Report It'd take 693 years to resurface Lake Superior with a Zamboni, study says

Discussion in 'Headline News' started by tom_mai78101, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

    Ratings:
    +984 / 4 / -1
    We're all about answering the important questions on Michiganders' minds.

    Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area, covers more than 31,000 square miles. How long would it take to resurface the entire thing with a Zamboni if we started today?

    You've sat through intermissions at hockey games before, so you know a Zamboni doesn't exactly move at a breakneck speed on a rink. And you know Lake Superior is massive. Now, thanks to a study conducted by U.P. Supply Co., we have official confirmation: You'll be long dead by the time it's done. In fact, humanity will have long forgotten about you.

    Related: More than half of Great Lakes covered in ice

    As we trudge through another Michigan winter and Lake Superior continues to freeze —at 76.8 percent frozen as of a few days ago — U.P. Supply Co. decide to calculate the math, using Lake Superior's surface area, the standard surface area of a North American ice rink and the speed of a single Zamboni.


    Read more here. (Freep, Detroit Free Press)
     
  2. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

    Ratings:
    +833 / 11 / -1
    ... why did they do a study on this?
     
  3. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

    Ratings:
    +984 / 4 / -1
    'Cause grants.
     

Share This Page