posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 05:42 AM
Excellent Urban Legend material!!
the 'lid' would have to achieve a velocity of ~17,000 MPH, excape velocity
the early atomic bombs were only in the kilo-ton range. not enough power?
the 'lid' would need to launch & be thrusted upwards in a ?perpendicular? position....then become reoriented to an 'edge-wise' position for a
trajectory speed...a seemingly impossible occurrance.
however, it was once thought possible that a mega-volcanic-explosion,
such as the historical Krakatoa event, launched rocks into space...
google up friend