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Of Fish Pumps and Frog Suckers

May 17, 2013

waterspout brunswick gaAs I search for meaning in my life I have to believe there was a reason I was destined to be a Chemical Engineer even though I loved building rockets as a kid and thought physics was a pretty cool thing.  I can remember I had one of those first Texas Instruments TI-55 programmable calculators and I was able to program a ballistic trajectory into it and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world even though all it gave me was a distance and height.

I now have to believe I was pushed to engineering to learn thermodynamics and hydraulics for another calling.  I mentioned it before but I still remember in freshman engineering when the professor said that most work processes were irreversible and you could never get back to where you started due to an increase in entropy.  This seemed rather odd to me.  I now realize that our lives appear to be like that , at the end of the day, regardless of how the day turned out and what happened, you cannot start over again at the same point you began.

SingapourfishBecause of my practical understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics from designing pumping systems and vacuum/surface condensers,  I can look at that long thin waterspout a mile high and tell you instantly that in order to pump a column of water that high you would need a pump that can generate at least 2300 PSIG at the surface of the water and it is obvious to me that is not the case because that ocean surface is at sea level and only 0 PSIG, or 14.7 PSIA.  You could also consider pulling a vacuum of -2300 PSIG at the top of that water column but you have one big problem, THERE IS NO PIPE.  In the open container of the atmosphere you would never be able to suck this column upright.  So all you are really left with is that something along that water column is pulling a vacuum.  I know this because it is obvious to me that the water vapor is cooling and condensing around it.

It appears to me as I read through string theory, these 1-branes can remain perpendicular to other branes, which is what I believe is causing that waterspout to remain upright.  It has tension, which is a force that is related to the mass and acceleration of the energy within that string.  It is the tension and accelaration causing that string to rotate and pull a vacuum at the same time.  If that waterspout is a Brane, that would imply the Earth is also because the waterspout is remaining perpendicular to her while it evaporates. So that is the reason I was destined to take engineering, so I would know how the Earth pumps fish and frogs on occasion and why she rains them down on us…thank God my life has meaning

animals3Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals “rain” from the sky. Such occurrences have been reported in many countries throughout history. One hypothesis offered to explain this phenomenon is that strong winds traveling over water sometimes pick up creatures such as fish or frogs, and carry them for up to several miles.[1] However, this primary aspect of the phenomenon has never been witnessed or scientifically tested. Sometimes the animals survive the fall, suggesting the animals are dropped shortly after extraction. Several witnesses of raining frogs describe the animals as startled, though healthy, and exhibiting relatively normal behavior shortly after the event. In some incidents, however, the animals are frozen to death or even completely encased in ice. There are examples where the product of the rain is not intact animals, but shredded body parts. Some cases occur just after storms having strong winds, especially during tornadoes.


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