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Update: Vdara Death Ray By The Numbers

By Misnomer on Friday, 22nd November 2013 3:43pm
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Way back in 2008, my esteemed colleague, Dr. Charles S. Monster, accurately predicted what has come to be known as "The Vdara Death Ray," same being the curved building's tendency to focus and reflect high intensity sunlight down onto the Vdara pool deck. Dr. Monster even cited the similarly designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in his prescient forecast. Interestingly, both Vdara and the Walt Disney Concert Hall are mentioned in the current issue of Popular Mechanics in an article entitled, Beware the Fryscrapers. Why this topic just dawned on PM we can't say, but there are some noteworthy numbers regarding Vdara's shorthair-singer in the article.

The Vdara Death Ray is produced when sunlight hits the building at an angle of 71.5 degrees, which not coincidentally is the precise angle employed in Murrening.

The Vdara Death Ray lasts for about one and a half hours per day, or roughly as long as it takes to walk from Vdara to Aria via Crystals.

German researchers found that the Death Ray is capable of heating the ground to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, which goes a long way to explaining why the Mai Tai is the most often ordered pool drink at Vdara, while the Hot Toddy is the most often consumed.

The same researchers found that the Vdara Death Ray could heat "thin, dark items, such as a shopping bag" to over 400 F, though we suspect a thin, dark item like the MGM Resorts International earnings report might just burst into flames.

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Comments & Discussion:

I'm clapping right now, you just can't see it because it's the Internet. I LOL'd 71.5 times.

"And the award for most perfect use of sassiness in a blog article 2013 goes to..."

If anyone ever asks me again why I love this blog, I will show then this post. Brilliant!

Freaking hilarious!

outstanding sir.

Without this we wouldn't have the great host of Match Game VY Vdara Rayburn!

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