History Headscratchers / TwoThousandTwelve

13th Apr '16 4:21:44 PM MetalJohn
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* why were the Vegas authorities so intent on preventing the Antonov from escaping anyways? and why were there still people in the towers at all?
10th Feb '16 8:24:37 AM punotron4000
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*** This isn't even touching the fact that populations of animals need a minimum viable population (MVP) to be able to survive in the long run because of genetic diversity or inbreeding. A paper this troper read cites the number for elephants to have >95% chance of surviving is anywhere between 100 and 200.
2nd Jul '15 5:08:11 PM nombretomado
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** Presumably the Mayans either A. made a really lucky guess, B. noticed the effects of the previous upsurge of bosons(?) from the sun and used their knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to predicted the next recurrence, or C. had their perfectly real gods warn them. Of those, Occams Razor points to either A or B being the case. Still, people probably have more on their plate than reviving a dead religion (unless the arks carry a contingent of Mayan priest. Of course, if ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' has taught us anything it's that a charismatic genocidal scientist can convince people to join his cult. So [[@/{{Earnest}} my]] money's on the black science advisor starting said cult.

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** Presumably the Mayans either A. made a really lucky guess, B. noticed the effects of the previous upsurge of bosons(?) from the sun and used their knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to predicted the next recurrence, or C. had their perfectly real gods warn them. Of those, Occams Razor points to either A or B being the case. Still, people probably have more on their plate than reviving a dead religion (unless the arks carry a contingent of Mayan priest. Of course, if ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' has taught us anything it's that a charismatic genocidal scientist can convince people to join his cult. So [[@/{{Earnest}} my]] money's on the black science advisor starting said cult.
14th Jun '15 3:35:54 PM BlackbirdMizu
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*** Problem is, the people planning this don't know what kind of ecosystem there is going to be after the disaster. What's more, animals like giraffes and elephants aren't the most important species in their ecosystems. The smart thing to do would've been to take species that are adaptable, and important to the ecosystem and food chains. Preserving a species takes a lot of work and resources that they might not have. What would be the purpose of saving large, charismatic animals like giraffes and elephants? Elephants could at least be used for labor.
14th Sep '14 1:28:21 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* I'm no naval architect, but those Arks dont look like they should float.

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* I'm no naval architect, but those Arks dont don't look like they should float.float.
** They may not look like it, but so long as they have enough air inside to maintain buoyancy they're good. Ship building is a very old craft - humans know what they are doing, and the builders were probably top in the world.
21st Jun '14 6:58:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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21st Jun '14 6:58:00 AM theAdeptRogue
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** They have to show [[DyingLikeAnimals the normal brainless population being brainless]] in all disaster movies, no matter how stupid it looks.

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** They have to show [[DyingLikeAnimals the normal brainless population being brainless]] brainless in all disaster movies, no matter how stupid it looks.
7th Mar '14 8:26:39 AM Antigone3
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** The {{Mythbusters}} actually showed that a plane on a conveyor belt could still quite readily take off. Besides - RuleOfCool. Emmerich likes this kind of scene. He did something very similiar when Air Force One was taking off in "Independence Day".

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** The {{Mythbusters}} Series/{{Mythbusters}} actually showed that a plane on a conveyor belt could still quite readily take off. Besides - RuleOfCool. Emmerich likes this kind of scene. He did something very similiar when Air Force One was taking off in "Independence Day".
6th Mar '14 2:18:36 PM SharleeD
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*** The Pope stayed behind too, which isn't unexpected.



** The first computer freeze up was caused by a fly cooking itself on a vacuum tube. Keep in mind the computer in question was the size of your average class room. Size and material doesn't matter, any FOD in the wrong place at the wrong time will cause a machine to seize up, and stop working until repairs are made or the debris is removed.

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** The first computer freeze up was caused by a fly cooking itself on a vacuum tube. Keep in mind the computer in question was the size of your average class room. classroom. Size and material doesn't matter, any FOD in the wrong place at the wrong time will cause a machine to seize up, and stop working until repairs are made or the debris is removed.removed.
*** Except those gears were specifically ''designed'' to keep rotating despite the resistance of the multi-ton doors they were shutting. They rightly should have '''chewed''' that tool into tin foil without even slowing down.



** The idea here was to not only save the human race, but to save enough animals so that we can live in a balanced ecosystem again. The plan was likely to bring along a few dozen females of each species, and then use artificial insemination to breed more. After enough were bred that way, they could be released into the wild (what's left of it atleast) and be allowed to repopulate.

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** The idea here was to not only save the human race, but to save enough animals so that we can live in a balanced ecosystem again. The plan was likely to bring along a few dozen females of each species, and then use artificial insemination to breed more. After enough were bred that way, they could be released into the wild (what's left of it atleast) at least) and be allowed to repopulate.repopulate.
** What's ''really'' a headscratcher is that the animals weren't tranquilized and crated for transport. Seriously, those giraffes and elephants and whatever are willing to just ''stand there'' atop little fenced platforms and get hauled up by helicopters, without panicking?
6th Mar '14 1:55:59 PM SharleeD
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** It was probably supposed to be gravel crumbling off the mountainside from the impact.
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