The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 64    Average: 3.6/5]
80 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 49016
Rating: 3.6
Category: Science
Date: 03/31/10 04:04 PM

80 Responses to In The Time It Took You To Read This… [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
    1403 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Link: In The Time It Took You To Read This... - Want to feel even more insignificant? Just read what goes on in the world in only a few seconds...
  2. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Rofl!
  3. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Love it!
  4. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    hahahaha very accurate?
  5. Profile photo of Thepwnsher
    Thepwnsher Male 13-17
    283 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    whaaaat?!
  6. Profile photo of Phillei
    Phillei Male 18-29
    108 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    HA so this is all lies?
  7. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    is this thing for reals?
  8. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    oh kay.. "3 million meteors will enter our atmosphere in our galaxy alone"

    That makes as much sense as... oh never mind
  9. Profile photo of Ddude28
    Ddude28 Male 13-17
    140 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    That last part shattered my view of the world.
  10. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    look again a1butcher.
  11. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    a1butcher: "3 million meteors will enter A PLANET`S atmostphere..."

    Based on the last statement, I`d say these are the sorts of facts I use every day to see how gullible people are...
  12. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    356 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    The last part made me pissed at the rest of it :(
  13. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    They forgot "And 4,759 trolls will post `Meh` on forums"
  14. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Oh sh*t this info graph is self aware!
  15. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Unce Unce Unce
  16. Profile photo of Jazzycakes
    Jazzycakes Male 18-29
    217 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    I actually believed it until it mentioned texas sized meteors.

    3 million meteors the size of rice grains -> dissolved in atmosphere, easily pointless information, may as well call it space dust.

    Then the last bit, i looked for references and there were none :D
  17. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    I started doubting things the second I read the "7.8 BILLION mosquitoes hatching every 30 seconds". The whole planet would be full of `em by now!

    That and if 7 asteroids the size of Texas hit the planet every 30 seconds we`d all have died horribly by now. Considering that the one that wiped out the dinosaurs was 2-3 miles long...

    But then I read the ending and all was well!
  18. Profile photo of NyQ
    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    I`ll just point out that it doesn`t say that the 7 Texas-sized meteors hit the earth. It says planets in this galaxy, which isn`t by itself an inconceivable statement, despite the fact that it`s probably made up
  19. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    Oh crap.. I do stand corrected (to many beers again) and I do appoligish... Meh Bayd
  20. Profile photo of Faramir13
    Faramir13 Male 13-17
    31 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    hey gorgack2000,it says A planet in our galaxy, not our planet. Gosh.
  21. Profile photo of xxlittleme
    xxlittleme Female 18-29
    109 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    It says NOTHING about the meteors being in the atmosphere in OUR planet, but in atmospheres of other planets in our solar systems. :\ Wow, guys.

    Still, makes sense that none of it`s true xD Especially the mosquito one.
  22. Profile photo of Fluffe
    Fluffe Male 13-17
    88 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Jesus guys, READ. "A planet`s" not "our planet`s"
  23. Profile photo of tatervent
    tatervent Male 18-29
    373 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    So happy about the end
  24. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Thing about the oceans isn`t right either since the earths southern hemisphere tilts away from the sun and the earth itself is closer to the sun in December.
  25. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    > Buck176
    > the earths southern hemisphere tilts away from the sun and the earth itself is closer to the sun in December

    Your ignorance is amusing. The earth tilts at 23.5 degrees, and the northern hemisphere gets more sunlight for 6 months, then the southern hemisphere gets more for 6 months. This is what makes `seasons`.

    There are six-month `days` at both the north and south poles.

    The seasons are not caused by the difference in distance from the sun during the year, those differences are very small. Here is a nice little drawing and some words for you.
  26. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    the mosquito one makes me think of Lilo and Stitch
  27. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    lmao at the last one.
  28. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    I don`t believe butterflies would swarm like that. Yes, I know this isn`t that post, but this one was so inconsequential, I thought I`d post something equally as inconsequential here.
  29. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    Ahhh! Its a spoof! I like it.
  30. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    I just had a moment of zen when I realized "hey, why should I bother correcting all these people? what good does it do me?" And so I won`t. But thanks for the infograph anyway.
  31. Profile photo of ChrisRlive
    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
    260 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    Well that was a load of sh*t.
  32. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    All sounded plausible until the meteors
  33. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    told yall these are mostly misinformation
  34. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    i dont think ill ever listen to an infograph again (ps, we have a spammer)
  35. Profile photo of Ethan406
    Ethan406 Male 18-29
    192 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    haha nice
  36. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    "Thing about the oceans isn`t right either since the earths southern hemisphere tilts away from the sun and the earth itself is closer to the sun in December."

    Way to represent us northern hemisphere folks...

    Why aren`t there laws in place preventing this degree of ignorance?
  37. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm
    I`m the kind of person to search (not look up) for the word gullible on the ceiling... So I guess it`s not surprising that I believed every word of this infographic.
  38. Profile photo of scorpio28
    scorpio28 Female 18-29
    343 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Haha loved the "gotcha!" end.
  39. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    "Why aren`t there laws in place preventing this degree of ignorance?"

    The "special" helmet industry has a surprisingly powerful lobby.
  40. Profile photo of Uncle_T
    Uncle_T Male 13-17
    485 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    o_o i disprove...
  41. Profile photo of rawrarrg
    rawrarrg Female 18-29
    120 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    Wait. The end confused me.
    Is this a wildly inaccurate infographic, or is ok for one to piss themselves?
  42. Profile photo of koolmole
    koolmole Male 18-29
    176 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    I knew it was BS after the sunlight one....I was prepared to right a whole explanation on how the infographic was BS, until I read the end which made me really happy
  43. Profile photo of gamerx47
    gamerx47 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    do you people really think in the time it took you to read this, 7 meteors the size of texas entered our atmosphere?
  44. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    Hah, nice one at the end.
  45. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    Excellent. I was all ready to dispute the solar power one, with data (John Herschel calculated a fairly accurate energy output for the Sun ~150 years ago, so it`s not unknown or knowledge restricted to a handful of experts) until I read the meteor one and then the last one.

    Oddly, I missed the mosquito one. There aren`t that many mosquitoes.

    In case anyone cares:

    i) At noon under direct sunlight, the energy reaching the Earth`s surface is about 1KW/m^2.

    ii) Total energy output of the sun per second is roughly equivalent to the entire energy consumption of the USA at current levels for a million years.
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    The seasons are not caused by the difference in distance from the sun during the year, those differences are very small.

    Something that struck me:

    It says a lot about the scale of things when a difference in distance of ~3 million miles can be accurately described as "very small".
  47. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    hey gorgack2000,it says A planet in our galaxy, not our planet. Gosh.

    Still no way. Not even Jupiter gets that many hits from meteors that large. Also, if you`re being picky, the word "meteor" only applies to bodies that enter the Earth`s atmosphere.

    There`s very little floating about in space that`s the size of Texas. Although I suppose you could go on volume and count Texas as being very thin. How far down does Texas go?
  48. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    Then what the hell`s going on with all these infographics we`ve been getting?
  49. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    METAPWNED!!!!
  50. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    March 31, 2010 at 11:51 pm
    Still no way. Not even Jupiter gets that many hits from meteors that large. Also, if you`re being picky, the word "meteor" only applies to bodies that enter the Earth`s atmosphere.

    There`s very little floating about in space that`s the size of Texas. Although I suppose you could go on volume and count Texas as being very thin. How far down does Texas go?

    -------------------

    But you did read the last sentences of the info chart right?
  51. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 12:13 am
    I like the infographics. better than the cosplay ones, i think. but maybe its cause i have no interest in bewbies?
  52. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 12:17 am
    Anyone who thinks this is real is an idiot. Check the date.
  53. Profile photo of shneeblefish
    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 12:47 am
    what about the date? its still 31st of march
  54. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 12:49 am
    lol, at the end... its like, 78% of all percentiles are made up
  55. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 1:59 am
    > shneeblefish
    > what about the date? its still 31st of march

    Only where you are... here its almost 10 pm April 1st.
  56. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 2:03 am
    > Angilion
    > Something that struck me: It says a lot about the scale of things when a difference in distance of ~3 million miles can be accurately described as "very small".

    What struck me as thoughtworthy is that you look at the incredible extremes of weather we have on Earth, from roasting red desert to permafrost, and think that ALL of that range of temperatures is made up from tilting the Earth in roughly the same place, in different directions. Imagine if we DID get much, much closer to the sun at some point during the year!
  57. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 2:05 am
    "Still no way. Not even Jupiter gets that many hits from meteors that large."

    1: It said in the galaxy, not our solar system (there are planets outside of our solar system.

    2: Check the date.
  58. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 2:24 am
    I called bullsh*t as soon as it got the Earth`s tilt thing backwards. And the last paragraph and lack of references.
  59. Profile photo of G-Rod
    G-Rod Male 18-29
    71 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 2:27 am
    Finally, an April 1st joke.
  60. Profile photo of Itsumo
    Itsumo Female 18-29
    295 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 2:29 am
    Lol at the last `fact`
  61. Profile photo of GZas
    GZas Male 18-29
    68 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 4:20 am
    you had me at texas meteors XD good one
  62. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 5:48 am
    I should hope that there are more than 3 million meteorites in the entire galaxy... :-P
  63. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 7:17 am
    I hate this day.
  64. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 8:00 am
    "I hate this day." me too >_< i missed an exam, dorm block cleaners broke my fish bowl, there was an investigation about my student`s identity card and i couldn`t participate because i got sick, and i probably will be suspended from school for 3 days.

    what? you were saying it because of the chart? oh...
  65. Profile photo of FUNKADELIC
    FUNKADELIC Male 13-17
    15 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 8:22 am
    >.< awesomez
  66. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 8:39 am
    No citation at the end. So this is all hot air?
  67. Profile photo of nirosaki
    nirosaki Female 18-29
    654 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 9:20 am
    Omg I`m not the only one having a bad day? I tripped over the damn rug in the shops.
  68. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 10:20 am
    There are several other brands out there, just as good as the name brands.
  69. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 11:24 am
    "No citation at the end. So this is all hot air?"

    read the last part
  70. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    These are wrong even if they`re supposed to be right, because I read it quickly.
  71. Profile photo of yumyum1
    yumyum1 Male 18-29
    129 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    this is bs
  72. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    But you did read the last sentences of the info chart right?

    And you didn`t read my earlier post, a couple of posts before the one you replied to.

    I was replying to a poster, not to the infographic. That`s why I quoted the poster in my reply to them.
  73. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    No.. no I hate this day because my name is April.
  74. Profile photo of ManicWolf
    ManicWolf Female 18-29
    62 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    Oh snap!
  75. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    lol, I was thinking bs to the 7 texas sized asteroids, I was right =P
  76. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    haahahahahaaa opiebreath`s name is april! im going to laugh every time i read one of her posts
  77. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    > sourkrauter

    Her birthday is also April 1st, which may be why her parents were so cruel... surname June, given names April May.
  78. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    April 6, 2010 at 8:49 am
    o:
  79. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    April 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply