Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kinect causes Quake in Christchurch

Boxing day began in Christchurch with several strong aftershocks to the earthquake. The last one was 4.9 on the Richter scale, which is strong enough to knock things off shelves.

Yesterday thousands of families in Christchurch got Kinect consoles as a Christmas gift. This morning, they plugged Kinect into their Xboxes and started to play. I presume that the mass of infrared rays and sound waves sent out by so many sensors at the same time penetrated the earth and released the earthquake.

Or perhaps it was just the additional weight from all the poorly-chewed turkey.

1 comment:

Adevaru said...

Thanks for the heads up, we'll be looking forward to the same thing happened here in the United States. At least the Kinect has people getting up and moving their body around :)