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(CNN)   Apparently CNN's readers are too dumb to know what a solar eclipse is. From the main page: "What causes this remarkable event?" What indeed   ( edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2012-11-14 10:18:49 AM  
6 votes:
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2012-11-14 10:20:08 AM  
4 votes:
I tried to watch a solar eclipse once but I picked a bad spot. The moon was in the way.
2012-11-14 09:20:36 AM  
3 votes:

Aarontology: This is what happens when a significant portion of the population disdains knowledge in favor of mouth drooling ignorance.

The word of the Lord is not Mouth Drooling Ignorance! The bible tells us that Moses darkened the sky, and I suppose you're here to tell us all it was just an eclipse and the writers of the bible embellished the length of time to make God seem more powerful than he was for propaganda to make them join the religion? Pshaw, yeah right! What did they have to gain from this aside from power, money and influence? Get your facts straight!
2012-11-14 06:02:39 PM  
2 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: www.mysciencesite.com

HA! It's an eyes-cream CONE.
2012-11-14 10:40:02 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-11-14 10:28:31 AM  
2 votes:
True story:

Mars rover send back picture of martian sunset.

Facebook reply: Wow, I didn't know mars had a sun too! That's beautiful!
2012-11-14 10:20:18 AM  
2 votes:
Next on CNN what happens when one side of the Earth blocks the sun, when you can expect it to happen, how to prepare and the technical term for it.
2012-11-14 10:14:27 AM  
2 votes:

Aarontology: This is what happens when a significant portion of the population disdains knowledge in favor of mouth drooling ignorance.

You mean like when people don't know how to use hyphens?
2012-11-14 10:06:13 AM  
2 votes:
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Mr. Burns
2012-11-14 08:40:08 AM  
2 votes:
It's caused by magnets.
2012-11-14 11:49:56 AM  
1 vote:

hogans: Turn around, bright eyes.

Hogans, I need you now tonight. And I need you more than ever.
2012-11-14 11:16:57 AM  
1 vote:
That's no moon.
2012-11-14 11:04:07 AM  
1 vote:
According to Jerry Remy, it's when the sun passes between the Earth and the Moon.

/love ya, Remdog
2012-11-14 10:49:51 AM  
1 vote:
Turn around, bright eyes.
2012-11-14 10:41:53 AM  
1 vote:
I think I will run for office and have a speech outside during an eclipse and tell them to vote for me or I wont bring back the sun. Ill stay in office forever!! I like lunar ones more since ya dont need a welders goggles to look at it.
2012-11-14 10:35:50 AM  
1 vote:
What an Umbra might look like.

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A sexy goth-librarian Umbra.

/Don't fark with a witch. 
//Especially an Umbra witch.
2012-11-14 10:32:26 AM  
1 vote:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Maybe, just maybe CNN panders to the lowest common denominator. I am waiting for the article "Everybody Poops"

They're making a move to take Fox News' viewers.
2012-11-14 10:29:33 AM  
1 vote:

signaljammer: Samuel Clemens was born during a visit from Haley's comet and died during the next. In 1959, when I was born, Venus occulted Regulus. Wonder if I will be around for the next time, 2044.

Nah, you'll probably be dead, LOL
2012-11-14 10:18:20 AM  
1 vote:
It's caused by your GOD demanding a virgin sacrifice, preferably on an altar. Throwing her into a volcano is also acceptable.
2012-11-14 10:15:00 AM  
1 vote:

ArkAngel: [img.metro.co.uk image 636x336]

Mr. Burns

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Wrong Simpson's reference.
2012-11-14 10:14:41 AM  
1 vote:
2012-11-14 10:12:59 AM  
1 vote:
Clearly we need to do way instain moon.
2012-11-14 09:55:16 AM  
1 vote:
M-O-O-N, that spells CNN.
2012-11-14 09:28:59 AM  
1 vote:

Pocket Ninja: You know, it's not that I don't believe that there a lot dumb people reading CNN, because there are, but if the confusion is based around not being entirely sure of the distinction between a "lunar" and a "solar" eclipse, I'm inclined to forgive that as somewhat legitimate confusion.

If the confusion stems from the word "eclipse," though, and encompasses a mindset built around the vague notion that some great demon goat is eating the sun, well, that's a different story.


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2012-11-14 09:23:08 AM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: It's caused by magnets.

How do they work?
2012-11-14 08:56:30 AM  
1 vote:
And here I thought everyone spent a few years being fascinated with star charts and planetary phenomena. No?
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