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(How Stuff Works)   Scientists discover why parts of Canada have less gravity. Turns out it's not the exchange rate   (science.howstuffworks.com) divider line 45
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2014-04-06 10:17:11 AM
Extreme parity we Canadian dollar also!
 
2014-04-06 10:45:14 AM
Have they apologized for it yet?
 
2014-04-06 10:47:04 AM
Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !
 
2014-04-06 10:57:19 AM

malle-herbert: Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !


Weight loss ranch that charges by the pounds lost!  Weigh 'em here in the states before departure.  Weigh them there at the end of the stay.

Jackpot!
 
2014-04-06 10:59:14 AM
So Magnetic Hill in New Brunswick isn't just an optical illusion?
 
2014-04-06 10:59:34 AM
Well of course there will be fewer DVDs of the movie available in the middle of nowhere.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-04-06 11:25:11 AM
Probably a mathematical error in converting real gravity to metric grauvity in hogsheads per square Timbit.
 
2014-04-06 11:32:05 AM

malle-herbert: Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !


It's not a new idea.

img0.joyreactor.com
 
2014-04-06 11:41:04 AM
If you flush a toilet in one of these areas, the water actually rises up out of the bowl before being flushed back down. It's weird at first but you get used to it.
 
2014-04-06 11:57:08 AM

sxacho: If you flush a toilet in one of these areas, the water actually rises up out of the bowl before being flushed back down. It's weird at first but you get used to it.


It's called a Calgary Douche.

flaggman.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-06 11:57:12 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-06 12:12:02 PM

Valiente: sxacho: If you flush a toilet in one of these areas, the water actually rises up out of the bowl before being flushed back down. It's weird at first but you get used to it.

It's called a Calgary Douche.

img.fark.net


Bond villains just aren't what they used to be.
 
2014-04-06 12:27:23 PM

Johnson: Well of course there will be fewer DVDs of the movie available in the middle of nowhere.


Cut to the chase. Does this mean that Neil Degrasse Tyson trolls more or less when he visits Canada?
 
2014-04-06 12:53:40 PM

Elegy: Johnson: Well of course there will be fewer DVDs of the movie available in the middle of nowhere.

Cut to the chase. Does this mean that Neil Degrasse Tyson trolls more or less when he visits Canada?


That was pretty hilarious.
 
2014-04-06 12:54:18 PM

BigBooper: Have they apologized for it yet?


Sorry we're still working on the apology
 
2014-04-06 01:07:42 PM
It's because up here 78% of the country is pure snow. No Rocks. And Snow is less dense than rocks, giving us less gravity.
 
2014-04-06 01:09:53 PM

Flint Ironstag: Valiente: sxacho: If you flush a toilet in one of these areas, the water actually rises up out of the bowl before being flushed back down. It's weird at first but you get used to it.

It's called a Calgary Douche.

img.fark.net

Bond villains just aren't what they used to be.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Phoenix online ''Bond Villain Program'.

Also, couldn't the areas mentioned in the headline be used to film comedies?
 
2014-04-06 01:10:28 PM

Elegy: Johnson: Well of course there will be fewer DVDs of the movie available in the middle of nowhere.

Cut to the chase. Does this mean that Neil Degrasse Tyson trolls more or less when he visits Canada?


Less, our science classes actually teach science.

Well mostly, there is still Manitoba, they haven't quite figured out the whole "spring thaws flood low-lying areas" bit.
 
2014-04-06 01:11:19 PM
They're further away from Toronto?
 
2014-04-06 01:24:50 PM
Parts of canada has less gravity? Meh,  Call me when it looks like this:
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-06 01:36:34 PM

Johnny_Canuck: BigBooper: Have they apologized for it yet?

Sorry we're still working on the apology


I see what you did there.  Being a brash, brazen US citizen, I make no apologies for doing so.

/now I have Colin Mochrie's apology running through my head.
/because it's frickin' hilarious
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-06 01:54:21 PM
The Reds stole it. During the Cold War ICBM shots from America to the USSR could be thrown off course if the gravity over Canada went wrong. Eventually gravity surveys discovered the theft. The Air Force compensated for the loss. American missiles became more accurate. The Soviets were forced to come to the bargaining table and sign the SALT accords.
 
2014-04-06 02:38:54 PM
It's because subby's mom does not live there.

/Can't believe I'm the first, is this bizarro Fark?
 
2014-04-06 03:07:52 PM

BigBooper: Have they apologized for it yet?



Rob Ford weighs less there than he would in the States.
 
2014-04-06 03:42:40 PM
So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?
 
2014-04-06 03:58:39 PM

Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?


Your wife is a Uniboob?
 
2014-04-06 04:01:55 PM

Smoking GNU: Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?

Your wife is a Uniboob?


Current exchange rate: 2 Canadian boobs = 1 obese American boob.
 
2014-04-06 04:07:30 PM

malle-herbert: Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !


Not to burst your bubble, but the cost of moving the gold from a place of low gravity to a place of high gravity will be more than the profit you'd make off the weight difference.

By my guesstimate, you'd make about $3400 on a standard 400 troy ounce bar of gold.

Here comes the math...

From Wikipedia, in large cities, the lowest g is 9.766 m/s2 while the highest g is 9.825.

400 troy ounces is 12.4413907 kg.

In high g, that would be 122.236663627 N or 27.4798952 lb force.

In low g, that would be 121.502621576 N or 27.3148759 lb force.

For a difference of 0.1650193 lbf.

Gold closed Friday at 1302.70 / oz.

At that price, you'd make $3439.53 off the bar of gold.

Shipping and insuring about $571,700 worth of gold half way around the world would probably cost more than that.

The main problem is that the gold would be measured on a balance rather than a scale, so it would be bought and sold by mass rather than weight. In that case, you'd just lose the money it cost to transport the gold.
 
2014-04-06 04:19:01 PM

rdu_voyager: malle-herbert: Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !

Not to burst your bubble, but the cost of moving the gold from a place of low gravity to a place of high gravity will be more than the profit you'd make off the weight difference.

By my guesstimate, you'd make about $3400 on a standard 400 troy ounce bar of gold.

Here comes the math...

From Wikipedia, in large cities, the lowest g is 9.766 m/s2 while the highest g is 9.825.

400 troy ounces is 12.4413907 kg.

In high g, that would be 122.236663627 N or 27.4798952 lb force.

In low g, that would be 121.502621576 N or 27.3148759 lb force.

For a difference of 0.1650193 lbf.

Gold closed Friday at 1302.70 / oz.

At that price, you'd make $3439.53 off the bar of gold.

Shipping and insuring about $571,700 worth of gold half way around the world would probably cost more than that.

The main problem is that the gold would be measured on a balance rather than a scale, so it would be bought and sold by mass rather than weight. In that case, you'd just lose the money it cost to transport the gold.


I was told there would be no math.

/wanders off
 
2014-04-06 04:45:05 PM

rdu_voyager: malle-herbert: Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !

Not to burst your bubble, but the cost of moving the gold from a place of low gravity to a place of high gravity will be more than the profit you'd make off the weight difference.


Convert it to bitgold.  E-mail transfer is close enough to free to be considered free.
 
2014-04-06 05:01:17 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-06 05:55:10 PM

rdu_voyager: The main problem is that the gold would be measured on a balance rather than a scale


Or get a reference weight so you can calibrate your scale with respect to local gravity. It's standard practice for high-precision scales.
 
2014-04-06 06:25:53 PM

Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?


I'd say it would be completely dependent upon how much coffee you had that morning.
 
2014-04-06 06:53:27 PM

zamboni: Extreme parity we Canadian dollar also!


Came for this, leaving satisified.
 
2014-04-06 07:04:48 PM

xaks: Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?

I'd say it would be completely dependent upon how much coffee you had that morning.


Excuse me, I'm her little farking prick.
 
2014-04-06 07:21:18 PM

BKITU: zamboni: Extreme parity we Canadian dollar also!

Came for this, leaving satisified.


Heh... i can't control myself!

/of course, props... or blame goes to mrshowrules
 
2014-04-06 07:28:45 PM

Shazam999: xaks: Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?

I'd say it would be completely dependent upon how much coffee you had that morning.

Excuse me, I'm her little farking prick.


Apologies. I'm sure you can see how easy it would be to make the error.
 
2014-04-06 07:44:27 PM

zamboni: BKITU: zamboni: Extreme parity we Canadian dollar also!

Came for this, leaving satisified.

Heh... i can't control myself!

/of course, props... or blame goes to mrshowrules


Yes, indeed.
 
2014-04-06 09:35:07 PM

xaks: Shazam999: xaks: Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?

I'd say it would be completely dependent upon how much coffee you had that morning.

Excuse me, I'm her little farking prick.

Apologies. I'm sure you can see how easy it would be to make the error.


You can't tell the difference between a tit and a dick?  Well I guess that means you have double the chances of getting pleasured.
 
2014-04-06 09:50:18 PM

Shazam999: xaks: Shazam999: xaks: Shazam999: So if I take my wife there her boob should be perkier yes?

I'd say it would be completely dependent upon how much coffee you had that morning.

Excuse me, I'm her little farking prick.

Apologies. I'm sure you can see how easy it would be to make the error.

You can't tell the difference between a tit and a dick?  Well I guess that means you have double the chances of getting pleasured.


With YOUR commentary, if anyone ever deserved the moniker of "boob"...
 
2014-04-06 09:57:55 PM
ok jackoffs...all scales will be calibrate by international standards set down by whoever controls the departments of weights and measures.  A kilogram will be a KG anywhere in the freaking world if it's a properly calibrated scale.  They aint using your bathroom scale for gold.
 
2014-04-06 11:31:24 PM

rdu_voyager: malle-herbert: Sounds like a great way to make money !

1. Buy a few tons of stuff in an area where there's less gravity

2. Move stuff to area with more gravity

3. Sell the stuff at a higher price

4. profit !

Not to burst your bubble, but the cost of moving the gold from a place of low gravity to a place of high gravity will be more than the profit you'd make off the weight difference.

By my guesstimate, you'd make about $3400 on a standard 400 troy ounce bar of gold.

Here comes the math...

From Wikipedia, in large cities, the lowest g is 9.766 m/s2 while the highest g is 9.825.

400 troy ounces is 12.4413907 kg.

In high g, that would be 122.236663627 N or 27.4798952 lb force.

In low g, that would be 121.502621576 N or 27.3148759 lb force.

For a difference of 0.1650193 lbf.

Gold closed Friday at 1302.70 / oz.

At that price, you'd make $3439.53 off the bar of gold.

Shipping and insuring about $571,700 worth of gold half way around the world would probably cost more than that.

The main problem is that the gold would be measured on a balance rather than a scale, so it would be bought and sold by mass rather than weight. In that case, you'd just lose the money it cost to transport the gold.


No way man. Amazon Prime that biatch. No shipping fees. Pure profit.
 
2014-04-06 11:52:27 PM
Relative Gravimeter needed.
 
2014-04-07 12:19:39 AM
I blame the teetotalers
 
2014-04-07 11:43:06 AM

luyseyal: I blame the teetotalers


It always baffled me how a teetotaler would be partialto tea. Isn't their profession and all or nothing business?

/i know
 
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