If you people must argue... (in Off-topic)

TheHatchetman March 12 2008 4:06 AM EDT

Do so civilly...

Rock or boulder?

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] March 12 2008 4:09 AM EDT

Thats obviously a boulder. However, my friend whose next to me has informed me of it being a rock. We are currently having a heated discussion now. Thanks.

SimplyNic March 12 2008 4:11 AM EDT

Psh, that's a rock. Boulders can't float

SundariZelia [The Knighthood] March 12 2008 4:15 AM EDT

If that building is real it's a boulder, if it's a model or some such it's a rock cause isn't a boulder just a really big rock?

SundariZelia [The Knighthood] March 12 2008 4:16 AM EDT

Rory of course says it's a rock. (about 8 times now)

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] March 12 2008 4:19 AM EDT

I did notice the floatingness of it. Is that a blood stain and a bullet hole on it... just to the left??

8DEOTWP March 12 2008 4:22 AM EDT

That's probably not a rock; boulder is defined as greater than 256 mm (10 inches) along its long axis.

QBJohnnywas March 12 2008 4:39 AM EDT

That's a marshmallow. And it looks a little like an owl's head.

SimplyNic March 12 2008 4:52 AM EDT

Hey it kinda does look like a marshmallow... Weird... But I see more of a cobra-like figure to it instead of an owl

Flatcap [East Milwaukee Devival] March 12 2008 4:59 AM EDT

Yoda is slightly offscreen floating the bantha behind the Meteorite

j'bob March 12 2008 7:14 AM EDT

Here endith the lesson.

TheHatchetman March 12 2008 7:55 AM EDT

and for the real argument, what color is it?

SundariZelia [The Knighthood] March 12 2008 7:56 AM EDT

Rory says it's snow, it must be snow colored.

Flamey March 12 2008 8:03 AM EDT

Rory +1

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] March 12 2008 8:18 AM EDT

Neither. Tis a figment of my imagination, projected upon your own minds by my awesome. Its also peach colored.

QBJohnnywas March 12 2008 8:21 AM EDT

It's blue! And it's not fair that your boulder/marshmallow/mushroom is peach. Get rid of peach, make it blue - because I'm forced to have blue.


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 12 2008 9:13 AM EDT

rock1 /rɒk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rok] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like.
2. Geology. a. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water.
b. a particular kind of such matter: igneous rock.

3. stone in the mass: buildings that stand upon rock.
4. a stone of any size.

boulᄋder /ˈboʊldər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bohl-der] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation ヨnoun a detached and rounded or worn rock, esp. a large one.

boulᄋder also bowlᄋder (bôl'dər) Pronunciation Key n. A large rounded mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground or embedded in the soil.

While it is a Rock, it might also be a Boulder, if the fact that it is floating doesn't disapply it (second definition).

As for the colour, it has to be 'Stone'. ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 12 2008 9:27 AM EDT

sorry, should add, that if the floatiness doesn't stop it being a Boulder, then it's;


As a boulder is a specific type of rock. If it wasn't a rock, it couldn't be a boulder. ;)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 12 2008 2:14 PM EDT

According to the name of the photo, it's a rock.

drudge March 12 2008 2:20 PM EDT

woa.... why is this thing hovering? does it stay in one spot or does it float around? whats going on in this pic.

maybe its a tiny floating rock that only hovers for photos in the foreground so that it looks like a boulder

QBOddBird March 12 2008 2:28 PM EDT

If you look at its shape, it is clearly a bunny.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 12 2008 2:29 PM EDT

I'm going with rock.
The color is, I think : #CCB1A8, or at least the face of it is.

Colonel Custard March 12 2008 2:38 PM EDT

It's a spaceship!

N0seBLeeD March 12 2008 2:56 PM EDT

Ummm. Not that I know which it is.. but wouldn't a giant rock BE a boulder?....

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 12 2008 3:01 PM EDT

i thought it was the largest lcd television in the world (limestone crystal display).

j'bob March 12 2008 3:07 PM EDT

... its a tumor.

QBBarzooMonkey March 12 2008 3:17 PM EDT

That is neither a rock, nor a stone. It's dragon poop. Everyone knows that dragon poop is weightless.

QBOddBird March 12 2008 3:19 PM EDT

Barzoo FTW!

Thak March 12 2008 3:22 PM EDT

rock is one you can pick up and throw. Anything bigger then you are able to throw is a boulder. essential a boulder is a really big rock.

n. A large rounded mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground or embedded in the soil.

n. a detached and rounded or worn rock, esp. a large one

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 12 2008 3:26 PM EDT

"rock is one you can pick up and throw. Anything bigger then you are able to throw is a boulder. essential a boulder is a really big rock.

n. A large rounded mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground or embedded in the soil.

n. a detached and rounded or worn rock, esp. a large one"

it is floating though, so i would assume anyone could lift it and possibly throw it, though maybe not at a high velocity. rock then! it is settled.

drudge March 12 2008 3:44 PM EDT

its nawt ah toomah!

Thak March 12 2008 3:55 PM EDT

dudemus if only physics was that easy. we would all be flying around.

just cause something is floating doesnt necessarily mean you can move it. take the bullet trains as an example they float on a magnetic track but i guarantee that you walk up behind it and push it you can move it down the track.

in order to move an object you need to apply equivalnt force or greater to the object in order to move it.
so unless you can put however many tons that rock/boulder weighs behind it in equivlant force its not moving

newtons laws explain it better.

QBOddBird March 12 2008 3:56 PM EDT

If the object is solid and does not absorb any of the force, the force will move it. It's floating, so we're assuming no resistance.

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] March 12 2008 4:00 PM EDT

It clearly was a rock but after some usd investment it grew into the aberration we see here, obviously a boulder.

Thak March 12 2008 4:02 PM EDT

not true. that is why we have kick back when you fire a gun.
your body aborbs the a good portion of the force of the bullet getting fired out the other end, yet we still get pushed back a bit. so even if there is absortion it still would move but the force would have be to greater then the weight. since some is absorbed.

Thak March 12 2008 4:19 PM EDT

Booty if the object was in a enviroment like space. a vacuum with no gravity. then you would be correct.

QBOddBird March 12 2008 4:22 PM EDT

Right, that's the assumption. Since the only resistant force is air and that rock doesn't look like it'd absorb force, I think a fairly small force could get it moving...so I'd call it a rock, and it could be thrown.

tasuki [UFC] March 12 2008 4:25 PM EDT

it's a rock. right clicking on it, reveal the truth~

Thak March 12 2008 4:27 PM EDT

well if we are going to go that route, then we need to define what thrown is.

1mm - 1foot or 100 feet+ ? :P

iBananco [Blue Army] March 12 2008 4:31 PM EDT

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