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Comic 811 - Ep. 13, Page 80

26th Jul 2011, 1:52 AM in Episode 13 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 26th Jul 2011, 1:52 AM edit delete
The largest optical refracting telescope ever: The Great Paris Exhibition Telescope of 1900! At nearly 200 feet (60 meters) long, with a 1.25 meter lens, it was so big it could only lay on its side, with light from the heavens reflected into it by a 2-meter pivoting mirror.


For science experiments it was not very useful, but for impressing people at the exhibition with the sheer size and scope of SCIENCE, it was pretty good.

Nobody wanted to buy it after the exhibition, so it was just broken up for scrap.


moizmad 26th Jul 2011, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
The real reason it's on it's side is Dude wasn't using it to observe the heavenly bodies above, he was focusing on the heavenly bodies of the girls dorm windows.
vwyler 26th Jul 2011, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Moizmad always beats me to the best punchlines! ;)
moizmad 26th Jul 2011, 5:59 PM edit delete reply
@vwyler, ya gotta get up pretty early to beat this old dyke.
smbhax 26th Jul 2011, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
HMMM true this was the French apres tout.