#1 By: Cory Doctorow, February 1st, 2014 23:01
#2 By: Tim, February 1st, 2014 23:20
#3 By: awjt, February 2nd, 2014 00:48
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.
#4 By: Evan Thoms, February 2nd, 2014 00:52
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.
#5 By: t3kna, February 2nd, 2014 00:58
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.
#6 By: awjt, February 2nd, 2014 01:15
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.
#7 By: t3kna, February 2nd, 2014 01:50
#8 By: Elusis, February 2nd, 2014 03:08
Has Wile E. Coyote accounted for his whereabouts at the time?
#9 By: Chris Ingram, February 2nd, 2014 04:12
I came here to quote this too!
#10 By: Paul Renault, February 2nd, 2014 08:30
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.
#11 By: honGDB, February 2nd, 2014 08:33
A boulder attacking an Italian home? Is Ray Winstone visiting? Italian boulders hate Ray Winstone (see "Sexy Beast").
#12 By: Nett Data, February 2nd, 2014 12:48
Here's an interesting video of the destruction taken by a drone: VIDEO
#13 By: awjt, February 2nd, 2014 14:38
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.
#14 By: Snagglepuss 62629, February 2nd, 2014 14:45
"Man lives by geological whim alone." - Anon.
#15 By: t3kna, February 2nd, 2014 15:06
See also McPhee, The Control of Nature.
#16 By: Beau_Comeaux, February 2nd, 2014 15:49
#17 By: t3kna, February 2nd, 2014 20:07
Now that's what I'm talking 'bout!
#18 By: LDoBe, February 3rd, 2014 02:08
The second one.
#19 By: Liam Kennedy, February 3rd, 2014 09:39
Wasn't that film set in Spain?
#20 By: Cory Doctorow, February 6th, 2014 23:01
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