3 August 2005

Mars Hoax

Posted under: at 22:58

Ok, enough of these nonsense. I’m getting tired of receiving several copies of this ‘valuable information’ about Planet Mars:

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultimate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Share this with ur friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again…^_^

Well, almost everything is correct. Yes, I can verify it ‘will’ happen on August 27. Yes, I can verify that Mars ‘will’ come in within 34.65M miles from Earth. And yes, the next time it will happen is in 2287. The ‘as large as the full moon’ bit is made of pure hyperbole but I think I can forgive that. Almost everything else is correct. Well, almost, except for one thing: they forgot to mention the YEAR, what they didn’t mention is that it ‘will’ happen in August 27, 2003. The whole thing had already happened in 2003 and it certainly won’t happen again in 2005!

Please stop spreading outdated information!

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