In Superman 1, Lex Luthor buys up all the property along the San Andreas fault, and plans on committing “the greatest real-estate swindle of all time.” To accomplish this Luthor hijacks two test missiles, sends one to New Jersey to distract Superman and the other to the San Andreas to cause an earthquake that sends California into the ocean.
I learned that it is impossible for a missile (of any size) to cause an earthquake, and even violent quakes won’t make large pieces of land break off (which unfortunately means no Escape from L.A either).
But that whole Road Runner cartoon thing with the boulders, weird rock ramps, and cliffs is totally possible. Just add one industrious coyote with a disposable income, and one *beeping* road runner.
Trust me it’s the good stuff.