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(io9)   Some stunning reminders that Hollywood disasters still pale in comparison to the real thing   (io9.com) divider line 57
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2013-08-08 07:57:27 PM
Eyjafjallajokull volcanoOh yeah, THAT place!
 
2013-08-08 08:00:38 PM
Lava flowing into the ocean?   OH, THE HUMANITY!!!!
 
2013-08-08 08:01:16 PM
Damn nature, you scary!
 
2013-08-08 08:03:03 PM
rollingout.com
 
2013-08-08 08:05:18 PM
They left at least one off
i31.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-08 08:15:48 PM
No Sharknado? Or Tarantulavalanche.
 
2013-08-08 08:19:25 PM

fusillade762: No Sharknado? Or Tarantulavalanche.


Not even a volecano.
 
2013-08-08 08:22:55 PM
cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-08-08 08:25:43 PM
Undersea Volcano erupts off of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 metros into the air, March 18, 2009

indeed.
 
2013-08-08 08:34:17 PM
Broken Hill is a coverup.
The Poets are behind it.
 
2013-08-08 08:35:54 PM

Ivo Shandor: fusillade762: No Sharknado? Or Tarantulavalanche.

Not even a volecano.


Tsquidnami is coming
 
2013-08-08 08:35:58 PM
Alaska and the Tsunami were the worst looking to me.
 
2013-08-08 08:53:09 PM
100 Metros into the air?  How many Camrys is that?
 
2013-08-08 09:02:25 PM
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction must be believable.
 
2013-08-08 09:03:50 PM
timblair.net
 
2013-08-08 09:08:46 PM
static.ddmcdn.com
 
2013-08-08 09:12:25 PM
I guess someone didn't see "The Lone Ranger".
 
2013-08-08 09:16:42 PM
I learned from bad disaster movies on Scy-Fy that almost any disaster can be stopped by using a nuclear weapon.
/Also there was that book 8.5 or something like that.
 
2013-08-08 09:17:55 PM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: [timblair.net image 420x560]


The humanity!
 
2013-08-08 09:23:34 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com

/oblig
 
2013-08-08 09:48:43 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

V'Ger requires the information.
 
2013-08-08 10:01:03 PM
Double cyclone above Iceland, 2006

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!?!?
 
2013-08-08 10:28:10 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: I learned from bad disaster movies on Scy-Fy that almost any disaster can be stopped by using a nuclear weapon.
/Also there was that book 8.5 or something like that.


Richter 10?
 
2013-08-08 10:29:37 PM
Crud... I was near one of the specific events on that list... That's messed up.

/I remember it well enough..
//As a little kid I thought the sky was actually falling.
 
2013-08-08 10:42:32 PM

Mister Peejay: tinfoil-hat maggie: I learned from bad disaster movies on Scy-Fy that almost any disaster can be stopped by using a nuclear weapon.
/Also there was that book 8.5 or something like that.

Richter 10?


Here we go.
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-08-08 10:54:05 PM
The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.
 
2013-08-08 10:54:28 PM

UsikFark: Undersea Volcano erupts off of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 metros into the air, March 18, 2009

indeed.


That's more metro than I can handle.
 
2013-08-08 11:11:06 PM

RaisingKane: UsikFark: Undersea Volcano erupts off of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 metros into the air, March 18, 2009

indeed.

That's more metro than I can handle.


Tell me, have you ever been to DC?
 
2013-08-08 11:34:08 PM

Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.


Wow.
Just....Wow.
 
2013-08-08 11:47:32 PM

Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.


That was, well thank you for posting it. Quite amazing.
 
2013-08-09 12:06:38 AM

Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.


Didn't see Octomom in that.
 
2013-08-09 12:10:50 AM
Hey Subby, we need you to unscrew the cable input from your modem, and place the cable on the floor.  Then use a hammer to smash the connector flat.

Thank you.
 
2013-08-09 12:15:48 AM

studebaker hoch: Hey Subby, we need you to unscrew the cable input from your modem, and place the cable on the floor.  Then use a hammer to smash the connector flat.

Thank you.


Aw, do you get offended when you see io9 links like all the other hipster old men?
 
2013-08-09 12:24:56 AM
Great, more cool wallpaper backgrounds for my systems.
 
2013-08-09 12:39:26 AM
i172.photobucket.com
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-09 01:09:44 AM

dennysgod: [img.gawkerassets.com image 850x479]

V'Ger requires the information.


No, no. Clearly that's Laputa up there.
 
2013-08-09 01:13:32 AM
Next time you're arrogant enough to think you're in control...
remember how tiny you are.
 
2013-08-09 01:42:32 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Mister Peejay: tinfoil-hat maggie: I learned from bad disaster movies on Scy-Fy that almost any disaster can be stopped by using a nuclear weapon.
/Also there was that book 8.5 or something like that.

Richter 10?

Here we go.
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 227x346]


I'll see your book and raise you a genuine Sy-Fy original movie:

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-09 02:00:45 AM

Lydia_C: tinfoil-hat maggie: Mister Peejay: tinfoil-hat maggie: I learned from bad disaster movies on Scy-Fy that almost any disaster can be stopped by using a nuclear weapon.
/Also there was that book 8.5 or something like that.

Richter 10?

Here we go.
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 227x346]

I'll see your book and raise you a genuine Sy-Fy original movie:

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 215x320]


I've seen it , there was one either before or after that one that was equally bad.
 
2013-08-09 02:07:44 AM
i.imgur.com

Nature laughs at our CGI
 
2013-08-09 03:13:46 AM

Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.


I never even knew that ice chasers existed. So, let me see ... tornado chasers driver at high speed and at considerable personal hazard to find transient phenomena of incredible power which cause huge and spectacular damage to built infrastructure. Ice chasers sits around watching bits of glacier fall off, very slowly, and at a distance, into the sea.

Before I get impressed at it being the largest calving event ever recorded, I think I would like to know how many calving events are recorded and why?
 
2013-08-09 04:00:36 AM

rogue49: Next time you're arrogant enough to think you're in control...
remember how tiny you are.


I though we weren't going to talk about our relationships with women.
 
2013-08-09 06:32:27 AM

orbister: Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.

I never even knew that ice chasers existed. So, let me see ... tornado chasers driver at high speed and at considerable personal hazard to find transient phenomena of incredible power which cause huge and spectacular damage to built infrastructure. Ice chasers sits around watching bits of glacier fall off, very slowly, and at a distance, into the sea.

Before I get impressed at it being the largest calving event ever recorded, I think I would like to know how many calving events are recorded and why?


Check out the documentary "Chasing Ice," which that scene comes from. It's all about this team called the Extreme Ice Survey who go around and document glaciers in Greenland, Alaska, and (I think) the Rockies of British Columbia. It's on Netflix and well worth a watch.
 
2013-08-09 06:34:29 AM
Most calving events are recorded by tourists who are looking at glaciers from boats.
 
2013-08-09 07:25:33 AM

orbister: Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.

I never even knew that ice chasers existed. So, let me see ... tornado chasers driver at high speed and at considerable personal hazard to find transient phenomena of incredible power which cause huge and spectacular damage to built infrastructure. Ice chasers sits around watching bits of glacier fall off, very slowly, and at a distance, into the sea.

Before I get impressed at it being the largest calving event ever recorded, I think I would like to know how many calving events are recorded and why?


Because science.
 
2013-08-09 08:02:14 AM

orbister: Shakin_Haitian: The largest calving event recorded. Watch until the end so you can get the scope of exactly how big it was. Just awesome in the original sense of the word.

I never even knew that ice chasers existed. So, let me see ... tornado chasers driver at high speed and at considerable personal hazard to find transient phenomena of incredible power which cause huge and spectacular damage to built infrastructure. Ice chasers sits around watching bits of glacier fall off, very slowly, and at a distance, into the sea.

Before I get impressed at it being the largest calving event ever recorded, I think I would like to know how many calving events are recorded and why?


My completely non-scientific and personal anecdote: early 90s went to Alaska on vacation and my family went on one of those glacier cruises that lasts a couple of hours. They take you out on the boat, look at the glacier for a bit and then head back. We got to see a calving event while we were out. Nothing huge or anything, we were never in any danger, but it was big enough to rock the boat pretty good. The tour guide said he'd been in that job for something like 20 years and never saw that happen.
 
2013-08-09 10:12:21 AM
And not one picture of the aftermath of the 2006 Indonesian Tsunami.  If you want "nature's destructive power" that would be a prime example.
 
2013-08-09 10:18:42 AM

Spindle: And not one picture of the aftermath of the 2006 Indonesian Tsunami.  If you want "nature's destructive power" that would be a prime example.


Villages washed out to sea are not as sensational as minivans floating over seawalls.
 
2013-08-09 11:22:34 AM
Mmmmmmmm, stromboli......
 
2013-08-09 11:24:38 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: I learned from bad disaster movies on Scy-Fy that almost any disaster can be stopped by using a nuclear weapon.
/Also there was that book 8.5 or something like that.


You can also cause almost any disaster by using a nuclear weapon. They are like the disaster equivalent of a leatherman.
 
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