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rayan
01-16-2008, 12:22 PM
http://geology.com/articles/racetrack-playa-sliding-rocks.shtml


One of the most interesting mysteries of Death Valley National Park is the sliding rocks at Racetrack Playa (a playa is a dry lake bed). These rocks can be found on the floor of the playa with long trails behind them. Somehow these rocks slide across the playa, cutting a furrow in the sediment as they move.

Some of these rocks weigh several hundred pounds. That makes the question: "How do they move?" a very challenging one.

Kateri
01-16-2008, 12:24 PM
http://geology.com/articles/racetrack-playa-sliding-rocks.shtml

They've already solved it. At night when it gets cold ice forms on the ground. The wind blows the rocks across the ice and it forms the dragging marks.

rayan
01-16-2008, 12:25 PM
They've already solved it. At night when it gets cold ice forms on the ground. The wind blows the rocks across the ice and it forms the dragging marks.

I'll stick with my explanation. Magic.

pakiboy949
01-16-2008, 12:40 PM
they're alive :eek:

HungSolo
01-16-2008, 03:47 PM
I'll stick with my explanation. Magic.


c'mon guys. Its not icewind or magic. It's the underwear gnomes.

puremarkska
01-16-2008, 06:30 PM
Defintely the Brain F****r.

http://www.superdeluxe.com/sd/contentDetail.do?id=D81F2344BF5AC7BBDBE049A2874E3C 1160E34B33C87AA3F3

This may be treading dangerously close to the line of what is allowed here, but it's funny, and there's a disclaimer, and if it's not ok remove it by all means. But this was genuinely the first thing I thought of when you posted the thing about the rocks.