doctorow at February 1st, 2014 23:01 — #1
brainspore at February 1st, 2014 23:20 — #2
awjt at February 2nd, 2014 00:48 — #3
Hire some excavators. Behind the house, dig a huge trench to roll that rock away from the back wall of the house. Then, create a high, chevron-shaped berm pointed up the hillside, so that any more rocks that roll down will be parted to one side or the other and avoid the structures.
groundman at February 2nd, 2014 00:52 — #4
I'll buy it! Can you imagine the chances of that happening again?
Ha! Of course the chances are good. I didn't read the caption referring to the older rock. But, mostly, I was giving a nod to Garp.
tekna2007 at February 2nd, 2014 00:58 — #5
I wonder if you could make it so the next one vaults over the house to join Steve and his friend? That would be some big air-time.
awjt at February 2nd, 2014 01:15 — #6
Well, it would be awesome, but (pedantically) I was also wondering how fast these things even went. My hunch says it was a fairly slow-motion disaster, with the rocks just kind of plowing the dirt and barn apart in a leisurely way, rather than lightning fast like they'd been shot out of a volcano.
tekna2007 at February 2nd, 2014 01:50 — #7
elusis at February 2nd, 2014 03:08 — #8
Has Wile E. Coyote accounted for his whereabouts at the time?
christoingram at February 2nd, 2014 04:12 — #9
I came here to quote this too!
thaumatechnicia at February 2nd, 2014 08:30 — #10
Finally located it: 46.323322N 11.232981E - I wonder when the satellite data will be updated with the other rock.
Part of the hillside/cliff was dynamited so as to prevent more of these.
hongdb at February 2nd, 2014 08:33 — #11
A boulder attacking an Italian home? Is Ray Winstone visiting? Italian boulders hate Ray Winstone (see "Sexy Beast").
nettdata at February 2nd, 2014 12:48 — #12
Here's an interesting video of the destruction taken by a drone: VIDEO
awjt at February 2nd, 2014 14:38 — #13
They may have dynamited, but it looks like they missed a huge toenail of rock sticking out at the top of the hill! It's sitting there on a skinny pillar at the beginning of the vid. I still think a built up berm of earthworks is the only way to save future destruction. Plus I'd get the hell outta there.
snagglepuss at February 2nd, 2014 14:45 — #14
"Man lives by geological whim alone." - Anon.
tekna2007 at February 2nd, 2014 15:06 — #15
See also McPhee, The Control of Nature.
bocomo at February 2nd, 2014 15:49 — #16
tekna2007 at February 2nd, 2014 20:07 — #17
Now that's what I'm talking 'bout!
ldobe at February 3rd, 2014 02:08 — #18
The second one.
shweeney at February 3rd, 2014 09:39 — #19
Wasn't that film set in Spain?
doctorow at February 6th, 2014 23:01 — #20
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