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    More: Cool, British, rising sea levels, tides  
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2013-09-19 08:31:01 PM
Um, yeah, pretty easily. It's about when people take baths and when they flush their toilets.
 
2013-09-19 08:35:36 PM
I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation.
 
2013-09-19 09:11:29 PM
Gravity from the moon pulls the water higher.
 
2013-09-19 09:18:07 PM

Pocket Ninja: Gravity from the moon pulls the water higher.


During the daytime? A likely story!
 
2013-09-19 09:48:36 PM
Hmmm... link no worky for me.
 
2013-09-19 09:54:02 PM

vygramul: Hmmm... link no worky for me.


Link only works on low tide.
 
2013-09-19 10:38:39 PM
Which one is the 'before', and which one is the 'after' picture?
 
2013-09-19 11:10:40 PM
Those tides are really huge, would it be due to the length of the continental shelf?
 
2013-09-19 11:51:11 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Those tides are really huge, would it be due to the length of the continental shelf?


Yes, the Brits ripped down the oceanic bookends and now all the water falls off.
 
2013-09-20 12:17:33 AM
How did this photographer survive all these Tsunami's.
 
2013-09-20 12:30:31 AM
Almost as impressive as Boulder Colorado at low/high tide.
 
2013-09-20 12:31:44 AM
 
2013-09-20 12:31:58 AM
My favorite New Yorker cartoon ever:

imgc.allpostersimages.com
 
2013-09-20 12:32:22 AM
Fat people jumping up and down at regular intervals on the British Isles.
 
2013-09-20 12:34:12 AM
comicattack.net
 
2013-09-20 12:43:16 AM
www.adoptionclubhouse.org
Approves
 
2013-09-20 12:51:34 AM
Jenna Coleman:

img.poptower.com

Debbie Harry:

userserve-ak.last.fm

Separated at high tide?
 
2013-09-20 01:35:24 AM
Who could predict that the sea level would change a few feet between tides?!
 
2013-09-20 02:13:19 AM

Pocket Ninja: Gravity from the moon pulls the water higher.


Oh yeah?  Well explain where the moon came from, then!  Mars doesn't have that!
 
2013-09-20 02:14:27 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

"Like Hell, I can't!"
 
2013-09-20 02:23:27 AM

Deddude9988: [25.media.tumblr.com image 453x676]

"Like Hell, I can't!"


Oh god, the nostalgia.

/had a crush on Sam before I knew what a crush was
 
2013-09-20 02:25:29 AM

Pocket Ninja: Gravity from the moon pulls the water higher.


Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never saw any water on the moon.

Check and mate, libtardo!
 
2013-09-20 02:59:51 AM
Somebody from New Jersey did a belly flop.
 
2013-09-20 03:22:25 AM
But, can I touch it?.
 
2013-09-20 04:13:43 AM
images3.static-bluray.com

Doesn't approve.
 
2013-09-20 05:50:31 AM

Pocket Ninja: Gravity from the moon pulls the water higher.


That's one high tide.  The other one is gravity from the moon pulling the Earth lower beneath the water.  Low tide isn't the opposite side, it's the ring 90 degrees off of the axis between Earth and the Moon.

For bonus points, you can probably work out why spring tides are more intense (both high and low) than neap tides, using the next greatest gravitational influence.

Here's a half-assed MS paint drawing someone at Cornell did for a silly internet FAQ:

curious.astro.cornell.edu

//If you're going to play the pedantic "answer the rhetorical joke question" game, do it right, bro.
 
2013-09-20 07:12:51 AM
Magic!!
 
2013-09-20 07:34:38 AM

Weatherkiss: Deddude9988: [25.media.tumblr.com image 453x676]

"Like Hell, I can't!"

Oh god, the nostalgia.

/had a crush on Sam before I knew what a crush was


img.spokeo.com

Clarissa made me feel funny in my pants.  She still does.
 
2013-09-20 01:58:12 PM

Precision Boobery: [images3.static-bluray.com image 728x409]

Doesn't approve.


I CAN HOLD MY BREATH A LOOOOOOOOONG TIIIIIIIIME!!!
 
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