Small Italian village builds giant mirror to end 83 days of darkness (10 Photos & Video)


  • Sean

    Neat! At least now the sun wont get in your eyes… o wait

    • Smokey

      #9 Looks like The Dude

  • 6_Crack_rocks

    Archimedes is alive and well, just living in Italy now.

    • miles.v

      In fact, Archimedes lived in Syracuse in Sicily.

  • AssClown

    Archimedes will be so proud.

    • Archimedes

      I'm extremely proud.

  • ST33

    #6 Holy brightness.

    • Underbaker

      I don't think the vacationing vampires are going to appreciate you ruining their winter retreat.

  • itstanrum

    Intro of whiteness…

  • Funk Monkey

    I don't really know anything about light reflection or refraction (whichever is the more common term in this case) but wouldn't a convexly curved mirror allow sunlight to be shone on more of the town?

    • The engineer


    • CaptainInsano

      Probably a lot more expensive

  • itscaleb1984

    No, that big bright light is not for target practice…

  • Unfkngblvbl

    that's gonna burn

  • Royce

    better hope there's no kid with a bb gun…

    • TitoRigatoni

      Pretty sure that's polished metal, not glass.

    • JHL1

      Don't worry. He'd shoot his eye out.

  • Bob

    It's no Angelina Jolie's right leg.

  • JayDee

    Would have been funny if it concentrated the sunlight and set the village on fire.

  • Reality Guy


    Or, you could just fucking move to where its sunny.

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      Yeah, because upheaving the entire village would be a *lot* easier than merely installing a mirror on a hillside.

      I genuinely see no flaw in your suggestion, sir!

      • ****

        yea.. but make it makes you wonder why they settled there in the first place, unless this is some new geological phenomena to the village.

    • ancientlegacy

      There's a better way…

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      • phdonme

        Much improved…..

  • Daisey

    Or they could just move…

    • Darkside

      How long has the town been without light for them to come up with this???

  • steeb2er

    Almost as bright as the sun … weird, huh?

  • Zedhere

    Yeah, Ralph burst into flames, we're gonna need a new Mayor.

  • tomas

    In America we just would have blown the mountain to pieces

    • Evan

      America!!! Fuck yea!!!

  • iDiot

    very old news… they build this thing in 2006… way to stay current, chive.

    • truth

      Chive is not a news blog and you are not Walter Cronkite. Get over yourself.

  • Royce

    Building a city where there's no sun? Kind of like building New Orleans below sea level… It just shouldn't happen. Doh.

    • Dick Salad

      This comment was way cooler when you made it on youtube…

  • Count Dracula

    Crap! Time to move again.

  • dorkheimervanjensen

    Push the town to the sunlight.puusshh!!!

  • fg365s

    Big deal. I live in Vancouver. We don't see sun from October to April every year.

    • Billy

      No wonder it's so depressing here.

    • ArticJester

      I live in Ireland, we haven't seen the sun since the great summer of 1992. Best three days ever.

      • _maxPain_

        actually made me laugh,, I know Ireland can be cloudy but the folks are so lightened up and warm,,you do just fine without heavy dosages of UV rays…

  • oli

    Why the hell doesnt the chives work on my phone

  • Rinkelstein

    Guys, you are making money off of this endeavor. How about not fucking over the people who pay you. Fix the app already.

  • Matt

    Some men just want to watch the sun shine.

  • Takingbackcider

    A village of Supervillians….

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