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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest with 1,000-Foot Walls

meghan elizabeth (3689911) writes | about 2 months ago

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meghan elizabeth (3689911) writes "University of Drexel physicist Rongjia Tao has a utopian proposal to build three massive, 1,000-foot high, 165-foot thick walls around the American Midwest, in order to keep the tornadoes out.

Building three unfathomably massive anti-tornado walls would count as the infrastructure project of the decade, if not the century. It would be also be exceedingly expensive. So is Tao serious? Absolutely."

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fireman sam (662213) | about 2 months ago | (#47319627)

Let's just fuck with the environment a bit more - nothing bad can happen. Why doesn't he attempt to stop tidal flows eroding our coastlines with 1000 foot walls. In fact why not stop the planet from spinning all together.

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