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The Yancey 04-18-2014 04:34 PM

Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.c...?itok=dtYALXPk

Well, it gets points for creativity. Some pranksters—or perhaps just PR folks—at Foreo have put up a page proposing humankind solve its energy crisis by brightening the moon. A brighter moon would eliminate the need for nighttime streetlights, Foreo proposes. Super-moonlit streets would thus save electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the page says.

Now, I know Foreo is not serious, not least because it's a cosmetics company, not a space technology one. Nevertheless, I thought it'd be fun to look at some of the consequences of brightening the moon that the folks at Foreo might have missed: http://www.popsci.com/article/scienc...src=SOC&dom=fb

JerseyBird 04-18-2014 05:43 PM

Re: Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
If they ever tried this, Bob Seger's lyrics would be even more poignant

Sonofacock 04-18-2014 06:07 PM

Re: Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerseyBird (Post 4138079)
If they ever tried this, Bob Seger's lyrics would be even more poignant

Shame on the moon

roosterdude21 04-18-2014 11:06 PM

Re: Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
We just need to bring it closer. Now that we know it's not made of green cheese.

JerseyBird 04-19-2014 07:05 AM

Re: Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
What if the moon was made of spare ribs? Would you eat it then?

GamecockDad1531 04-19-2014 12:32 PM

Re: Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
I know I would.

ReCOCKulous 04-20-2014 05:13 PM

Re: Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerseyBird (Post 4138287)
What if the moon was made of spare ribs? Would you eat it then?

I know I would. If wash it down with a tall, cold Budweiser. So Norm, would ya?


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