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Jimmy Kimmel asks people if they’re prepared for a ‘5.5-magnitude equinox’

Are you prepared for the dangers of this year's extra-strong autumnal equinox?

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Published Sep 24, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 10:23 pm CDT

You know what an equinox is, right? It’s one of the two days each year when daytime and nighttime last the same number of hours.

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If you couldn’t explain that before now, it’s really no biggie—unless you’re one of the people Jimmy Kimmel tricked into pretending they thought the equinox is a dangerous natural phenomenon.

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To celebrate the autumnal equinox on Wednesday, Kimmel sent out one of his correspondents to ask people if they were prepared for a “5.5-magnitude equinox.” Obviously, this was total nonsense, but that didn’t stop people from blithely explaining why you should dig a tunnel to escape the perils of an extra-strength equinox.

Will Kimmel ever run out of idiots willing to share their ill-informed opinions on camera? All signs point to no.

Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2015, 8:32 am CDT