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(Jalopnik) Video Luckiest man alive miraculously survives landslide and the giant boulder that always crushes Wile E. Coyote   (jalopnik.com) divider line 19
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2013-08-31 09:57:19 PM
3 votes:

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: That was totally a woman driver.  See how they just sat there and put their hazards on instead of driving forward a few feet or running on foot?  Totally a clueless woman.


Yeah, asshole, the front of his car was crushed. As in no-move anymore. If you had a newer car, you'd know that emergency braking would automatically engage the hazards.
2013-09-01 01:19:59 PM
2 votes:
Fyodorovich at MetaFilter has obsessively created a labeled Google Map that includes labels for such things as slide path and gives before and after stills of the rock formations.
2013-09-01 12:17:32 PM
2 votes:

Revmachine21: Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8wWuH7MIeCA& no redirect=1

You can see the boulder give way at 3 seconds. Look at the mountaintop in the far distance.


For anyone having trouble seeing it:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-31 10:00:06 PM
2 votes:
And here's pics of the front of the car:

http://imgur.com/a/y97Zf
2013-08-31 09:58:26 PM
2 votes:
Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8wWuH7MIeCA& no redirect=1

You can see the boulder give way at 3 seconds. Look at the mountaintop in the far distance.
2013-08-31 09:01:09 PM
2 votes:
Watch the beginning of the video, you can see the boulder breaking off the top of the mountain.
2013-08-31 08:59:15 PM
2 votes:

Lady Indica: berylman: Seeing a massive slab of rock like that in motion is awe inspiring.  I would have totally been screaming like a little girl in the white car.

I would STILL be screaming, holy crap. Really amazing. And if I had seen it in an action movie, I would have been all, 'OMG how fake that looks'.

:o


The biggest difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
2013-09-01 05:57:18 PM
1 votes:

HairBolus: Fyodorovich at MetaFilter has obsessively created a labeled Google Map that includes labels for such things as slide path and gives before and after stills of the rock formations.


Okay, just to geek out a little further:  From the point where you see the mountain crumble to the point where the rock makes its furthest progress (when it stops rolling forward) is 25 seconds.  Given the altitude change (about 260 feet) and distance (a shade over 450), it comes out to about 516 feet in 25 seconds.  A little more math, and you get that the rock was traveling about 14 miles an hour.  Not very fast, but still, when a rock that looks like it's about the size of a small summer cottage comes feet from hitting you, it's gonna suck.
2013-09-01 01:24:06 AM
1 votes:

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: That was totally a woman driver.  See how they just sat there and put their hazards on instead of driving forward a few feet or running on foot?  Totally a clueless woman.


This comment was totally made by a male moran. See how he just sat there and bloviated without scrolling down just a few pixels to see that the front of the car was crushed or making a less stupid comment? Totally a clueless man. Totally.
2013-09-01 12:41:24 AM
1 votes:
Jan 28, 2013 - Interstate 70, elevated portion of Glenwood Canyon

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Glenwood is beautiful but GD is it treacherous in the winter
2013-08-31 10:29:53 PM
1 votes:
That fly debris helped push his car to the side to make room for the falling rock that just miraculously stopped right before it was going to pancake that guy. He should have been dead. The man upstairs is still giving that guy time.
2013-08-31 10:11:38 PM
1 votes:

Revmachine21: And here's pics of the front of the car:

http://imgur.com/a/y97Zf


Must have been some decent-sized rocks mixed in with the dirt.  I mean, other than the big piece of mountain in the road.

That also explains

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: See how they just sat there and put their hazards on instead of driving forward a few feet

2013-08-31 09:56:09 PM
1 votes:
I saw the original video on YouTube, it starts about 15-20 seconds earlier than this GIF. In that video, you could see the mountaintop boulder give way, then time how long it took to make it's appearance.

All involved were very lucky.
2013-08-31 09:37:59 PM
1 votes:

mudpants: Such as
I would to go home now my trousers are full "
or

" can I borrow your mop ?  "


Of eels?
2013-08-31 09:29:42 PM
1 votes:
sometimes it completely acceptable to sneek out a cursive word
2013-08-31 09:20:30 PM
1 votes:
any reason not to link to the video ?
2013-08-31 09:11:53 PM
1 votes:

evilsofa: Any estimates on the weight of that boulder?  Moving it off the road is going to be a chore.


Assuming it's limestone and 8 times larger than the nearby compact white car, it weighs roughly 310 tons (~290,000 kilograms).
2013-08-31 09:01:56 PM
1 votes:
If you look at the you-tube version, and look at the top of the mountain, you can see the top of the mountain start to disintegrate, then a few seconds later it hits the road.
2013-08-31 08:57:12 PM
1 votes:

berylman: Seeing a massive slab of rock like that in motion is awe inspiring.  I would have totally been screaming like a little girl in the white car.


I would STILL be screaming, holy crap. Really amazing. And if I had seen it in an action movie, I would have been all, 'OMG how fake that looks'.

:o
 
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