Did You Know That the Burj Khalifa Is So Tall That you Can Watch Two Sunsets On the Same Day?

Here's a factoid that will blow your mind: the Burj Khalifa—the largest building in the world—is so tall that you can watch the sunset from the base of the building, get into an elevator right to the top, and watch the sunset all over again.

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In fact, if you are a Muslim living on top of the Burj Khalifa, you will have to fast longer during Ramadan because of this time difference: about three minutes between the time of the sunset on the ground and the sunset on the top.

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You can experience this from every tall structure, however, provided that you have a fast-enough way to reach the top. You can even get the same effect on a calm day at the beach, with no help at all. First, lie down on the sand looking at the horizon. When the Sun completely disappears, jump as fast as you can. You will be able to see the end of the sunset once again.

The longest the structure and the fastest you can get to the top, the longer you will be able to enjoy the second sunset. This happens because the Earth is curved and, by sticking out perpendicular to its curvature, you will be able to see more of what lies behind the horizon.

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DISCUSSION

I really can't stand the sort of people who follow their religion so closely to the letter that they bother themselves with technicalities like that... Like people who, in accordance with their faith, refuse to eat certain foods because they contain certain blends of vanilla which contain trace amounts of caffeine, or those who refuse to have any sort of meat that might have been marinated in wine of liquor.

The spirit of those religious laws is to not indulge in behavior that alters your mental capacity, or state of mind, or fucks with your natural mode of operation. God won't care if you have an ice cream cone with .00001 mg of caffeine.