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Nixorbo

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« on: 08-18-2003 11:54 »

So the crew is directly over the exact center of the Atlantic Ocean.  As we can see later, it's rather deep there.

How is it possible, then, for Leela to be harpooning boots?  Wouldn't they be resting on the floor of the ocean, a couple miles down?

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« Reply #1 on: 08-18-2003 11:55 »

Currents bring them to the surface?
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« Reply #2 on: 08-18-2003 11:56 »

Maybe they're futuristic boots with added air in their soles for easier running or something???

In otherwords I have no idea...
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« Reply #3 on: 08-18-2003 12:09 »

It's the future!  tongue

Also, it's Script logic!
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« Reply #4 on: 08-18-2003 12:36 »

and wizards put them there.
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« Reply #5 on: 08-18-2003 14:24 »

Beat me to the Wizard. Dern, anyway they're probably only a few years old, so they must have some kind of Future technology.
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« Reply #6 on: 08-18-2003 14:33 »

Maybe they were alive. Maybe they were a Wizard's boots. Or maybe animals were draggin them around like Zoidberg. Perhaps he had all of the boots, and Leela kept harpooning them. The last one he refused to give up without a fight.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-18-2003 14:58 »
« Last Edit on: 08-18-2003 14:58 »

Maybe the crates had air trapped inside them, and the boots themselves were made by Nike, and had air in them too  wink
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« Reply #8 on: 08-18-2003 15:03 »
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Perhaps a previous PE crew delivered them to the mermaids but then the mermaids realised they didn't need the boots and threw them towards the surface. Why couldn't they have the fish part on top and the human part on the bottom?

Or perhaps they belonged to people that became colossal mouthed bass food. The bass hung around near the surface.
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« Reply #9 on: 08-18-2003 15:06 »

Or maybe it's some kind of futuristic harpoon that extends extremely far into the water until it connects with something?
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 08-18-2003 15:29 »

Another thing: how come there's light at the bottom of the Atlantic? We know the depth where they land is more than 7000 feet (when the depth guage breaks (and they continue downwards for about 15 seconds more)). Even the clearest water doesn't allow light to penetrate deeper than 3000 feet (most light is blocked out after 600 feet), and yet it looks like they're only a few hundred feets below the surface.

How is that possible? I'm looking at you David "my-father-is-a-marine-biologist" X. Cohen!  tongue
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« Reply #11 on: 08-18-2003 15:33 »

Maybe the boots still had air in them, and were floating in midway.

Also, on a similar note, I was wondering how Fry, Leela, the Professor, etc. could have their eyes open in salt water, and how come they're not crushed from the pressure when they go out into the water.
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« Reply #12 on: 08-18-2003 15:36 »

Well, a lot of things seem to be giving off light, the city for example. Maybe the fish swam an arc and then landed them. They had to have moved closer to land, since they started in the center of the Atlantic, and ended not too far offshore.
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« Reply #13 on: 08-18-2003 15:52 »

Excpet you see sunbeams coming down from the surface, you can even see wavelines on the bottom. And they were still at least at 7000 feet.

 
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 and how come they're not crushed from the pressure when they go out into the water.

Because of Farnsie's anti-pressure suppository.
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« Reply #14 on: 08-19-2003 00:06 »

WAIT! I got an answer.
Light is faster now. Therefore, it has more energy and as such can be seen much deeper!
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« Reply #15 on: 08-19-2003 01:31 »

Also, the wine is able to be contained in a glass, although this should be techincally impossible.

/can't get to CGEF to get a proving picture
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« Reply #16 on: 08-19-2003 01:35 »
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I'm just wondering why Leela's tank top isn't see-through once she leaves the water.
(He,He,He. I'm a sick person)
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« Reply #17 on: 08-19-2003 05:40 »

Probably made of some kind of futuristic material that doesn't get transparent when wet, but I like the way you think. You can always check out TheVoices take on a wet tanktop over at The Leela Zone.  wink

 
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WAIT! I got an answer.

Too late, I'ts already in todays newspaper, frontpage story even.

But nice idea though.
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« Reply #18 on: 08-19-2003 08:46 »

 
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Because of Farnsie's anti-pressure suppository.
Oh man, I can't believe I forgot that!
Fry:  I can't swallow that!
Farnsworth:  Well, good news!  It's a suppository!

However the question as to how Fry and the rest can keep their eyes open under water is still left open.

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« Reply #19 on: 08-19-2003 09:08 »

There is a mountain range running down the middle of the Atlantic, perhaps the boots were on a peak, but when they were pulled down by the fish it pulled them away from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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« Reply #20 on: 08-19-2003 12:11 »

I saw on Blue Planet that there's whole rafts of junk and seaweed that float through the ocean until the seaweed, which is buoyant, rots.  Garbage like old crates is commonly found as part of these rafts.  Some of these are miles long, and their shelter is the only way small fish can stay alive in the open ocean, so they provide havens for sea life.  So ocean fishermen look for them. 
Since the crate of boots was draped with seaweed, and Fry caught a small fish, and the colossal mouth bass showed up, presumably attracted by the presence of prey, it's probably safe to say there could have been such an amalgamation near the ship, and the boots could have been a part of it.
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« Reply #21 on: 08-19-2003 13:40 »

[Fry]Magic. Got it.[/Fry]
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« Reply #22 on: 08-19-2003 14:54 »

 
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There is a mountain range running down the middle of the Atlantic, perhaps the boots were on a peak, but when they were pulled down by the fish it pulled them away from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Perhaps it was sealed by 3001?
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« Reply #23 on: 08-20-2003 11:12 »

As for the boots:  It is possible that they were floating, got water logged enought that they sunk just under the surface, where Leela saw them.  This would apply to the crate too.

As for the light, maybe the city elders built an artificial sun above the city that gave them similar light to what they had when Atlanta still floated.  You would think that they would want the light.  Still, I like the "speed of light is faster" idea.

Finally, I believe that your eyes will adjust to salt water if you are exposed to it for a while, it is just annoying at first.  It is also possible that if you are going to make an anti-pressure suppository, you might put in enough of a pain killer (remember it's size) that would also help to mask the annoyance of the salt water.
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« Reply #24 on: 08-20-2003 12:23 »

welcome to PEEL  smile
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« Reply #25 on: 08-20-2003 13:10 »

Yeah, you can open your eyes underwater, it stings a bit at first but your eyes adjust.  The tears that "wash" your eyeballs are salty anyway. You see a bit of a white fog for a few minutes when you leave the water, but that's about it. That happens with chlorinated water though, too.
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« Reply #26 on: 08-22-2003 22:17 »

Mabey there was a little cliff which is where the PEC fell and leela got them before that cliff?
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« Reply #27 on: 08-22-2003 22:26 »

Welcome to PEEL, Rocketboy. Enjoy the stay and suspect everyone.
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