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1. Magikarp evolves into Gyrados. Is that not insane enough? Should there be some middle stage to make it less insane?

2. Originally Posted by Œ Çræ™
Magikarp evolves into Gyrados. Is that not insane enough? Should there be some middle stage to make it less insane?
Not if you know the legend it is based off of, no.

3. Some Charizard related calculations

Originally Posted by Dr. Ookido
On the other hand, just how large is a 10,000 ton glacier?

About 9,872 cubic meters.

To obtain this number:
1. Convert 10,000 tons into tonnes (Yielding: 9,072 metric tons)
2. Find out how much a cubic meter of ice weighs (about 919 kg).
3. Convert metric tons to kilograms (9,072,000 kg) and divide by the constant (919 kg)
Hmm. Maybe the Tsar Bomba can melt all that ice.

Energy required to melt 9,872 cubic meters of ice:
1. Find amount of energy required to melt 1 gram of ice (80 calories <335 Joules> at 0 degrees C)
2. Convert 9,872 cubic meters into kilograms (9,072,368 kg), then grams (9,072,368,000,000 g)
3. Multiply grams by energy needed (80 cal/335 J)
Results: 725,789,440 calories or 3,036,703,017 Joules (about: 3.037 Gigajoules, which is about 2x the energy in an average lightning bolt).

I don't know how the hell a Charizard can basically produce that much energy so quickly, unless it basically exhales the energy contained in the Tsar Bomba concentrated in a beam.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(energy)#109
http://www.scientificpsychic.com/mind/colddrink1.html (for energy needed to melt 1 gram of ice)
http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm (weight of 1 cubic meter of ice)
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

Wow, I really have too much time on my hands .

4. Wow, nice calculations, but how big is 9,872 cubic meters? In comparison to other things? Maybe then will I truly be awed at Charizard's power...

5. Originally Posted by Dr. Ookido
Wow, nice calculations, but how big is 9,872 cubic meters? In comparison to other things? Maybe then will I truly be awed at Charizard's power...

1 cubic meter is equal to 1,000 liters of water so 9,872 cubic meters equals 9,872,000 liters of water.

Put another way: The Kangan class logistics tankers of the Iranian navy have a cargo room of 9,000 cubic meters and fully loaded it weighs 12,000 tons and is 485 ft long. (From: http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/mideast/iran.htm)

Put yet another way, the Yangtze River in China has a "low flow" of 9,000 cubic meters per second.

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