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(Gizmodo)   Why did Nazis build giant concrete rings in Russia during WW2? (other than to fuel Nazi UFO conspiracy theories, I mean)   (sploid.gizmodo.com ) divider line
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2014-04-09 01:32:31 PM  
Will there ever be a REAL UFO conspiracy story?
 
2014-04-09 01:41:13 PM  

Delawheredad: Will there ever be a REAL UFO conspiracy story?


They will never allow that.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-04-09 01:52:58 PM  
I figure that they kept their roosters In them.  They were giant cock rings.
 
2014-04-09 01:54:41 PM  
"Fixed fortifications are monuments to man's stupidity."

-Gen. Patton (the movie at least)
 
2014-04-09 01:58:38 PM  
Mother ship.
 
2014-04-09 02:03:02 PM  
If the Nazis had time machines, we'd never know, because we'd all be Nazis or conquered by Nazis.

Maybe they were just trying to get a Stargate running.
 
2014-04-09 02:03:06 PM  
People are morons.
 
2014-04-09 02:05:32 PM  
The undesirables are not going to work themselves to death just standing around all day.
 
2014-04-09 02:05:35 PM  
I guess they liked it so they put a ring on it?
 
2014-04-09 02:06:30 PM  
img3.wikia.nocookie.net

obviously, they were making these.
 
2014-04-09 02:06:37 PM  
Jesus Diaz post == [STUPID].
 
2014-04-09 02:06:52 PM  
Those are sealed gateways to the hollow earth.

It's true because internet.
 
2014-04-09 02:07:07 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: If the Nazis had time machines, we'd never know, because we'd all be Nazis or conquered by Nazis.

Maybe they were just trying to get a Stargate running.



The finest trick of the Nazi Time MachineTM   is to persuade you that the Nazi Time Machine TMdoes not exist
 
2014-04-09 02:07:36 PM  
They were preparing for their return from their moon bases
www.unmuseum.org
 
2014-04-09 02:07:45 PM  

Johnsnownw: People are morons.


But enough about Gizmodo writers.
 
2014-04-09 02:08:19 PM  
♫Ring Ring Ring banana HITLER♫
 
2014-04-09 02:13:43 PM  
MugzyBrown

The finest trick of the Nazi Time MachineTM is to persuade you that the Nazi Time Machine TMdoes not exist

Like, whoa.

But seriously, white supremacy states always lose, from the Confederacy to Rhodesia to Nazi Germany. I can't help but think that if humanity ever invents a time machine, it's during a period wherein literally no one of influence is so hardcore pro-white.

Or maybe in the future where those countries won, a black guy stole the time machine and thus produced our current timeline. But that seems pretty far-fetched, because white people shoot plasma weapons like this, and black people shoot plasma weapons like this.
 
2014-04-09 02:13:58 PM  
WWII coastal defense emplacements (such as those built along the west coast of the US) had concrete-and-metal rings that supported the wheeled traverse mechanism of the guns.

The Nazis were enamored of gigantic artillery pieces (see also: Anzio Annie).

So, I'm going with "traverse for a gigantic coastal defense artillery piece that was never actually completed or emplaced".
 
2014-04-09 02:29:16 PM  

KidneyStone: Cybernetic: WWII coastal defense emplacements (such as those built along the west coast of the US) had concrete-and-metal rings that supported the wheeled traverse mechanism of the guns.

The Nazis were enamored of gigantic artillery pieces (see also: Anzio Annie).

So, I'm going with "traverse for a gigantic coastal defense artillery piece that was never actually completed or emplaced".

This


While you two are right, that answer is boring.
 
2014-04-09 02:30:05 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: MugzyBrown

The finest trick of the Nazi Time MachineTM is to persuade you that the Nazi Time Machine TMdoes not exist

Like, whoa.

But seriously, white supremacy states always lose, from the Confederacy to Rhodesia to Nazi Germany. I can't help but think that if humanity ever invents a time machine, it's during a period wherein literally no one of influence is so hardcore pro-white.

Or maybe in the future where those countries won, a black guy stole the time machine and thus produced our current timeline. But that seems pretty far-fetched, because white people shoot plasma weapons like this, and black people shoot plasma weapons like this.


Thanks Obama!
 
2014-04-09 02:30:09 PM  

Cybernetic: WWII coastal defense emplacements (such as those built along the west coast of the US) had concrete-and-metal rings that supported the wheeled traverse mechanism of the guns.

The Nazis were enamored of gigantic artillery pieces (see also: Anzio Annie).

So, I'm going with "traverse for a gigantic coastal defense artillery piece that was never actually completed or emplaced".


Or one that was later removed.
 
2014-04-09 02:30:55 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: Johnsnownw: People are morons.

But enough about Gizmodo writers.


Yeah, that took 3 times as long as it should have for the information we received. With all of the pictures, it might as well have been a DailyFail article. I mean, it was an interesting story and all, but they could have finished that thing in about 1 paragraph.
 
2014-04-09 02:31:43 PM  
"The Bell : or Die Glocke,  as it was codenamed by the Nazis, was a hard metal object about 12 to 15 feet tall and nine feet in diameter. Described by a Polish journalist and self-proclaimed military historian based on the alleged testimony of that SS general, the Bell held two counter-rotating 1-inch-thick lead cylinders inside.
The cylinders contained a liquid metal called Xerum 525. It looked like mercury but glowed purple while the machine was powered up using high amounts of electricity."

Damn, Nazis, you crazy.

i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-04-09 02:33:17 PM  
I've played Skyrim. Those are dragon graves.

Hitler was trying to summon Alduin.
 
2014-04-09 02:33:28 PM  

Cybernetic: The Nazis were enamored of gigantic artillery pieces (see also: Anzio Annie).


Jesus, don't want to fire that thing while you're sitting on a hill...
 
2014-04-09 02:37:16 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: If the Nazis had time machines, we'd never know, because we'd all be Nazis or conquered by Nazis.


They conquered Egypt and built the pyramids quite nicely, thank you very much.
 
2014-04-09 02:44:22 PM  
WelldeadLink

They conquered Egypt and built the pyramids quite nicely, thank you very much.

THUS the Stargate link! OMG...
 
2014-04-09 02:46:12 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: MugzyBrown

The finest trick of the Nazi Time MachineTM is to persuade you that the Nazi Time Machine TMdoes not exist

Like, whoa.

But seriously, white supremacy states always lose, from the Confederacy to Rhodesia to Nazi Germany. I can't help but think that if humanity ever invents a time machine, it's during a period wherein literally no one of influence is so hardcore pro-white.


That's due to the lack of cannon fodder
 
2014-04-09 02:47:59 PM  
I dunno, the dull grey oppressiveness of giant concrete rings really complements the Iron Curtains?
 
2014-04-09 02:50:13 PM  
 
2014-04-09 02:53:31 PM  
img.4plebs.org
 
2014-04-09 03:04:34 PM  
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-04-09 03:06:36 PM  
essen!
 
2014-04-09 03:09:04 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Coastal radar?
 
2014-04-09 03:12:00 PM  
https://www.google.com/search?q=fortress+artillery+emplacements

and

plenty of visits to coastal defense positions in San Fran Bay/ East coast USA/ Forts at So. Carolina~Sumter, Baltimore Hrbor, Key West, FL, Gettysburg, PA; add Normandy, Maginot line, and plenty of castles! Oh, time to go back to Europe with a back pack, a camera, and search for college coeds...
 
2014-04-09 03:15:06 PM  
I'm thinking it's a massive gaga ball pit, but they gave it up when they realized gaga ball has its origins as a Jewish dodgeball game?
 
2014-04-09 03:24:20 PM  

Cybernetic: WWII coastal defense emplacements (such as those built along the west coast of the US) had concrete-and-metal rings that supported the wheeled traverse mechanism of the guns.

The Nazis were enamored of gigantic artillery pieces (see also: Anzio Annie).

So, I'm going with "traverse for a gigantic coastal defense artillery piece that was never actually completed or emplaced".


Pretty much this, really.
 
2014-04-09 03:27:04 PM  

waterrockets: I'm thinking it's a massive gaga ball pit, but they gave it up when they realized gaga ball has its origins as a Jewish dodgeball game?


d2g892zuoe3k49.cloudfront.net
 
2014-04-09 03:33:33 PM  

Mikey1969: Handsome B. Wonderful: Johnsnownw: People are morons.

But enough about Gizmodo writers.

Yeah, that took 3 times as long as it should have for the information we received. With all of the pictures, it might as well have been a DailyFail article. I mean, it was an interesting story and all, but they could have finished that thing in about 1 paragraph.


I have contempt for this article. "OoOoOOh! What could these circles be? Are they for flying saucers? OoOOOoH! Or are they for a nazi superweapon? OoOOooOOOh! Is their true nature unknown? OoOOOoOOooH! Actually they're just artillery platforms." Why would you even bother writing an article about something so farking boring? Oh right because everyone at these websites are hacks.
 
2014-04-09 03:40:36 PM  

LewDux: waterrockets: I'm thinking it's a massive gaga ball pit, but they gave it up when they realized gaga ball has its origins as a Jewish dodgeball game?

[d2g892zuoe3k49.cloudfront.net image 700x700]


Yo dawg, I heard you like Gaga in yo' gaga so here's...
 
2014-04-09 03:41:55 PM  
In-ground pools...
azeitonassuicidas.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-09 03:43:03 PM  

Foxxinnia: Mikey1969: Handsome B. Wonderful: Johnsnownw: People are morons.

But enough about Gizmodo writers.

Yeah, that took 3 times as long as it should have for the information we received. With all of the pictures, it might as well have been a DailyFail article. I mean, it was an interesting story and all, but they could have finished that thing in about 1 paragraph.

I have contempt for this article. "OoOoOOh! What could these circles be? Are they for flying saucers? OoOOOoH! Or are they for a nazi superweapon? OoOOooOOOh! Is their true nature unknown? OoOOOoOOooH! Actually they're just artillery platforms." Why would you even bother writing an article about something so farking boring? Oh right because everyone at these websites are hacks.


Yep. I totally agree.

They COULD have written a cool article that covered all of that and was fun to read if they knew what they were doing.
 
2014-04-09 03:49:31 PM  

Superjew: "The Bell : or Die Glocke,  as it was codenamed by the Nazis, was a hard metal object about 12 to 15 feet tall and nine feet in diameter. Described by a Polish journalist and self-proclaimed military historian based on the alleged testimony of that SS general, the Bell held two counter-rotating 1-inch-thick lead cylinders inside.
The cylinders contained a liquid metal called Xerum 525. It looked like mercury but glowed purple while the machine was powered up using high amounts of electricity."

Damn, Nazis, you crazy.

[i.kinja-img.com image 636x288]


Who knew the nazis were a Skaven clan?

images.dakkadakka.com
 
2014-04-09 03:54:04 PM  
It's just a swimming pool... for aliens.
 
2014-04-09 03:54:31 PM  

Hawnkee: In-ground pools...


K, have you ever flashy-thingied me?
 
2014-04-09 03:56:22 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: MugzyBrown

The finest trick of the Nazi Time MachineTM is to persuade you that the Nazi Time Machine TMdoes not exist

Like, whoa.

But seriously, white supremacy states always lose, from the Confederacy to Rhodesia to Nazi Germany. I can't help but think that if humanity ever invents a time machine, it's during a period wherein literally no one of influence is so hardcore pro-white.

Or maybe in the future where those countries won, a black guy stole the time machine and thus produced our current timeline. But that seems pretty far-fetched, because white people shoot plasma weapons like this, and black people shoot plasma weapons like this.


ecx.images-amazon.com

Why yes, that is Robert E Lee holding an AK-47.
 
2014-04-09 03:57:19 PM  
ilarge.listal.com
 
2014-04-09 04:03:15 PM  
DrunkWithImpotence

Why yes, that is Robert E Lee holding an AK-47.

Seriously, a wonderful novel.
 
2014-04-09 04:13:40 PM  

Cybernetic: WWII coastal defense emplacements (such as those built along the west coast of the US) had concrete-and-metal rings that supported the wheeled traverse mechanism of the guns.

The Nazis were enamored of gigantic artillery pieces (see also: Anzio Annie).

So, I'm going with "traverse for a gigantic coastal defense artillery piece that was never actually completed or emplaced".


The funny thing is that the article completely makes itself pointless with its last sentence confirming your theory..
 
2014-04-09 04:15:15 PM  

SoldierBlue: [ilarge.listal.com image 715x477]


I hate you.
 
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