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(Futurism)   *puff, puff* Imagine if this Cheeto moved in space without gravity, what kind of damage it would inflict... *puff, puff*   (futurism.com) divider line
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2021-01-16 5:02:06 PM  
Friction, not gravity. Gravity is pulling it back to Erf. It's forward velocity is balanced to counteract the fall.
Being in a vacuum allows it to achieve that velocity.
 
2021-01-16 5:59:38 PM  
A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat
 
2021-01-16 8:30:13 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat


A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.
 
2021-01-16 10:52:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat

A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.


That must have been quite a nut.
 
2021-01-16 11:39:29 PM  
They're safer outside than inside.

Homer in space
Youtube g1Ov7GYYQKw
 
2021-01-16 11:43:35 PM  
I'm surprised the big Cheeto on earth didn't manage to crash the space station as part of a Space Force promotion...
 
2021-01-17 12:59:23 AM  

beezeltown: I'm surprised the big Cheeto on earth didn't manage to crash the space station as part of a Space Force promotion...


Didn't Taco Bell do that?
 
2021-01-17 1:07:24 AM  
Are the space force uniforms Cheeto orange? They should be.
 
2021-01-17 1:40:48 AM  
Hopefully it doesn't deorbit, hit the US, and leave and orange stain upon the country.
 
2021-01-17 2:00:23 AM  

MythDragon: Hopefully it doesn't deorbit, hit the US, and leave and orange stain upon the country.



I think it's a little late for that.
 
2021-01-17 3:09:17 AM  

Barfmaker: scottydoesntknow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat

A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.

That must have been quite a nut.


Sometimes it feels like a nut, sometimes it don't.
 
2021-01-17 3:56:54 AM  
> Cheeto
Dude, don't get more than 100 miles high without figuring it out first.

scottydoesntknow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat

A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.


Was it a European Corn Nut, or an African Corn Nut?
 
2021-01-17 5:25:16 AM  
A Tostito would be deadly.
 
2021-01-17 8:10:40 AM  
I don't know the answer, I just like the thought of tossing something Cheeto-like into the cold vacuum of space.
 
2021-01-17 9:08:40 AM  
Yep.  STEM is still full of Poltab assholes.   Back to reddit.   I'll check back in a few days.
 
2021-01-17 9:44:53 AM  
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Except with a Cheeto.
 
2021-01-17 11:01:07 AM  
Sandra Bollocks managed to land okay after the Cheeto impact, so not nearly that dangerous.
 
2021-01-17 12:37:32 PM  

billstewart: > Cheeto
Dude, don't get more than 100 miles high without figuring it out first.

scottydoesntknow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat

A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.

Was it a European Corn Nut, or an African Corn Nut?


Doesn't matter. Corn Hub has both!! :D
 
2021-01-17 3:48:38 PM  
I now want to see a cheeto in space.
 
2021-01-17 5:00:06 PM  

uttertosh: billstewart: > Cheeto
Dude, don't get more than 100 miles high without figuring it out first.

scottydoesntknow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat

A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.

Was it a European Corn Nut, or an African Corn Nut?

Doesn't matter. Corn Hub has both!! :D


Cornography?  On my Fark?
 
2021-01-17 6:01:50 PM  

billstewart: > Cheeto
Dude, don't get more than 100 miles high without figuring it out first.

scottydoesntknow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Corn Nut could take that thing out in a heartbeat

A corn nut at terminal velocity was the actual cause of the Tunguska Event.

Was it a European Corn Nut, or an African Corn Nut?


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2021-01-17 6:12:56 PM  
Thanks to xkcd's What If series, I can imagine a few ways that a Cheeto could destroy the ISS.  Once you invoke relativity, it's a piece of cake.
 
2021-01-17 6:54:30 PM  

dittybopper: Yep.  STEM is still full of Poltab assholes.   Back to reddit.   I'll check back in a few days.


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2021-01-18 8:54:03 AM  

Stile4aly: Thanks to xkcd's What If series, I can imagine a few ways that a Cheeto could destroy the ISS.  Once you invoke relativity topology, it's a piece of cake.


A Cheeto and a piece of cake are topologically the same thing. A donut would be a hole other story.
 
2021-01-18 12:07:36 PM  
Hmm. I have been wondering lately whether relativity translates to inertia. If you had the same rotating spacetime that you get around a black hole but without a black hole there, would it cause objects placed where the black hole should be to fly apart?

Another way of thinking: a rapidly spinning object will fly apart. If instead it was stationary but the entire universe was spinning around it, would it still fly apart in the same way?

Like a man in a box under 1G, they cannot establish whether this 1G is from being placed on the surface of Earth or because he is on a rocket accelerating him at 1G, is there a difference between you spinning in space or space spinning around you?

Watch this:

They have a ring of high speed cameras around a spinning compact disk as it breaks apart under rotational forces. They make it so the video is spinning at the same rate as the CD. Watching the pieces fly apart without any apparent rotation made me wonder all this.

Exploding CDs Filmed with Spinning Slow Motion Camera | 330 000 FPS!
Youtube eum8gCKNrJk
 
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