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CNN's Don Lemon Asks If a Black Hole Could've Swallowed the Missing Plane (Video)

While speculating on the whereabouts of the missing plane, the CNN anchor entertained the possibility the plane could've been sucked into a black hole

Has cable news completely gone to the zoo?

As CNN's wall-to-wall coverage on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane continued late on Wednesday, Don Lemon asked an aviation expert whether Flight 370 could have been sucked up by a black hole. The question, which appeared to fly contrary to the laws of physics, was first brought up by a curious viewer on Twitter.

“That's what people are saying,” Lemon observed. “I know it's preposterous — but is it preposterous?”

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“Well, it is,” answered Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation. ”A small black hole would suck in our entire universe so we know it's not that. The Bermuda Triangle is often weather. And ‘Lost’ is a TV show. So I think — I always like things for which there's data history, crunch the numbers. So for me those aren't there.”

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However Schiavo applauded viewers for trying to come up with answers, no matter how unscientific and speculative.

“I think it's wonderful that the whole world is trying to help with their theories and I absolutely love their theories,” she said.

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  • Woop DeDoo

    Well, a small black hole wouldn't “suck in our entire universe.” Otherwise we wouldn't even exist. I think that she meant out entire solar system or something.
    I don't really blame Don Lemon for asking the question if a massive number of morons were curious.

  • Jim

    CNN's Don Lemon Asks If a Black Hole Could've Swallowed the Missing Plane

    Ask the Walt Disney Co. They made a movie about a black hole.

    • Dave

      The black hole and the needle in a hay stack have a lot in common, however in this case I believe the pilot's cell phone was made to tell another aircraft of his departure time, when they reached that supposed turnaround the other aircraft flying at 12000 ft turned on his transponder at same time Flt 370 turned their's off and continued to the destination airport that he wiped off the simulator. I believe it landed safely, however, the passengers may end up collateral damage.

  • I M Drunk

    It figures Don Lemon wold have a black hole on his mind,

  • Newzheimer

    This guy really belongs on Faux News with the one who seems to think that Noah and the Great Flood happened in 14 AD. Which was after Christ was born and when the Roman Empire was at its height. You know, real recorded history was in place. Not some bronze age fairy tale. SMH

  • Michael Difani

    I think the airliner was struck and blown apart by a shooting star—a meteor from Mars, the God of War, folks. Seriously, I have no idea what happened to Flight 370.

  • Barrs Saulzberg

    Don is a sweetie leave him be