If You Buy Solar Glasses For The August 21st Solar Eclipse You Should Be Embarrassed And Ashamed

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Source –  Looking at the solar eclipse can be risky. Even if you’re in the path of totality, where the moon blocks the sun, the star will be visible as a partial eclipse during nearly 99% of the event. This also means the sun’s damaging rays of ultraviolet light (the same kind that causes sunburns) will be shining — and too much exposure can temporarily or even permanently damage your eyesight, even if you’re wearing regular sunglasses.

While there are many simple, cost-effective ways to protect your peepers, nothing is quite as convenient or nerd-chic as a pair of cheap, paper-framed solar-eclipse sunglasses.

However, eclipse glasses and viewers are selling out across the US, and there are also reports of unscrupulous sellers flooding the market with ineffective fakes to make a quick buck.

Solar-eclipse glasses are not a must-have. You can make a pinhole camera, which is a simple, safe, and inexpensive alternative to looking directly at the sun.

Looking at the sun; not that bad. I’ve done it. I can get up to four seconds before I have to turn away. My eyes always bounce back an hour later too. You know what else isn’t that bad? Waterboarding (in the shower). I’ve also done that. Put a washcloth over your face and look at the faucet. The point I’m trying to make is that our bodies are  more durable than you think.  Which is why the solar glasses craze is so insane. It’s biggest scam since bottled water.  You can look at one percent of the sun for like an hour. Even if you couldn’t these fucking things aren’t going to protect you:

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They’re the same as these:

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The only difference is he 3-D glasses are cooler. Bottom line is solar glasses are a racket and anyone who buys them is an idiot. Amazon just recalled a ton of them and people lost their minds. Foolish move on their part considering no one would’ve known if they were fake in the first place. NASA even put out a statement to telling people where to get them:

“The Space Science Institute’s STAR_Net initiative has distributed more than 2 million ISO-compliant safe solar eclipse glasses to more than 6,900 libraries all across the US.”

Nice. At any rate, I can’t wait for this god damn thing to be over with. August 21st can’t come soon enough. I never want to read or hear about another pair of solar glasses again. They’re not necessary and they’re not cool. And if they are consider me Miles Davis.