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(Mental Floss)   So, CAN YOU REALLY GO BLIND FROM WATCHING AN ECLIPSE?   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 43
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2012-05-21 01:52:02 PM  
Only one day late.
 
2012-05-21 02:18:54 PM  

ShawnDoc: Only one day late.


Subby will, unfortunately, never see the answer now

/YES
 
2012-05-21 02:34:54 PM  
+1
 
2012-05-21 02:36:24 PM  
A total one, but only if it comes from the heart.
 
2012-05-21 02:36:43 PM  
kjdslufhy shdsiug elege7tfs elereliuyhjneme...
 
2012-05-21 02:37:05 PM  
Kinda pisses me off all the mania happened after the eclipse, not much buildup to it. My fault I know.

/East coast didn't get much of a show anyways.
 
2012-05-21 02:43:17 PM  
That's why I have a thick, heavy filter designed for viewing super bright objects like the sun.

Although this one is tinted red.

i457.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 02:45:33 PM  

MindStalker: Kinda pisses me off all the mania happened after the eclipse, not much buildup to it. My fault I know.

/East coast didn't get much of a show anyways.


East of the Mississippi got no show at all.

/saw the last eclipse in this cycle, 1994.
 
2012-05-21 02:50:37 PM  
Nah, I didn't have any problems...

www.patricialadd.com
 
2012-05-21 02:50:51 PM  

blipponaut: A total one, but only if it comes from the heart.


Just turn around, every now and then.
 
2012-05-21 02:55:53 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2012-05-21 02:57:04 PM  
cdn.buzznet.com
 
2012-05-21 03:00:28 PM  

baronbloodbath: blipponaut: A total one, but only if it comes from the heart.

Just turn around, every now and then.


Nothing I can say...
 
2012-05-21 03:06:17 PM  

PsyLord: Nah, I didn't have any problems...

[www.patricialadd.com image 475x272]


I lol'd
 
2012-05-21 03:07:48 PM  
I'm looking forward to this one: Link
 
2012-05-21 03:20:50 PM  

colonel0sanders: I'm looking forward to this one: Link


It looks like I'm in the path on that one.
/does looking at an eclipse give you hairy palms, too?

JC
 
2012-05-21 03:21:41 PM  
i723.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 03:29:03 PM  
Too far east to see it. I haz a sad :(
 
2012-05-21 03:44:53 PM  
The headline made lawl.

Specially because you go blind when you watch an eclipse, not deaf :P
 
2012-05-21 04:03:35 PM  
but subby, that's where the fun is
 
2012-05-21 04:06:52 PM  
The last full one that happened here was when i was in elementary school, and they had the curtains closed so none of us kids would look at it. So naturally i asked to go to the bathroom and snuck a look at it.

/is not blind
 
2012-05-21 04:10:36 PM  
i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 04:30:48 PM  
After a week and a half of flawless weather, we were all clouded in here in Portland yesterday.

/Grumble grumble
 
2012-05-21 04:32:09 PM  

Nem Wan: [i723.photobucket.com image 361x255]


Hey, do you have the original of that pic?
 
2012-05-21 04:42:44 PM  

colonel0sanders: I'm looking forward to this one: Link


That's cool, at one point, most if not all of the North American continent is in the lunar penumbra.
 
2012-05-21 04:49:13 PM  
It has just occurred to me - when I was a kid, we were told to use exposed film as a filter.
Bit hard to find, these days.
 
2012-05-21 04:53:14 PM  
I heard subby went blind from watching too much Internet porn.
 
2012-05-21 05:18:23 PM  
Only if you jerk off while watching it. Oh yeah baby, show me that annular ring.. you know I like it.

Also VENUS TRANSIT 5th/6th june, Dont miss it cos there isnt another in your lifetime
 
2012-05-21 05:29:19 PM  
leadership.gwabbit.com
 
2012-05-21 05:54:48 PM  
i135.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-21 06:35:32 PM  
cinefantastiqueonline.com
 
2012-05-21 06:56:14 PM  

downstairs: baronbloodbath: blipponaut: A total one, but only if it comes from the heart.

Just turn around, every now and then.

Nothing I can say...


I see the farkin look in your eyes
 
2012-05-21 07:23:01 PM  

Pincy: Nem Wan: [i723.photobucket.com image 361x255]

Hey, do you have the original of that pic?


www.studentsoftheworld.info
 
2012-05-21 09:37:48 PM  
No but some people think you can:

dietsinreview.s3.amazonaws.com

Trailer

Is it possible? Considering at least one person has died trying, I'd say probably not.
 
2012-05-21 10:57:21 PM  
Watched the '72 total eclipse from Toronto (where it was partial) through Kodak film negatives taped over binoculars. Not the most moronic thing I've done but it ranks right up there - and yet here I sit, reading FARK and typing this post. Also watched the '63 partial via reflection in puddles of rainwater, as recommended by various hat-wearing elders.

/not a CSB
//don't try this at home, kids (or anyone)
///never trust hat-wearing elders
////my lawn, off it!
 
2012-05-21 11:37:27 PM  
Subby: So, CAN YOU REALLY GO BLIND FROM WATCHING AN ECLIPSE?

I'm not deaf, I'm blind you insensitive clod! Quit yelling!
 
2012-05-22 12:18:42 AM  

Tillmaster: It has just occurred to me - when I was a kid, we were told to use exposed film as a filter.
Bit hard to find, these days.


Exposed film, pfff. In my day we only had a hole in a box, and we liked it that way.
 
2012-05-22 03:28:20 AM  
This is the stuff you want if you wish to look at the sun.

I took some 1/4" hard foam board and made boxes with a cut out on one side and this film sandwiched between. I also use this stuff to make filters for my telescopes so I can safely look at the sun and see sunspots and flares.

Enough in that roll to make enough filter boxes for 20 people at least.
 
2012-05-22 03:48:29 AM  
yeah that's what I use to make my telescope filters, cheap and safe and works well.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-22 05:17:29 AM  
When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so once when I was six, I did. At first the brightness was overwhelming, but I had seen that before. I kept looking, forcing myself not to blink, and then the brightness began to dissolve. My pupils shrunk to pinholes and everything came into focus and for a moment I understood.
 
2012-05-22 05:18:04 AM  
When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six I did. The doctors didn't know if my eyes would ever heal. I was terrified, alone in that darkness. Slowly, daylight crept in through the bandages, and I could see. But something else had changed inside of me. That day I had my first headache.
 
2012-05-22 06:47:31 AM  

BowtoMogul: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so once when I was six, I did. At first the brightness was overwhelming, but I had seen that before. I kept looking, forcing myself not to blink, and then the brightness began to dissolve. My pupils shrunk to pinholes and everything came into focus and for a moment I understood.


Fark. 35 seconds late.
 
2012-05-22 10:39:13 AM  

Jonny17: BowtoMogul: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so once when I was six, I did. At first the brightness was overwhelming, but I had seen that before. I kept looking, forcing myself not to blink, and then the brightness began to dissolve. My pupils shrunk to pinholes and everything came into focus and for a moment I understood.

Fark. 35 seconds late.


Sounds like you need to take a drill to your head now.
 
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