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S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier Couldn’t Actually Exist. Nick Fury, You’ve Lied to Me for the Last Time. [VIDEO]

Real Or Not Real?

TechFeed’s Fact or Fictional sets its sights on the Helicarrier from The Avengers, asking astronomer Phil Plait whether it’s something that could actually exist. The verdict? A resounding “Ehhhhh… technically. But not really, no.” Turns out that amount of power it would take to keep it aloft makes the whole thing pretty impractical, plus the turbines blowing air down at the Earth’s surface at “faster than the speed of sound” would be an “environmental disaster.” Darnit, Nick Fury! First you trick the Avengers into believing Coulson’s dead, then you get my hopes up about a Helicarrier that will never actually exist. You’re on notice.

(via: TDW Geek)

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