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How will the world end?

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  1. Mad Al

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    The new 50p in honour of Stephen Hawking

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    You are no doubt aware that Plait, with his doctorate in astronomy, has worked for NASA and HST.
     
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    Yeah ^^^ wot he said.
     
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    Must be right then. No self respected scientist has ever made a mistake.
     
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    Calm down mun I haven't got a clue about any of this shit
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    To be honest, I couldn't tell a supernova from a Vauxhall nova.
     
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    I'm yanking your chain, that is all.
     
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    Oh come on. You've nicked loads of the latter.
     
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    I did actually read physics and astrophysics at Manchester if that helps.

    A-orionis is a fairly massive red giant, about 10-20 solar masses and 100k times as luminous as the sun. What else do you want to know (other than alpha and beta are amongst the most highly studied stars other than the sun)?
     
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    You are better qualified than I in these matters. No point in me saying anything.
     
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    I doubt it, I only read the astrophysical journal these days, I haven't studied anything on the subject for over 20 years.

    I'm right about supernovae though, of that I'm certain.
     
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    Used to get many major astronomy figures giving talks at Cardiff Astronomical Society at Cardiff University Physics Dept. Whilst I remember one or two of them mentioning the SN scenario I never heard anyone poohoo the idea and we had pretty high standards of presentation rarely under a doctorate level.
     
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    I'm not disputing a near earth supernovae could be catastrophic. One early extinction event - ordorvician iirc - has been postulated to be the result of a supernovae. The question was about a-orionis - it's just too far to cause any real harm. Certainly based on current the sanduleak models
     
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    Ooooh, I love a good Supernova Off.

    Get into em!
    **** em up!!
     
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    Did you ever get to play with the big dish at jodrell bank?
     
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    As it happens, we used to measure the radial velocities of the stars in TUC 47 at Jodrell bank using the Lovell.
     
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    I love a good measure of the radial velocities of the stars me.
     
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    Here's how it will end.

    A global Porn video emerges online that everyone, and I mean EVERYone, will watch. At the time the porn video streams, I get my eyes all covered in shit and goo from a nasty u-bend blockage cleaning accident.

    By the time I clean my eyes, the entire population of the world has been rendered blind from watching the said porn video. I walk down the street to see cars abandoned, crashed into walls, lakes and other things like that. Some people are still in a state of masturbating on the streets, eeking out the last bit of ecstasy from the image burnt onto their retinas. Some of those people will be female, some may even be attractive.

    Within 2 hours, the whole world will be in a state of chaos as world leaders are forced to admit they watched the video. Theresa May, knickers around ankles and knuckle deep in Prime Ministerial goo admits to the listening world press that running in a field is now the SECOND most naughty thing she's ever done.

    People who have always been blind will cope fine, as will I. I'll, of course, use my super powers of seeing things for good and not evil. But, whilst saving good looking women from walking into non-existant oncoming traffic, I often hear about the great porn video that caused the world to go blind. Like all super heroes, I have my flaws. For Superman it is Kryptonite. For Cracker it's booze. For Wycliff it's Werther's Original. Will I resist the temptation to watch the porn video, or will curiosity get the better of me?

    SPOILER ALERT - I risk one eye.
     
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