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(Gizmodo)   What would happen if the earth suddenly stopped spinning? Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria, right?   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 38
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2014-06-17 06:26:00 AM
holy shiat! it's worse even than that! yikes!
 
2014-06-17 08:12:59 AM
"Since Earth rotation as you go to the poles,"

Tell me more.
 
2014-06-17 08:28:33 AM
We'd all die, pretty quickly too.

*checks TFA*

Yeah basically that.
 
2014-06-17 08:36:21 AM
Well, Midnight Oil could finally dance
 
2014-06-17 08:38:10 AM
Just watch this , 45 minute show about just that. I first saw it on TLC or Discover forget which one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH3bmG-KjvU  Doomsday Prophesies - When the Earh Stops Spinning
 
2014-06-17 08:39:51 AM
if the technology to stop a planet from rotating can also stop inertial effects (gravity manipulation), then it would just stop and so would you, the atmosphere , objects on the ground..     now planes may fall out of the sky going from 400 mph to zero instantly would lose lift
 
2014-06-17 08:41:34 AM
Days would pass really really slowly?

I would bet we could figure out how to deal with it.
 
2014-06-17 08:42:19 AM
Link is for slow stoppage not sudden FYI.
 
2014-06-17 08:47:29 AM

BunkoSquad: Well, Midnight Oil could finally dance


You win.   :)

/thread over
 
2014-06-17 08:51:52 AM

NBSV: Days would pass really really slowly?

I would bet we could figure out how to deal with it.


i'm guessing you didn't watch it. jumping jessus on a cracker.
 
2014-06-17 09:06:40 AM
His spin is already starting to slow down, nearing Shatneresque levels of annoying vocal pauses.
 
2014-06-17 09:23:30 AM

some_beer_drinker: NBSV: Days would pass really really slowly?

I would bet we could figure out how to deal with it.

i'm guessing you didn't watch it. jumping jessus on a cracker.


Why? Did I miss something?
 
2014-06-17 09:30:38 AM
www.gq.com
indubitably, my good sir.
 
mhd
2014-06-17 09:31:03 AM
So the Torg RPG was lying to me? Damn you, Gaunt Man!
 
2014-06-17 09:43:44 AM
basementrejects.com
 
2014-06-17 10:36:27 AM
great to know scientists take time out of their stop global warming schedules to answer the really important questions
 
2014-06-17 11:04:09 AM
The real question is whose kid came along one day and spun the top
 
2014-06-17 11:37:35 AM
All we would have to do is build a machine to drill down to the core, fill it with scrappy but dedicated personnel and, once we reach the core, set off a couple of nukes.
 
2014-06-17 01:34:26 PM
Newton's laws of motion would need to be repealed

angular momentum must be conserved, so where are you going to put a whole planets worth of spin?
 
2014-06-17 02:11:06 PM
Michael Rennie would get ill, for starters.
 
2014-06-17 02:29:48 PM
What a spin story.
 
2014-06-17 02:35:03 PM
What would happen if the air suddenly turned into cotton candy?
What would happen if all the water on earth solidified?

and other idiotic questions
 
2014-06-17 03:02:52 PM
The Sun radioactive rays would automatically kill anything left.

Life on Earth wouldn't be able to recover from this. Ever.


Almost but not quite. There are bugs living down in the earth right now that would never notice the difference. Digesting the atomic bonds between the last few molecules of dinosaur brain tissues or whatever the fark they do down there, and doing it just fine whether there's a sun up in the sky or not.
 
2014-06-17 03:04:22 PM
Crewmannumber6:
What would happen if all the water on earth solidified?

SPOILER ALERT:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-06-17 03:11:22 PM
At least I'd finally have an answer for Alan Jackson.
 
2014-06-17 03:16:46 PM

JRoo: [basementrejects.com image 629x381]


Thundarr!

/Ookla, we ride!
 
2014-06-17 03:21:44 PM
Suddenly stopped spinning? Inertia would slam me against a wall.

I would become an ex-Farker.

/ Pining for the Fjords.
 
2014-06-17 03:45:01 PM
That's why we have "global warming".  We are spinning slower, so the sun has more time to heat up the planet.
 
2014-06-17 03:52:37 PM
Q: What if the Earth stopped spinning?

A:  The spin of the Earth makes it an oblate spheroid shape, bulging out at the equator.  Without the spin, the planet would become a magma ocean as it reshaped itself into a sphere, killing everyone.

Q:  What if I had wheels?
A:  I'd be a wagon.

Q:  What if my aunt had balls?
A:  She'd be my uncle.
 
2014-06-17 03:53:59 PM
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2014-06-17 04:36:51 PM
Earth stopped spinning? Just bring in these two.
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
Problem solved.
 
2014-06-17 06:15:11 PM
There's this:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DCztXpqK0xg

Also...
The Eskimos could live on the day/night border.
 
2014-06-18 12:25:15 AM

NeuroticRocker: Crewmannumber6:
What would happen if all the water on earth solidified?

SPOILER ALERT:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 328x500]


No!, we need the Spin Doctors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ddBoeherY
 
2014-06-18 05:06:49 AM

Whatthefark: All we would have to do is build a machine to drill down to the core, fill it with scrappy but dedicated personnel and, once we reach the core, set off a couple of nukes.


While they're down there, they should grab some of those giant diamonds.
 
2014-06-18 08:27:54 AM
No. They're wrong.
 
2014-06-18 09:01:41 AM

abhorrent1: No. They're wrong.


And with such a long, well researched, informative argument. I'd say they will change their minds quickly
 
Ant
2014-06-18 03:43:57 PM

BunkoSquad: Well, Midnight Oil could finally dance


Their beds would definitely be burning though.
 
2014-06-18 07:43:44 PM
Of course H.G. Wells wrote about this long ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Could_Work_Miracles_(story )
 
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