US Navy massive explosion tests aircraft carrier

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Coincidentally (cue spooky music) I got sucked into an episode of ‘Impossible Engineering’ this morning, that was all about the building of these behemoths. From 2018, it showed USS Gerald R Ford afloat and USS Robert F Kennedy in construction.

So this test ‘meddles with the mettle of the metal’.
I guess it also steels the steel. Thankfully, it did not pleat the plate!

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But if it meddles with the mettle of the metal, does anyone get a medal?

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And we know that the ocean critters keep to a strict schedule, don’t we? Any expolsion that registers on the Richter scale is a big boom. That had to be detrimental to living things for a wide range.

Was going to add to puns, but @anothernewbbaccount beat me to them. Ah well…

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Just another case of ‘We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us’ or maybe “We had to destroy the oceans to save them”.

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The video says “the explosives weighed over 18kg”…technically true, by 1000x, but [facepalm]

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OK. I’ll bite…

Only if they pedal their predictions pedantically in the Pentagon they may get a pendant if not a parade!

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Also - did they reveal the gender of the ship

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All ships are girls, even the ones with boy’s names.

Another pointless “reveal”.

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Scaled down by the same amount the visuals remind me of the old joke:

Which English actors name sounds like a fart in a bath?
Edward Woodward

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If they had bothered to keep the camera on the surface of the water for the next 30 minutes, the numbers of dead fish floating to the surface would be shocking.

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Although, Lloyd’s of London stopped this practice a few years ago.

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Not a patch on the ‘Good Old Days’ though…

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Fish and cetaceans were not amused.

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Screw this. I hate weapons of war. Hundreds (maybe thousands) of sea creatures were going about their business without a care in the world until humans decided to come in and kill them.

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Gender is a military-industrial construct!

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Damn it - beat me too it…

“I tell you, life ain’t easy for a girl named Gerald R Ford.”


I like how you can see the shock wave travel so fast through the water.

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goodnight fishes

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