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    Earth may have been knock of its axis!

    The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

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    I've already adjusted my alarm clock accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

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    The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

    The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 microseconds (millionths of a second), according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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    Hmm...dropped in to nitpick the title, but the article apparently words the reality a little better. The earth was not "knocked off its axis." Rather, the axis shifted.
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    The Christmas quake/tsunami of 2004 changed the Earth's rotation by more than that, I've read. Generally, though, the Earth's rotation is slowing.

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    1.26 microseconds? I'd be more worried if it was 1.26 seconds.

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    I'm going to be dead if I show up to work 1.26 microseconds late.
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    Not amused... I'm already doing 12.5h night shifts... I don't need them to be any longer.

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    You're right. Have you seen this latest photo from the space station?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
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    now thats more like it!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    Hmm...dropped in to nitpick the title, but the article apparently words the reality a little better. The earth was not "knocked off its axis." Rather, the axis shifted.
    Thats why its titled: "Earth may have been knocked of its axis!" ;0)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helms91 View Post
    1.26 microseconds? I'd be more worried if it was 1.26 seconds.
    humans tend to "not worry about the little thing," until it becomes a big thing, then they just outright refuse to even try and fix it.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    i hate humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    i hate humans.
    I like 'em, taste like chicken.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I believe the world is flat so you're all wrong in my opinion.

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    I thought the Earth was just tipsy from all the goings on up in Canada Sunday night.

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    The title should be the "Earth has been knocked on its a$$".

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    aliens are the master race and they answer prayer. however, they can't do squat about the earthquakes
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    I was 0.76 microseconds late clocking into work thanks to this. I usually try to be 0.5 microseconds early. Hopefully the boss will take my past record of attendance into consideration...
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    I really hate micromanagement like that.
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