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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 12:04 PM Jun 11

Marine experts respond to Trump's electric boat remarks [View all]


Before we start:
Dr. Andrew Thaler’s webpage: https://andrewdavidthaler.org/
Dr. Andrew Shiffman’s webpage: https://search.asu.edu/profile/3531441

These two experts talked about the likelihood of being electrocuted if your electric boat sank in the ocean (none) and the likelihood of you being eaten by a shark if you’re in the water after your electric boat sank (also extremely low).

They were then asked whether they would prefer to be in a boat with Trump or in the water with a man-eating shark. Both chose the shark.
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Anyone that understands an electrical circuit HAB911 Jun 11 #1
Had a good laugh when the experts chose the shark. Ferryboat Jun 11 #26
Can i choose to be on the boat with Trump? Easterncedar Jun 11 #2
Absolutely! You have to be strong though. iscooterliberally Jun 11 #13
Don't punish the poor shark!! TSExile Jun 11 #14
Only if you promise... Think. Again. Jun 11 #27
Lets not forget electricity and sinking ships are nothing new... getagrip_already Jun 11 #3
Also don't cars have batteries? Plenty of them end up underwater, especially in hurricanes and I've not Maraya1969 Jun 11 #8
*ZINGER!!* underpants Jun 11 #4
If you engage the starter with gas fumes around the engine. Arne Jun 11 #5
No Doubt About It! ProfessorGAC Jun 11 #21
Also, if trump should fart near an open flame Arne Jun 11 #22
Methane Has An Even Higher Heat Of Combustion ProfessorGAC Jun 11 #24
LOL... I figured this would get some input from the "experts"... hlthe2b Jun 11 #6
The suggestion that electric vehicles electrocute people is so 1980s. yardwork Jun 11 #7
Typical EV battery voltages Disaffected Jun 11 #9
Hi, let me introduce you to an idiot here. duncang Jun 11 #10
Did it have a freaking laser beam attached to its head? Ray Bruns Jun 11 #17
Yep, snorkling in the Keys! PurgedVoter Jun 11 #30
Is this like the bear or man in the woods thing? Prairie Gates Jun 11 #11
Trump knows as much about boats PatSeg Jun 11 #12
Trolley problem Nasruddin Jun 11 #15
The sharks would let him sink louis-t Jun 11 #16
Wouldn't the shark die if it bit Trump? GreenWave Jun 11 #18
Sharks won't eat Trump jmowreader Jun 11 #19
I think sharks won't eat Trump because they have better taste than that. LisaL Jun 11 #25
INDEED Skittles Jun 11 #23
It's like the man or bear question geardaddy Jun 11 #20
Trump, man, bear or shark? PurgedVoter Jun 11 #29
... geardaddy Jun 12 #31
Some magat is probably wondering... Think. Again. Jun 11 #28
But did they factor MTG's Jewish Space Lasers into the equation? Blue Owl Jun 12 #32
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