As close as you will ever be to a nuclear explosion
THIS IS FUCKING TERRIFYING
No thank you.
The columns of smoke in the foreground are telephone poles boiling
This is way cooler to look at than it should be
Science side of Tumblr would like to add:
Heat is generally transmitted in 3 forms: conduction, convection, radiation.
The fact that the telephone poles and wires are boiling away well before the shockwave hits them indicates that the heat from the explosion has not reached them by convection (much slower than the speed of sound) or by conduction (at best, comparable to the speed of sound), but purely by radiation. In other words: the explosion is bright enough to boil everything.
reblogging again for what engineer—cat said
This song has over 1200 plays, but the post only has 138 notes. That means for every one like or reblog on this post, somebody played the song close to ten times. Goddamn.
The opening of “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.” Because WHY NOT. :)
Honestly, as someone familiar with how this process works, I’m so fucking sick of people making these. Honest to god I am. What people don’t seem to grasp is the idea of demographic. When a company makes something, they aim for a group of people they want to sell it to based on gender, age and race. Most of the time, these demographics are white when it’s an american production because that’s the biggest group of people to aim for and companies only give a shit about making money. They don’t care about the social/representative issues that we as humans thing of, they just want to sell tickets because they aren’t people, they’re a corporation. Big Hero 6, the comic, was aimed at a small audience who would be ok with the story not being in america and the characters not being white. Big Hero 6 the movie is not aimed at those people. The movie is aimed at american children who’s parents would have to take them. They want to sell it to as many people as they can, they don’t care if a minority that is so insignificantly small to them that the majority of america doesn’t know they exists even if that group lacks representation in media. They didn’t slap Tokyo on the end of San Fran purely for aesthetic, don’t be naive. They did it because San Francisco is a well know city in america that most children and adults are going to know and, thus will make them more inclined to see the movie. Think about this, yeah they didn’t represent a Japanese minority that most american’s have never heard of before reading this and googleing what you were talking about, they also didn’t represent native Americans, a minority we all know about and is in desperate need of good, media representation. They didn’t make any of the characters Arab too but you’re not upset about that either. All of these things were done to make it relatable to the american public and make adults feel comfortable bringing their kids to it. Believe it or not, more Americans than anyone wants to admit are xenophobic and a xenophobe won’t take their kid to see a movie about some foreigners in a foreign city even if it’s Disney because it’s not relatable to them. On a smaller scale, there is a location point. Because the location was changed, they changed the ethnicity of the characters to match. They excuse for Frozen and Tangled not being diverse, an excuse I accept and understand from a creator’s stand point, was that the settings were old Europe and old Europe was full of white people considering that’s where we’re from and there wasn’t a lot of diversity in Europe until later in history. This movie has no reason not to be diverse because it’s set in post modern America and San Francisco has a huge Asian population. It’d be weird if there was diversity in this movie but they still want to appeal to the majority. This is how businesses work. To a business, it’s not personal because a business isn’t a person with a conscious or a singular voice. Do I personally agree with this, no. Do I wish it was different, yes but it won’t be until the state of the american people change and the majority shifts from the close minded to the open minded. Then companies will target those people.