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What Happened To This Car?

What Happened To This Car?


On June 7, 1692, the Jamaican city of Port
Royal, a notorious pirate haven, sank into its own harbor. This disaster (or blessing,
depending on who you ask) was caused by liquefaction of the ground following a major earthquake,
and we know it happened at exactly 11:43 am thanks to a pocketwatch that went down along
with two thirds of the town and over 2000 people. Liquefaction happens when waterlogged, loose
soil (we call it “sand”) turns into quicksand – temporarily. If you look closely at sand,
you’ll realize that it’s actually comprised of tons of tiny rocks, and their roundness
and roughly uniform size mean there’s space between them that can get filled by water.
When we step on saturated sand at the water’s edge, it’s fairly stable because the particles
get pushed together and rest on each other, while any excess water escapes by flowing
away to where the pressure is lower. We can (and do) build buildings on wet sandy
soil, since the weight of the grains and the friction between them makes the soil behave
as a solid most of the time. But in an earthquake, soil particles repeatedly
jostle back and forth so much that the water can’t flow away. Loosely packed dry soils
tend to compress under stress, but with incompressible water in the gaps between grains (which can’t
escape), the soil can’t compress and the water takes the load. Unfortunately, water, as a
liquid, doesn’t have much structural integrity – so if the saturated soil is forced to compress
too much too quickly, it will start to act like a liquid, and dense objects resting on
the now liquefied soil will sink. You can experience liquefaction for yourself
in the water-soaked sand near the edge of a beach – it feels pretty solid if you stand
still, but if you wiggle your toes, the movement causes the sand to liquefy beneath you, burying
your feet. On a larger scale, earthquake-induced liquefaction
can swallow cars, roads, and even enormous apartment complexes. In other words, earthquakes can create quicksand,
except that when the shaking stops and the soil particles are no longer suspended in
water, the ground solidifies again and anything that sank becomes stuck. Like this carrrrrr.

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100 thoughts on “What Happened To This Car?

  1. Comments: 90% commenting on the way he said carrrrr. 9% commenting on the comments on the way he said carrrrr. 0.9% commenting on the comments on the comments on the way he said carrrrr. 0.1% making jokes about carrrrr-comment-caption.

  2. Minute Earth: Is talking normally 🗣️
    Me: Listens 👂
    Minute Earth: Suddenly turns into a pirate
    Me: Uhhhh….
    Minute Earth: *And that's exactly what happened to this CARRRRRR…. 🏎️
    Me: I get the joke! 🃏
    Did anyone else? 🤷

  3. when I saw the thumbnail, this is what I thought:
    incompetent driver drove into wet concrete as it was being poured and workmen paid no attention

  4. 90% – CAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    9.99% – Other comments
    0.01% – Comment statistics aka what you are reading right now.

  5. CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRR

    Holy shite I spent one minute for the A's but it's actually the R's FUCKKKK

  6. Me:Whats a pirate’s favourite letter?
    You(most of the time): it the letter Rrrrr (arrrr)
    Me:you may think is R (ar), but its the C (sea) they love

    Im sorry. XD

  7. In explosion of heroshima big boy or other bomb dropped the nuke made clock stop and when all visited after radiation stopped or whatever i don't have much knowledge the clock stopped and time stopped at 8:1555555555

  8. Which is what happened to this CARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  9. So the foolish man really did build his house upon the sand… interesting, I thought that was just a metaphor 🙂

  10. I clicked video to find out about car. After a watching most video forgot why I clicked this video till he said what happened to the car xD

  11. What happened to this car is that it was the car Mr beast cut in half with a red hot katana in his video titled that

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