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Mexico gravity wave

 
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By simply getting a lot of people holding something heavy, for example a 32 fl oz soft drink, and then getting them to do a mexico wave, it should be possible to detect the gravity wave far away.

The most obvious way would be to place a number of 32 fl oz drinks somewhere else and measure their movement with lasers.

(puts comfy chair by letterbox, to wait for Nobel prize letter)

not_morrison_rm, Nov 15 2014

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       I am sortof surprised that they didn't compare the gravity detector (of seriously far away events) to local perturbations. If that's not what you're on about then nevermind.
FlyingToaster, Nov 16 2014
  

       Lately I have found it difficult to understand what the hell people are trying to invent, in most of the ideas posted here. This could be another one of those times.   

       (puts comfy chair by letterbox, to wait for a kitten?)
blissmiss, Nov 16 2014
  

       I think it's getting the kitten out the bubble wrap packaging that's the main problem.   

       //local perturbations   

       One time the local newspaper in my hometown, the headline was "Two dustbins stolen".
not_morrison_rm, Nov 16 2014
  

       //Lately I have found it difficult to understand what the hell people are trying to invent//   

       Perhaps I can help. What [nmrm] is suggesting is that, if everyone at a football match (or one of those other things you have in the Americas) goes to Mexico and buys a very large soft drink, and if they all wave their glasses in the same direction at the same time, it will create a sort of mini-tsunami of soft drink.   

       It's not clear what the purpose of this is - perhaps it's intended as a marketing ploy for the manufacturers of carbonated beverages, but it seems very dubious to me.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 16 2014
  

       Not a French invention since he is talking 32 oz. and not liters. Mexican wave seems the better search term. Mexico wave gets you beaches and pretty girls, not overfilled sloshing soccer stadiums.   

       I was talking to Alfred Nobel the other day... oh gotta take a call. bye
popbottle, Nov 16 2014
  

       Ah right, and I was on about a TV program recently where they showed a gravitational wave detector that was pointed at a massive black hole a gazillion light years away: why isn't it affected by a butterfly fart over in the next county ?
FlyingToaster, Nov 16 2014
  

       I believe they use audio detection to null out the butterfly farts.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 16 2014
  

       I've never been able to visualise a fluid ounce. Is it 28 ml?
nineteenthly, Nov 17 2014
  

       A standardish baby bottle is about 8 ounces.
RayfordSteele, Nov 17 2014
  

       //I've never been able to visualise a fluid ounce. Is it 28 ml?// It's about 1/32nd of a gross.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 17 2014
  

       in the same way that elephants can hear with their feet, is it not possible that Mexican jumping beans are responding to gravity waves?
not_morrison_rm, Nov 17 2014
  

       No. No, it's not.
MechE, Nov 17 2014
  

       //One time the local newspaper in my hometown, the headline was "Two dustbins stolen"//   

       Once, on holiday in the Isle of White. I saw a local newspaper, the headline: "Man trips on dangerous stile".   

       1 week later "Danger stile strikes again" Careful reading of the articles suggested that it was the same man walking home from the same pub in both incidents.   

       In my old home town of Macclesfield. The Macclesfield express ran the headline: "Debenhams!!!" in 3 inch letters.
bs0u0155, Nov 17 2014
  

       //Macclesfield //   

       That explains a lot. It is now obvious that you are deserving of pity rather than condemnation.   

       // the same man walking home from the same pub in both incidents. //   

       Hmm. That sounds more like a conspiracy than coincidence...   

       //puts comfy chair by letterbox, to wait for a kitten? // // getting the kitten out the bubble wrap packaging that's the main problem. //   

       No, because here at Kittens By Post we emulsify and pasteurize all kittens before shipping. The recipient just snips off a corner of the package and squeezes out the contents, like toothpaste from a tube.
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