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  1. #1 event horison 
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    i heard somewhere that if you were to look into the event horison of a black hole you would go mad, is this true?, and if so why?


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    Eh? I never heard that. Maybe it was a metaphor to how complicated black holes can be?


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    i don't see why it would be true...of course, u'd probably be dead due the the intense gravity....that would make me mad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyman
    i heard somewhere that if you were to look into the event horison of a black hole you would go mad, is this true?, and if so why?
    Hmm. I think you are getting that confused with spirituality. In the sense that what you may have heard is that looking into "the void" will send you potty. Having never done this myself im not at liberty to tell you for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyman
    i heard somewhere that if you were to look into the event horison of a black hole you would go mad, is this true?, and if so why?
    I agree with Leo. As we cannot just peer inside a black hole i'm sure none of us here, or anywhere would know the answer to your question. Sorry.
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