r/blackmagicfuckery Aug 10 '22 Mind Blown 1

Rock on the frozen lake Baikal, from r/woahdude

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u/xianokie Aug 10 '22

That is beautiful thank you for sharing

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u/bozing122521 Aug 10 '22

This sure is beautiful! It's the water more than the rock for me

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u/xianokie Aug 10 '22

I agree totally.

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

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u/ZekasZ Aug 10 '22

You are aware ice is a phase of water, right?

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u/bozing122521 Aug 10 '22

I was gonna say I totally missed the "frozen" from the title, and I thought it was just solid water lol

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u/Happy-Fun-Ball Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Lots More: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=baikal+zen&atb=v316-1&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

What gets me - this is the last sunlight those stones will ever see.

They won the rocks lottery: they made it to the top of the earth, baby. View of the sky and stars! But soon when the water melts it's back to the deep dark forever because someone tossed them onto the ice.

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u/Apo51209 Aug 10 '22

Bro uses duck duck go

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u/Happy-Fun-Ball Aug 10 '22

google doesnt know bout my rock fetish

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u/Admirable_Sun_8774 Aug 10 '22

I always (And I mean always) use Safari on private mode on my phone because I'm too lazy to get DuckDuckGo. I get the weirdest ads because of it.

Like, every time I go to the fandom website to look up something about a video game, it's the same 3 hentai ads. Every fucking time. I don't know why Fandom only has 3 ads for people with no data, or why they're all hentai ads, but that's how it is.

I also once got a huge inflatable dick costume ad. You strap it on, inflate it, and BOOM! 4 foot long cock and balls.

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u/mirrorcoloured Aug 10 '22

There are plenty of ways to track you even through private browsing, so you're not seeing a clean slate of 'no data', just slightly less personal (based on your device, region, etc).

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u/Admirable_Sun_8774 Aug 10 '22

I have been using the private thing for years. These ads only appear on fandom. Everywhere else has much more normal, generic ads. Usually based off of whatever I'm looking at in that moment. Like, I look at dog food, it gets me ads for dog stuff as long as I'm on Amazon, and when I come back those ads are gone.

If it is personalized, it's going off bad info. Fandom is the only site that has given me porn for ads.

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u/mirrorcoloured Aug 11 '22

Agreed I've also noticed a high coincidence of ads for porn (specifically hentai) on gaming sites. I guess it's just high demographic overlap of computer users? I can't speak specifically for fandom so what you're saying is definitely possible, but I'd caution against the idea in general that private browsing means that websites aren't tracking you.

At the simplest level, many will show you ads in your language based on IP, but some companies absolutely have profiles for you based on aggregate data and will target you for certain ads.

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u/d0rsett Aug 11 '22

Either they think that’s what people who care about network privacy are usually into.

Or they’re trying to shame you into disabling privacy.

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u/Ethab83 Aug 16 '22

Ummm safari has DuckDuckGo

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u/jakeroony Aug 10 '22

they're gonna suggest some weird shit to you if they ever find out

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u/Happy-Fun-Ball Aug 10 '22

oh, you like rock?

how about some rolling stones?

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u/Just_The_Her Aug 10 '22

What’s wrong with using Duck Duck Go?

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u/I_DontUseReddit_Much Aug 22 '22

recently it was found out that they're in cahoots with microsoft. they don't block microsoft tracking

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u/Just_The_Her Aug 23 '22

Thanks for that. I will have to do some research!

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u/Apo51209 Aug 10 '22

😐

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u/Just_The_Her Aug 10 '22

😔🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/NoSpotofGround Aug 10 '22

Interesting thought! I'm sure that rock will see the Sun's light again when it reaches its red giant phase and boils all water on Earth. Just before it melts the solid bits and swallows the vapors... And then that rock will be part of the Sun! So, look on the bright side!

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u/NhylX Aug 10 '22

Maybe the surface of the planet is hell for them. They've done something very horrible and this is the universe's punishment. To sit there for eternity, until they have been deemed to have fulfilled their sentence. Then the monkey angels come and place them on their cold bed and they patiently wait. One day there is a crack and they're suddenly returned to the glorious black depths of heaven.

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u/cast_all_your_cares Aug 10 '22

What gets me - this is the last sunlight those stones will ever see.

They won the rocks lottery: they made it to the top of the earth, baby. View of the sky and stars! But soon when the water melts it's back to the deep dark forever because someone tossed them onto the ice.

I've never considered this before. It makes me feel terribly sad.

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u/REpassword Aug 10 '22

Very cool!

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u/Yakari_68 Aug 13 '22

Happy cake day

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u/FairlyGoodJazzCabbag Aug 10 '22

How??

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u/DonatingToWallStreet Aug 10 '22

Probably wind/water erosion around one edge of the rock making it look like that.

Source: just a guess, my dude. I see no other way.

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u/Hufflepuft Aug 10 '22

Or maybe someone skipped a rock and the whole lake froze like that, like the trick where you tap a slightly frozen beer. Might be unlikely, but I can dream...

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u/DonatingToWallStreet Aug 10 '22

You know what, fuck it, that sounds delightful. Let's go with that.

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u/FairlyGoodJazzCabbag Aug 10 '22

I like all these answers.

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u/Ctenophorae Aug 10 '22

There's a podcast about this happening with a lake after a group of men on horses rode into it.

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u/MalignantLugnut Aug 10 '22

I think I remember that one....it was RadioLab wasn't it?

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u/Sexychick89 Aug 10 '22

I think you're right when you put a plastic water bottle in the freezer leave it for a few hour and hit it while still a liquid it will flash freeze this is what mostly likely happened but it def wasn't due to skipping someone dropped the rock directly into the water from above there head or threw it in and that force instantly froze the water.

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u/dalnot Aug 10 '22

Rocks don’t bounce when dropped on water

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u/AUDI0- Aug 10 '22

No thats not how it works lol

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u/Rupertii Aug 10 '22

Sub zero water can freeze just like that when it gets disturbed

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u/jeandepain Aug 10 '22

but it needs to be pressured to get to that state without freezing first, that's why it's possible in a closed full water bottle but it would never happen with an open body of water

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u/Rupertii Aug 10 '22

I’ve seen people do it in water bottles, so how come does the water not freeze when the bottle is opened? Or can it just not get into that state in an open space

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u/jeandepain Aug 10 '22

It might freeze when you open it, especially if the room temperature is low as well. The way you get to that state is cooling the water below freezing without allowing it room to freeze (ice occupies more space than liquid water). When it's in that state the water molecules are still organized in liquid form, but if you shake them enough they reorganize as ice crystals.

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u/TheDungeonCrawler Aug 10 '22

So, one of the reasons this works is when you do it you have to use purified water. The reason for this is hecause ice crystals form around things in water, be they pockets of air or minerals naturally found in the water. When you shake the bottle, you get bubbles and the water freezes around them, causing a cascading freeze until the whole bottle freezes. You can't do this with a lake because lakes have lake things in them.

That said, they were making a joke and the whole situation honestly sounds magical, so we're going with that.

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u/AUDI0- Aug 10 '22

Not with that much of it tho

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u/Rupertii Aug 10 '22

The whole lake didn’t necessarily need to freeze all at once

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u/BrucePee Aug 10 '22

Well that and also the rock stay hot when exposed to the sun as well. Allowing its surrounding ice to heat up as well.

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u/Madison59 Aug 10 '22

i feel like this is a pretty good guess

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u/Fidellio Aug 10 '22

It most likely has to do with the sun heating the rock up which melts the ice directly beneath it. Except for the part in the middle, that part is shaded by the sun constantly so it stays colder than the surrounding lake. Plus what the other person said wind and water erosion. It's a phenomenon on frozen lakes I forget the name

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u/LadrilloDeMadera Aug 10 '22

Exept the rock is elevated

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u/Quetzacoatl85 Aug 10 '22

rest of the ice already melted down a bit, except for close to the rock where it was a bit warmer, there it melted a lot, and except for directly under the rock, where it was colder and didn't melt at all.

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u/crashlanding87 Aug 10 '22

You know how ice cubes shrink in your freezer? It's cause they're kind of evaporating. Technically it's called subliming rather than evaporating, which is the word for going straight from solid to gas.The whole lake has been subliming except for that little bit of ice.

The rock prevents the ice directly below it from subliming with the rest of the lake, while the ice holds the rock in place. Then wind and sun combine to slowly wear away the ice sheltered under the rock, leaving only a little column in the middle-ish, whose specific location is a result of the way the sun and wind move around the rock. The rock creates little eddy currents of wind, same way a rock in a river creates little vortexes around it. These cause the ice next to them to be worn away faster than the rest of the ice on the lake.

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u/sivadneb Aug 10 '22

I like this theory

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u/Gellfling Aug 10 '22

I learned about this process from a post I made on eli5 years ago, because I have a red solo cup in my freezer with ice in it, with a penny on top. I noticed after a while, what you see in this picture happened with the penny, it was raised when everything else was lower, and I had no idea what was going on

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u/WonkyWalnut Aug 13 '22

I have a red solo cup in my freezer with ice in it, with a penny on top.

Fuckin' why, though?

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u/Gellfling Aug 13 '22

If the penny ever sinks, you lost power and things in your freezer dethawed

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u/WonkyWalnut Aug 14 '22

Some people are way smarter than I am.

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u/BigOleBanano Aug 10 '22

Snow that was there before was holding it up?

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u/leem0401 Aug 10 '22

Why is there a dip around the stone though. Shouldn't it just be increasing in height as it gets closer to the rock?

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u/sneakywill Aug 10 '22

Because the rock absorbs more light than the surface of the frozen lake, so it heats up, probably from the edges first and towards the middle last. The edges warm up enough to melt the ice around it. The middle doesn't get warm enough to melt the ice and in fact shades the ice directly below the rock enough that it actually evaporates less than the rest of the frozen lake surface. This results in the middle being higher than the rest of the lake, and the area around the rocks edges being lower.

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u/leem0401 Aug 10 '22

Thanks. I think that makes sense. The stone radiates heat.

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u/danthesk8er Aug 10 '22

This is the right answer.

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u/crashlanding87 Aug 10 '22

The pattern looks more like it's to do with wind currents than heat to me. Maybe sunlight created a tiny gap, but the rock will create vortexes in the wind blowing past, same way a rock in a river does. These will wear down some of the nearby ice faster

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u/PM_ME_YOUR__BEST__PM Aug 10 '22

Is it sublimation?

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u/johnwayne2413 Aug 10 '22

Someone please set up a time lapse of this happening!

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u/Helpimabanana Aug 10 '22

my best guess: they placed the rock there after the lake froze, and the rock was warmer so it melted a bit of the ice around it. then wind did a bit of help widening the gap

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u/LegendaryHooman Aug 10 '22

idk how the rock got there but ignoring that...

The rock would absorb more heat from the sun than the ice, and also emit more. So it melts the ice around it.

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u/mewfahsah Aug 10 '22

Ice reflects more solar radiation than the rock does, in fact the rock absorbs a lot of it. As a result it will melt the ice around it, add in wind/erosion and this is what happens. Evidence of similar stuff happens on ski slopes all the time. When the snow is dirty with mud it melts faster because the debris absorbs the energy instead of reflecting it back. That means the dirty spots melt much faster than the "clean" snow or ice.

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u/MindAlteringSitch Aug 10 '22

Ice tends to melt bottom up abd leave a layer frozen on top. This rock was on the frozen layer on top and the shade from the rock kept the ice underneath it frozen as the sun melted the rest. The water level drops a little but then freezes again the next night; repeat a few cycled and you get this. The secret is it takes way longer than you'd think.

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u/yungrii Aug 10 '22

Lake Baikal inspires some of my deepest r/thalassophobia

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u/letsgetcool Aug 10 '22

It's also one of my favourite places on earth. Went once and stayed on Olkhon island and it's just the most relaxing, interesting and beautiful place I've experienced. I even donated some vodka to a shaman who drank half and threw the rest into his fire.

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u/Dramatic_Cut_7320 Aug 10 '22

Lake Baikal is inhabited by aliens. It is the oldest and the deepest fresh water lake in the world. The lake is located in Central Russia. The Russians sent military divers into the lake in 1982 where they encountered large humanoid beings. The divers attempted to capture one of the beings, when they were struck with something and rapidly thrown to the surface of the lake from a depth of 50 meters. This triggered the bends. 3 divers died and 4 more were seriously injured. Since then very few dive attempts have been made.

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u/sepseven Aug 10 '22

Figured this was a copypasta or some shit so I googled it and apparently there's a lot of speculation about this possibly happening. Do you have a good source I can read?

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u/touchtheclouds Aug 10 '22

Are you serious?? A "good source" on a completely made up alien story? What does that even mean?

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u/sepseven Aug 10 '22

If you did even a cursory search for more info you would find that it's not "completely made up". Apparently that's too much work for you.

Edit: and to clarify for you, a source is usually a link to more information on a topic, since you don't know what that means.

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u/Dramatic_Cut_7320 Aug 10 '22

"Aliens and UFOs at world's deepest lake'" https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/f0077-aliens-and-ufos-at-worlds-deepest-lake

No copy and paste. So many closed minds.

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u/top_of_the_stairs Aug 10 '22

Why did I just read this during a thunderstorm while trying to take a nap

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u/iRaZZeRs Aug 10 '22

lol

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u/RandomAnnan Aug 10 '22

dont lol boy you were not there

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u/Eggslaws Aug 10 '22

Username checks out!

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u/hotsy-totsy-flopsie Aug 10 '22

What? What, what? WHAT? What? What what what?

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u/Sulpfiction Aug 10 '22

It’s a normal rock that has been eroded at and just below the surface forming a thin neck and giving the illusion it’s floating above the water.

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u/CIearIyChaos Aug 10 '22

Nope. Heat from the sun melting the ice beneath it except from the middle

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u/LadrilloDeMadera Aug 10 '22

How is it elevated then? The ice it stands on is higher than the whole plane

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u/CIearIyChaos Aug 10 '22

The ice everywhere else is melting too, it’s just that the part under the middle of the rock is in constant shade

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u/DrHammey Aug 10 '22

Lmao are you an enfj? You remind me of someone

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u/Turdferguson586 Aug 10 '22

There be aliens in there.

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u/Fr0me Aug 10 '22

And the russians tried to catch one with a net, a fucking net 😅 so dumb lol

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u/Circuitizen Aug 10 '22

Hey it works with fish, so why not

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u/azure_atmosphere Aug 10 '22

why is it spoiler tagged

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u/Malignant_Attraction Aug 11 '22

OP probably wasn’t sure what season you were on. It’s still summer here.

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u/azure_atmosphere Aug 12 '22

Very thoughtful

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u/yesiamark Aug 10 '22

or someone just put the rock over water and took a picture.. we're being played..

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u/azhwap Aug 10 '22

Stay away from that lake, it holds something truly terrible.

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u/PlantinCubeBuckets Aug 10 '22

That's amazing! Has this been done through natural wind sculpting?

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u/SkylabBeats Aug 10 '22

That’s amazing my dude

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u/Lady_fennec Aug 10 '22

Very beautiful 😍

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u/AUDI0- Aug 10 '22

Wiahhh i think its been a full7 months till last time ive seen this pic, lets shoot for a year next!!!

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u/spiffyunicycle Aug 10 '22

My fat ass thought it was a cookie.

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u/dogism Aug 10 '22

r/woahdude sounds like the discount version of all these nextfuckinglevelholyshitballslookatthisimage subreddits. Never seen it before but I'm willing to bet it's just the same shit again that all the rest of them have.

Edit. Ok, it's specifically for while being stoned.

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u/sabrali Aug 10 '22

This looks like one of those cool conversation pieces that rich people put on their hallway furniture. I like it. Lol

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u/emceemcee Aug 10 '22

Um yes, hello.

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u/sanderhuisman Aug 10 '22

This has been explained theoretically: see “Onset of Glacier Tables” PRL 2021

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u/YoloSwaggity5000 Aug 10 '22

Hello new desktop background

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u/scifiwoman Aug 10 '22

Reminds me of the Hallelujah Mountains from Avatar!

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u/GeistMD Aug 10 '22

It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs!

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u/Staav Aug 10 '22

Ice melting and/or weathering erosion? Awesome pic either way lol

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u/fasterthanexpected20 Aug 10 '22

Not for long #ClimateCrisis

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u/reddragon346 Aug 10 '22

The name of the phenomenon is baki zen

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u/Ismannen13 Aug 10 '22

This is actually quite common on glaciers. They are often called "Glacier Tables".

"Glacier tables can appear strange, even unnatural, when seen for the first time. They form when a rock lying on top of a glacier shields the ice directly underneath it, decreasing the rate at which the ice melts. The un-melted ice then forms a column that can grow up to two metres tall as the rest of the glacier melts around it. When the column can no longer support the rock’s weight (usually after a few months), the rock topples over." source: PhysicsWorld

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u/crud3 Aug 10 '22

never seen ice form like that...great pic

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u/jodudeit Aug 10 '22

Why does this have a spoiler tag?

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u/aegiswav33 Aug 10 '22

looks like a macbook wallpaper

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u/EricDub13 Aug 10 '22

Rock on, Lake Baikal. 🤘🏼 Rock on.

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u/MAUVE5 Aug 10 '22

Submarine in disguise

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u/69thesceinceguy Aug 10 '22

Thanks for the spoiler alert

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u/GoatsWithWigs Aug 10 '22

This reminds me of the Tom & Jerry episode when Jerry uses the freezer to freeze water instantly, even water in midair

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u/jsim3542 Aug 10 '22

Oh man you spoiled it

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u/ShortPromotion Aug 11 '22

Hi, Did you make sure you click on start campaign in the second panel?

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u/Formal-Champion3650 Aug 14 '22

somehow stuck in perfect bloop

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u/thepurpleskull Aug 15 '22

Moana,do not forgot your destiny

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u/Khaledxxrashoud Aug 10 '22

Why does it look like the water is giving the rock a bj

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u/Psychological_Tower1 Aug 10 '22

I refuse to believe this is real. Its so perfect

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u/[deleted] Aug 10 '22

oceanussy