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Rock in my front yard exploded! * 1
    #25207631 - 05/16/18 01:22 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

*Minor clickbait - no actual sound was heard*

A rock, 1/4 the size of a refrigerator, was found in 3 pieces. It had been sitting there for decades. If it had just cracked due to rain or erosion that would be one thing, but the pieces were quite far apart - one small chunk was a good 7' away. It could not have rolled there as the front yard is flat and the piece was not even remotely round.

There were no marks like from a sledgehammer as say from from vandalism, or burn marks as from a lightning strike. There are no cracks in the main rock, just an indentation where the beach ball-sized piece came off. The football sized piece was yards away 6-8" high on a raised bed.

Any hypotheses that don't include aliens?


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25207636 - 05/16/18 01:23 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

I was gonna say aliens... But you know...


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Patlal] * 5
    #25207645 - 05/16/18 01:27 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

:patlal:
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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: JohnnieYen] * 7
    #25207705 - 05/16/18 01:45 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

I exploded your rock with gusto.


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25207709 - 05/16/18 01:47 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Somebody hit it with a moving vehicle.


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: sunshine]
    #25207714 - 05/16/18 01:49 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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I exploded your rock with gusto.



:mostinteresting::mostinteresting:


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25207715 - 05/16/18 01:49 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

:psycow:


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Crazy_Horse] * 2
    #25207728 - 05/16/18 01:54 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Maybe it was actually an egg that hatched, that or teenagers


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 2
    #25207739 - 05/16/18 01:58 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Any hypotheses that don't include aliens?






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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Lophosaurus] * 3
    #25207741 - 05/16/18 01:58 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Rocks commonly hold gasses in their inner porosity, especially igneous and metamorphic rocks. Often times energy changes in the environment cause these gasses/pressures to explode. A common phenomenon is rocks in a fire pit will explode a lot, especially if they are trapping methane. It appears that the water vapor or oxygen in the rock was pushing at the walls of the rock matrix. At that exact moment the tiniest amount of rock was weathered off (probably a few atoms or whatever) which weakened the wall to the point in which the internal pressure was greater than the external pressure, causing an explosion.


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25207747 - 05/16/18 02:01 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Any hypotheses that don't include aliens?




Drugs


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Crazy_Horse]
    #25207774 - 05/16/18 02:12 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

Hi, CH. How ya doin?


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: paradoxlost] * 1
    #25207779 - 05/16/18 02:13 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Rocks commonly hold gasses in their inner porosity, especially igneous and metamorphic rocks. Often times energy changes in the environment cause these gasses/pressures to explode. A common phenomenon is rocks in a fire pit will explode a lot, especially if they are trapping methane. It appears that the water vapor or oxygen in the rock was pushing at the walls of the rock matrix. At that exact moment the tiniest amount of rock was weathered off (probably a few atoms or whatever) which weakened the wall to the point in which the internal pressure was greater than the external pressure, causing an explosion.




Could be. It was during a cool rainstorm after weeks of intense heat here in Vegas.

That - or JSB planted something during his visit just to fuck with me. :whoa:


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Crazy_Horse] * 1
    #25207789 - 05/16/18 02:15 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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OrgoneConclusion said:
Any hypotheses that don't include aliens?




Drugs





What drugs - nitrocellulose?


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Lophosaurus] * 1
    #25207803 - 05/16/18 02:17 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Maybe it was actually an egg that hatched, that or teenagers





If hit with a pickax, chisel or sledge there would be small fragments and strike-marks.


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25207849 - 05/16/18 02:31 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

The more I research, I am thinking lightning strike, but then there are tall trees on either side to better conduct electricity than a low-lying rock. There would not necessarily be a burn mark as I had presumed.

Then there always is ... Aliens! :yesnod:


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25207866 - 05/16/18 02:39 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

M-180


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: Not Responding] * 3
    #25207977 - 05/16/18 03:13 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

The rock held a referendum about separation. The separatists won the popular vote. Thus you now have three rocks instead of one.

You might want to brush up you diplomacy skills, you're in for one hell of a fight.


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: OrgoneConclusion] * 1
    #25208180 - 05/16/18 04:26 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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Quote:

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Rocks commonly hold gasses in their inner porosity, especially igneous and metamorphic rocks. Often times energy changes in the environment cause these gasses/pressures to explode. A common phenomenon is rocks in a fire pit will explode a lot, especially if they are trapping methane. It appears that the water vapor or oxygen in the rock was pushing at the walls of the rock matrix. At that exact moment the tiniest amount of rock was weathered off (probably a few atoms or whatever) which weakened the wall to the point in which the internal pressure was greater than the external pressure, causing an explosion.




Could be. It was during a cool rainstorm after weeks of intense heat here in Vegas.

That - or JSB planted something during his visit just to fuck with me. :whoa:




No thats definitely what happened. It is not a unique phenomena, but a startling one when you realize rocks aren't solid through and through.


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Re: Rock in my front yard exploded! [Re: paradoxlost] * 1
    #25208185 - 05/16/18 04:27 PM (2 months, 29 days ago)

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paradoxlost said:
Rocks commonly hold gasses in their inner porosity, especially igneous and metamorphic rocks. Often times energy changes in the environment cause these gasses/pressures to explode. A common phenomenon is rocks in a fire pit will explode a lot, especially if they are trapping methane. It appears that the water vapor or oxygen in the rock was pushing at the walls of the rock matrix. At that exact moment the tiniest amount of rock was weathered off (probably a few atoms or whatever) which weakened the wall to the point in which the internal pressure was greater than the external pressure, causing an explosion.



My guess is this....LOL, one time on a  river fishing/ camping trip we set up camp on an island. There were rocks everywhere to build a cooking/ camp fire so we made a nice ring. LOL, about halfway through the fish fry....those bastards started exploding....I mean like grenades. We had to get about 50 yards away to be safe from the shrapnel. Lol, was the last time we ever used river rock to make a camp fire.


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