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Joker2thief
04-16-2008, 09:41 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080415/sc_afp/spaceastronomygermany_080415214429

From a 1 in 45,000 now down to 1 in 450 that the Apohis asteroid will collide with the earth.Scary.Of course you wont have to guess the kid isn't American.

Tetragrammaton
04-16-2008, 09:51 AM
Of course you wont have to guess the kid isn't American.


Of course. Its so sad, really. The dumb kids fight all day and the smart kids are worried about standardized testing. There is no incentive for outside-the-box thinking.

BrewMan13
04-17-2008, 11:33 PM
Update: apparently NASA was right all along: http://gizmodo.com/380704/nasa-to-doomsday-asteroid-student-shut-up-dimwit

Nublar7
04-18-2008, 11:08 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080415/sc_afp/spaceastronomygermany_080415214429

From a 1 in 45,000 now down to 1 in 450 that the Apohis asteroid will collide with the earth.Scary.Of course you wont have to guess the kid isn't American.1 in 450? In just 28 years? Yes, that is indeed very scary. :(

Joker2thief
04-18-2008, 12:00 PM
Update: apparently NASA was right all along: http://gizmodo.com/380704/nasa-to-doomsday-asteroid-student-shut-up-dimwit
great i was going to start selling asteroid insurance.:boohoo:

rayephin
04-18-2008, 06:48 PM
great i was going to start selling asteroid insurance.:boohoo:

to go along with our flood, earthquake, fire and disaster insurance.



I bet there is asteroid insurance already...let me google it....:d-day:

SpaceMountain16
04-18-2008, 07:17 PM
1 in 450 is still very unlikely

1 in 45,000 is ridiculous

but as long as the Dolphins have a super bowl title by then i dont care!

Vertical Limit
04-21-2008, 09:21 AM
Update: apparently NASA was right all along: http://gizmodo.com/380704/nasa-to-doomsday-asteroid-student-shut-up-dimwit
From that article:

In any case, we are glad that this is the case. First, that a) this German kid is an idiot, b) the news agencies are stupid, and c) we are even more stupid for believing them. Still, our favorite tin foil hat theory is that this may all be a conspiracy to hide Humanity from the prospect of certain extinction. Your bet, in the poll:
:lol: Jeez, anyone thinks he is atleast smart?

ih8brady
04-22-2008, 05:50 AM
From that article:

:lol: Jeez, anyone thinks he is atleast smart?


I know, it's not as though he's the kid in the back of science class who fails every test. :foundout:

Vertical Limit
04-23-2008, 12:28 PM
I'm guessing this kid is already working on his bachelor's degree, and these people are going all out on him.