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Vega115
2004-Dec-30, 12:57 AM
http://www.atlantictunnel.com/index.html

Am I the only one who thinks that this is possibly the biggest steaming pile of woo-woo....ever? I mean...just the design of the website puts Nancy's site to shame!

Honestly...I don't know who would believe this - a trans-atlantic tunnel that took a total of 60 someodd years to build?? Please. And to top it all off, it says that the deepest part is 3,000 meters below the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The concrete, or whatever it "is" built with would have to be hundreds of feet thick, just to withstand the pressure!

Another thing...wouldn't we have heard about this beforehand? It wouldv'e been on the news already.

This takes woo-woo to a whole other level. (A stylish one at that..i will say that the website is nicely laid out)

So...are you going to buy a ticket? :wink:

I decided to put a poll in just for fun.

jamestox
2004-Dec-30, 01:31 AM
#-o

You'd think someone would've noticed the "spoil" from all that digging since 1941.....

Has Great Britain dramatically increased in size over the last several decades?

:o

Donnie B.
2004-Dec-30, 01:32 AM
The only proposal I've heard of, transatlantic tunnel-wise, is to suspend the tube below the surface but well above the bottom, except on the continental shelves.

It's a wild idea, but then so was the Chunnel at one time. I don't think it's likely to happen anytime soon, though.

ToSeek
2004-Dec-30, 01:32 AM
Gotcha! (http://www.atlantictunnel.com/af.html)

Vega115
2004-Dec-30, 01:40 AM
Gotcha! (http://www.atlantictunnel.com/af.html)

Whoops. Been ToSeeked...without Google! Dum Dum Dum. I guess i didn't read enough.


Will admit tho...it was a pretty funny joke

Glom
2004-Dec-30, 01:56 AM
The site was well made, better than most British Rail websites. Actually, I did see an episode of Extreme Engineering about such a tunnel although it wouldn't be like the Channel Tunnel, it would be tunnel in the water suspended high above the ocean bed. Remember, digging through the Channel bedrock is one thing, but the Atlantic sits over a plate boundary.

Fortis
2004-Dec-30, 02:06 AM
Of course the real deal is all the tunneling under the Pacific... ;)
http://www.ufoseries.com/films/battle.html

Saw it years ago, and the following quote sums up the paranoid tone nicely. :)


The opening sequence where a bug-eyed seismologist is in Main St. USA and is gradually going more and more ga-ga putting his ear to the sidewalk and trying to warn passers-by about "Them!", "They're down there!", "Burrowing beneath Us!".

Glom
2004-Dec-30, 02:43 AM
Here's (http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/extremeengineering/home.shtml) the link.

AGN Fuel
2004-Dec-30, 02:59 AM
In 1969, as Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, Lyndon B. Johnson became the first American President to walk underneath the Atlantic Ocean.

[-X Ex-president, surely. Hopefully they can use the money from the 100,000 shares I just purchased in their corporation to improve their Research Dept.....

(Sorry, what was that? It's an April what now??)

Celestial Mechanic
2004-Dec-30, 06:08 AM
In 1969, as Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, Lyndon B. Johnson became the first American President to walk underneath the Atlantic Ocean.

[-X Ex-president, surely. Hopefully they can use the money from the 100,000 shares I just purchased in their corporation to improve their Research Dept.....
Well, LBJ could have walked in the tunnel before 1969 January 20 . . . 8)
I don't take that sentence to necessarily mean right at the same time as the moon landing, just in the same year.

2004-Dec-30, 08:15 AM
I wondered who stole all my hardcore!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: It was the Concrete Smugglers... :o :o

DreadCthulhu
2004-Dec-30, 08:00 PM
Bah, that site is no where near as woo-woo as the TIME CUBE! (http://www.timecube.com/)

Kaptain K
2004-Dec-30, 08:12 PM
Bah, that site is no where near as woo-woo as the TIME CUBE! (http://www.timecube.com/)
Do not go there!!!

Kesh
2004-Dec-30, 08:55 PM
Oh, c'mon Kaptain! Everyone has to see the Time Cube. It's only the most ridiculous site on the web. :)

tjm220
2004-Dec-30, 09:13 PM
Now that I've seen it I want my 2 minutes back. That site is terrible.

Sever
2004-Dec-30, 09:16 PM
Bah, that site is no where near as woo-woo as the TIME CUBE! (http://www.timecube.com/)
Do not go there!!!

Too late...
My head! My head! :o :o :o