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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 190
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2013-02-15 01:15:35 AM
27 votes:
Their aim is a bit off; they TOTALLY missed Buenos Aires.
2013-02-15 01:41:40 AM
22 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?


The day after Valentine's Day? .. That's farked up
2013-02-15 02:20:43 AM
15 votes:
Crazy Russian Farkers and their photoshopes

cs6081.userapi.com
2013-02-15 02:00:24 AM
14 votes:
This would have never happened if we had meteors of our own.
2013-02-15 07:43:49 AM
10 votes:
Don't worry. I GOT THIS:

www.thephuketnews.com
2013-02-15 01:17:33 AM
10 votes:

cantsleep: Damn mayans were lousy with math.


They forgot to carry a Baktun
2013-02-15 07:25:17 AM
9 votes:
Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.

And Dorner's Drivers License.
2013-02-15 02:29:01 AM
9 votes:
Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

ic.pics.livejournal.com
2013-02-15 01:39:53 AM
8 votes:
Ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack.  Ack ack ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack ack?  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack.

/learning on Rosetta Stone just in case
2013-02-15 05:03:07 AM
6 votes:
p.twimg.com
2013-02-15 01:38:49 AM
6 votes:
This is the biggest interdimensional crossrip since the Tunguska Blast of 1909.

We could on the verge of a four fold crossrrip. A PKE surge of incredible, even dangerous, proportions.
2013-02-15 01:16:43 AM
6 votes:
This is a repeat from 1908
2013-02-15 06:38:07 AM
5 votes:
m.ruvr.ru

I don't know; it looks like a street light to me
2013-02-15 04:54:47 AM
5 votes:
i42.photobucket.com
2013-02-15 03:31:58 AM
5 votes:

Nem Wan: So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?


SHUT UP. Or Justin Bieber will release an album.
2013-02-15 02:16:24 AM
5 votes:

kim jong-un: lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.

They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.

4.bp.blogspot.com

2013-02-15 06:28:04 PM
4 votes:
In Russian space program, space visits you.
2013-02-15 10:06:18 AM
4 votes:

SlothB77: p4p3rm4t3: SlothB77: Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass closest to earth at 2:24 p.m. EST/1924 GMT, so plenty of chance for more fireworks to come.


According to Bad Astronomer they are on totally different orbits.

[img593.imageshack.us image 685x921]
Estimated trajectory based on videos and pictures uploaded by witnesses. Could be wrong.  Just guessing.

Bad Astronomy Blog

So the Russian meteorite wasn't a fragment of DA14?  I just assumed it was because of the timing.  What are the odds a rare event like that occurred the same exact day this other asteroid passes this close to earth and the two events are unrelated?  Seems unlikely.  I dunno.  When I say rare, i mean the sonic boom and destruction and injuries, not rare as in meteorite striking earth.


The odds are astronomical
2013-02-15 03:49:13 AM
4 votes:

GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

I'm only going to say this once (tonight at least, HAH!) but I would totally hit that... And beg for more.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )

Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.

You're treading dangerous ground baby ; )

If I got eaten alive by a cougar like you, I'd die a happy man.

/ I like how our flirting is nice and public for all of Fark to see
// EIP?


Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.
2013-02-15 03:26:48 AM
4 votes:
So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?
2013-02-15 03:00:36 AM
4 votes:
"Hey, did you know thatHot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesday this month?"
2013-02-15 02:59:01 AM
4 votes:

santadog: At what point is it no longer a meteor "shower"?


When it reaches your calves, then it is called a meteor bath.
2013-02-15 01:22:01 AM
4 votes:
RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!

www.theunticket.com
2013-02-15 01:14:19 AM
4 votes:
Obama's fault.
2013-02-15 01:14:07 AM
4 votes:
Damn mayans were lousy with math.
2013-02-15 11:22:52 AM
3 votes:

SlothB77: What are the odds a rare event like that occurred the same exact day this other asteroid passes this close to earth and the two events are unrelated?


1:1

..as the event has already happened..
2013-02-15 09:51:19 AM
3 votes:

impaler: FYI, I think it was traveling at 30,000 mph, not kph.


Yeah, but it was still in a 25,000 mph zone. The insurance rates are gonna get jacket up like you wouldn't believe.
2013-02-15 09:33:11 AM
3 votes:

homelessdude: As always, the crack scientific analysts at Fox & Friends set the record straight.......

"In Armageddon the move, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck were able to stop it......"
"...NASA does tracks these things and they have the capabilities to stop asteroids before they come close to earth"
"Lasers?"
"Lasers....all sorts of....."

[s20.postimage.org image 600x310]

Link to full video segment



FOX AND FRIENDS

It's like breakfast conversations at the group home, only they're not wearing pajamas.
2013-02-15 06:40:37 AM
3 votes:

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



img10.imageshack.us
2013-02-15 06:09:26 AM
3 votes:

Radioactive Ass: Andromeda: Why the fark so many people didn't stop driving when a giant meteor was whizzing across the sky is a much better question IMO.

A few seconds long event with no prior warning makes it not too surprising, by the time you slow down and find a spot it would be long gone. Add in the frigid outside temperatures and I can see it happening. Not everyone is a space nerd you know.


It's well known that when faced with immediate Apocalypse... recommended action is to just continue your activity and sing along with it

Here in my car,
the glass can fly very far,
I can watch falling stars,
not going to make it to bar,
in cars.

*dent-duhdent. duh-dent-de-dent*

Here in my car,
I am going extinct,
loud sonic booms,
I can't hear myself think,
in cars.

*dent-duhdent. duh-dent-de-dent*

Here in my car,
my poop smells very strong,
I can go home and change,
and upload video,
in cars.
2013-02-15 05:50:44 AM
3 votes:

Macular Degenerate: In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?


In post-Soviet Russia, dashcam record police.
2013-02-15 05:06:11 AM
3 votes:

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


Obviously one contrail from the meteor and the other contrail from Obama's time machine as he leans over with potholders and guides the meteor toward the town in Russia that archives his Kenyan birth certificate.
2013-02-15 05:01:08 AM
3 votes:

mr lawson: To quote "The Avengers"...The  world has gotten even  stranger than you already know


To quote the Global Frequencypilot ... If you even knew just how many ultra-secret nightmares the government was covering up, you would never sleep again - just curl up under your bed, weeping and waiting for the inevitable hellish apocalypse.

PreMortem: 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.


I googled zinc and plutonium because I couldn't think of any connection off the top of my head - the annual radiological refresher training I'm retired to take by the .gov nuke lab I work for doesn't get into that kind of detail. ;)  Anyway...

i957.photobucket.com

*File photo does not depict actual Chelyabinsk meteor.
2013-02-15 03:50:49 AM
3 votes:

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


YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!
2013-02-15 03:41:33 AM
3 votes:
brentandtimmy.dotster.com

Bathe the middle one and mail-order her to my chambers.
2013-02-15 03:36:42 AM
3 votes:
I hope Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.
2013-02-15 03:19:10 AM
3 votes:
LAPD is lobbing meteors at Russia now? When will the corruption end?
2013-02-15 03:18:14 AM
3 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-02-15 03:09:33 AM
3 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

Tangently related: Russian origin. Found it while looking for something else.
2013-02-15 02:31:33 AM
3 votes:

Schmegicky: Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 442x774]


To be fair, that could just as easily be a picture of Detroit.
\superpower'in ain't what it used to be.
__ __ slashies done got knocked over.
2013-02-15 02:27:27 AM
3 votes:
Good golly I hope it's an alien invasion. How fun is that going to be!
2013-02-15 02:17:42 AM
3 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.

CNN always seems to be at the end of the line when a breaking news story hits. Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, etc. seem to beat them everytime.


Fox beat CNN to covering the CNN building being hit by a tornado, it's not surprising : )
2013-02-15 01:53:10 AM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com

О, я потратил свою жизнь
2013-02-15 01:48:36 AM
3 votes:

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack.  Ack ack ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack ack?  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack.

/learning on Rosetta Stone just in case


Lame, accent all wrong, weak vocab. Pimsleur RULES. It's

Ack aack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack! Ack! Aack ack ack! Ack ack ack ack. Ack aack ack ack ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack? Ack! Ack ack ack aaack ack.
2013-02-15 01:43:18 AM
3 votes:
img367.imageshack.us

вернуться, цинк!
2013-02-15 01:42:51 AM
3 votes:
Shouldn't a second meteorite be hitting the south tower right now?
2013-02-15 01:36:53 AM
3 votes:

Makh: Hey NASA, you were 18k miles off.  Do better math next time.


They forgot to convert from metric.
2013-02-15 01:35:48 AM
3 votes:

crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?


BBBCause...The InterNNNet is 20 mins into future.
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-02-15 01:31:44 AM
3 votes:
imageshack.us
EXPLOSIONS?!?
2013-02-15 01:29:26 AM
3 votes:

sforce: My headline and submission time was better and earlier. Yes, I'm whining, it's late.

That said, RT has good updates.

And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.


Right now they're saying that Dolph Lundgren counterpunched it and that caused most of the damage. .
2013-02-15 01:25:52 AM
3 votes:
thelifestream.net
2013-02-15 01:22:43 AM
3 votes:

germ78: Crazy. This site has a bit of info up now. Apparently a zinc plant had its roof blown off.

/yay dashcams!


No need to panic.  The Canadian goalie for the hockey team there who played 24 games for Atlanta in 2005-6 is alright.
2013-02-15 01:20:18 AM
3 votes:
Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?
2013-02-15 01:16:57 AM
3 votes:

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
2013-02-15 05:00:36 PM
2 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-02-15 11:35:28 AM
2 votes:
Welcome back to Earth, Mitt Romney's ego!
2013-02-15 10:36:49 AM
2 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mikey1969: God, I hope SNL decides to spoof this segment.

The corrections at the end will include something like:

"Meteors are not actually made of meat.

The contrail was not caused by the meteor's exhaust system.

Phasers are something from Star Trek and can't be used to stop meteors.

Liberals and gay people do not cause meteors."


One more:

"Asteroids can NOT be removed by using Preparation H"
2013-02-15 10:32:50 AM
2 votes:

Mikey1969: God, I hope SNL decides to spoof this segment.


The corrections at the end will include something like:

"Meteors are not actually made of meat.

The contrail was not caused by the meteor's exhaust system.

Phasers are something from Star Trek and can't be used to stop meteors.

Liberals and gay people do not cause meteors."
2013-02-15 09:55:14 AM
2 votes:

techbuzz: Yet another catastrophic  result of global warming.


You stupid Denialist! Of course it is! When something gets hot it expands. Global Warming is causing the Earth to get bigger, making it a larger target for assteroids and stuff. It's Science, Dude. Science!
2013-02-15 09:27:51 AM
2 votes:
As always, the crack scientific analysts at Fox & Friends set the record straight.......

"In Armageddon the move, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck were able to stop it......"
"...NASA does tracks these things and they have the capabilities to stop asteroids before they come close to earth"
"Lasers?"
"Lasers....all sorts of....."


s20.postimage.org

Link to full video segment
2013-02-15 08:33:50 AM
2 votes:
i4.ytimg.com

Bad 80s cartoon shows were right!

THEY. WERE. RIIIGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!
2013-02-15 07:59:36 AM
2 votes:
is this what they mean by a near-miss?  It nearly missed us.  But not quite.
2013-02-15 07:10:30 AM
2 votes:

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: dfacto: So the Russians are claiming they shot this thing mid-flight?  Who wants to bet that's just some desk-jockey making shiat up?

I'd take that bet. That rock was supersonic.


If it was really going at 30 km/s it was WAY past plain old supersonic or hypersonic.  It went plaid.
2013-02-15 05:44:39 AM
2 votes:

Allen262: cc_rider: Allen262: cc_rider: Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...

It's a conspiracy!

Did it play for you?

Couldn't get it off Fark. I just loaded Google's home page.

I made a smaller one.

[imageshack.us image 344x200]


Thanks. I added a 2nd asteroid to more accurately reflect current events.

i.imgur.com

/technically added a meteoroid
2013-02-15 05:40:32 AM
2 votes:
This would have been awesome if it smashed into the Vatican with a full house of pedo protecting geezers just electing their new Pedo Protector.
2013-02-15 04:53:21 AM
2 votes:

LaughingRadish: Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.


One already did numbnuts.

If your going to be an efficient bigot, at least educate yourself on the subject.
2013-02-15 04:11:45 AM
2 votes:

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 04:01:12 AM
2 votes:
A second meteorite has hit the tower.
2013-02-15 04:01:12 AM
2 votes:

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 03:43:59 AM
2 votes:

Nem Wan: So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?


Yep. It's probably about time to troll their bulletin boards:  http://www.raptureready.com/
2013-02-15 03:23:11 AM
2 votes:
seriously...fark this shiat! fark it all to hell!
2013-02-15 03:12:47 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-15 03:04:04 AM
2 votes:

JRoo: B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?

Not if you join my religion, pay me money, repeat whatever I tell you is the truth, and live and die by an arbitrarily set list of contradictory nonsensical rules.


Nobody is dumb enough to fall for that pitch
2013-02-15 03:02:12 AM
2 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Not if you join my religion, pay me money, repeat whatever I tell you is the truth, and live and die by an arbitrarily set list of contradictory nonsensical rules.
2013-02-15 02:46:53 AM
2 votes:
Seriously fraking cool.  How much do we all love the Russian dash cam craze.  Who knew the decline of the rule of law would have such an awesome upside?
2013-02-15 02:38:27 AM
2 votes:
This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns.
2013-02-15 02:30:54 AM
2 votes:
Greetings,

I will be your token conspiracy theorist for the day.  First of all, there have been an increasing number of meteors falling to earth in recent years.  Yeah... remember all those news stories about "mysterious booming noises"?  Every so often the earth gets hit with meteors showers.  Some historians blame the dark ages on it...

Now this the part where malevolent aliens come down promising to protect us from the meteors but with plans of enslaving us...

By the way, did you know Mayan new year is February 19?

Have a nice day.
2013-02-15 02:17:38 AM
2 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.


Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?
2013-02-15 02:16:16 AM
2 votes:
Soon to hear the lonesome death of Georgi Verrilsky
2013-02-15 02:02:58 AM
2 votes:

PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.


SHOCKWAVE HAD TO WAIT FOUR MINUTES TO VOTE: SO WHAT?
2013-02-15 01:59:04 AM
2 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-15 01:55:52 AM
2 votes:
For farks sake just give the Loonies their independence already.

/Simon Jester lines up another shot
2013-02-15 01:52:18 AM
2 votes:
The UK just voted for gay marriage about two weeks ago. Coincidence? I think not...
2013-02-15 01:51:05 AM
2 votes:
The goddamn bugs whacked us, Johnny.
2013-02-15 01:46:12 AM
2 votes:
i21.photobucket.com

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.
2013-02-15 01:38:44 AM
2 votes:
Looks like al-Qaeda figured out how to fly big rocks.
2013-02-15 01:36:24 AM
2 votes:
Time to look for a ship...

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-02-15 01:35:52 AM
2 votes:
Is it time to invade Klendathu yet?
2013-02-15 01:32:57 AM
2 votes:
download.lardlad.com
2013-02-15 01:17:17 AM
2 votes:
Russian meteorite? Be on the lookout for this guy:
i5.photobucket.com
2013-02-15 01:16:44 AM
2 votes:

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


It's the Illuminati meteor control device, silly.
2013-02-15 01:13:41 AM
2 votes:
Yet another catastrophic  result of global warming.
2013-02-15 05:25:17 PM
1 votes:
700 posts and no reference to this movie yet?

I feel old

cokyday.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-15 04:14:56 PM
1 votes:

Max Awesome: Procedural Texture: Max Awesome: 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.

Is it just me, or are portions of the contrail distinctly orange? Maybe it's just the sunrise, but it might also be evidence of the meteor's composition.

[i42.photobucket.com image 850x634]


The orange trail marks where the projectile reached 88 miles per hour.
2013-02-15 12:48:10 PM
1 votes:
media.screened.com
2013-02-15 12:39:20 PM
1 votes:
That was no meteorite. It was Barry & Other Barry coming back from Space.
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
Thanks Krieger-san.
2013-02-15 12:12:16 PM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Their aim is a bit off; they TOTALLY missed Buenos Aires.


Would you like to know more?
2013-02-15 12:03:49 PM
1 votes:
Wikipedia says "and the reports are that aliens look like ballbags. and you can buy fish and chips from the moon stoke-on-trent is the new superpower.
Three impact sites were found, two in an area near Chebarkul Lake and the other some 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust." source
2013-02-15 11:54:19 AM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Larger, high quality specimens typically sell for $200 to $300 per kilogram.


HA I used to traffick this stuff that wholesaled $45000/kg and it was a natural plant extract
2013-02-15 11:51:50 AM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: These videos are farking insane.

But I gotta ask, all of the videos I've seen so far are in cars going towards the meteor's projection. WTF? If I saw that shiat in the sky, I'd haul ass in the other direction.


Perhaps because all the videos taken from cars hauling ass in the other direction are really boring, because they don't show anything.
2013-02-15 11:30:43 AM
1 votes:
pit.dirty.ru
2013-02-15 10:56:46 AM
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Mikey1969: God, I hope SNL decides to spoof this segment.

The corrections at the end will include something like:

"Meteors are not actually made of meat.

The contrail was not caused by the meteor's exhaust system.

Phasers are something from Star Trek and can't be used to stop meteors.

Liberals and gay people do not cause meteors."


Good Lord, I was holding back my coffee so hard it started to come out my tear ducts.

/No keyboard for you this time.
2013-02-15 10:32:36 AM
1 votes:

Corydon: Thank goodness this didn't happen at the height of the Cold War. We'd almost certainly all be dead.


a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
"that would be an action that the soviet union would almost certainly interpret as a pre-emptive first strike!"

/Perfect Tommy with the best expository monologue ever.
2013-02-15 10:25:51 AM
1 votes:

impaler: What fox News shows:
[growlersoftware.com image 640x480]

What it should look like:
[growlersoftware.com image 850x202]


At least they didn't say faster than the speed of light.  They should have used NASCAR as the relation point for their viewers though.
2013-02-15 10:19:15 AM
1 votes:

impaler: What fox News shows:
[growlersoftware.com image 640x480]

What it should look like:
[growlersoftware.com image 850x202]


Fox News using misleading charts? Color me shocked!

cloudfront.mediamatters.org
2013-02-15 10:09:30 AM
1 votes:

homelessdude: As always, the crack scientific analysts at Fox & Friends set the record straight.......

"In Armageddon the move, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck were able to stop it......"
"...NASA does tracks these things and they have the capabilities to stop asteroids before they come close to earth"
"Lasers?"
"Lasers....all sorts of....."

[s20.postimage.org image 600x310]

Link to full video segment


God, I hope SNL decides to spoof this segment.
2013-02-15 10:01:58 AM
1 votes:

impaler: What fox News shows:
[growlersoftware.com image 640x480]

What it should look like:
[growlersoftware.com image 850x202]


As Fox News graphs go, however, that display is surprisingly close to accurate. During the November election, the graph would include a speed of light bar shorter than the meteor speed bar, and it would be presented in between guest pundits attempting to blame the strike on President Obama.

/President Obama may be blamed on Fox News at a later time.
2013-02-15 09:56:16 AM
1 votes:
What fox News shows:
growlersoftware.com

What it should look like:
growlersoftware.com
2013-02-15 09:51:50 AM
1 votes:

WelldeadLink: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

Contrails require a layer of air with enough moisture to be condensed by the shock wave. The dual contrails are probably from the shock wave on each side of the rock separately disturbing the sensitive layer of air.


Are you attempting to claim that the meteor was not carrying and deploying a payload of mind control chemicals?
/Wake up Sheeple!
//Wake up Sheeple!
///Wake up Sheeple!
2013-02-15 09:51:41 AM
1 votes:

crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?


They arent quite up and browsing reddit and fark yet. Give it a few hours.
2013-02-15 09:31:20 AM
1 votes:
Okay, flipping around trying to find some current TV coverage and Fox plays a few clips of the impacts and says they'll have more after the break.

They then segue out to commercial showing more clips.....and a song...."Skyfall" by Adele.
2013-02-15 09:25:36 AM
1 votes:

Shadowtag: nmemkha: [i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Bad 80s cartoon shows were right!

THEY. WERE. RIIIGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!

You must be using 90's slang when bad meant good because otherwise you're speaking in a language I do not understand.


Sometime in the distance future ...

Gxjudfy, "... and these humans died while arguing over the merits of something called 'Thundarr'."
2013-02-15 09:25:05 AM
1 votes:
Found when GISing "40 subcriptions to Vibe"
25.media.tumblr.com
 Yet not an Orlando Jones in sight.
l3.yimg.com
2013-02-15 08:54:23 AM
1 votes:

Twitch Boy: Obama's fault.


Already happening on my facebook feed....::sigh:::
2013-02-15 08:53:47 AM
1 votes:
butlerscinemascene.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-15 07:58:43 AM
1 votes:
Am I really the initial one to post this?

www.inklingscommunity.org
2013-02-15 07:58:32 AM
1 votes:
www.vh1.com
Meh. The interdimensional cross rip in the Tunguska blast of 1909 was bigger, better and more impressive.
2013-02-15 07:34:11 AM
1 votes:

HAMMERTOE: Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.

And Dorner's Drivers License.


who's awesome?

you are.
2013-02-15 06:58:46 AM
1 votes:

Andromeda: p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: Cosmic coincidences happen all the time.

(Btw, I just got a shout out on BBC's World Have Your Say discussing this. W00t!)

Certainly not hitting the same place, but I still don't see how you have come to the conclusion that this is a singular object?

Something very interesting:

"This date in science: Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913"

[img171.imageshack.us image 580x332]
"Canadian artist Gustav Hahn painted his impression of what the Great Meteor Procession looked like, ...

Yeah, notice how they're all traveling together?  That's because larger meteorites will often break up in the atmosphere- I've seen it a few times, and from the videos it looks like this one did too.

That does NOT mean however that it's likely this thing will have the last parts hit a few hours later though or anything like that, as these things travel really fast so any parts that broke off in the atmosphere has already landed.  We're like 8 hours after the initial impact; based on the size of this thing it's certainly not large enough to have a gravitational attraction to other pieces and keep them together.

That's not to sayanother rock can't wham into your bedroom tonight and shatter the glass while you sleep though.  Sweet dreams.


Ah, cool stuff thanks. My bunker doesn't have windows.
2013-02-15 06:57:24 AM
1 votes:
How long before the giant ants and spiders start showing up?
2013-02-15 06:37:39 AM
1 votes:

you are a puppet: [thelifestream.net image 510x510]


Dadoody: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x552]


I was thinking the same thing. The time of Reunion is upon us! Praise Jenova!
2013-02-15 06:01:03 AM
1 votes:
For those interested in the size of the meteor, there are a LOT of factors and estimates are ranging from a meter-sized diameter to several meters and up to 10 tons.  My astronomer friends who have radio data are now working on narrowing the error bars and figuring out the trajectory of this thing as it entered our atmosphere, but right now everyone's being REALLY conservative.  Any fragments that are found will seriously help in narrowing down the size.

Of course that's not stopping a few people blasting my Twitter feed with their armchair calculations based on a Wikipedia article.
2013-02-15 05:45:21 AM
1 votes:
I am just relieved that RT News has their top reporters covering this.
s20.postimage.org
2013-02-15 05:37:14 AM
1 votes:
How long until Putin shows up and claims to have diverted it single handedly with a well aimed rock?
2013-02-15 05:02:45 AM
1 votes:

Max Awesome: So, is it safe to go to bed now, or are we all going to die in our sleep?


One would hope so... I mean unless you want to die in a fiery car crash or something.
2013-02-15 05:00:46 AM
1 votes:
The more I look at it, the more I think "Viral marketing campaign."
2013-02-15 04:41:07 AM
1 votes:
kriv.images.worldnow.com
2013-02-15 04:33:41 AM
1 votes:
Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.
2013-02-15 04:32:00 AM
1 votes:

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 04:21:52 AM
1 votes:
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 04:14:58 AM
1 votes:
s20.postimage.org
2013-02-15 04:13:46 AM
1 votes:

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 04:07:46 AM
1 votes:

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 04:05:35 AM
1 votes:

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 03:55:16 AM
1 votes:
All you people posting Superman photos are using the wrong ones....
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-02-15 03:54:35 AM
1 votes:
I hope everyone remembered to bring their towel

i28.photobucket.com
2013-02-15 03:51:35 AM
1 votes:
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?
2013-02-15 03:46:40 AM
1 votes:

mr lawson: welcome to reality.


BTW, my family thinks I'm insane. I, on the other hand, know it.
2013-02-15 03:37:11 AM
1 votes:

Nem Wan: So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?


Family Guy was marginally funny also, so obviously it must be the End Times.
2013-02-15 03:31:44 AM
1 votes:

GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

I'm only going to say this once (tonight at least, HAH!) but I would totally hit that... And beg for more.


Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )
2013-02-15 03:28:06 AM
1 votes:
Time to crack open skulls and feast upon the goo therein
2013-02-15 03:26:31 AM
1 votes:

Gordon Bennett: [i3.ytimg.com image 320x180]


What a Russian boom might look like.


No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow. What? Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here! Boom. Sooner or later. BOOM!
2013-02-15 03:24:35 AM
1 votes:
i3.ytimg.com


What a Russian boom might look like.
2013-02-15 03:23:49 AM
1 votes:
fark GOD!
2013-02-15 03:21:59 AM
1 votes:
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!
2013-02-15 03:10:46 AM
1 votes:
Every five seconds the main gun of an Everest-class dreadnought accelerates one to 1.3 percent of light speed. It impacts with the force of a 38-kiloton bomb. That is three times the yield of the city-buster dropped on Hiroshima back on Earth. That means, Sir Isaac Newton was the deadliest son-of-a-biatch in space.
2013-02-15 03:10:41 AM
1 votes:

cc_rider: Allen262: cc_rider: Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...

It's a conspiracy!

Did it play for you?

Couldn't get it off Fark. I just loaded Google's home page.


I made a smaller one.



imageshack.us
2013-02-15 03:09:50 AM
1 votes:
I had a vision last night of this happening....way too funny!
/sigh
//i love life
2013-02-15 03:08:41 AM
1 votes:
Too bad all the footage was so meteorcre.
2013-02-15 03:06:48 AM
1 votes:
images.zap2it.com
2013-02-15 03:04:33 AM
1 votes:
2013-02-15 03:03:35 AM
1 votes:
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
2013-02-15 02:58:45 AM
1 votes:
As long as Uncle Vlad's mini giraffe is unharmed I think everything will be OK.
2013-02-15 02:54:40 AM
1 votes:
No worries. I just came.
2013-02-15 02:52:43 AM
1 votes:
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 thing came in impressively fast and bright. The one I saw I watched for maybe 15 minutes. It started as a cigar-shaped cloud (looking like old descriptons of "UFOs" and then displayed two small lights about the size and brightness of distant airplanes or planets and finally it broke up. I saw it from a distance and from a slight angle to its path.

It came out of the sunset because it was part of the annual Chi Capricorn meteor shower, which is usually not visible because it comes at us from too near the Sun. I got lucky. And I was able to identify it by looking meteor showers up on the web.
2013-02-15 02:47:03 AM
1 votes:

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


Dual thingys.
2013-02-15 02:40:02 AM
1 votes:

Shadowtag: This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns railguns.


Well there's that crappy joke ruined.
2013-02-15 02:36:47 AM
1 votes:
Putin will look weak if he lets this go unanswered.
2013-02-15 02:35:10 AM
1 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes, sorry. It may take awhile.
2013-02-15 02:26:49 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...

So that's a nyet?

I would say so : )


So never been to Russia, and never hit by a meteor. I think the tinfoil works, going to get some for myself!
2013-02-15 02:24:12 AM
1 votes:

kim jong-un: SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?

The Earth's atmosphere is relatively thin with respect to the circumference of the Earth. From that perspective something can cut right through the atmosphere and miss crashing into the Earth and it would still look like it just skipped off the atmosphere.

And... sonic booms can travel very far.


If it did skip, then wouldn't it happen at a relatively thin atmosphere, hampering the projection of the sound?

/genuine question
2013-02-15 02:23:53 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...


So that's a nyet?
2013-02-15 02:22:08 AM
1 votes:
Diane Feinstein seen preparing bill that would outlaw Glock AR-47 tactical assault meteors.
2013-02-15 02:20:25 AM
1 votes:
img59.imageshack.us

/gif on Google home page...
2013-02-15 02:09:34 AM
1 votes:

Warchild: Fark broke Russian machine (that never breaks)


In Fark breaks Soviet Union
2013-02-15 02:07:57 AM
1 votes:
Fark broke Russian machine (that never breaks)
2013-02-15 01:55:00 AM
1 votes:

Bill_Wick's_Friend: О, я потратил свою жизнь


Blat!
2013-02-15 01:52:18 AM
1 votes:
Thank goodness this didn't happen at the height of the Cold War. We'd almost certainly all be dead.
2013-02-15 01:51:20 AM
1 votes:

JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 400x320]

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.


Well that's because it was the only one made, duh.
2013-02-15 01:45:47 AM
1 votes:
It has hit BBC, that is.
2013-02-15 01:42:19 AM
1 votes:

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


upload.wikimedia.org

Time to start filling the bathtub....
2013-02-15 01:42:11 AM
1 votes:

OneFretAway: Elvis_Bogart: sforce: And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.

If this is true...than the whole story just got a lot more interesting.

Absolutely.  That's is way beyond anything I thought any military was capable of.  Aren't we still struggling with accomplishing the same thing with a single ICBM?  I would think that a meteor has to be moving much faster than that.


The Russian military lie in order to appear superhumanly powerful?  Unpossible!

/Putin himself ordered the strike during his morning naked combat session against six armed Chechens.
2013-02-15 01:41:46 AM
1 votes:

netgamer7k: RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!


I have to sleep, but i'm sure someone can fill in for me, albeit poorly.

To tide you over, i saw a thread on a 'conspiracy' site about a week ago showing other inbound meteors coming close around the same time as DA14, and the MSM is being suspiciously silent about them. We could be heading into a whole patch of this stuff.
2013-02-15 01:41:21 AM
1 votes:
When that explosion sounded, followed by what sounded like crackling gunfire, I would have crapped myself and assumed we were at war.
2013-02-15 01:38:49 AM
1 votes:
s.66.ru

Hope they have meteor insurance.
2013-02-15 01:38:21 AM
1 votes:
crumblecat : Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?

Because disabled cruise ship!!!

// Mainstream news is a slow plodding dinosaur. Someone shot this shiat on a dashcam and said damn, I need to rush home and upload this to youtube.
2013-02-15 01:35:55 AM
1 votes:
Good gracious!  GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!
2013-02-15 01:27:18 AM
1 votes:

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


Thanks for the link, was curious about the boom. Here is another.
2013-02-15 01:27:14 AM
1 votes:

netgamer7k: RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS


That could be fun! Let's see....

DA14 is actually an alien mothership and one of their stealthed orbital drones misfired a "rod from god" over Russia.
2013-02-15 01:25:33 AM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Their aim is a bit off; they TOTALLY missed Buenos Aires.


You are a magnificent human being.

/The only good bug is a dead bug.
2013-02-15 01:25:07 AM
1 votes:
Direct links to Youtube clips.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4ZxXYscmgRg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7c-0iwBEswE

/looks just like CGI.
2013-02-15 01:20:36 AM
1 votes:
Either this is the best viral marketing attempt ever or that was amazing.
2013-02-15 01:19:54 AM
1 votes:
I blame the Jews!
2013-02-15 01:18:59 AM
1 votes:
Well, crap. Thanks Uakronkid. That makes me feel worse, actually!
2013-02-15 01:17:22 AM
1 votes:
I love that the global apocalypse is beginning on Valentine's Day.

Burn, motherfarkers.

/was the only person in my office the past two days not loudly announcing plans for a big date
//sob
2013-02-15 01:17:04 AM
1 votes:
Hey NASA, you were 18k miles off.  Do better math next time.
2013-02-15 01:15:08 AM
1 votes:
Crazy, I was just reading the chapter of Carl Sagan's Cosmos about the Tunguska event and comets colliding with the earth in my flight to Denver an hour ago
2013-02-15 01:14:53 AM
1 votes:

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: I wonder if they're little chunks that were sharing DA14's trajectory. If so there ought to be more incoming.

Bring your umbrella!


My advice is to start drinking heavily.
2013-02-15 01:09:28 AM
1 votes:
dashcam video goodness.
2013-02-15 12:53:55 AM
1 votes:
Perhaps Bruce Willis failed after all?

/seriously, holy fark
 
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