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A very Hawking experience

  1. Mar 23, 2007 #1
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  3. Mar 23, 2007 #2

    G01

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    Wow.

    The current bidder when I checked, bidded $21,000 to be weightless with Steven Hawking!!!!!

    Someone's making some money on this!
     
  4. Mar 23, 2007 #3
    "100% of the proceeds from this auction will benefit Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation."

    www.starlight.org
     
  5. Mar 23, 2007 #4
    What I find interesting is not that the bid is $21.3k--

    -what I find interesting is that over 47000 have viewed the auction

    (number near bottom of page)



    (From what I've seen, the average for the 'viewed' on a general item may be around 50-150)
     
  6. Mar 23, 2007 #5
    probably got listed on digg or fark
     
  7. Mar 23, 2007 #6

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    Cool, guess I should pay more attention.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2007 #7
    Starlight Starbright is a wonderful foundation! :!!)

    I hope they get a lot of money on this!
     
  9. Mar 24, 2007 #8

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    It is up to 25K now

    A flight with out Steven is only $3500, I thought it would be more.
    It is going for a good cause so, get bidding.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2007 #9
    GedankenExperiment:

    If you had a chance to choose an 'experience' (let's not get too weird here) with someone-----

    who (someone that is still living) would it be?

    what would it be?

    and,

    how much would you pay for the experience?
     
  11. Mar 24, 2007 #10
    I went through a few before deciding that I would like to meet with Professor Sheldon Glashow for a day and I'd give a week's pay for the meeting.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2007 #11
    Ettore Majorana in the case he is still around.:cool:
    There's not much of a real chance for our meeting to take place but he would be my first pick.

    Price?Well,I wouldn't mind spending $50 000 for one hour chatting with him.
     
  13. Mar 24, 2007 #12
    Mrs. Houdini probably spent more than that with no luck.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2007 #13

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    I think they should award one seat to a kid!
     
  15. Apr 1, 2007 #14
    Well--it ended up good for the www.starlight.org --good for them

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    I just clicked the link and---

    the ended listing on ebay disappeared!

    The end was over 70K ---I wonder what happened?--hmmm?
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2007
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