Mars close approach

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Hermes (August 22, 2010, 00:36:03 AM):
E-mails claiming that Mars will be close to Earth on 27 August 2010 and appear to be the size of the moon are circulating again. These e-mails have sprung up periodically since the close approach on 27 August 2003 and are an obvious hoax. With the 2003 close approach the planet was bright, but no "disc" could be discerned with the naked eye. A small "disc" could be seen through a basic telescope and the larger telescopes revealed the polar caps.

We "pass" Mars every 26 months. The next Mars opposition (when Earth passes roughly between the sun and Mars) will be on 3 March 2012.
GCG (August 23, 2010, 10:27:05 AM):
these emails make me angry. mostly coz i have this innate need to find out the hoax, and let all involved know that it's bollocks.
one would think, that after how many years, people would catch a wake-up!
i want to create my own hoax and see how far it goes.
any suggestions?
cyghost (August 23, 2010, 11:06:39 AM):
You dislike it but want to create your own?? Don't do it, don't go over to the dark side!!

As to how or what? Bloody anything. People are stupid enough to believe and spread anything.

Tell them the towers we blow up in Cape Town is causing mass asbestos poisoning and that it was the DA's way of getting rid of a few squatter camps. Why else did Dan press the button??

You may be too late though....
GCG (August 23, 2010, 11:12:53 AM):
i was thinking of some genius religious one, that will get people to have a bit of a wake-up, but if they want to believe.... and honestly, i dont have the time to try and think like a woo. so i will give it a pass, sounded like fun for a moment...
Faerie (August 23, 2010, 11:13:17 AM):
Tell them the towers we blow up in Cape Town is causing mass asbestos poisoning and that it was the DA's way of getting rid of a few squatter camps. Why else did Dan press the button??

You may be too late though....

Never too late, create a story about a little boy that watched the towers fall with his folks, and then 5 hours later started bleeding from his pores, and it was THE DUST CLOUD THAT CLOGGED HIS PORES and because his skin couldnt breathe, they rushed him to hospital and end the thing with asking everybody to send it to all the people in their address book and to pray for the boy. And GCG, you're good with making up tales, elaborate all you like. The masses will lap it up and maybe, just maybe you can get yourself on Snopes..... ;D

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