour) in its orbit--in 12 hours it travels nearly 800,000 miles or 1,300,000 kilometers. Assuming that the asteroid will pass us at a nearly perpendicular angle, this meteorite is probably not a chunk of the same rock--when an object breaks up at high speed in space, the pieces more or less stay in the same orbit and fairly close together. If you look at multiple craters, they form a series not unlike bullets fired from an airplane. There are several examples on websites dedicated to meteorite impacts as well as double craters (you can see many examples of these on Mars and the Moon).

We annually pass through meteor showers that are the debris of disintegrated comets and meteors and these hit us in a buckshot pattern from a point centered around the path of the comet or asteroid of which they were part.

From what I have gathered from a quick and superficial reading of web posts, the object was probably a lot smaller than DA14, which would have an impact of about 3 megatonnes, close to the Tunguska event, which flattened thousands of square miles of Siberian spruce and which was observed from thousands of miles away. This object seems to have hit less than 250 miles from the sightings which means it was impressive but not unheard of in size or speed. There are many "Fortean" reports of bright objects in the sky and the noises (explosions, sizzling, hissing) associated with them. This is a rare event but has probably happened a number of times in your lifetme with somewhat smaller explosions.

It probably broke up about 26,000-36,000 feet up. The delay between the sightings and the boom is due to the fact that it is much higher and faster than it looks when it passed over the cameras, and thus more distant than you might think when it hit.

I have seen a meteor break up (silently, and thus far away) but it was nothing like this one. That ...


There's an interesting phenomenon where people SWEAR they heard a hissing sound as it trails.

This doesn't seem physically possible.  Sound travels at ~ 1000fps (only goes up a bit outside the stratosphere and then slows a bit below 1000 fps in the mesopause), so as shown here, at the altitude a meteor illuminates and usually disintegrates at, it would take more than 3 MINUTES for the sound to get to the surface.  And hissing seems to be an illogical sound for it.

The simple explanation would seem to be that people imagine it, but hissing seems like an unlikely noise to imagine it making, and many people report the same thing.

There's some theories that certain meteorites create electromagnetic waves as they are engulfed in surface plasma, and the electromagnetic waves travels at the speed of light, then interacts with the surface to make audible sound effects immediately.  Fantastic, but it does make sense.
 
2013-02-15 04:10:47 AM
 
2013-02-15 04:11:45 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Procedural Texture: I hope Tina Fey's caricature of Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.

FTFY


I hope this event hasn't caused anyone else's sense of topical humor to be shifted to five years in the past.
 
2013-02-15 04:13:04 AM
CBS Up To The Minute is saying there are no reports of injuries. So I guess the reports we're reading are figments of our imaginations. Even if there are no injuries, mistaken or false reports are still reports, right? Shouldn't they just say there are unconfirmed reports of injuries?
 
2013-02-15 04:13:46 AM

Old Man Winter: B.L.Z. Bub: Procedural Texture: I hope Tina Fey's caricature of Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.

FTFY

I hope this event hasn't caused anyone else's sense of topical humor to be shifted to five years in the past.


I don't know, but check out this awesome video!
 
2013-02-15 04:13:50 AM

cc_rider: I hope everyone remembered to bring their towel

[i28.photobucket.com image 850x637]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojydNb3Lrrs

Got a few spares in case anyone needs them....
 
2013-02-15 04:14:58 AM
s20.postimage.org
 
2013-02-15 04:16:30 AM

GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>


Shazzam!
 
2013-02-15 04:20:37 AM

Bathia_Mapes: flamingboar: That is awesome! Any chance it's from the astroid that's close by?

The Bad Astronomer doesn't seem to think it is.

The article has this tweet from him: I don't *think* this meteor is related to #2012DA14; a solid 12+ hours ahead; DA14 is still pretty far out. Coincidence?


Bad Astronomer's analysis
 
2013-02-15 04:21:07 AM
I would honestly upgrade this to a newsflash tag. If some cripple shooting a woman in South Africa gets one, this should most assuredly get one.
 
2013-02-15 04:21:52 AM
It is getting late and I really should quit following this story and go to bed, but I don't want to close my eyes.  I don't want to fall asleep 'cuz I'll miss the news, and I don't want to miss A THING.

/especially if the Wonder Twins' will-o-the-wisp-induced psychic visions pan out
//fingers crossed...I'm dialing James Randi's number now!
 
2013-02-15 04:23:03 AM

The Snow Dog: CBS Up To The Minute is saying there are no reports of injuries. So I guess the reports we're reading are figments of our imaginations. Even if there are no injuries, mistaken or false reports are still reports, right? Shouldn't they just say there are unconfirmed reports of injuries?


CBS just now said that "more than 400" were injured. Not seriously, I hope.
 
2013-02-15 04:24:11 AM

Triumph: Live Updates:
http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/


fta:  7:40 GMT: Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter that he will offer suggestions to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on how to prevent or mitigate meteorite damage in future.

Lol.
 
2013-02-15 04:25:30 AM

Triumph: http://themoscownews.com/russia/20130215/191238274/Zhirinovsky-no-met e orites-its-new-US-weapons-test.html

Zhirinovsky: no meteorites, it's new US weapons test
 The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party and vice speaker of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky accused on Friday the United States of testing new weapons over Russia immediately after reports of a meteorite explosion appeared..."(US State Secretary) John Kerry tried warning (Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) on Monday, but failed," Zhirinovsky said, obviously referring to reports that Lavrov on a visit to Africa had failed to answer Kerry's repeated phone calls.


This is also the guy who wants to limit the amount of times people can have sex to once per quarter.
 
2013-02-15 04:25:34 AM

The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!


I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^
 
2013-02-15 04:26:37 AM
8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool
 
2013-02-15 04:29:02 AM

PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool


I guess repairing all of those windows will be a hot topic for a few days.
 
2013-02-15 04:29:32 AM

PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool


That's VERY cool
 
2013-02-15 04:30:08 AM

This Face Left Blank: Bathia_Mapes: Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.

I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.

Some are now saying up to 400 injured.


I'm not too surprised the number of injured is that high, especially since there was no warning this was about to happen.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:00 AM

Rvalldrgg: PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool

I guess repairing all of those windows will be a hot topic for a few days.


It'll be the opposite of breaking news.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:34 AM
SPACE JUNK
hunkereddowninbrooklyn.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-15 04:32:36 AM

Bathia_Mapes: This Face Left Blank: Bathia_Mapes: Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.

I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.

Some are now saying up to 400 injured.

I'm not too surprised the number of injured is that high, especially since there was no warning this was about to happen.


I have to admit, I'm pretty surprised... I mean, sure there wasn't much warning, but still, 400 injuries is a LOT these days. I just hope they're all minor injuries. This is a freakin crazy event and I seriously hope everyone turns out okay.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:57 AM

PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool


Yes.  More like FARKING BELOW FREEZING!
 
2013-02-15 04:33:26 AM

I sound fat: Anyone not comforted by NASA's assertion that asteroid DA14 could not possibly hit the earth today given recent reports that they didn't tell the Columbia astronauts they would likely die on reentry?


A government, much like a corporation, or a union, or any other entity that is a conglomeration of individuals and interests... will do (tell you) exactly what is in their best interests, not you or anyone elses. Or to put more simply, their interests aren't always ours', and with good reason.

If they knew the big one was going to hit tomorrow, I'm guessing it's a coin flip on whether or not we'd be told about it.

Even with enough warning and evidence that with that warning we could see select pockets of survivors vs complete annihilation of an area... the negative effects on society could probably be weighed worse than the event itself. A bit of a play on the "better to apologize later than ask for permission before"

Of course all of that is considering the negative effects societal-wide being the primary motivator of you not being told. You know the officials in top offices would also have their own asses to worry about. An elite few knowing the facts have a better chance of taking advantage of what few remaining survival options might exist than if everyone finds out.

While I selfishly would want to know, I'm not sure that if it was my call if I'd tell people. There is much to be said for the bliss of ignorance.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:41 AM
Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:52 AM
This video was taken right underneath the contrail just before - and during - the shockwave.

The contrail is really quite beautiful - you can see where at least two large chunks created their own swirling trails in the air - and then the blast hits.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:55 AM

haemaker: PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool

Yes.  More like FARKING BELOW FREEZING!


Eh, that's like my ex, and I survived.
 
2013-02-15 04:36:59 AM

mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.

welcome to reality.


I have you farkied now as the oracle
 
2013-02-15 04:39:46 AM
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Good thing I have a level 60 (18) witch doctor for the upcoming undead hoard that is going to arrive!
 
2013-02-15 04:41:07 AM
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