Just once, in 1960 - An SDMB meme passes on.

Jacques Piccard, the explorer who piloted a bathyscaphe to the bottom of the Marianas Trench in 1960 passed away at the age of 86 today.

AP link.

I think this is the first time I’ve seen the subject of an SDMB inside joke make the news.

Apparently, he only went there once. For 20 minutes.

Swiss explorer Jacques Piccard died today. He is one of the two men who went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Once. For 20 minutes. In 1960.

Shit :mad: Beaten by 18 minutes. Would a kind mod please close this thread. Sorry for the bother.

What a shame. Killed by a 1920s sty

Oh never mind

Did you hear that ocean explorer Jacques Piccard recently died?

I wonder if he’s going to be buried at sea… and where?

I expect it’ll be a short ceremony. Maybe under a half hour.

If only you’d waited two more minutes…

Turns out it was a false alarm. At the funeral, Piccard abruptly sat up in the casket and cried “Gotcha ya!”

And then handed out pie.

goes to hell for laughing hysterically

Is that why it smells like burning dog in here?

Story of my life. Premature postulation :frowning: