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Sent: 31 March 2012 12:06
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Press Release “Earth Hour” – Le Meridien Jaipur, An hour in the dark

Dear Colleague,

Today at 08:30pm Le Meridien Jaipur will give massage to save our planet by spending an hour in a dark.

Le Meridien Jaipur fourth participation in “Earth Hour,” I would be grateful if you could showcase this in your next issue.

With many thanks and regards,


This PR person is hugely fortunate that this hasn’t been featured. Although, I have to say I love the idea of a queue of people, all carrying printouts of this email, demanding a massage in their bid to save planet earth.  On the subject of planet earth, it appears that a billiard ball is smoother than this planet of ours. According to this website, earth doesn’t meet the specifications set out by the World Pool-Billiard Association.

If a billiard ball were enlarged to the size of Earth, the maximum allowable bump (mountain) or dent (trench) would be 28,347 metres.

Earth’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, is only 8,848 metres above sea level. Earth’s deepest trench, the Mariana Trench, is only about 11 kilometres below sea level.

So if the Earth were scaled down to the size of a billiard ball, all its mountains and trenches would fall well within the WPA’s specifications for smoothness.

And this has nothing to do with saving the earth or billiard or, really, anything, but it was cute.

Reminded me of Harry Belafonte’s “Mama Look a Boo Boo”.

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