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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 9:30 pm » by Poooooot


http://www.futilitycloset.com/2012/11/1 ... uake-rose/

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When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above.

Seismologists say that the "flower" at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later.

"You never think about an earthquake as being artistic -- it's violent and destructive," Norman MacLeod, president of Gaelic Wolf Consulting in Port Townsend, told ABC News. "But in the middle of all that chaos, this fine, delicate artwork was created."
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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 9:40 pm » by *WillEase*


Nice momentary escape from the WTF world news...thanks...bump.
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PostFri Nov 16, 2012 9:59 pm » by 420milehigh


yeah :cheers: that's pretty awesome, thanks poooooot.... I think I just might have to make one of these sand pendulums

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PostSat Nov 17, 2012 1:52 am » by Truthdefender


Sweet! Very cool. :cheers:


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PostSat Nov 17, 2012 9:24 am » by Flipper


that is a really nice thing to come from a earthquake.
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PostSat Nov 17, 2012 9:33 am » by Pitchke


Earthquake art... Use some plaster on it and I wonder how mutch its going to sell.... :D

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PostSat Nov 17, 2012 12:24 pm » by Richc


I really do have a dirty mind.. :lol:

Its like one of those blob pictures... "tell me what you see here".. :oops:

Nice post poooooot. :flop:

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