Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 04:30 pm
If I could build and errect a straw that reached outer space, would the vacuum suck the atmosphere away from the earth through the straw?
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 04:58 pm
@johnny840,
No. The air pressure in the bottom of the straw would be the same pressure as outside the straw.
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 05:00 pm
@johnny840,
Yes. But as soon as it got to outer space, earth's gravity would pull it back down. This would result in a chthonic vortex within the etheric plasm, causing considerable ruin to all left handed individuals living south of the equator. The possible harm to right handed individuals living north of the equator has yet to be determined and awaits analysis of quantum irrelevance.

I know this is only a partial answer; but I hope it helps. Please put your straw project on hold.
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 05:01 pm
@roger,
That's an overly simplified answer Very Happy
roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 05:04 pm
@neologist,
Is it wrong?
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 05:12 pm
@roger,
Well, I must admit my response about disturbances in the chthonic matrix is yet untested.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 05:16 pm
@neologist,
And I have to admit it was certainly more interesting.
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FBM
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 05:35 pm
@johnny840,
johnny840 wrote:

If I could build and errect a straw that reached outer space, would the vacuum suck the atmosphere away from the earth through the straw?


Think about it for a second. Straw or no straw, why doesn't the vacuum of space suck the atmosphere away anyway?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 06:39 pm
@FBM,
For sheer "common sense" I award you the coveted "Ms Farmerperson award for being able to understandably
explain physics to ones MOTHER"

farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 06:44 pm
@neologist,
You get the HP Lovecraft award for just trying to sound too much like HP Lovecraft. (This is not good).
Or else youve been hanging out with Mick Dodge and believing him.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 06:45 pm
@roger,
you get second place, a load of virtual- mesquite will be delivered to your designated kiln
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FBM
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 06:52 pm
@farmerman,
Is this a good thing, or something like an Ig Nobel?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:09 pm
@FBM,
no, yours is a good thing, a very coveted award. Neos, not so much. Roger, although he was correct , it wasnt as creatively direct
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:20 pm
@farmerman,
Just checking. I would have accepted it either way. Wink
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:21 pm
@FBM,
roger always get firewood from me.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:22 pm
@farmerman,
Hey, here's a scheme I read about in one of the Freakonomics books. There was research into the idea of something like giant inner tubes floating along in the ocean. They had long tubes deep into the ocean. Now, warm surface water would be splashed into the floating inner tubes, slowly forcing warm water below the surface. The warm water displaced the cold water at depth, resulting in a cooler surface, which was supposed to eliminate hurricanes.

I've no strong opinion on this one, but some parts of the world rely on hurricanes for the annual rainfall. If this thing were really effective, would it also affect the great ocean currents?

I did not make this up.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:24 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

roger always get firewood from me.


I turn it into "Genuine Mesquite Charcoal" and sell it to Pennsylvania farmers. Hey, they have to have something to do with all that money.
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:24 pm
@farmerman,
I try to be helpful
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:34 pm
@roger,
Quote:
I turn it into "Genuine Mesquite Charcoal" and sell it to Pennsylvania farmers. Hey, they have to have something to do with all that money.


We all use gas now, charcoal is for cleaning up contaminated river water
roger
 
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 07:39 pm
@farmerman,
If you're going to do your cook out with gas, you might as well stay indoors and use the stove.
 

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