Undertoad Sunday Oct 6 09:15 PM
10/6/2002: Great Wall jumper
dave Sunday Oct 6 11:29 PM
WHY do people keep insisting that the Great Wall of China is visible from space? That article states it's the "only man-made structure visible from space" - uh, bullshit. It's no fucking bigger than a goddamned interstate highway - so how is it that the GWOC is visible from space and a highway isn't? Huh? What a bunch of fucking bunk.
juju Sunday Oct 6 11:45 PM
You have shattered my lifelong dream of seeing the great wall from space.
elSicomoro Sunday Oct 6 11:45 PM
A government conspiracy, perhaps?
MaggieL Monday Oct 7 12:05 AM
There's also boatloads of satellite-based optical photography and imaging that show highways and buildings....including, for example, the Great Pyramid at Giza. Terraserver is loaded with it.
I suspect that the Great Wall was the *first* man-made object seen from space <b>by a naked-eye human observer</b>. In my own experience things that cast shadows are a *lot* more promient from aloft than flat stuff like highways.
Besides, what about the bonfire from the Captain Morgan commercials? :-)
elSicomoro Monday Oct 7 12:19 AM
True enough Mags. Dave, what exactly did you mean? Viewable with the naked eye?
dave Monday Oct 7 01:38 AM
kaleidoscopic ziggurat Friday Oct 11 03:45 PM
you know... i stopped visiting this board after a particularly scathing rant from one of the members about the whole can-of-worms we call israel (which i interpreted as the kind of harsh anti-sesamism i dont really like to deal with let alone witness)... but i still read the cellar regularly. so, though i imagine its already all over fark, i bring a (TASTELESS!!!!!!!!) link back on this topic - http://www.tribemagazine.com/board/s...threadid=20900 ...enjoy, or write to your congressman about moral decay, your choice
Nic Name Friday Oct 11 04:01 PM
blowmeetheclown Saturday Oct 12 08:57 AM
I originally saw that and thought maybe he was against Big Bird or Oscar the Grouch.