Farmhouse narrowly avoids boulder-flattening


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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.


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I’ll buy it! Can you imagine the chances of that happening again?

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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.


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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.


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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.


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One can dream …


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Has Wile E. Coyote accounted for his whereabouts at the time?


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I came here to quote this too!


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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.


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A boulder attacking an Italian home? Is Ray Winstone visiting? Italian boulders hate Ray Winstone (see “Sexy Beast”).


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Here’s an interesting video of the destruction taken by a drone: VIDEO


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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.


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“Man lives by geological whim alone.” - Anon.


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See also McPhee, The Control of Nature.


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like this?


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Now that’s what I’m talking 'bout!


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The second one.


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Wasn’t that film set in Spain?


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