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Posted: 4/25/2014 3:03:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:03:46 PM EDT
I dont know about you, but I would probably take up smoking again.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:03:54 PM EDT
Bad ass thunder storms fuck your shit up
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:05:02 PM EDT



Wait for Bill O'Reilly to take credit.


Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:05:45 PM EDT
YES!
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:07:11 PM EDT
How's a 1000 mph sudden stop sound?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:09:45 PM EDT
Is the van down by the river?

Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:10:14 PM EDT
Is the van on a treadmill? Do pieces of popped balloon land on a treadmill? Does the earth, after rotation stops, end up on a treadmill? These questions need to be answered before I tell you to lay off the drugs, 'mmmkay
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:11:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 3:11:49 PM EDT by GrandfatherCoyote]
Is the van on a treadmill?

Eta: damn. Beat.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:23:28 PM EDT
Did the earth stop spinning in a miracle, inertia-less manner, or did some cataclysm halt the rotation of the earth, but not its structure, the things on its surface, nor its atmosphere?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 3:29:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Circuits:
Did the earth stop spinning in a miracle, inertia-less manner, or did some cataclysm halt the rotation of the earth, but not its structure, the things on its surface, nor its atmosphere?
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Yes.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:01:11 PM EDT
Well, you'd better have the van pointed due east and have real good brakes, 'cause you're going to be instantly doing just a bit over 1,000 mph while everything else on the surface is standing still.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:09:33 PM EDT
Think of a jet fighter being launched from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

I hope you can eject and have a parachute.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:30:35 PM EDT
I don't know but you will sound like a duck.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:31:33 PM EDT
a shit storm of unfavorable events
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:32:40 PM EDT
How much of a tailwind is there?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:34:06 PM EDT
The balloons stop moving so suddenly they batter you to mush and you die.....
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:38:36 PM EDT
You don't have to make any more van payments.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:47:23 PM EDT
Assuming a gradual enough of a stop so that you don't crash and burn along with most other stuff on the surface, different things will occur depending on whether you are in daylight or at night. The day will become the length of a year. While you are in the sun the van will bake, the balloons will pop, and you will cook like a well done roast. Meanwhile the helium will rise to the top of the atmosphere and some will escape into space. When night falls you will then freeze like the leftover roast in the deep freezer.

If you are stopped at night the balloons will slowly lose the helium since it will escape out the small holes in the rubber, but since it will get cold, the rubber will become brittle as well, so they might pop even with lower pressure.

There will be a slight increase in felt gravity since the angular acceleration that tends to throw you away from the surface will be gone.

If along with the loss of rotation about its axis, the Earth were to stop its orbit around the sun, well you wouldn't have to worry about freezing to death if it were night when it stopped for you.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:53:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LHD:
You don't have to make any more van payments.
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Nails it..
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 5:53:43 PM EDT
The hooker finishes what you paid her to do?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 6:00:21 PM EDT
a short lived unpleasant experience
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 6:09:46 PM EDT
How many balloons?
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 6:17:43 PM EDT
Inhale helium. Make prank phone calls. Giggle.

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