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(Metro)   Little brown dog survives 700 ft plunge down world's deepest man-made hole, tourists spot him at the bottom a few days later and throw him food until rescuers finally rescue him eight days later   (metro.co.uk) divider line 55
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2013-11-24 04:36:17 PM  
(insert your-mom-joke here)
 
2013-11-24 05:01:25 PM  
"Hey!  Little doggy!  Here's some food"

"YELP"  *silence*

"Oh wow.  I guess I should have taken it out of the can"
 
2013-11-24 05:10:12 PM  
I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.
 
2013-11-24 05:28:06 PM  
Oh SURE. When they do it, it's heartwarming. When David Motari or an Albanian girl does it, they're monsters.

You libtardos make me sick with your selective morality. :)
 
2013-11-24 05:49:50 PM  
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2013-11-24 05:58:46 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.


Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....
 
2013-11-24 06:00:49 PM  
world's deepest man-made hole

Bullshiat.
 
2013-11-24 06:09:56 PM  

OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....


I would think a hundred feet would probably not be stretch, but 700 feet and he was walking around? Amazing
 
2013-11-24 06:15:00 PM  
"Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog"

You might want to ask Galileo about that.
 
2013-11-24 06:20:32 PM  

bearded clamorer: world's deepest man-made hole

Bullshiat.


Yeah, I was always told that honor belongs to your Mom.
 
2013-11-24 06:20:51 PM  

Therion: "Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog"

You might want to ask Galileo about that.


African or European?
 
2013-11-24 06:23:17 PM  
Underdog's quite lucky.  Rather resembles Suzy who lives in Salem OR with her caring master & mistress.
 
2013-11-24 06:23:37 PM  

OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....


Also, he may have basically tumbled down a steep slope and ended up in water, which is probably the one of the best ways to fall 700 feet if you happen to have a choice.
 
2013-11-24 06:24:07 PM  

Therion: "Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog"

You might want to ask Galileo about that.


Why? Was it a vaccum inside the hole? In air heavier objects often fall faster - why do you think the 200lb bicyclists can come down a mountain faster than the 120lb ones?
 
2013-11-24 06:25:26 PM  

ZeroPly: Why? Was it a vaccum inside the hole? In air heavier objects often fall faster - why do you think the 200lb bicyclists can come down a mountain faster than the 120lb ones?


Depends, was there a McDonald's at the bottom of the mountain?
 
2013-11-24 06:26:41 PM  
Man, it'd suck if they threw the food right into a pile of fresh poo.

Because if I know anything about dogs, and I've seen a few in my time, their primary function is to convert food into poo, and they do an excellent job of it.
 
2013-11-24 06:27:19 PM  
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2013-11-24 06:30:57 PM  

OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....


They fall just as fast, there just isn't as much mass to cause damage.  But conversely, their skeletal structure isn't as strong, either, so it might be a wash.

That dog was lucky.
 
2013-11-24 06:39:21 PM  

bearded clamorer: world's deepest man-made hole

Bullshiat.


Yeah, I know right?  We all saw that video of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee!
 
2013-11-24 06:51:14 PM  

bearded clamorer: world's deepest man-made hole

Bullshiat.


That Russian 'hole to hell' was 12k deep. That's a bit more than 700 feet.
 
2013-11-24 06:57:14 PM  
photo.goodreads.com

At least he wasn't in a well.
 
2013-11-24 07:05:37 PM  
 
2013-11-24 07:07:12 PM  
What is it Timmy? Lassie fell down a well?
 
2013-11-24 07:07:52 PM  
Subby: biggest hole != deepest hole.

And the dog probably slipped down a very sharp incline, no way it would be unhurt in a 700 feet free fall.

I hope the people who risked their lives to save it don't have kids, it's one thing to risk your life saving people, it is stupid to do it to save animals. They should have shot or poisoned the dog.
 
2013-11-24 07:12:42 PM  

Lsherm: OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....

They fall just as fast, there just isn't as much mass to cause damage.  But conversely, their skeletal structure isn't as strong, either, so it might be a wash.

That dog was lucky.


Usually though, as a rule of thumb, smaller animals have a stronger skeletal structure in relation to their mass.  So while your gerbils spine may not be as strong as yours in total terms, it probably is in relation to his size.

700 feet is still a LONG way to go.   I wonder at what point he would hit terminal velocity.
 
2013-11-24 07:16:14 PM  
Li'l Brown Dog Food
Li'l Brown Dog Food
Li'l Brown Dog Food
Arf arf arf!

/it works for feeding dogs
 
2013-11-24 07:17:32 PM  
There's a hole in my heart, that's deep as a well for that poor little dog, who's stuck halfway to hell

Though we can't get him out we'll do the next best thing

Go on TV and sing, sing, sing.....
 
2013-11-24 07:22:33 PM  
Give me a 650ft rope and a poodle in heat.
 
2013-11-24 07:28:14 PM  
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Make that the second biggest hole.

/Dog killer!
 
2013-11-24 07:30:08 PM  

Jument: OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....

Also, he may have basically tumbled down a steep slope and ended up in water, which is probably the one of the best ways to fall 700 feet if you happen to have a choice.


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2013-11-24 07:31:43 PM  

Lsherm: OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....

They fall just as fast, there just isn't as much mass to cause damage.  But conversely, their skeletal structure isn't as strong, either, so it might be a wash.

That dog was lucky.


No, they fall more slowly.   Wind resistance is half shape and half frontal area.  Mass goes up as roughly the square of frontal area.

Assuming that dogs all have the same shape, then a dog of twice the frontal area (therefore twice the wind resistance) will have 4x the mass, so it will have a higher terminal velocity.

Of course, I'm greatly simplifying things, but the key point is that when you go bigger, wind resistance doesn't go up as fast as gravity's love hug.
 
2013-11-24 07:33:31 PM  
There's a little brown dog in the hole today
It's the same old stray as yesterday...
 
2013-11-24 07:41:49 PM  
That 700-foot man-made hole would be subby's mom.

/The fall survivability threshold for mammals is somewhere between mouse and rat. This was on a fark thread recently, too.
//Something padded the dog's impact, maybe an embankment of soft earth or bat guano or grass or something.
 
2013-11-24 07:44:43 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: That 700-foot man-made hole would be subby's mom.

/The fall survivability threshold for mammals is somewhere between mouse and rat. This was on a fark thread recently, too.
//Something padded the dog's impact, maybe an embankment of soft earth or bat guano or grass or something.


It was probably the pile of dead dogs that someone's been throwing into the hole
 
2013-11-24 07:54:06 PM  
Ohhhh...

♫ Little brown (little brown) Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)
Little brown (little brown) Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)
Dog I love but thee I love but thee I love but thee I love but thee.
Little brown dog! Little brown dog! ♪
 
2013-11-24 08:05:48 PM  
i.imgur.com

Pretty much like throwing a dog off the top of one of the Golden Gate Bridge's towers.
 
2013-11-24 08:35:53 PM  
Largest hole. The Russians did a small but deep one that went a few km before their drill bits melted. It gets hot quickly.
 
2013-11-24 08:36:49 PM  

Lsherm: They fall just as fast, there just isn't as much mass to cause damage. But conversely, their skeletal structure isn't as strong, either, so it might be a wash.


Drag is proportional to area. Mass is proportional to volume. Terminal velocity is related to mass/drag. Generally the bigger something is the faster it's terminal velocity because as you scale things up mass increases faster than the frontal area.

Cats if they fall from high enough that they have time to get their feet under them, usually survive. One would assume the same for a dog. Also depends on the surface you hit at the bottom. Compressible surfaces are much more survivable than concrete or water.
 
2013-11-24 08:52:52 PM  
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really?  this is the first?  really?
 
2013-11-24 09:16:42 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Li'l Brown Dog Food
Li'l Brown Dog Food
Li'l Brown Dog Food
Arf arf arf!

/it works for feeding dogs


You think your dog food is better then little brown dog food?


WELL SHUT UP
 
2013-11-24 09:48:00 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: I wonder at what point he would hit terminal velocity.


Well first, assume a spherical dog.....
 
2013-11-24 09:50:03 PM  

talkertopc: Subby: biggest hole != deepest hole.

And the dog probably slipped down a very sharp incline, no way it would be unhurt in a 700 feet free fall.

I hope the people who risked their lives to save it don't have kids, it's one thing to risk your life saving people, it is stupid to do it to save animals. They should have shot or poisoned the dog.


Go f*ck yourself.
 
2013-11-24 09:53:03 PM  

Jument: OregonVet: AlwaysRightBoy: I am just amazed a dog can survive that fall and was able to walk around on the bottom. I'm guessing some ledges broke his fall, but still. That's a hell of a fall to be walking around afterwards.

Little dogs are lighter and don't fall as fast as say, a person or a bigger dog. Not a big stretch, really....

Also, he may have basically tumbled down a steep slope and ended up in water, which is probably the one of the best ways to fall 700 feet if you happen to have a choice.


Or just hit the water. Could he have dived at the right angle to prevent problems from the depth or resurfacing or injuries from hitting flat?
 
2013-11-24 09:53:07 PM  

semiotix: Ohhhh...

♫ Little brown (little brown) Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)
Little brown (little brown) Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)  Little brown (little brown)
Dog I love but thee I love but thee I love but thee I love but thee.
Little brown dog! Little brown dog! ♪


You might be a furraholic.
 
2013-11-24 09:59:44 PM  
That's a pit, not a hole.

The British/South Africans SUCK at English.
 
2013-11-24 10:00:18 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 500x375]

Pretty much like throwing a dog off the top of one of the Golden Gate Bridge's towers.


Not that we'd every consider doing something like that.
 
2013-11-24 10:18:29 PM  

Hand Banana: What is it Timmy? Lassie fell down a well?


I came to the comments looking for this, was not disappointed.
 
2013-11-24 10:24:30 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: [i.imgur.com image 500x375]

Pretty much like throwing a dog off the top of one of the Golden Gate Bridge's towers.

Not that we'd every consider doing something like that.


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I am so sorry
 
2013-11-24 11:19:10 PM  

Marcintosh: really?  this is the first?  really?


Came to say I'd fark me
 
2013-11-24 11:36:45 PM  
Hooray, I'm not dead!
 
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