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Seeing another recent idea's name prompted me to write this
"Doing the Wave" is a common pastime at many sports events,
when a whole section of the stadium stands up, followed by the
next, and so on and so forth to create the image of a large
passing through the crowd.
that on a predetermined day, everyone on the Prime
Meridian stands up at once. Then, through the internet, radio,
and television, everyone residing along the next line of
(1 degree West) is notified to stand up. This continues all day
with each line of longitude standing up after the one to its
in a wave much like the ones described above. If pulled off
this global wave could even follow the Sun. When the wave
over oceans, people can rest, except of course for those who
on boats in the middle of the sea. The day would end with the
residents of London and the other cities located on the
Prime Meridian standing up once more at midnight. Of course,
entire event would be televised and webcast to all, along with
the live brass bands, oversize balloons, and fireworks that
accompany the festivities in every major city. This holiday
give the entire world a reason to celebrate, and create a sense
World Mexican Wave
You're about 7 years too late. [phoenix, Sep 14 2009]
||Are deliberately trying to make me puke?
||Oh yes, so insidious am I that I posted an idea specifically to
make you, [unfettered], puke. Come on, man, if you're going
to express dislike for an idea could you do it with a bit more
||And thanks for the link, [phoenix]. Feeling kinda dumb now.
||Well, the vein of the idea can still be tapped. What about a world domino? Or instead of a wave, a 'tsunami'? I dunno... something really bad might work.
||To make it around the earth in 24 hours, the wave would have to progress over 1000 miles an hour at the equator, or about a quarter-mile per second. Seen from the ground, it wouldn't look like a wave; it would just look like everybody standing up and then sitting down more or less at the same time. Seen from anywhere else, would it be visible at all?
||Better idea: Do it at night, and instead of standing up and sitting down, have everyone flick their lights off and then on again (after a suitable pause). Then there's a chance astronauts in space might see something happening.
||Sorry. I thought you were joking.
||As it turns out you are serious about this, please clarify your statement, "This holiday would give the entire world a reason to celebrate...."