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Two immiscible liquids of suitable densities and viscosities,
the lower one an oceanic blue, fill these generously-
The interface laps gently on the miniature coastline of
your choosing, behind which sits an array of buildings, cars
and people. A proportion of the lighter
mounted on hinges and pivots.
A gentle twist will send a majestic, scale-accurate tidal
wave across the interface, dislodging and toppling cars,
small buildings and people. Once the tsunami subsides, a
powerful magnet (supplied) can be used to restore toppled
structures to their original configuration.
The Fukushima model includes an LED which casts an eerie
green glow from the nuclear power complex.
rug version [xenzag, Dec 30 2013]
A visual aid.
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 30 2013]
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||The tidal wave is created from the oceanic blue liquid, I gather, but why does not the non-oceanic blue liquid also dislodge and topple? I sense a design issue.
||Because of cunning design, [tm].
||The blue liquid is denser and more viscous than
the clear overlaying liquid. The buildings are
about as dense as the blue liquid, but much less
dense than the clear. Thusfore, when the blue
liquid sweeps in, it gives the buildings neutral
bouyancy and, being viscouser, has more
||And, if a few buildings topple when you first
nudge the globe to activate the tsunami, well, all
tsunami are caused by earthquakes, no?
||Well there it is. Well done.
||[MaxwellBuchanan], while most tsunamis are caused
by earthquakes, some are caused by landslides
(quake not always the trigger). The highest tsunami
ever recorded (over 500 meters!) was caused by a
||Was that the one in Alaska?
||The plural of tsunami is tsunami. Just saying.
||Surely the singular of tsunami is tsunamus?
||Sorry, the bubble is rather fragile.
||That can hardly be blamed on the Romans.
||Frankly, the Japanese (and indeed the Chinese)
need to get with the programme. They are using
Betamax languages in a post-VHS world.
||I see you practise the ancient Japanese art of reality-
folding... Ignorami, [MB].