what if earth stopped rotating?. .. Unless you're at the poles what if earth stopped rotating? Unless you're at the poles
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#41 - realvegzillar
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Unless you're at the poles
#143 to #41 - neelix
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Which poles, *****?
#154 to #143 - realvegzillar
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Either?
#231 to #154 - neelix
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There's up to 7 poles doe, depending what you take into consideration.
User avatar #200 to #41 - ryderjbudde
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You would probably severely roll your ankles and maybe break your neck if you were exactly on the south pole. If you were on the north pole, which to my knowledge is submerged, you would be caught in a severe arctic maelstrom as all of the oceans would slosh around. Also, if you survived the initial stop, you would enjoy earthquakes and tidal waves the likes of which this world has never seen. Also the stop might trigger warheads and stuff so yeah.
#221 to #41 - anon id: 310c182c
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you would spinn so fast that youd either die or get so sick that youd puke uncontrolably until you pass out and die.
User avatar #162 to #41 - schwerdaddy
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I'm pretty sure you would take off like a helicopter if you held your arms out though.
User avatar #122 to #41 - bighairyfart
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At which point, you would begin to spin on the spot at 800 mph.
#46 to #41 - itraxx
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So I'm safe here?
So I'm safe here?
#48 to #46 - realvegzillar
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What did I just say? Of course you are
What did I just say? Of course you are
#52 to #48 - alstorp
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#102 to #48 - anon id: 9c7a466a
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**anonymous rolled image** Yaayy MFW sopranos gif
User avatar #62 to #46 - undeadwill
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Of course don't you know Poland can't into space?
#56 to #46 - gatorade
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Well no.
User avatar #163 to #46 - furiousmarshmellow
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As long as it's not late 1939.
#252 to #46 - namehasntbeentaken
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User avatar #216 to #46 - smokedmeatlog
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As long as you're not Jewish.
#9 - bitchletsgo
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Isn't this like common knowledge?
User avatar #23 to #9 - closothehomosexual
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well i didnt know it
User avatar #31 to #9 - cthumoo
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no
User avatar #192 to #9 - shooptube
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Well i mean i knew we would go flying, but not specifically 80 mph east
#213 to #9 - cheezitman
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God I love this face
God I love this face
User avatar #139 to #9 - thepandaking
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common knowledge or common sense is kind of a dumb phrase, not everyone happens to ask the same questions, or happens to hear the same things throughout their schooling or growing up.
User avatar #10 to #9 - testaburger
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>implying the average person isn't a potato with legs
#17 to #10 - festom
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User avatar #11 to #10 - bitchletsgo
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Since we talkin average, yeah
#83 to #9 - Jameshaich
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I hope not.   
   
Because I didn't.   
   
I don't know why I would, but I don't/
I hope not.

Because I didn't.

I don't know why I would, but I don't/
#13 to #9 - stabbedinthecrotch
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User avatar #78 to #13 - icameheretotroll
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That is the stupidest quote I've ever read
#147 to #13 - Kairyuka
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Except that's not how averages work
#49 to #13 - anon id: e4f68beb
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implying by hearing the fact you've figured it out.
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#15 to #14 - stabbedinthecrotch
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User avatar #59 to #14 - yetaxaa
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Well done, you quoted a single word from a quote.
And yes, stupider is a word.
User avatar #61 to #59 - testaburger
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So is your mum
User avatar #243 to #61 - stabbedinthecrotch
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His mum is a word?
#1 - jeanmariegrangon
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Being able to stop the rotation of earth quickly enough to launch people to a speed of 800 miles per hour would probably cause the earth to collapse on itself or most of the earth's crust to crumble. People flying out of windows would be the last of your concerns.
User avatar #3 to #1 - siriusfakk
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Maybe the question was, '' what happens to US if the world ..bla... '' huh ? possible ?
#68 to #3 - anon id: 062f407f
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read the title, please
User avatar #75 to #1 - vigorion
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I don't know man, I'm pretty concerned about the 800mph out the window....
User avatar #86 to #1 - pseudobro
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"stopping the earth's rotation" implies that the whole earth stops rotating, not some arbitrarily-slightly-smaller-than-the-whole-mass-of-the-earth portion.
User avatar #58 to #1 - toiletpaper
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yea, it's kindof a vague scenario. does earth include the entire planet, including all solids liquids and gasses? if then the atmosphere, and everything on the surface including people would count as part of the earth. if gasses and people are excluded people would go flying and the atmosphere would keep spinning as it was and massive winds would wreck everything, if only the solid parts of the earth counted as earth then the same would happen, but with the oceans turning into giant waves and also wrecking everything.
#57 to #1 - finbaa
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THE BLACK SCIENCE MAN HAS SPOKEN.
User avatar #30 to #1 - dragemit
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800 mph isn't escape velocity. There would be really major land slides, earthquakes and stuff, but the earth would hold together. Plus, if the force in all that rock would remain, the earth would, you know, keep spinning.
User avatar #92 to #30 - shadowkingdr
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think of it this way, most of earth is liquid minerals that is also rotating
#40 - spacehawk
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But would people in airplanes survive?
#51 to #40 - anon id: af69d3a4
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It depends on if you instantaneously stopped the atmosphere rotating around the Earth too, if you did, would not end so well for people in an aeroplane.
#187 to #51 - anon id: 75da3cee
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Stopping the entire solid Earth would still affect the atmosphere around it pretty drastically.
#70 to #51 - anon id: b49b2847
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Given that atmosphere is gas, it would be impossible^2 to stop its rotation compared to stopping the earth. Therefore, it's best to say that planes would be fine. Ships though...
#97 to #40 - jaked
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Maybe. If you stopped the atmosphere as well then at least some planes would be flying forward still (specifically fighter planes), but most passenger planes would end up flying sideways, too fast or backwards, causing them to be ripped apart. If you didn't stop the atmosphere it would generate insane winds, the effect of which I'm not fully certain of, but they would probably knock planes out of the sky, though it isn't inconceivable that a few could survive. That said, they would all die very soon after due to the myriad negative effects stopping the planet like that would have read: huge tectonic destabilization, tidal waves/tsunamis, and half the earth boiling while the other half freezes. Just to name a few.

sciencexplain feel free to correct me and elaborate if you like.
User avatar #98 to #97 - sciencexplain
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Atmosphere remaining the same, planes would be launched forward if in the right direction and then regulate. Facing the other way, the immense pressure would crush them nose first and they would probably explode. Tell me though, if the atmosphere was stopped, then wouldn't the o-zone layer be defective? The answer is yes. Then, things would slowly rise and be pulled upwards, hurtling into space at about 300mph.
User avatar #148 to #98 - spacehawk
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Why would people rise? What does that have to do with the ozone layer?
User avatar #256 to #148 - sciencexplain
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Right, basically what I'm saying wouldn't happen, but it's an expression of logic. No o-zone layer means we have no atmosphere. With no atmosphere, when we go into the air there is no gravitational pull from us to the Earth. Therefore, when we are up and it stops, we propel forward with the continuing speed we had before but as we are going forward, gravity cannot act like normal. Think of the moon. Hardly any gravity exists on the moon because it doesn't have an atmosphere like we do. Gravity lacks strength with no atmosphere, so we cannot be pulled down by gravity. We would possibly fly off, but there is still wind resistance existent without an atmosphere.
User avatar #271 to #256 - spacehawk
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OK, i'm gonna have to stop you now. Gravity is a product of mass and has nothing to do with atmosphere. The Moon's gravity is so weak because the Moon is much less massive than the Earth, not because it doesn't have an atmosphere.
User avatar #272 to #271 - sciencexplain
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Oops, my bad. I was really tired. What I meant was that the greater the mass, the greater the gravitational pull. The gravity also keeps atmosphere in place. I really need some sleep, I've been doing too much lab work recently.
#251 to #148 - anon id: fabe8aad
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The earth is curved. People are flying 800 MPH due west, so he's saying their trajectories are fast enough to take them out of the atmosphere altogether, though I disagree (wind resistance would pulp you)
#101 to #98 - jaked
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I do believe though that if a passenger jet was flying, even momentarily, with an effective airspeed of 1400 mph that it would be destroyed. Especially if its airspeed was increased instantaneously.

I hadn't considered that last point, and it's interesting, though I was only considering the effects of sudden acceleration in relation to the air in my comment, rather than the other effects.
#149 to #40 - anon id: 96b527e3
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The earth would be spinning alot faster underneath them causing then to not be able it land
User avatar #210 to #149 - thebaseballexpert
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because planes are incapable of slowing down. If anything, the plan would just arrive at its destination a hell of a lot sooner
User avatar #238 to #40 - dapianoman
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Not with mountains flying at them
User avatar #16 - terminalvelocity
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>be me
>be 18yo
>be stitting in the park minding my own business
>sudenly i jump out of the bench and roles at 800mph due to east
>MFW earth stop rotating
>it was the worst day of my life FML
#18 to #16 - anon id: 75b38e8c
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YFWNF
User avatar #19 to #18 - terminalvelocity
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exactly
User avatar #127 to #16 - ihaveakeyboard
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read that as "be ******** in the park"
and was very confused
#171 to #16 - somerandomrant
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>be me
>17yo
>everyone flying around at 800 mph
>Earth stopped rotating
> MFW testing out the first Earth seat belt
#176 to #16 - jojonv
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MFW no MFW
MFW no MFW
#64 - shiim
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Thanks a lot Superman...you cock
#237 to #64 - anon id: 8c8744cd
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Didn't he slow it down rather than stop it instantly, though?
#241 to #237 - shiim
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He reversed it, which means at some point it would have stopped
User avatar #7 - tazze
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if you were seatbelt buckled to the earth the force resulting from the inertia would do very nasty things to your body, probably still sending pieces of it 800 miles an hour due east
I'm just sayin'
#25 to #7 - taurusguy
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*****, if you are moving at 800 miles an hour you would probably die from the g force alone, if you start moving 800 miles an hour instantly nothing can stop you.
User avatar #53 to #25 - blargchikahonkhonk
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pretty sure there are many things that could stop a person moving at 800 mph
#67 to #53 - taurusguy
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Yeah, but i doubt you would survive if you started moving 800mph in a second or less. And even more i doubt that you are living in an environment where if you started moving at 800mph you would survive.
User avatar #81 to #67 - drummerperson
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>Implying you aren't going 800mph RIGHT NOW.
#82 to #81 - taurusguy
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Implying thats not how gravity works. If you were in a car going 800mph and crashed, would you have ANY chance of survival?
User avatar #89 to #82 - drummerperson
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two completely different concepts. you're right, in a (theoretical) car traveling 800 mph and it crashed, you have no chance at survival because the change of moment would have been so sudden. However, supplying there are no obstacles in your way, if the Earth were to stop moving, and we neglect all other forces, you would probably be okay, except for the landing. Because if the earth halts, your momentum is the same. Your speed is just relative. If you get in a car and put a glass vase/bottle on it and somehow secure it to the point that you could slowly accelerate to a high speed so that said vase is intact, without any resistance, the vase will be okay after you suddenly stop. However, it will be tragic when it lands. I got this ****, i just took an AP Physics exam i aced that ****.
#54 to #7 - anon id: bbecb49f
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If you were 800 miles an hour and the seatbelt stopped spinning the Inertia would go due east and would send bits of earth to your body
User avatar #109 to #7 - ugoboom
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if you were seatbelt buckled to a magrider, you would do unspeakable things to the prowlers 800 hexes an hour due east.
I'm just sayin'
User avatar #160 to #109 - StewieGGriffin
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Is it coincidence that you both have a similair profile pic?
#234 to #160 - ugoboom
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That's the logo for Terran Republic, a faction in Planetside 2. Plus, my post had a bunch of references to planetside in it, since I knew we both liked the game.
#12 - stabbedinthecrotch
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Yup, and if I had wheels I'd be a wagon.
#95 - swedishassassin
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I was hoping for a funny gif of him flying out the window. I am incredibly dissapointed
I was hoping for a funny gif of him flying out the window. I am incredibly dissapointed
#190 to #95 - historicbacon
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Comment Picture
#100 to #95 - mrjunebug
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Dat gif. I'm having trouble debating if that really happened or not. Did the ball actually hit him or did some jokester edit that in?
#120 to #100 - youxbarstard
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User avatar #103 to #100 - swedishassassin
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No, it was a humored edit
#104 to #103 - mrjunebug
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That makes it even funnier. I would feel bad for laughing if that actually happened to him.
That makes it even funnier. I would feel bad for laughing if that actually happened to him.
User avatar #106 to #104 - swedishassassin
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Thank you for that gif
User avatar #224 to #100 - leightonsolomon
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Edited. Here's the video Neil deGrasse Tyson: don't trust the laws of science
User avatar #124 to #100 - trollmobile
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edit.
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Starblazing

heh