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#1 tezster

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:10 AM

Here's the link to the article.

I wonder how they verified this? Were there Guinness officials stationed at every site counting the number of telescopes setup? :)

Must be nice when an entire country has clear skies at the same time to be able to do this.

I wonder if it would be possible for the US to coordinate something similar and beat the record...

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:32 AM

:rolling:Moonies.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

Be warned: visiting the site linked in the OP resulted in a a virus-scareware popup on my computer.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

I’m surprised the cumulative magnification from all those scopes didn’t shatter the Moon!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:11 PM

Wish it would have vaporized it. It's only clear around here when the moon is full, seems like.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

I'd like to give everyone a laser pointer and really give it a spanking.

-drl

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

Almost 3,000 Mexicans have broken the Guinness world record for the number of people simultaneously looking through telescopes at the same location. In total, 2,978 people took part in 40 locations across the country.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

:question:http://what-if.xkcd.com/13/ :question:

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

:question:http://what-if.xkcd.com/13/ :question:

YES! Let's get rid of that sucker!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:31 AM

you need to go see Oblivion :foreheadslap:






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