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(Popular Science)   Scientist proposes building giant walls between states to "stop tornadoes". How about we start by walling off Texas?   ( popsci.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, tornadoes, Texas, whales, Physical Society, American Midwest, new physics  
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2014-02-28 08:48:33 AM  
Then fill it up with water?
2014-02-28 08:49:09 AM  
Florida. Also New Jersey.
2014-02-28 08:51:37 AM  
How about you fark right off, subby.
2014-02-28 09:11:46 AM  
How about instead of walls just place windfarms.  You get some affect of the blocking walls while powering the midwest.
2014-02-28 09:11:57 AM  
that's ridiculous, what we need is giant buckets to catch the tornadoes with

/then we can teach them to explore their emotions in safer ways
2014-02-28 09:13:03 AM  
Right OK this could work plus we could wall off those pesky  "Red States" come election time.
What we need is domes lots of domes yes. Fish, plankton, sea greens... protein from the sea!

Oh and how about we stop major hurricanes with well placed nukes while we're at it.
2014-02-28 09:13:07 AM  
No, we need a really big gun to stand our ground against the tornados!
2014-02-28 09:13:08 AM  
What's with the Fark Texas hate?
2014-02-28 09:19:00 AM  
Repeat and I made the Texas joke in the original.

/needs sad tag for anyone imitating me
2014-02-28 09:24:50 AM  
You know who else built a wall 1000 feet high?
2014-02-28 09:25:15 AM  

Saiga410: How about instead of walls just place windfarms.  You get some affect of the blocking walls while powering the midwest.

That was yesterdays crackpot idea on how to stop hurricanes. Tens of thousands of gigantic windmills miles out at sea sucking the energy out of hurricanes.

I suppose the same idea would work for thunderstorms.
2014-02-28 09:34:26 AM  
We tried it on the Rio Grande

/Didn't work
2014-02-28 09:37:27 AM  

kroonermanblack: What's with the Fark Texas hate?

because it's fashionable.
2014-02-28 09:47:19 AM  

MrBeetle: Then fill it up with water?

Two Texans and a New Yorker find a flask. When they open it a genie appears.

"Because you have freed me you each get one wish!"

"I want a huge wall around Texas so that no-one will ever mess with us again!" says the first Texan.
"So it shall be" replies the genie.

"I want all Texans back in Texas" says the second Texan.
Once again the genie replies "So shall it be".

Seeing both Texans disappear the New Yorker asks the genie "So all Texans are in Texas?"
"Yes they are."

The New Yorker thinks for a while and asks: "And there is a huge impenetrable wall around the whole of Texas?"
"Yes there is."

"Okay. For my wish I want you to fill Texas to the brim with water."
2014-02-28 09:57:52 AM  
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/whar Snake whar
//I heard he was dead.
2014-02-28 10:00:52 AM  
How about all the non-free states with helmet laws.  Move freely between the free states, carry your papers (and helmet) for the non-free.
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