I went to the World Series in 1977. Here are my tickets and program. $15 per tix. by Readitigetit in Dodgers

[–]Readitigetit[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

interestingly the cost of tix have seen a greater increase with 6566% compared to 5233%. in 1977 average salary was $75,007 if it went up with inflation it would be $316k. today, the average salary is 4 million. but actually, I just realized, that $1000 is what seller is asking not the face value of the tix. so it might be about the same.

I went to the World Series in 1977. Here are my tickets and program. $15 per tix. by Readitigetit in Dodgers

[–]Readitigetit[S] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

seriously, with inflation those tickets should have a face value of $63.

Is it possible to blow up a Hurricane Harvey? and if so, how many MOAB (mother of all bombs) would it take? by Readitigetit in AskScienceDiscussion

[–]Readitigetit[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Liquid nitrogen baby! Liquid Nitrogen is a chemical that would be able to be dispersed largely around the interior edges of the eye as the warm moisture is brought up to the cloud deck.

I would recommend a large quantity, say several air tankers be filled and be released as quickly as possible. It could be delivered by a spray or better yet, several quick cloud burst. The cost of this is far less than 500 billion dollars in damage.

To Kill a Hurricane by Robert Granger ;-)

The other day at lunch, I was musing on the feasibility of using liquid nitrogen to short circuit a hurricane’s thermal feedback loop. I did a few calculations on what volume of LN2 would you need to completely displace the air in the eye of a hurricane with cold nitrogen gas.

Here is some data to work with, d(LN2) = 0.807g/ml = 807 g/L A typical dewar of liquid nitrogen is 160 Liters or (807 g/L X 160L) = 129,120 g Total moles of N2 in a 160L dewar of LN2 is (129,120 g ÷ 28 g/mol) = 4,611 moles If 160 L of liquid nitrogen were allowed to expand to room temperature it would occupy a volume of V=nRT/P=((4611mol)(0.0821 (L-atm)⁄(K-mol))(298K))/1atm=112,823 L

What is the volume of a typical hurricane eye? Typical height of a hurricane is 45,000 ft and the typical diameter is 20 miles = 105,600 feet or a typical radius is 52,800 ft. Plug those into V=pir2h = 3.94E14f3 Convert the volume to liters and you get 1.116E14 L.

So to completely displace all of the air in the eye of a typical hurricane with expanding nitrogen from a liquid nitrogen dewar, you would need 989 dewars of liquid nitrogen.


A little research on the mechanics of a hurricane’s eye. Turns out that the strongest updraft is at the eye wall. On either side of the eye wall is a down draft. I think you would want to dissipate the liquid nitrogen near the surface just to the outside of the eye. I can imagine a fleet of C-140 planes filled with LN2 dewars with a brick of C4 and an altitude trigger. Fly around the eye dropping these dewars and short circuit the thermal cycle. At the very least, you should get the hurricane to drop most of its water before it makes shore.

Liquid Nitrogen cost $.10 per gallon. One billion dollars will buy 10 billion gallons. Deliver 100 billion gallons of liquid nitrogen in special ships designed to cool the air at the right place and the hurricane is dead. The cost is low compared to the damages caused by a hurricane.