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(Slate)   Was Dr. Evil correct? Can drilling into the earth's mantle cause a volcanic eruption? Well, no, but let's write a whole bunch of paragraphs about the possibility anyway   ( slate.com) divider line
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2012-10-04 03:04:46 PM  
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I predict that the Earth will careen about the Solar System backwards spewing hot magma all over the other planets faces until spent and flaccid.
2012-10-04 02:19:26 PM  
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IAtetheChupacabra: If I drill someone's "mantle", I will erupt with "magma". And you know what I mean...

You're into buttchugging?
2012-10-04 08:19:17 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe not magma, but it can apparently trigger mud volcanoes...
2012-10-04 07:34:55 PM  
1 vote:
Lets ask this guy.
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2012-10-04 06:47:08 PM  
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2012-10-04 05:10:30 PM  
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On the case....
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2012-10-04 03:55:47 PM  
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Giltric: Would sand perform like oil or magma?

Yeah, as a matter of fact, Sand performs a lot like Magma.

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/one's German, the other's French
2012-10-04 03:41:51 PM  
1 vote:
i agree, it DOES feel good, ....on the hole
2012-10-04 03:09:54 PM  
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2012-10-04 03:08:29 PM  
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icky icky icky pokang zoom boing: bluefoxicy:

Lava is on the surface, magma is underground. Oil underground is pressurized by gas and would behave nothing like the mantle, which is not pressurized. The mantle is highly viscous. Magma chambers in the crust may be pressurized by thermodynamics. Magma is considered a mantle melt.

Trust me, I'm a scientist.

Who, until recently, said "ni"!
2012-10-04 02:51:21 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know where I'm-a gonna go when the volcano blows.
2012-10-04 02:44:49 PM  
1 vote:

KarmicDisaster: [www.posterpalace.com image 750x586]


Magmanauts? For the Core!
2012-10-04 02:41:16 PM  
1 vote:

StickyBunBandit: Think about the people who live inside the earth,won't they get pissed if they see a large drill above them?

They need More Locks.
2012-10-04 02:18:48 PM  
1 vote:
Slate examines a silly conjecture and y'all gripe, but it's cool when xkcd does it?

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2012-10-04 02:13:55 PM  
1 vote:

Meatybrain: If you irritate the mantle it will just close up in its shell.

Only if it's a legitimate drill.
2012-10-04 02:04:14 PM  
1 vote:
You're making a mountain out of a mohole.
2012-10-04 02:02:29 PM  
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2012-10-04 02:01:11 PM  
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http://what-if.xkcd.com/ ?
2012-10-04 02:01:08 PM  
1 vote:
Every time I read the work "magma"...

I read it in Dr. Evil's voice with the awkward pause afterwards.
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