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Jimmy Wales, Pete Cashmore endure epic staring contest

In Events, Startups on March 4, 2011 at 12:45 am

UPDATE 4: Jimmy Wales is our winner! Pete broke his stare after someone in the crowd yelled out “Google just bought Twitter!” After looking away, he flipped over a table and stomped out of the room. Wales attributes his win to hours of posing for the Wikipedia banners. “Well, that and I have a kid, so some smells just don’t bother me anymore.”

UPDATE 3: A singular tear rolled down Wales’ face as the contest entered its third hour. Commentators are convinced this is an advanced technique, lulling the Mashable founder into a false sense of security. Event managers have cleaned up the mess left by Cashmore.

UPDATE 2: Measurements have just been taken, and the two founders do indeed seem to be moving closer to each other at a rate of about 2 inches every 15 minutes, although neither has appeared to have taken a step. Pete Cashmore seems completely unfazed by Jimmy’s loud, throat-clearing noises.

UPDATE 1: Cashmore just peed! We are in it for the long haul! Spectators seem split on whether it was a distractionary technique, or if he just needed to go. Wales got visibly angry after the move, but has yet to break his stare.

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and Mashable’s Pete Cashmore have stumbled into each other at a local SF tech meetup. After some idle chit-chat, they locked eyes and have apparently started a staring competition.

More details as they come.

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