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February 27, 2005

World Jump Day

This from J-Walk blog.
There's a movement out there to organize a World Jump Day. Their rallying cry is,
"Join us in the attempt to drive planet Earth into a new orbit!"

From the site:

Scientific research has proven that this change of planetary positioning would very likely stop global warming, extend daytime hours and create a more homogeneous climate.

This reminds me of a mathematics professor, Dr. Alexander Abian, who was at Iowa State when I was attending undergrad there in the early 1990s. He proposed blowing up part of the moon in order to stabilize weather here on Earth. When I Googled "ISU professor blow up moon", the first two hits were:

  1. Weekly World News

  2. Urban Legends at snopes.com

Hey, if that ain't prestige, I don't know what is.

Posted by rigd0003 at February 27, 2005 4:38 PM | News | Weird