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#44668 - 07/27/05 10:43 PM Re: Question for city folk, non-political

I used to think that was sci-fi, until I saw one on TLC. What will Herr Frankenstein come up with next, maybe a cross between a Kodiak and a Polar bear???
Now THAT'S a REALLY scarey thought.


#44669 - 07/27/05 10:53 PM big kitty

I had the honor to meet Patrick, of the Shambala Preserve, about 7 years ago, and then again about two years ago. It blew my mind becuase I'd been having ligers in my dreams for years, but everything I read made no mention of them.

For those that don't know, a liger is when a gentleman lion and lady tiger become friends. They don't occure in the wild, but there have been a couple dozen born in captivity. The 440 pounds specimine I mentioned would be a little one. Patrick is almost 900(!!) pounds, and he doesn't have to strain to put his front paws on the top step of a 12' step ladder and look his handler in the eyes, but he is supposed to be big even for a liger. And he's getting midlife paunch. :P Ligers also don't mule out, and breed true- there is a park in India that has second generation ligers. And they are all supposed to be really mellow, but when you are that big, what's going to stress you out?

Edited by ironsraven (07/27/05 11:26 PM)

#44670 - 07/27/05 11:09 PM Re: Question for city folk, non-political

And what was the last words of thier self destruct mechanism? "Have a nice day." Everyone worried about have a nice day, while the world ends. Sounds about right.

And when they land on a civlized planet.. "Space balls?..... There goes the planet."

#44671 - 07/27/05 11:24 PM Re: Question for city folk, non-political

Keep 'em comin' dude... I like your sense of humor, but I don't think the sledge hammers would be as effective as the flakked out cat <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />.


#44672 - 07/27/05 11:38 PM Re: Question for city folk, non-political

Well, if I was targetting modern, western MBTs or t-90s, I'd probably move up to 40 pound mini-anvils. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Force = mass*acceleration.

Assuming release altitude of around angels 20, 23ft/sec^2 acceleration, with a 40lbs mass equals.... wow, I never thought I'd use calculus like this..... A big honking hole in the roof of a tank. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

But yeah, a tactical team with a trained and geared up liger is scarier.

Edit: OK, it is a LOT of energy. My computer and calculators all agree, we are talking about something in the area of 1.7x10^9 tons of energy. That equation does NOT take into account drag and resistance, however, so that number assumes constant, infinate acceleration, rather than reaching a finite terminal velocity. If anyone is enough of a geek to check my numbers... diff((40*32)/(x^2))dy/dx, from 0 to 20000, using pounds, feet and seconds (x).

Edited by ironsraven (07/28/05 12:46 AM)

#44673 - 07/27/05 11:43 PM Re: Question for city folk, non-political


#44674 - 07/29/05 06:40 PM Re: big kitty
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I just had a vision of roit control.

#44675 - 07/30/05 01:40 AM Re: Question for city folk, non-political
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OK, here's one from the department of "great lines just before a trip to jail":

Cop says to the guy, "Do you know why I stopped you, sir?"

Guy says, "You thought I had donuts?"

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