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"cargo cult code"?
A super search for "Cargo Cult" will give you some examples of the term being used, usually
in reply to some code in that category. Merlyn is particularly vigorous in down-voting this code.
Other "classic" examples are A lot of Matt Wright's perl CGI code, and the "Pragma: no-cache" myth.
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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