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You may find Pointless Statistics interesting.
Perhaps Useless Statistics as well.
Don't dismiss it too quickly. The original sample was taken
offline after the poster left PerlMonks, but run the code at
Re: Pointless Statistics and see why you should be interested.
update Notice that (you should see it by reading
the code) the script will not show anything on the screen,
but only produce several nice HTML files in a temporary
update: Found it O:-)
The moon would crash into the Earth
The moon would breakup at the Roche limit
The wire would turn the Earth into a giant electromagnet
The Earth would turn into a giant yo-yo.
The moon would orbit every ~24 hours, significantly changing the lunar calendar
The centripetal force would rip out the Earth's core
All man-made satellites would be destroyed, causing great havoc
Moon landings would become significantly easier
The rope or wire would break, no matter how strong it was
The Vulcans would show up for First Contact causing yet another revision to the timeline
The Galactic Police would snip the rope and put the Earth on probation
Some idiot would get terrible, terrible, rope burn
We finally get those golf balls back
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