doctorow — 2014-02-01T23:01:24-05:00 — #1
brainspore — 2014-02-01T23:20:56-05:00 — #2
awjt — 2014-02-02T00:48:31-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-02T00:52:11-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-02T00:58:35-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-02T01:15:20-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-02T01:50:08-05:00 — #7
elusis — 2014-02-02T03:08:36-05:00 — #8
Has Wile E. Coyote accounted for his whereabouts at the time?
christoingram — 2014-02-02T04:12:36-05:00 — #9
I came here to quote this too!
thaumatechnicia — 2014-02-02T08:30:36-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-02T08:33:55-05:00 — #11
A boulder attacking an Italian home? Is Ray Winstone visiting? Italian boulders hate Ray Winstone (see "Sexy Beast").
nettdata — 2014-02-02T12:48:02-05:00 — #12
Here's an interesting video of the destruction taken by a drone: VIDEO
awjt — 2014-02-02T14:38:10-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-02T14:45:26-05:00 — #14
"Man lives by geological whim alone." - Anon.
tekna2007 — 2014-02-02T15:06:30-05:00 — #15
See also McPhee, The Control of Nature.
bocomo — 2014-02-02T15:49:59-05:00 — #16
tekna2007 — 2014-02-02T20:07:08-05:00 — #17
Now that's what I'm talking 'bout!
ldobe — 2014-02-03T02:08:39-05:00 — #18
The second one.
shweeney — 2014-02-03T09:39:36-05:00 — #19
Wasn't that film set in Spain?
doctorow — 2014-02-06T23:01:28-05:00 — #20
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