In The Time It Took You To Read This... [Pic]

Submitted by: for_serious? 7 years ago in Science

Want to feel even more insignificant? Just read what goes on in the world in only a few seconds...
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Male 698
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 635
o:
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Male 5,189
Damn you IAB.... _-_

Revenge.
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Male 8,300
> sourkrauter

Her birthday is also April 1st, which may be why her parents were so cruel... surname June, given names April May.
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Male 894
haahahahahaaa opiebreath`s name is april! im going to laugh every time i read one of her posts
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Male 2,121
lol, I was thinking bs to the 7 texas sized asteroids, I was right =P
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Female 62
Oh snap!
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Female 15,763
No.. no I hate this day because my name is April.
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Male 12,365
[quote]But you did read the last sentences of the info chart right?[/quote]

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.
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Male 129
this is bs
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Male 748
These are wrong even if they`re supposed to be right, because I read it quickly.
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Male 516
"No citation at the end. So this is all hot air?"

read the last part
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Male 690
There are several other brands out there, just as good as the name brands.
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Female 654
Omg I`m not the only one having a bad day? I tripped over the damn rug in the shops.
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Male 795
No citation at the end. So this is all hot air?
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Male 15
>.< awesomez
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Female 876
"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...
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Female 15,763
I hate this day.
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Male 612
I should hope that there are more than 3 million meteorites in the entire galaxy... :-P
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Male 68
you had me at texas meteors XD good one
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Female 295
Lol at the last `fact`
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Male 71
Finally, an April 1st joke.
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Male 1,929
I called bullsh*t as soon as it got the Earth`s tilt thing backwards. And the last paragraph and lack of references.
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Male 2,850
"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.
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Male 8,300
> 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!
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Male 8,300
> shneeblefish
> what about the date? its still 31st of march

Only where you are... here its almost 10 pm April 1st.
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Male 2,748
lol, at the end... its like, 78% of all percentiles are made up
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Male 509
what about the date? its still 31st of march
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Male 394
Anyone who thinks this is real is an idiot. Check the date.
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Female 3,828
I like the infographics. better than the cosplay ones, i think. but maybe its cause i have no interest in bewbies?
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Male 642
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?

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But you did read the last sentences of the info chart right?
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Male 1,002
METAPWNED!!!!
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Male 10,855
Then what the hell`s going on with all these infographics we`ve been getting?
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Male 12,365
[quote]hey gorgack2000,it says A planet in our galaxy, not our planet. Gosh.[/quote]

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?
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Male 12,365
[quote]The seasons are not caused by the difference in distance from the sun during the year, those differences are very small.[/quote]

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".
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Male 12,365
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 [b]that[/b] 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.
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Female 1,283
Hah, nice one at the end.
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Male 330
do you people really think in the time it took you to read this, 7 meteors the size of texas entered our atmosphere?
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Male 176
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
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Female 120
Wait. The end confused me.
Is this a wildly inaccurate infographic, or is ok for one to piss themselves?
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Male 485
o_o i disprove...
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Male 4,014
"Why aren`t there laws in place preventing this degree of ignorance?"

The "special" helmet industry has a surprisingly powerful lobby.
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Female 343
Haha loved the "gotcha!" end.
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Male 774
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.
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Male 3,482
"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?
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Male 192
haha nice
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Male 756
i dont think ill ever listen to an infograph again (ps, we have a spammer)
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Male 2,591
told yall these are mostly misinformation
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Male 7,378
All sounded plausible until the meteors
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Male 260
Well that was a load of sh*t.
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Male 10,440
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.
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Male 10,440
Ahhh! Its a spoof! I like it.
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Male 4,014
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.
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Female 9,572
lmao at the last one.
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Male 2,703
the mosquito one makes me think of Lilo and Stitch
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Male 8,300
> 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.
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Male 378
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.
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Male 373
So happy about the end
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Male 88
Jesus guys, READ. "A planet`s" not "our planet`s"
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Female 109
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.
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Male 31
hey gorgack2000,it says A planet in our galaxy, not our planet. Gosh.
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Male 4,807
Oh crap.. I do stand corrected (to many beers again) and I do appoligish... Meh Bayd
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Male 375
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
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Male 4,680
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!
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Male 217
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
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Male 2,056
Unce Unce Unce
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Female 2,352
Oh sh*t this info graph is self aware!
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Male 8,300
They forgot "And 4,759 trolls will post `Meh` on forums"
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Female 356
The last part made me pissed at the rest of it :(
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Male 703
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...
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Male 5,314
look again a1butcher.
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Male 139
That last part shattered my view of the world.
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Male 4,807
oh kay.. "3 million meteors will enter our atmosphere in our galaxy alone"

That makes as much sense as... oh never mind
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Male 5,314
is this thing for reals?
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Male 108
HA so this is all lies?
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Male 281
whaaaat?!
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Male 541
hahahaha very accurate?
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Male 964
Love it!
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Male 25,416
Rofl!
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Female 1,403
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