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(Oddity Central)   Man trains for 25 years to directly stare into the Sun for an hour without blinking. No word yet if what was seen cannot be unseen   (odditycentral.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Eye, Guinness World Records, 70-year-old retired Government officer, previous record, bizarre new national record, successful attempt, Book of Optics, Indian pensioner  
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2244 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Dec 2021 at 9:26 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-09 8:16:34 AM  
Haven't met this trump yet
 
2021-12-09 8:24:03 AM  
We have satellites that can do this thankless job for him these days
 
2021-12-09 8:52:02 AM  
Well, he should be revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night...
 
2021-12-09 8:52:23 AM  
Oh, 'taint nuthin. Let's see him do this for an hour.

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2021-12-09 9:02:27 AM  
Actually, staring directly into the sun for an hour would have been on my list of things you CAN'T train for.
 
2021-12-09 9:22:21 AM  
Ultra Vivid Scene - Staring At The Sun
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2021-12-09 9:28:03 AM  
Granny Weatherwax heard remarking "Meh."
 
2021-12-09 9:28:21 AM  
Sun, I am disappoint.
 
2021-12-09 9:30:10 AM  
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2021-12-09 9:30:13 AM  
I bet his eyes are super ripped and vascular.
 
2021-12-09 9:32:41 AM  
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2021-12-09 9:33:59 AM  

UberDave: Well, he should be revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night...


this guy knows where the fun is
 
2021-12-09 9:34:49 AM  
"...but mama, that's where the fun is..."
 
2021-12-09 9:35:55 AM  
The Offspring - Staring at the Sun (live)
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2021-12-09 9:36:35 AM  
If I quickly open a door on a sunny day, the sudden brightness is enough to illuminate the floaters at the back of my eyes, and I get a free light show for the next hour.

Curse my blue eyes.
 
2021-12-09 9:39:44 AM  
Did that in grade school, at recess one year (I believe it was fourth grade), and yes, there was plenty of blinking involved, so I'm calling bullshiat on this "guru".

/couldn't see anything for about 45 minutes when we went back inside the classroom.
 
2021-12-09 9:41:56 AM  
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2021-12-09 9:42:01 AM  
The previous record was 6.

Brian Regan - Sun Stare
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2021-12-09 9:42:23 AM  
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2021-12-09 9:44:32 AM  

MrBallou: Actually, staring directly into the sun for an hour would have been on my list of things you CAN'T train for.


The more you go blind the easier it gets. Think of cataracts as muscles for your eyeballs.
 
2021-12-09 9:45:45 AM  
Seems like a worthwhile thing to spend decades training for
 
2021-12-09 9:47:35 AM  
Little did we know he was a human helioscope and doing this for science /s
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2021-12-09 9:50:34 AM  
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2021-12-09 9:50:39 AM  

syrynxx: Oh, 'taint nuthin. Let's see him do this for an hour.


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2021-12-09 9:54:42 AM  
Oh damn, over in one.
 
2021-12-09 9:54:51 AM  
this is one of those ascetic trials things, like holding one's arm aloft for a month.
still, this is oblig.
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2021-12-09 9:57:30 AM  
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2021-12-09 9:59:22 AM  
You do you man
 
2021-12-09 10:00:47 AM  
Strange flex but okay.
 
2021-12-09 10:01:57 AM  
Y'All Just Stare Into the Sun? | Squidbillies | Adult Swim
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2021-12-09 10:04:57 AM  
TL:DR.  He was already blind.  His training - 25 years of cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.  You can see the cataracts and India has the highest level of diabetes (yeah - worse than the US) in the world. The only way to survive the pain is have the nerves dead already.
 
2021-12-09 10:05:41 AM  
Assuming this is all legit and the guy didn't just go blind, maybe this can happen if your irises can somehow be trained (?) to basically close your pupils almost entirely (?!). Not sure if that would help with the "not blinking for ten minutes" thing though, if anything that's even more impressive.
 
2021-12-09 10:06:53 AM  
I feel like ppl on Facebook need to learn about this free medicine
 
2021-12-09 10:09:21 AM  
The guy, just like those that claim they get all the nutrition they need from air, is of course a liar.
 
2021-12-09 10:10:34 AM  

MurphyMurphy: I feel like ppl on Facebook need to learn about this free medicine


Covid prevention
Pray to the sun
 
2021-12-09 10:11:15 AM  
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2021-12-09 10:13:11 AM  
"His attempt to beat the previous record of staring into the sun without blinking was overseen by a representative of India's Book of Records"

Christ, that has got to be a carnival of horrors and fraudsters. Magnetic men. Acres of fingernails. Beards passed down for generations. The stuff that makes it into Guinness is just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2021-12-09 10:13:18 AM  
I thought GWR didn't acknowledge records that are potentially dangerous?
 
2021-12-09 10:14:59 AM  

MrBallou: Actually, staring directly into the sun for an hour would have been on my list of things you CAN'T train for.


My mom's friend, as kid, and probably egged on by other kids stared at the sun.
Ruined her eyesight when the retina got baked.

/Think of how a magnifying glass burns leaves, now imagine that happening to the inside of the eye
//bonus, the nerves there don't have pain receptors so a person doing that won't flinch
///AFAIK
 
2021-12-09 10:16:07 AM  
Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six, I did...
 
2021-12-09 10:25:43 AM  

ukexpat: I thought GWR didn't acknowledge records that are potentially dangerous?


Yeah, those farkers won't acknowledge my record of 57 ivermectin enemas in one day. Yes, I did my own research.
 
2021-12-09 10:30:42 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Granny Weatherwax heard remarking "Meh."


Came to make sure this was covered.
 
2021-12-09 10:31:03 AM  

Ker_Thwap: If I quickly open a door on a sunny day, the sudden brightness is enough to illuminate the floaters at the back of my eyes, and I get a free light show for the next hour.

Curse my blue eyes.


I did that on purpose constantly when I was a kid. No one ever told me not to.

Today my eyesight sucks, in fact, it was already shot around the 5th grade. Perhaps its not related, but I doubt it was healthy, despite what those Indian gurus claim.
 
2021-12-09 10:35:47 AM  
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2021-12-09 10:43:47 AM  
I can't even look out the window without sunglasses.
 
2021-12-09 10:44:50 AM  

RobotSpider: "His attempt to beat the previous record of staring into the sun without blinking was overseen by a representative of India's Book of Records"

Christ, that has got to be a carnival of horrors and fraudsters. Magnetic men. Acres of fingernails. Beards passed down for generations. The stuff that makes it into Guinness is just the tip of the iceberg.


i can't.. i just.. the visual of a guy all in silks with a Sikh turban, his beard winding and looping down to another guy and on down, man after man, all done in super fine cross-stitching on a sheeny satin wall hanging with the incredily elaborate borders and flourishes... RobotSpider has lain eggs in my brain
 
2021-12-09 10:45:04 AM  
That's Linc from Mod Squad.

I'd recognize him anywhere.
 
2021-12-09 10:45:58 AM  
Of all the threads for me to be late for...
 
2021-12-09 10:46:53 AM  

amigafin: I can't even look out the window without sunglasses.


Yup. I even wear sunglasses when it's overcast. Otherwise my eyes water and I get headaches.

Middle of winter on a cloudy day I can go without but no other time.
 
2021-12-09 10:48:20 AM  
Here's the receipt.
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