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Date: 06/10/10 01:06 PM

69 Responses to Land & Sea: From Top To Bottom [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    Link: Land & Sea: From Top To Bottom - A scaled look how vast the earth and its surroundings are.
  2. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    damn, thats deep
  3. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Wow! That`s awesome.
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    starfl4ke Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    This is freaking awesome.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    For added "oh my god we are all just specks of dirt", watch one of the various "Earth compared to various planets and stars" videos after this.
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    That was actually really interesting. A lot better than I expected it to be.
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    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Amazing. The ocean sure is impressive. I didnt realize The Grand Canyon goes THAT deep... makes me want to drill through it into the dark ocean.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    This is really informative. I wasn`t aware that man had been to the bottom of the sea.
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    deadmeat553 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    sperm whales :P
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    Blandino123 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    that was a loooooong infogram
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    This make me feel tiny
  12. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Wow, just another thing i learned at IAB!
  13. Profile photo of unlk
    unlk Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    that is pretty awesome!

    @gorgack2000 yeah...i watched that video for the first time a few weeks ago and it really kinda makes you feel worthless haha
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    Wow, someone went nearly 36,000 feet down in 1960. I find that amazing - the date because you`d think the technology or engineering of the time would be insufficient. That`s a great Infographic.
  15. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    So... How much time is needed to boil an egg 35,000 ft below sea level?
  16. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Kind of spooky
  17. Profile photo of Wellzee
    Wellzee Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Makes me feel like I am on a 3rd grade science field trip and I cant wait to eat my packed lunch because I am having some Lunchables and Hi-C
  18. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    but Jules Verne said there is 20,000 leagues under sea level (or 70,000 miles), in a sub...

    also, 35,000 ft deep oceans, this is the deepest recorded by man (including through the dirt), the earth is 4,000 miles deep (radius) or ~21 million ft...
  19. Profile photo of reddye
    reddye Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    i am so small, and the world is so big. do i stand a chance?
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    bizzarmind Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    I didnt realize the oil well went that deep
  21. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    @IkeRay
    If you`d ever actually read the book, you`d know that he was talking about distance traveled around the oceans, not depth underneath the water.
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    MOTBO Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    "but Jules Verne said there is 20,000 leagues under sea level (or 70,000 miles), in a sub..."

    If i remember correctly they traveled 20,000 leagues under water, they did not reach a depth of 20,000 leagues.
  23. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    @Ike, please tell me you`ve read the book and you`re just joking...

    Otherwise, I want to punch you...

    @Oblivia

    None. By that point, there is no egg...

    @Madest

    I was aware that we had been to the bottom of the known sea, but I didn`t know it was in the frickin` 60`s...

    @Gorgack

    Thanks... Thanks a lot man. Now I feel even more insignificant than ever before...
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Damn, that`s one deep well, huh?
  25. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    If they went to the ocean`s bottom in 1960, why not try again? Idk if there`s a point, but it could be cool...
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    mericksonj Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Great infographic except where the grand canyon is under water.. the valley floor is still half a mile above sea level, and you have to climb up ti ~8000 ft above sea level just to look down in to it at it`s deepest point.


    The bit about the challenger deep is cool though.
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    mericksonj Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    @howlingwolf, they have had 2 other expeditions in the past 20 years, but they were both with ROV (unmanned) subs.

    I think they should take manned subs again though, maybe carry some celebutards and billionaires down there after they pay a bucket load of money for the experience..
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    fknloser Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    very nice, we know a lot of this, but its always fun to see these facts displayed this way. and sad, but lol on the on the inclusion of the "blowout protector"
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    wow... i didnt realize they drilled that far down!
  30. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    Except the pic of the Himalayas is from an airplane...
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    bmh Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    i lol`d @ eggs
  32. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    Cool.....
  33. Profile photo of Skim
    Skim Female 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Yeah, I don`t get the egg part.
  34. Profile photo of ngfan
    ngfan Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    I`d be scared to go down 35,000 ft. It seems pretty cool though.
  35. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm
    So... How much time is needed to boil an egg 35,000 ft below sea level?

    The pressure down there is ~16000 psi.

    That`s over 7 tons per square inch. The egg would be crushed into a dense ball. I`m thinking about pea sized, but that`s just a guess. Not cookable.

    The reason for the variation in boiling time is the boiling point of water, which depends on pressure. So it takes longer at high altitude because the water you`re boiling the egg in boils at a lower temperature - obviously it takes longer to boil an egg at, say, 80C than at 100C.

    The boiling point of water at 35000 feet underwater would be about 530C. So if you had some device that could supply enough heat a container of water 35000 feet under water (?), the water would boil at ~530C and the egg that couldn`t exist would burn very quickly. 530C is literally red hot.

    Hmm...would water at 530C actually glow red?
  36. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Yeah, I don`t get the egg part.

    It`s assuming you`re boiling the egg in water. The pressure affects the boiling point of water. Lower pressure = lower boiling point = lower cooking temp = longer time to cook.

    If you`re sitting pretty near the top of Everest, you might just be able to drink boiling water, or at least bubbling water. Which would be a good video clip. Water would boil at 68C there.
  37. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    well if I ever wanted to boil myself an egg on Mount Everest, now I`m fixed
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    I`d be scared to go down 35,000 ft.

    On the plus side, if your vessel failed you`d be instakilled and not suffer. It would be roughly equivalent to you being hit by about 2500 7 ton trucks simultaneously from all sides. You`d fit through a letter box after that.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Hmm...would water at 530C actually glow red?

    it would vaporize, and thus become invisible gas, but I really liked your detailed scientific reasoning
  40. Profile photo of TNoussis
    TNoussis Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    There is no way that someone has actually done that! Can anyone confirm that that is correct and they have been to the bottomn of the mariana trench?
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    TheGodofFail Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    @Angilion i like the reassurance. haha "If you do die, you won`t know." haha
  42. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    I have never seen an egg boil in less than 10 minutes.
  43. Profile photo of xdumbxdude
    xdumbxdude Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    @TNoussis

    Have you not been through 10th grade earth science yet? Yes one someone has actually been to the bottom of the Mariana trench. it was actually quite a while ago
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    Moscow17 Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    yes, people have used submarines to get to the bottom of the mariana trench. they found alot of sand and mud, nothing can really survive down there.
  45. Profile photo of jeknull
    jeknull Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Yes some can survive down there. It hosts thousand of species of invertebrates and some fish. Guys! Google a bit!!
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    it would vaporize, and thus become invisible gas, but I really liked your detailed scientific reasoning

    At ~16000 psi, when 530C would be the boiling point, would it vaporise then? Or have I exceeded the real limits of pressure on boiling points with my extrapolation?
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    douchebagger Male 13-17
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    Oh yeah my grandmum lives down there.
  48. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    There is no way that someone has actually done that! Can anyone confirm that that is correct and they have been to the bottomn of the mariana trench?

    Yes. It wasn`t secret. Quite the opposite - they were unsurprisingly open about such a spectacular achievement. The deepest point was found from the surface by a survey ship (Challenger`s deep, named after the ship) and some years later a manned vessel went right down there, to the bottom of the deepest part. Two people were in it. It took them hours and hours to get down. Amazing vessel, hugely brave crew. Many things can go wrong doing that and all of them will kill you. It`s a more hostile environment than space.
  49. Profile photo of paperduck
    paperduck Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    What do they mean boil an egg... don`t they mean boil water? Who cares if there`s an egg in the water?
  50. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    What do they mean boil an egg... don`t they mean boil water? Who cares if there`s an egg in the water?

    It`s to give an easily understandable example. The time taken to boil water would depend on how much water and how much energy you`re supplying. They could be more accurate and state the boiling point of water at various altitudes.
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    ashok19 Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    wonderful, very informative. Max ive been upto is 19,000 ft above sea level to place ladakh and wow it takes several days until you get used to the low oxygen level, you get tired very very easily
  52. Profile photo of ace420
    ace420 Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    That is really a great image. It really paints a clear picture of the world we live in vs the world as it really is.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    lol @ paperduck!
  54. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Anyone else feeling insignificant right about now?
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    moscoworbust Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 1:42 am
    is the water already boiling? did they boil an egg in space?
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 2:56 am
    Denver! Represent!!
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    deefate Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 3:40 am
    30h3 is on that info dealy, how many of your cities are up there? mile high baby! BOOM!
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 4:12 am
    blimey, i feel small and like i should do some of this stuff... but i`m too lazy...
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 6:15 am
    Denver chomps horse-apples... seriously, we get a look at all this amazing stuff and y`all are like, "whoo-hoo! 303 inna house!" get over yerselves, that thin air`s makin` kids mental...
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    Jammey Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 6:37 am
    "19,000 ft above sea level to place ladakh"
    Sweet! I`m going there in a month!
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    KamaiCross Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2010 at 7:03 am
    YAY for P.R. :D~
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 7:19 am
    Where`s longcat?
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    quaintness Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2010 at 9:46 am
    look at dat isopod, man. shoot.

    The Drilling thing was really relevant, and it`s interesting how mysterious the ocean is as opposed to all we know of galaxies.
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    sarhamac Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 10:44 am
    that`s cool, would be a good poster for a classroom.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Pretty cool.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    I did not see Cthulu.
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    K0ttin_K0b Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    @xtreme dude
    Longcat wouldn`t fit xD
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
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    June 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Thats cool. i learned things today :)
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    mikeacello Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2010 at 5:52 am
    I want to know how long it`d take to boil an egg at the bottom of the Mariana trench. I`m thinking something like instantly.

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