r/technicallythetruth Dec 06 '22 Silver 2

Well, to be clear…. Removed - Not Technically The Truth

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u/Jotschi2006th Dec 06 '22

As an Austrian I have to say that 80% of Austrians would leave the stone there and just rebuild the house around it

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

As an austrian i would like to disagree, but realised that this is true. Shit.

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u/spongecake125 Dec 06 '22

As an Australian I can confirm that I’m not in Europe

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u/Rhids_22 Dec 06 '22 Silver

˙uɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ uᴉ noʎ oʇ ʞɐǝds p,I ʇɥƃnoɥʇ I os uɐɯɹǝפ uᴉ ƃuᴉʞɐǝds pǝʇɹɐʇs suɐᴉɹʇsn∀ ǝɥʇ llǝM

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u/RecklessRecognition Dec 06 '22

As an aussie, im annoyed i can read that easily

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/MadNoobins Dec 06 '22

he was making his own performance enhancing drugs

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u/Jimmy_Twotone Dec 06 '22

Yer goddammed right..

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u/kettelbe Dec 06 '22

Some pharmacists do that lol

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u/steampunkgibbon Dec 06 '22

For some that is the reason to get into the field.

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u/ParmesanNonGrata Dec 06 '22

I have the same ability. I can read upside down about 20%-30% slower than "normal".

It's most useful for board games, tbh.

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u/FuckDaCrapRedditMods Dec 06 '22

I read very fast, and always have. I never really tried until I read your comment and saw someone made an upside down comment below it. I read it nearly as fast as I normally, probably 75%. I think it's because it's typed and uniform. I don't think it would be as easy to do on handwritten paper.

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u/Zarko2801 Dec 06 '22

Omg I had the same kind of teacher but for math. She was a gigachad tho

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u/SessionOwn6043 Dec 06 '22

As a dyslexic, I am now wondering if I'm secretly Australian 🤔

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u/Renegade1412 Dec 06 '22

I'm not an Aussie and it's weird that I can read that.

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u/This_User_Said Dec 06 '22

˙uɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ uᴉ sʇunɔ noʎ oʇ ʞɐǝds p,I ʇɥƃnoɥʇ I os uɐɯɹǝפ uᴉ ƃuᴉʞɐǝds pǝʇɹɐʇs suɐᴉɹʇsn∀ ǝɥʇ llǝM

FTFY

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u/isaiahvacha Dec 06 '22

If I only had an award to give…

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u/psichodrome Dec 06 '22

Holy shit, your right cunt!

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u/Cyka_blyatsumaki Dec 06 '22

As a confirmation, i can europe that I'm not Australia

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u/MrB-S Dec 06 '22

Unless it's the Eurovision Song Contest, then you obviously are.

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u/1Eternallylost Dec 06 '22

As an American, I can confirm that if you're not American then you don't count.

/jk

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u/jellyjollygood Dec 06 '22

As an Australian, I can confirm I’ve been to Austria. Which is not in Australia.

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u/DerEchteGhj Dec 06 '22

Sicherlich ein interessanter Kontrast zum rest der Inneneinrichtung

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u/ImmaRussian Dec 06 '22

Shit shit shit, everyone run, the Austrians are here, shit; there's going to be more of them soon, they're going to have a whole German thread, und if we don't get aus, it'll start happening to uns, nur slowly zuerst, dann mehrere und mehrere, bis wir ein hundert prozent Österreichische sind, und wir sprechen nur Deutsch, scheisse; läuft weg, alle! Weg! Vor es zu spät ist!

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u/MrMerphius Dec 06 '22

Alle Deutschsprachigen Reddits versammelt euch. Wir haben einen Sub zu erobern.

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u/CamelGamer1234 Dec 06 '22

I'm fucking dying lmaoooo

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u/gclancy51 Dec 06 '22

This is the single greatest anything from everything. Can you please translate it?

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u/Eierkopf007 Dec 06 '22

Glady: "Scheiße Scheiße Scheiße, rennt alle weg, die Österreicher sind da, Scheiße; Bald werden es mehr von ihnen sein, sie werden einen ganzen deutschen Faden machen, and wenn wir nicht out kommen, wird es mit us passieren, just langsam firstly, then more and more, until we are one hundred percent Austrian, and only speak German, shit; everyone run! Escape! Before it is too late!"

I hope that helps

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u/TurnsTheLightsaber Dec 06 '22

Shit shit shit, everyone run, the Austrians are here, shit; there's going to be more of them soon, they're going to have a whole German thread, and if we don't get out, it'll start happening to us, only slowly first, then more and more, until we are 100% Austrian and we speak only German, shit; run away, everyone! Go away! Before it is too late!

I don't know if you're serious, but here.

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u/HeiligeDreiKroeten Dec 06 '22

Zu spät Junge, dieser Diskussionsfaden ist jetzt im Besitz der DACH-Region.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

Auf jeden fall. Nette stütze fürs obergeschoss

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u/DerEchteGhj Dec 06 '22

Ich würd in das Teil Asterix und Obelix eingravieren lassen. Sieht sogar irgendwie nach ner Lieferung von Obelix aus

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u/Daddys_issues Dec 06 '22

"Obelix Hinkelstein Lieferservice"

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u/Hendricus56 Dec 06 '22

Hat ihn wohl einer dick genannt dass der da gelandet ist

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u/So1aR_Orbit Dec 06 '22

"dick" ha

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u/Mello-Fello Dec 06 '22

Das einzige Wort, das ich auf Deutsch kenne, ist Schnitzel.

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u/Kuro_Necron Dec 06 '22

Das ist ein sogenannter Charakterschaden, das zeugt von Realität und Integrität.

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u/Steveagorgon Dec 06 '22

as a german I can confirm that we would form a 36 stage plan to move the rock out

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u/asciimo71 Dec 06 '22

but we would not execute it because of the conservation of the yellow-blue dotted eel population that formed on the rock during our planning phase. Instead we put up a sign to leash your dog and don’t touch the eels. Maybe later we ask for EU funds for the eel conservation society and start a research project to describe a means of throwing giga chad rocks to houses to spread the population of the yellow-blue-dotted eel.

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u/Log_Out_Of_Life Dec 06 '22

Carve a table out of it.

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u/segfalt31337 Dec 06 '22

I mean, how often does a cornerstone get to double as a conversation piece?

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u/TheScienceNerd100 Dec 06 '22

As a non Australian I would like to say I am unable to agree or disagree with either statement

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u/Oscarcharliezulu Dec 06 '22

Keeping the rock there is a flex on your neighbours. Also you could charge tourists to take their photo with it.

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u/kinapuffar Dec 06 '22

Free rock though. Didn't even pay for delivery. A piece of granite that big would cost a pretty penny. Hire a local artist and convince them to turn it into a historical monument to the mutability of life or some pretentious shit like that and you could maybe even have it carved for free.

Bam, priceless artifact get.

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u/zmbjebus Dec 06 '22

The house has charming natural features

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u/ThatJed Dec 06 '22

Where I'm from (Croatia) there was this house with a semi truck half in it.

I don't remember the full story since it was very long ago and I was a kid, but the house was next to a road leading to sea side before the highways were built. The truck went off road and crashed into the house. I think insurance didn't want to cover it because the driver was drunk and no one had money to repair it, while removing the truck would make the house collapse. So it stayed there as part of the house for several years.

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u/LadyFerretQueen Dec 06 '22

I'm slovenian but spend enough time in Croatia. I can imagine that happening. Where was it?

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u/TurnsTheLightsaber Dec 06 '22

Next to a road leading to sea side.

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u/gmulva Dec 06 '22

You can easily find it as it’s the house that has a semi truck in it.

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u/CreatureWarrior Dec 06 '22

Improvise, adapt and overcome at its finest. That semi truck as decor would certainly be a conversation starter lmao

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u/museum_geek Dec 06 '22

The best kind of correct!

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u/confabin Dec 06 '22

I'm not Austrian but I would 100% do that. Which makes me realize that maybe I should stick to my apartment where other people do the fixing.

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u/CR0SBO Dec 06 '22

Ow mate, you mean you don't have a rock feature piece? That's some prime attention piece right there, instant conversation starter. Best piece of furniture I didn't pay for.

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u/Piputi Dec 06 '22

Example 1: Salzburg

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u/hydrogenitis Dec 06 '22

Would you be using rock salt instead of...rock?

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u/the-real-vuk Dec 06 '22

just have a smaller room there. easier.

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u/Plsdontcalmdown Dec 06 '22

Hey, a free rock is a free rock...

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u/KleioChronicles Dec 06 '22

That’s a feature now.

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u/Thiemenator Dec 06 '22

Worship the menhir!

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u/Mettsico Dec 06 '22

I was going to say, to be fair it’s a load bearing rock.

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u/Kaktus_LOL7 Dec 06 '22

As a Swiss I have to inform you that the Austrian is lying.

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u/laughninja Dec 06 '22

As an Austrian, I assume you're just saying that out of jealously because we're the better skiers.

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u/Brightest_Idiot Dec 06 '22

Honey, we have a big boulder crashed into our house. Maybe we could use it as 'art'.

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u/UglierThanMoe Dec 06 '22

Also Austrian, can confirm. Nothing beats a nice Christmas rock to assemble around.

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u/GotWheaten Dec 06 '22

I just love the natural stone feature you added in your last reno

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u/mk2vr6t Dec 06 '22

I would do that too! Does that make me Austrian or a lazy asshole?

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u/isaiahvacha Dec 06 '22

As not an Austrian, this actually fits the sub and I’m impressed.

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u/CYBERSson Dec 06 '22

It’s in the Eurovision Song Contest though

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u/man-teiv Dec 06 '22

I'm still not over Montaigne getting robbed her place in the finals

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u/testaccount0817 Dec 06 '22

I mean her voice is good but the song was mid

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u/NinjaBullets Dec 06 '22

Play Ya Ya Ding Dong!!!

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u/vlaada7 Dec 06 '22

One could have just as well written that Canada is in north America.

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u/unlocomqx Dec 06 '22

Fun fact: Granada is a city in Spain

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u/dpash Dec 06 '22

Spain is a country in Africa. It borders the South American country of France.

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u/Lemshimmer Dec 06 '22

It’s quite crazy how this is correct

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

Yeah colonialism was a crazy time.

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u/gugfitufi Dec 06 '22

Still is. I'm working on a revival; the first target will be Britain. The natives there have been isolated on their remote island for far too long, time to bring them some culture.

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u/DragonBank Dec 06 '22

Give Bristol to the Congo.

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u/Baliverbes Dec 06 '22

What

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u/unsuspicious_salmon Dec 06 '22

Mainland France and Spain are in Europe bordering each other, but French Guiana, which is part of France, is in South America while Spain has 2 cities in Africa (Ceuta and Melilla), apart from an archipelago off the coast of the Morocco. So it's technically true.

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u/kameecoding Dec 06 '22

there is a fun fact that France shares its biggest border with Brazil or something

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u/TarMil Dec 06 '22

Yes, and also that France and the Netherlands share a land border on the island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean.

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u/tomydenger Dec 06 '22

Spain in Africa (Ceuta, Meillia, Canary islands, Penon de Gomez de la .... , more islands like persil)

France in South America (French Guiana)

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u/maubg Dec 06 '22

I am Spanish and I never thought of this

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u/SpaceJetSet Dec 06 '22

And Grenada is an island paradise off the coast of Venezuela.

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u/LittleMlem Dec 06 '22

And "hand grenade" in Russian (possibly granata, I'm not sure)

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u/Arturiki Dec 06 '22

Also in Spanish. and a fruit.

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u/Misaelz Dec 06 '22

London is a city in Canada

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u/lordbuddha Dec 06 '22

Fun fact: Kannada is the official language of the state of Karnataka in southern Indian.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

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u/Timestatic Dec 06 '22

Mexico is in America. Now all the yanks freaking out

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u/Wboy2006 Technically a Flair Dec 06 '22

Fun fact: Japan is not in Ohio

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u/throwaway_757570 Dec 06 '22

But Ohio is in Japan. For some reason everyone there thinks I’m from Ohio…must be a culture shock.

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u/UgandanDefenseForce Dec 06 '22

Everything is Ohio

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u/Blue5398 Dec 06 '22

Wait, it’s all Ohio?

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u/catch_me_if_you_can3 Dec 06 '22

always has been

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u/ReverseCaptioningBot Dec 06 '22

Always has been

this has been an accessibility service from your friendly neighborhood bot

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u/Hamsterzzillla Dec 06 '22

I rarely see someone be so wrong and so true at the same time.

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u/moxtrox Dec 06 '22

They’re not wrong, just completely off topic.

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u/m_domino Dec 06 '22

Well, the fact is not that fun.

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u/mcmcc Dec 06 '22

But it is a little fun, which is why we're here.

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u/m_domino Dec 06 '22

The fact itself is not fun at all. The mentioning of the fact in this context is, though.

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u/Louisvanderwright Dec 06 '22

They are wrong, that house in Austria isn't going to survive a tornado either. In fact, you are much more likely to die in a masonry or cinder block structure collapse because the individual bricks crumble and fill the pockets in the basement that you might survive in.

People constantly post this shit with literally zero understanding of just how insanely powerful tornadoes are in the US. We are talking sustained winds of up to 300 MPH / 500 KMH. Imagine trying to take that Austrian house and move it at the speed of an airliner. It's going to fall apart and that's before whole trees and semi trailers are hucked at it.

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u/Paradehengst Dec 06 '22

Not nearly as devastating when considering modern day building materials. Most buildings, including the one shown in OP, have steel reinforced concrete floors and sturdy brick formations for walls. Even wooden walls would be anchored to the concrete foundations and ceiling. We have really strong winds in central Europe as well and building codes accommodate for that. Of course, the roof is another matter entirely.

As an example you can check out the following link showing the aftermath of a rare F4 class tornado in Czech republic 2021, just north of Austria. You can see most buildings have limited structural damage (except roofs) considering the force of nature. The most extensive damage was on older buildings made of red brick, which is just not as sturdy as more modern materials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5Sud8pitA

Unfortunately, 6 people were killed in that storm.

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u/Buule1312 Dec 06 '22

"Why are you booing me? I'm right."

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u/Micuopas Dec 06 '22

You see, it's Australian upvote

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u/Dbsjskeifnf Dec 06 '22

Austria is not Australia

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u/OblongMong Dec 06 '22

eh, potato potato

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u/tosety Dec 06 '22

I think you mean "potato, tomato"

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u/Charles_Whethers Dec 06 '22

Potato, potaalto

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u/Dwain_Jonsun Dec 06 '22

It is if you read it wrong

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u/manofth3match Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

So many people in this thread are clueless about American building codes.

Hurricanes - Areas that are prone to hurricanes actually have had much more stringent building codes for decades. Cinderblock or concrete construction with roof anchor straps into the foundation have been required since Hurricane Andrew.

Tornadoes - Fuck your stone and brick. Tornadoes do not care. It will fall just like wood when an oak tree and a car come flying through it at 300 kph. Congratulations on being buried below a pile of stone.

Edit: a letter

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u/Intelligent-Use-7313 Dec 06 '22

More like, you can build it from better materials for 2-3x more but if the foundation or a support shifts the house is condemned and has to be rebuilt regardless. The outcome is basically the same in the worst case.

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u/ATLtinyrick Dec 06 '22

Quickly becoming just a typical Reddit “Europe>US” circle jerk

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u/Mastr_Blastr Dec 06 '22

Euros talk a lot of shit about things they know nothing about. <shrug>

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u/Panther125 Dec 06 '22

True that. Even brick houses do not stand a chance against tornado. It might actually remain standing, somehow, but it will have to be torn down anyway.

Maybe some poured concrete but thats a fucking pillbox and not a house :D

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u/Dag-nabbitt Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Maybe some poured concrete but thats a fucking pillbox and not a house

That's how permanent buildings/homes in the Caribbean are made. Rebar reinforced concrete. It's pretty ugly, so they paint them bright festive colors. One of my classmates had a dome shaped house. That fucker could withstand anything with ease.

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u/Rootbeer1141 Dec 06 '22

A F-5 tornado can literally scour the ground up to ~5ft deep. It can rip asphalt off a flat road. The highest “recorded” wind speed is like 302mph. The dome would probably fail. Especially if any object struck it creating any deformations on the domes surface.

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u/Dag-nabbitt Dec 06 '22

Luckily there aren't tornadoes down there. Water spouts, but nothing devastating.

However, just to show off the construction, this was the strongest building we had: the refinery administration building. It's where we would go for Cat 5 Hurricanes. It is rated to withstand the refinery exploding, shrapnel and shockwaves included.

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u/Panther125 Dec 06 '22

Being rated for pressure will not help agains tornado I do believe. That sucker pulls, which is the thing concrete is not exactly strong against.

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u/Rundiggity Dec 06 '22

That’s a wood framed house. I’d like to see a concrete dome after a twister but the wood frame would be gone. Tornado just exploits any weakness.

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u/Rootbeer1141 Dec 06 '22

Any sizable dent/damage created on the surface of the dome by flying debris would cause the dome fail. The wind would “catch” (massive pressure differential) on the imperfection ripping apart the dome.

If the dome was perfectly spherically, had no damage to its surface, and composed of some material able to withstand structural deformation from the immense pressure created by the tornado it could survive. Even then, the tornado could rip up the ground around the dome and get underneath to cause failure.

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u/Chaz_Brickhouse Dec 06 '22

Tornados are insane compared to hurricanes.

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u/Panther125 Dec 06 '22

Yep got a F4 here in Czech republic last year. Nobody kinda expects those fuckers in here and it just ripped through the villages and brick houses like a hot knife through butter. Its not that it swiped the houses clean off their foundation, but those that got a full hit had to be usually torn down anyway.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '22

There's actually some really nice underground homes out in the midwest, think hobbit house, they are fairly tornado proof.

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u/Probodyne Dec 06 '22

Usually I'm all up for some America bashing but tornadoes and hurricanes are no joke. The original op is dumb.

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u/You_gotgot Dec 06 '22

They wonder why their houses are more expensive, and they don’t have air conditioning lol

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u/Lobanium Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

ITT: People who don't know the difference between hurricanes and tornadoes. Tornadoes don't give a shit about your brick/stone houses. They'll send a tree through them at 200 mph just the same.

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u/daggeroflies Dec 06 '22

Kind of funny that Canada, Australia and Nzl have the same usual house material construction found in US houses but the US get all the shit and memes.

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u/MoneyParticular Dec 06 '22

Tornadoes are a bit more than just wind. They're made of 100+mph wind full of boards, metal, boxes, glass, branches, couches and often at least one flying car

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u/academic_allocation Dec 06 '22

Are the houses there made out of stone

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u/Broad_Respond_2205 Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Yeah basically the houses there are just stones that fell over the years then formed a house

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u/Arts_n_Shit Dec 06 '22

I mean, bricks are a thing

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u/Unoriginal_Man Dec 06 '22

I refuse to believe it

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u/Socialistics Dec 06 '22

Concrete full height basement on a often rocky surface with bricks and wood on top to form a roof covered in copper or zinc plates. Walls are often thicker than needed, building codes require 1t per m² of load capacity for the entire roof due to snow (I vaguely remember from the nineties).

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u/GroundhogExpert Dec 06 '22

Also worth saying, most homes hit by tornados are built in areas where tornados are common. This house was likely rebuilt by insurance, this is the byproduct of what insurance affords when you're rebuilding a home in tornado alley.

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u/MeghanFI Dec 06 '22

Even if you live in tornado ally, the chances of your house being hit by a tornado are quite low.

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u/GroundhogExpert Dec 06 '22

So why overbuild a home to withstand a tornado? I'm only speaking from the insurance company's perspective. I understand why someone would want their home to be secure, and able to protect them. But why would the insurance company give a shit about things like humanity? This comes down to an actuary table: what makes the most financial sense? It sucks, but that's probably the most accurate answer explaining the poor quality construction. A fucking tree fell on my house a few month ago, the peak snapped the tree in half, and with some pretty quick and dirty roof repairs, I've bought myself some time to get the roof replaced (which was already needed) and repaired. Aiming for a metal roof, seems to make the most sense.

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u/huruga Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

There is a standard you are supposed to meet in tornado prone areas. The problem is direct hits. Direct hits are hard to “proof” against and as someone else said it’s actually pretty rare for one to hit any given house. It’d be really expensive and inefficient to “proof” every home.

The image above isn’t a good comparison in that something similar like a car could be tossed clean through a house and probably wouldn’t totally destroy it either. Add a car getting flung plus your neighbors house being flung plus a persistent ~200mph/320kph wind flowing through your house after a strike and now you got a glorified kite for a home.

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u/mdmudge Dec 06 '22

So why overbuild a home to withstand a tornado?

Because you can’t…

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u/Chaz_Brickhouse Dec 06 '22

Lol for real.

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u/Fappy_as_a_Clam Dec 06 '22

Also that Austrian house would have been way fucked up and fllattened by a tornado too.

Likewise, the American house would have still been standing if that rock hit it too.

This meme is dumb lol

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u/Prairie_Crisis Dec 06 '22

I live in Oklahoma. If castles could withstand F-5 twisters, then we'd all be living like Game of Thrones by now

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u/Akhmedkhanov_gasan Dec 06 '22

"He's Out Of Line But He's Right" xD

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u/firesoul377 Dec 06 '22

Tell me you've never heard of a tornado without telling me that you've never heard of a tornado

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u/rdrunner_74 Dec 06 '22

I was an exchange student in the US in the 90s.

I still recall a huge hurican hitting the state, helicopter flyby and the whole township was basically "gone" with only 1 house left in the middle of the destruction. (You could not tell where the roads were) - Then they cut into the interview with the guy. He said "I am from Germany, I build my house from brick and mortar. QED"

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u/AnotherEuroWanker Dec 06 '22 edited Dec 06 '22

Typical Germans,~~ sobbing~~ snobbing good old American matchsticks and cardboard.

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u/Upset-Sea6029 Dec 06 '22

...and chalk! Don't forget chalk!

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u/Ronoroasempai Dec 06 '22

Idk 220 Germans died one summer ago bc of some floods. Houses werent standing either, or maybe they thought the brick and mortar would stand strong and all drowned in their hubris lmao.

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u/DuelingFatties Dec 06 '22

I mean not really

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u/UnblackMetalist Dec 06 '22

Why have you downvoted him, he‘s correct

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u/bookdealmaybe Dec 06 '22

It says Austrian, not Australian.

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u/stromcr0w Dec 06 '22

He is irrelevant, not incorrect, I think.

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u/palme_ Dec 06 '22

Don't be rude. He is relevant as we all are. His comment may be irrelevant. ;)

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u/jochvent Dec 06 '22

No I think that's another difference, that between relevance and significance. We're on topic but still don't matter. Well..

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u/eleanor_dashwood Dec 06 '22

Irrelevant is a legitimate reason for a downvote tbf.

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u/quzimaa Dec 06 '22

Not only a legitime reason but probably the most legitime reason.

If you think something contributes to conversation, upvote it. If you think it does not contribute to the subreddit it is posted in or is off-topic in a particular community, downvote it.

Is basically what reddiquette states

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u/stromcr0w Dec 06 '22

I did not think of it that way, my bad.

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u/f3ng0 Dec 06 '22

Yeah, but while the original meme didn't mention australia at all, the guy is still right, australia isn't in europe. Irrelevant ≠ wrong

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u/bookdealmaybe Dec 06 '22

I'm legit only trying to guess at why op downvoted. Never said the dude was wrong.

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u/DrHem Dec 06 '22

The "reddiquette" for voting is

Vote. If you think something contributes to conversation, upvote it. If you think it does not contribute to the subreddit it is posted in or is off-topic in a particular community, downvote it.

The reply while correct, does not contribute to the conversation

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u/Mike_R_NYC Dec 06 '22

Comparing apples to oranges. Powerful hurricanes and tornadoes are way more destructive than a single rolling rock.

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u/salt_vs_sugar Dec 06 '22

I mean.. there’s a reason lighthouses aren’t made of wood, right?

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u/Lobanium Dec 06 '22

Lighthouses typically aren't hit by tornadoes.

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u/WikiSummarizerBot Dec 06 '22

Screw-pile lighthouse

A screw-pile lighthouse is a lighthouse which stands on piles that are screwed into sandy or muddy sea or river bottoms. The first screw-pile lighthouse to begin construction was built by the blind Irish engineer Alexander Mitchell. Construction began in 1838 at the mouth of the Thames and was known as the Maplin Sands lighthouse, and first lit in 1841. However, though its construction began later, the Wyre Light in Fleetwood, Lancashire, was the first to be lit (in 1840).

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u/CAT__MAMA Dec 06 '22

FUN FACT .: i was trying to reply

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u/GaryTheSoulReaper Dec 06 '22

Let’s see how the Austrian house does three hours in a a Cat 4 hurricane

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u/Terranrp2 Dec 06 '22

To be clear, a 10 ton boulder is nothing to sneeze at. Wind speeds sustained for several minutes at a couple hundred miles an hour is nothing to sneeze at either. That kind of destruction are on the upper ends of the F scale. Those things can be a mile wide and get over 200 mph. There's no way to build something to resist that at a reasonable cost. Not to mention the debris, like sending pieces of hay through a telephone pole or picking up mother fuckin' train cars and chucking a good chunk of a mile. Even concrete reinforced with rebar and shit won't survive that.

We average something like 1100 a year. Only safe place is underground. Eventually we can rebuild the house.

I'd be fuckin' terrified if Austria had 1100 10 ton boulder incidents every year lol.

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u/Gifted_HoneyBee Dec 06 '22

tell the dude to read properly

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u/kingaurther20 Dec 06 '22

Who was the idiot that downvoted the fact that Australia is not in Europe?

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u/Blitzeloh92 Dec 06 '22

Why was this post removed - not technically the truth. It totally hits the spot. This comment is wrong bullshit but if it stands alone its true.

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u/Extreme_Ad_3280 Dec 06 '22

Australia≠Austria

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u/riche1988 Dec 06 '22

But it says Austrian.. right..?

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u/Galemianah Dec 06 '22

Yeah, that "wind" can rip trees out of the ground and can send a strand of hay through concrete.

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u/AgeroColstein Dec 06 '22

Österreichad can take damage from a Rock

United States Of Americlads The American 🇺🇸 Flag Still Stands after the damage.

Bruce Of Australia

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u/cdhagmann Dec 06 '22

American houses aren't designed to be disaster-proof nor should they be. This is like asking why all cars are not built like Teslas.

American, for the vast majority, need an affordable place that is affordable to heat/cool and maintain on a monthly basis. Sure we could build houses with brick and mortar that may withstand the once in a lifetime "Act of God" but it will add tens of thousands, if not more, to the construction cost, take longer to build (thus delaying other houses being built), and unless adding even more costs to add a better thermal envelope, cost much more to heat/cool.

We already have enough of a housing problem.

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u/tbnrjagster Dec 06 '22

Well he's not wrong.