Talk:2308: Mount St. Helens
I suspect the wiggles in all the hand-drawn lines are actually more than the changes in height of the various mountains, and almost certainly not correlated to the actual changes in height, since this is all unknown. Barmar (talk) 00:56, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
This comic needs to be translated to non-retard units 22.214.171.124 07:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
- It's pretty common to measure things in years. And while measuring in 20 year gaps isn't normal, I wouldn't call it retarded, especially when they're probably chosen for a good visual spacing. Mikemk (talk) 08:54, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
- All twentyish attoparsecs, you mean? (Yanks like using measures that give them bigger numbers. Feet instead of metres, inches instead of metres (or feet-and-inches), pounds instead of kilos (or stones-and-kilos), US gallons instead of UK ones, the wrong sort of billion/etc. :P ) 126.96.36.199 11:22, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Could be linked to sudden changes to covid-19 charts due to lockdowns 188.8.131.52 12:12, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
- It might have been inspired by the art installation where someone cut off the peak (one inch of rock) of Scafell Pike.
According to the wikipedia article, "The eruption ejected more than one cubic mile (4.2 km^3) of material." That's going to be billions of tonnes, rather than the thousands mentioned in the explanation. 184.108.40.206 15:23, 19 May 2020 (UTC) I don't think I'm going to be able to contribute here any more if I keep having to provide free training for Google's image recognition of weird American street scenes. What's a "crosswalk" and what does it look like anyway?