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[-] Kit 15 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Assuming the river would be identical in depth and breadth to the Panama canal, if every man, woman, and child in the US picked up a shovel they would need to move 305 cubic feet of dirt each. So if we all just moved 1 cubic foot of dirt per day, we could pull this off in a year.

[-] DeanFogg@lemm.ee 8 points 1 day ago

Hey, you're a numbers guy right? What's to say we take all that extra dirt and make an island? Asking for a friend

[-] BackOnMyBS@lemmy.world 1 points 5 hours ago* (last edited 5 hours ago)

Hawa-II, this needs to happen. Opening date is June 13, 2025.

[-] Gonzako@lemmy.world 5 points 1 day ago

Let's fucking goooo

[-] NikkiDimes@lemmy.world 4 points 1 day ago

I like this idea. However, I have one small issue: this river appears to go directly through my house...

Just put some fresh sealant on your windows. Should hold.

[-] 2lama@lemmy.world 3 points 1 day ago

Isn't that a good thing? Free river!

[-] hsr@lemmy.dbzer0.com 2 points 23 hours ago

Why don't you just sell your house and move?

[-] Floshie 11 points 1 day ago
[-] BackOnMyBS@lemmy.world 1 points 4 hours ago
  1. Creeper farm for gunpowder
  2. Bamboo farm for paper
  3. Craft TNT
  4. Place two blocks of TNT spaced out by 5 blocks
  5. Light first TNT with the flint thingy
  6. Run along side it for the experience
  7. Bring buckets and cobblestone for inevitable underground lakes of waer and lava 8 .Collect all the cool things you uncovered
  8. Ask gf/bf to come look at your accomplishment (optional)
[-] Asidonhopo@lemmy.world 2 points 1 day ago

Diamond should be enough, making that many beds to mine netherite seems excessive especially since the update

[-] bluewing@lemm.ee 7 points 1 day ago

All you need is time and a LOT of shovels........

[-] EarthShipTechIntern@lemm.ee 4 points 1 day ago

Nope. Just MS paint and one brush.

[-] AFC1886VCC@reddthat.com 5 points 1 day ago
[-] BackOnMyBS@lemmy.world 1 points 4 hours ago

Mostly for social reasons. We definitely have the technology and resources.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 32 points 1 day ago
[-] DaPorkchop_@lemmy.ml 14 points 1 day ago

I love the 1950s, the solution to any problem was just "idk, have you tried nuking it?"

[-] menemen@lemmy.world 3 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

This might also make it really easy to hit the 2 degree climate target.

[-] ours@lemmy.world 2 points 1 day ago

More like the -2 degree Celcius average World temperature target.

[-] Spacehooks@reddthat.com 2 points 1 day ago

Can't just let them go to waste!

[-] Andromxda@lemmy.dbzer0.com 14 points 1 day ago

In which direction would it flow?

[-] Sphks@lemmy.dbzer0.com 10 points 1 day ago

From the center to the borders, due to rain.

[-] EunieIsTheBus@feddit.de 9 points 1 day ago

I wouldn't be so certain about that. Evaporation might be stronger similar to the mediterreanian sea. So water would flow from both sides into the channel.

But such a project probably disturbes weather patterns and ocean currents all together. Hence, I don't think we can be curtain until we've tried it. Now grab your shovel. FOR SCIENCE!

[-] BackOnMyBS@lemmy.world 1 points 4 hours ago

Maybe the water would follow the Moon's pull like a tide, so from the Atlantic to the Pacific?

[-] Crashumbc@lemmy.world 8 points 1 day ago


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[-] ebc@lemmy.ca 2 points 1 day ago

It'd probably depend on the tide.

[-] turbowafflz@lemmy.world 12 points 1 day ago

With the low resolution I can't quite tell if I would suddenly live on the beach or underwater

[-] fatal_internal_error@lemmy.world 12 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Depends on if you can outrun a shovel.

[-] rmuk@feddit.uk 2 points 1 day ago

From the people who brought you Sharknado: Shovelanche.

[-] argh_another_username@lemmy.ca 76 points 2 days ago

Well, the Panama Canal is exactly that, built mostly that way.

[-] Rayspekt@lemmy.world 33 points 2 days ago

Panama Canal is the biggest NIMBY project ever

[-] Serinus@lemmy.world 22 points 2 days ago

Because it was built at the thinnest part of the content and used existing lakes?

Pretty sure Omaha would have loved an East\West canal across the continent.

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[-] knightmare1147@lemmy.world 19 points 1 day ago
[-] DragonTypeWyvern@midwest.social 31 points 1 day ago

Actually, guys, maybe we should hear them out?

[-] myrrh@ttrpg.network 5 points 1 day ago

...northern kentucky still northern kentucking, looks viable...

[-] JohnOliver@feddit.dk 50 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

If they could do it in ancient Greece then Americans can do it today for sure!

Stolen from !topview@lemmy.world

Also: although planned over 2000 years ago, it wasn't really made by ancient Greeks. They gave up and made a road to transport ships on it instead of actually digging. Only in modern time did they actually finish the canal

[-] bdonvr@thelemmy.club 29 points 2 days ago
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[-] Jackcooper@lemmy.world 6 points 1 day ago

That's a gnarly cliff in Colorado

[-] aeronmelon@lemmy.world 27 points 2 days ago

"I get my kicks... on Canal 66."

[-] variants@possumpat.io 16 points 2 days ago

it could solve the water crisiseses

[-] MasterNerd@lemm.ee 23 points 2 days ago

Dude all you need is 4 square meters and 2 water buckets

[-] ICastFist@programming.dev 2 points 1 day ago

I wonder if that river would remain salty for its entire existence

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[-] Rhaedas@fedia.io 19 points 2 days ago

My first thought was if this was remotely possible on this scale, how many things would be disrupted and changed from the water movement alone. The Panama canal has to have locks because of the ocean differences, but no way would you have locks spanning a few hundred miles across. This thing would have tides back and forth.

[-] Neato@ttrpg.network 20 points 2 days ago

Panama canal has to have locks because of the ocean differences

It's actually mostly due to the landscape of Panama, including the lake it uses to traverse and the mountains. The Pacific and Atlantic oceans don't different that much, maybe a few feet. And mostly due to tidal differences.

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[-] erp@lemmy.world 8 points 1 day ago

First I was excited thinking about South Canada and North Mexico, but unfortunately they screwed up the one opportunity in history to fix Oklahoma's awkward 'protrusion', so I can't with a clean conscience support and vote for this. Better luck next time.

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