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Date: 12/11/11 09:20 AM

15 Responses to Nature`s Smoke Rings

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    December 11, 2011 at 8:45 am
    Link: Nature`s Smoke Rings - Nature Y U so cool? Dolphins, whales and volcanoes, all bein` bad with their version of the smoke ring thing.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Very Cool
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    December 11, 2011 at 9:39 am
    Very, very nice.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2011 at 9:48 am
    Is there any particular reason there`s a drating share button that appears on top of the video controls?
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2011 at 9:52 am
    here the best of it all

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    Bloodish Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2011 at 11:27 am
    really cool :) Great post
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    The Tsar bomb shouldn`t be in this compilation if it`s titled `nature`s smoke rings`, humans did that and it never would have occurred naturally.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    December 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    Volcano rings YEAH RIGHT, you cannot convince me of that MIB
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    So should the dolphin stuff not be included also? They are intelligent creatures and they made artificial rings.

    It`s not like we blew up a bomb with the intent of seeing super cool rings of smoke.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    That dolphin was boss!
  12. Profile photo of Bdan
    Bdan Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    A more accurate name is a vortex tube. Bubble implies the fluid is stationary (that is, not rotating). They can be created with any high velocity burst in a fluid so the volcano one is legit. I`m sure they happen in nature a lot more often but just aren`t visible.

    It is impossible for the tube to end within the fluid, as seen when the dolphin splits one in two, and the faster it spins the more stable it is which is probably why the volcano one doesn`t oscillate like the dolphin`s did.

    How appropriate this was posted the day before my exam on fluid mechanics (I`m not kidding, Mech Eng graduate school). We watched the dolphin video in class. My prof was a little too excited about it.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    December 12, 2011 at 6:32 am
    The dolphins were playing and having fun with their rings, just like humans. Completely impractical.

    The computer animation, though, undermined the beauty and frivolity of the real rings.

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    Phanthom_ Female 18-29
    64 posts
    December 12, 2011 at 6:56 am
    Vortex rings are the source to free energy! :)
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    December 13, 2011 at 8:09 am
    They are like the people of the ocean

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