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Q: Coolest thing ever? I say we each get to nominate two events.

One that occured during your lifetime and that you were to some degree at least a bit aware of.  Second, the all-time coolest thing ever.  Explanation/Justification for choice is required.  Audience will vote.  Highest voted will receive prize of nada, zilch, and nothing.  Good luck and let the bullshit begin! 

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My first thought... The first moon landing and the Apollo 13 mission successful return to earth. I remember watching the first on TV, and the second (the "burn") through my telescope. Both were very cool. 

 

Lots of technological advances and product introductions also come to mind... but none as vividly as the early US Space programs.

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My first thought... The first moon landing and the Apollo 13 mission successful return to earth. I remember watching the first on TV, and the second (the "burn") through my telescope. Both were very cool. 

 

Lots of technological advances and product introductions also come to mind... but none as vividly as the early US Space programs.

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Well, I'm totally with Scahtz on this one...

 

Coolest I've witnessed:  Commander Armstrong taking that First Step on to the surface of the Moon.  Saturn V launch.

 

Coolest ever:  Last Supper 

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It's probably not the coolest thing ever but off the top of my head and without having given it much thought I'd say the end of WW1 must have been a massive thing for everyone involved.

 

Imagine guys living in the trenches for months or even a few years, knee deep in mud, blood and shit, suffering from dysentery, shell shock, disease, hunger, rotten feet, being cold and wet all the time and on top of that being shelled, sniped at, mustard gassed and ordered to charge machine guns.

 

Then one day they're told it's all over and they're going home. Can't imagine how those guys would have felt then. 

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I read somewhere the energy released at launch was equivalent to that generated by a small nuclear device on detonation.  

 

The three space shuttle main engines are clustered at the aft end of the orbiter. As the shuttle lifts off the launch pad and accelerates, the main engines burn a half-million gallons of liquid propellant provided by the giant, rust-colored external fuel tank. The main engines continue to operate for 8.5 minutes after launch, the duration of the shuttle's powered flight. The energy released by the three main engines is equivalent to the output of 13 Hoover Dams. They create a combined maximum thrust of more than 1.2 million pounds.

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Yeah, 69 moon landing, for sure. Not yet a year old when that happened, but in my 50 years nothing else compares to that pivotal event in human history. Next coolest event will be when the US lands a man on Mars. Unless, of course, China gets there first (which is about as likely as Trump getting reelected).

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"09. 11. 2001" in NYC was the event, which I won't ever forget. I was in close proximity (Cape Cod, MA), and ...

 

The coolest thing was Pink Floyd's concert in Vienna Stadhalle on Feb. 1977 at the release of 'Animals' album, which record I have somewhere in original vinyl form.

Stadhalle takes around 15 -18k spectators and every ticket of this sold-out gig came with assigned seat no., similar as in old time 200-seat cinemas.

Stadhalle organisation was impeccable with the personal escort to the almost every seat ... and after some 10' in the comfy chair, huge inflated balloon-pig came out on the ceiling. Each pig's eye was some 4m in diameter ... just to have some reference on the size of the pig ...

... followed by "Big Man, Pig Man, ha ha charade you are ....".

Concert was in 'quadro-something', i.e. very loud, which was the newest thingy ... we were listening in 'stereo-mode' at the time.

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My seventh grade teacher homeroom teacher was a stickler for current events, Mrs. Mary Landrum and geography. We had to know every country and every capital, current events every day from the TV. This is were I got the interest in foreign entanglements and travelling.

 

Saigon was falling and the helicoptors were taking every body out and all of a sudden my teacher fell to her knees wailing in tears, her brother was a cbs foreign correspondent and she just saw his body on a stretcher hauled onto a helicoptor on national television, she never returned to the school and I never verified what happened to her brother or whether he survived.

This event was not cool per say, but it did shape my life and destroy my idealism for America and realize we don't fight wars to win, just to make money, and I started my plan to leave and work abroad and not be dependent on a country that I had lost all faith in forever. Sadly my instincts 45 years ago were exactly correct.

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one cool thing that I was awear of Woodstock,3 days of music,drugs,peace that would have been very cool seeing the bands while being high on LSD.

 

my very 1st concert was the coolest thing in my life time,1983 David Bowie Serious Moonlight Tour  played Western Springs Auckland New Zealand.I was 16 years old.New Zealands biggest concert 80,000 people.

 

Runner up 2nd Coolest thing I did was seeing The Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge Tour in Brisbane Austalia,very stoned very happy seeing my fav band play

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I think the coolest things ever would be hydrogen frozen at absolute zero and maybe when I learn to make peppermint ice cream and soda.

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