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What's the Coolest Thing You've Ever Seen?
joerocks1981 at 12:26PM, July 7, 2007
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Like, in your lifetime. It could be something a person did, or something you noticed…whatever. Just something you can classify as the coolest thing you've ever seen.

(mine changes…but i recently saw Ball Lightning for the first time the other day.)


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LIZARD_B1TE at 12:29PM, July 7, 2007
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D0m at 12:38PM, July 7, 2007
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Wow.. that question's so broad, it leaves so much to think about. Uhmm…

I saw mountains in Haiti. Real mountains that looked like they could spit boulders and things, and I saw a lot of naturally beautiful things over there…

I'm so gonna kick myself for that later. Like, “God, I shoulda said Sin City or something!”

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Atom Apple at 12:45PM, July 7, 2007
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Gary Sinise playing a bass.
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AQua_ng at 12:54PM, July 7, 2007
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It always changes. I look at a mirror more than once. :)

But anyway, the coolest thing I ever saw was two rainbows.

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fern at 1:04PM, July 7, 2007
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Seeing the stars in Mono Lake. They were just… incredible.

I live in Los Angeles, so you'll understand.
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usedbooks at 1:31PM, July 7, 2007
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I want to list a couple things. One is just a novelty… If you ever get a chance, go to the CN tower in Toronto and stand on the glass floor in the observation deck. It is fun. (I imagine that the new Grand Canyon Skywalk is more thrilling, though…)



The coolest thing, however, was the meteor shower I watched during a summer program at the College of the Atlantic (in Maine). It was as boring as meteor showers tend to be, but we saw a UFO! A light that grew brighter (like it was headed straight for us) and then suddenly sped away at a new angle. The consensus (among all the science teachers and their families) was that it was a “skipper,” a meteor that “bounced off” the atmosphere. Some of the people there thought the angle was a bit too steep for that explanation to hold water. We're pretty sure that's what it was, but that's cool enough, definitely not an everyday sort of thing.
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Red Slayer at 4:48PM, July 7, 2007
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The las time dethklok played.
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dueeast at 4:55PM, July 7, 2007
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Well, in my lifetime, I'd have to say the births of my two children. I had the privilege of being there to support my wife and witness these little miracles happening. :)
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Puff at 4:56PM, July 7, 2007
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My life's kinda dull… the coolest thing I ever saw in real life was probably the otter that lives in the pond in my back yard. He's wild, and he just does whatever he wants. He's so cute and fun to watch. It's pretty neat because I thought of otters as really endangered, and living in colder places. He's living in a suburb in Florida. :0

I'm sure by tomorrow I'll have remembered something cooler that I've seen though. :\
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marine at 5:01PM, July 7, 2007
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I saw this cool webcomic before. Its the coolest thing I've ever seen, this is my opinion.
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Phantom Penguin at 5:25PM, July 7, 2007
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8,000 pounds of explosives going off all at once from a few miles away.
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deletedbyrequest03 at 6:14PM, July 7, 2007
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The fireworks at Epcot! I was there a few weeks ago… They were so cool!

Also, this guy is pretty amazing:


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Disgruntledrm at 4:16AM, July 8, 2007
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This is going to sound pretty lame…

But the huge chunk of scalp permenantly stuck to a screw on a pipe in the auditorium on the catwalk at my old high school. Theatre teacher rammed his head into it accidentally and had to go to the hospital…

There are still hairs in it >.<
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mechanical_lullaby at 5:42AM, July 8, 2007
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I saw a squirrel and a crow weaving in and out of a chain link fence trying to kill each other.
I saw the Flaming Lips and Gogol Bordello from the front row in concert.
There's a mini everglade-like clearing far back in the woods near my house that no one knows about except for me and my brother and a few others. They'll be tearing the whole woods down soon which makes me cry.
I saw the shootout at the Annapolis Mall.

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joeychips at 6:08AM, July 8, 2007
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suzi at 6:18AM, July 8, 2007
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Disgruntledrm
This is going to sound pretty lame…

But the huge chunk of scalp permenantly stuck to a screw on a pipe in the auditorium on the catwalk at my old high school. Theatre teacher rammed his head into it accidentally and had to go to the hospital…

There are still hairs in it >.<

OWWWWWW! D:

The first thing that comes to my mind is when a few months ago I saw a cop car, too rushed to wait for traffic at an intersection, jump the curb and drive through about 100 feet of lightly wooded turf on a huge triangular median at about 45mph, kicking up dust and weaving through the trees. A few days later my dad and I got to see the area from the opposite direction, and the place where we thought he got back on the road was blocked by various wires and poles and things, leaving us utterly perplexed with how he got his car through there…

IT WAS SO BADASS.
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original_jamingrit at 10:40AM, July 10, 2007
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I like Disgruntledrm's and suzi's stories.

The greatest thing I've ever seen is probably Niagra falls.
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artisthazzard at 12:02PM, July 10, 2007
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two segulls going at it ontop of a street light. Sounds like two squeeky toys.
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Vindibudd at 1:14PM, July 10, 2007
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In real life? Night shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center. Light. Thunder. Epic.
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Aurora Moon at 2:12PM, July 10, 2007
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Watched an gang fight between seagulls and ravens/crows once. As in actual whole mobs of birds having a go at each other in the sky.
I think they were mostly likely fighting over land, as seeing birds can be very amazingly more territorial than any other animals I know of.

I couldn't tell who was winning though, there was too many of them. over 20 seagulls and ravens/crows.
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that kid yellow at 11:03PM, July 10, 2007
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transformers the movie……………hahahahahaha
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carly_mizzou at 11:45PM, July 10, 2007
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wow my goodness so many great conributions on this thread even Marine (I joke I kid, seriously)

Gosh I dunno anything I mention seems to pale in comparison to what has been mentioned here already.

It changes day to day for me, I see so many crazy things 'cause I ride a bike to and from work through Venice, Mar Vista, and L.A. totalling about 16-20 miles a day

I dunno this guy today jumped out at me and screamed A-bikearider I swear that he was the REAL strong bad from home star runner…
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Sofox at 4:43AM, July 11, 2007
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I'm not worried about this.
I mean, honestly, DC is a long running company that's got their own way of doing things. It's natural, and even sensible, that in entering a new market they would do it in their own way with their own take. If you want a site that has screened comics and so probably has a higher quality, but less diversity and eccletic comics, look through DC, if you want a wide variety of incredibly diverse, unusual, and many high quality and long running comics, go to DD. Also, the appeal of being published with a long running company may draw many professional comic creators out of the woodwork who instead would be sending submissions directly to companies, and we'd get to read them. Finally, an established firm like DC getting into webcomics could bring a lot of attention to this area and lead to a huge increase in webcomic readers.


There is one thing DD should be wary of. Reading between the lines of that interview, it appears that Zuda will have a new technology for displaying comics (part of reason for 4:3 aspect ratio). I know that most of us are used to it by now, but having to continually read, scroll down, click “next comic” link, wait for page to load before reading again, all the while being distracted by comments by the author and reader (I don't mind it's there, but I can find it distracting) and stuff at the top and side of the screen, isn't exactly the most optimal way to read comics, or even the most optimal way for them to be viewed online. It's possible that DC will have a simplified page that can go to each next comic page just by pressing a button or clicking (no mouse movement, scrolling etc.) As somehone who's read comics that were stored in .cbr format, reading through a comic just by continually hitting the space bar makes reading digital comics a lot easier, leaving you to get more involved in reading the comic itself. (Even little things like having simplified web pages, clicking on the page to move to the next one, and having pages small enough to view on a screen make things so much easier (See Nowhere Girl))
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madscott at 5:41AM, July 11, 2007
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one of the things that come to mind is while in the Navy I saw an F14 crash into the ocean. Scary but still a once in a lifetime thing.
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Ryan McLelland at 10:32AM, July 11, 2007
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I had been living in Israel when a holiday was coming up. Holidays = nothing open. So my buddy and I had heard Petra was cool…in Jordan.

We went without really knowing what it was all about…all we knew was that it was big tombs carved into mountains.

So we got to Petra, stayed the night, and the next morning went off to Petra. We walked through this huge CRACK in the mountain called ‘The Siq’. Went on for a full mile and we are like…“Where's the mountain tomb things?”

We finally get to the end and see something…we come out and this is what we see:



It wasn't right out of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade…it WAS THE EXACT TOMB! It was…amazing. Phenom. I've seen alot of cool things in the world…but walking out of this little long walkway through the mountains and coming to this tomb was…INCREDIBLE.

We then walked on for a couple more miles looking at the various other tombs but…nothing in my life has ever made that big of an impression as seeing that first tomb.
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EmilyTheStrange at 10:46AM, July 11, 2007
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Seeing the Boston skyline at night.
We were staying on the 29th floor of the hotel right next to Fenway park, the view was incredible, espically watching the lights of the T cross over the river. It was all so pretty. :3
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HAM at 4:07PM, July 11, 2007
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Meeting the Booger in Arizona right out on the streets.



That's my Dad standing beside him, lookin' all smug. I took the picture.
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Hyptosis at 8:18AM, July 14, 2007
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Hyptosis at 8:18AM, July 14, 2007
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