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Watching Comets on THC

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A thread for strange connections or coincidences.

I was watching Comets on THC, and it came to my attention that the Heaven's Gate cult - all of whom committed suicide - believed that the earth was going to be recycled by the mother ship.

Is is just me or does this smack of "intergalactic highway"?
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I was watching Comets on THC,...
I don't think you should be doing astronomical observations on drugs.
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I don't think you should be doing astronomical observations on drugs.

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Watching Comets on THC

Alright now Zooby you should be great at this. Did you ever watch the show, Connections?
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I never did, no. I think that was on during this one ten year stretch when I didn't watch television at all.
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It was pretty interesting. In each show, James Burke traces the connections between seemingly unrelated innovations and scientific knowledge. For example,

... “How the popularity of underwear in the 12th century led to the invention of the printing press” or “How the arrival of the cannon led to the development of movies.” ...
http://www.roycecarlton.com/speakers/burke.html

Edit: For those who don't know, the "intergalactic highway" reference comes from the book "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy". The reference to recycling the earth - the basis for a mass suicided - made me wonder as it almost sounds like something from the book.


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