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Can you ever get to the end of a rainbow?

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WalterIWilliams

Technically no because the light refraction causing you to see it wouldn't be visible by the time you got there...... That's probably why there aren't many Pots of Gold millionaires out there :))

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Why do u have to get technical geez mess up everyones dream!!!!
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Sorry...:) It's still ok to wish on stars...:))
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Technical terms r cool. Dreams r too tho!
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i agree with WalterlWilliams
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where's the fun in that? DARE to be different!
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@ 2Foot & Tombaugh. So you don't like WalterWilliams' answer. Factual yet light-hearted. But it's too scientific, not edgy enough for you? I guess you'd rather be dumbed down like so many people these days. The kind of people Jay Leno interviews when he does his "Jay Walking" segment. 'Betcha know nothing about rainbows but can tell me everything about the Kardashians.
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oh i KNOW i could tell you everything about the Kardashians:))
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It's okay...You asked the most popular question in history and I've been beaten up over it :)) I'll be alright....must of deserved it ...LOL
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worry about it
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i meant dont worry about it
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kardashians my mo loves seeing them
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That's sad,I wanted the gold..lol

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Of course! :)

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yah oh and if you want follow me or comment on me
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Mhmm! :)
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depending on your meaning

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getting to the end of an actual rainbow
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Only in your dreams.

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dang:/
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ive had those dreams(;
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But then we wake up...
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then poof! its gone! :D
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Hehe, amadan, all rainbows begin and end in the country where the Big Man himself and his disciple The Edge were born. Ireland ya #%+#

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Maybe not, but I've been close.

For a few years I worked on the 42nd floor of Sydney World Trade Centre and just once we became aware of a rainbow that was centred on the building. It was a complete circle and we were in the middle of it. It was just a freak atmospheric situation that I've not heard of anywhere else.

In similar vein here's a link to a photograph my son took. He was hang gliding and photographed his own shadow on a cloud with a complete rainbow around it. The white flecks you can see through the cloud are waves breaking on the rocks.

It was taken at Stanwell Park, just south of Sydney. It's Australia's hang gliding capital.

http://users.tpg.com.au/adslpu7j/graphics/rainbow.jpg

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Way cool pic Dozy! That's frameable in my book!
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That is beautiful!
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Chills. Still as i'am typing . : ))
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Thanks, folks. He's taken a lot of pics while flying but only one like that. It's unusual.
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Great pic!!
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wow-- beautiful photograph
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It was a bit small. I might replace it with a larger version -- or a "click to enlarge" copy.
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Idliketobuyavowel

In my whole life previous I would have said no. But earlier this year, I actually drove thru the end of a rainbow on the Obed summit near Hinton, Alberta, Canada.

Without a word of a lie, we actually were bathed in red-orange, then green-blue, then purple light as we drove along. Maybe 200 yards or more, it was like the blink of an eye.

Mrs. Idliketobuyavowel shed tears (why is that?). Do you know that the end of a rainbow moves very quickly, and it was at least a mile away (perpendicular to the highway) when I checked in my rearview mirror? 10 seconds later.

spectacular.

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A great experience. Some people I'd accuse of BS, you I believe without hesitation. And, yes, I understand why Mrs Vowel cried.
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wwtthh
Yeah! just a fleeting glimpse, then, it's gone! but a great memory though, huh!
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Very very cool
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cool indeed
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Idliketobuyavowel
I saw the damn thing coming for about five minutes, too. I even mentioned "heh - we'll be at the end of the rainbow soon", laughingly, because I believed it to be an illusion.

Rainbows move, I guess based on the the earth's rotation and the angle of the sun, but I sho enough was in the end of the rainbow once, and it was a freak of timing and nature. And I don't trade in Bullshoot - don't buy OR sell - so I'm sayin it happened.
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it is formed due to scattering of light.when we approach near it it appears to move away from us.we can never get to the end of rainbow..............

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It's all a matter of perspective...I think....but you know What? Mr. Idlovetobuyavowel just reminded me that I did actually drive thru a rainbow on Hwy 58...just South of Mojave. I caught the blue/violet ray. It was cool and surreal...but yes real.

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Great for you too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Is'nt interesting that those of us who did experience the end of the rainbow were all in moving cars?
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...and we all found a golden moment!
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of course not because rainbow is just a light !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

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No because rainbows don't end on the ground!

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If you do you can't see it because you are really only seeing the reflection of water against the sun.

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I tried this about a month ago. My answer is yes on the rarest of occasions. The light has to be coming from the correct direction. All these years I thought the answer was no. I was wrong.

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no

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yea if you feel like going that far.

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haha:))
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yes but this is a matter of perception

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No, as soon as you get get to where you think the rainbow is, it disappears.

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go find out if u wanna no so bad

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it might be too far
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it depends...are you saying it metaphorically or literally?
if you are saying it Metaphorically then you can but if your saying it literally...then only in you dreams:)

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no it just continues

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No, because a rainbow is virtual

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ya there is a end to a rainbow but its also true that we can get to end of rainbow only in stories and cartoons.

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no not technically unless you find the source

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Yes but only if your riding a unicorn :)

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good thing i got one of those!!
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don't think so

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no because the rainbow is a circle

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no you can not get to the end of a rainbow it is impossible

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no because a rainbow is formed when the sun reflects off water which makes us see colors when in reality its just our mind playing tricks on us when nothing is really there.

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you will have to go so so far then you will find it but only in dreams

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yes there is a master card in the bottom of the pot
i saw this on a commerscial

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yes, go find that pot of gold!!!!wooohooo + that little leprachaun

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lol nawww mane

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no wat r u thinking you can if the rain bow is goals you want to acheive

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nooooooooo never

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No.

http://community.discovery.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9701967776/m/5111941998

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However, You can only chase rainbows in your dreams....You won't earn any money out of it though. :(
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only if your a leprachaun

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you can't, you might not be able to see it but a rainbow is actually a whole circle we can only see the top part or it ( half a circle)

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I was at the end of a rainbow before....or was it I was at the end of a Rope...either way I saw no Gold....I see Ugly People....and it scares me....:)

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Don't let us scare yoiu, Mike. Get us on video and turn us into stars... :-)
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hahah Dozy I did not mean you were Ugly...and I sure will make you a star....when I come to Austrailia, I will sure put you on film...
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Nope. Rainbows are just the different colors of light showing through raindrops in the sky. If you get too close, you won't even be able to see it anymore.

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I think no because we all know that it is made of a reflection off of the planet Earth........ very good question though....

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the answer is......NO!!!!!!!!!

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yea i think

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no. its impossible, because a rainbow's a circle

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no

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no the a rainbow just goes on and on and on

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no i do not think so because it is just water vapor

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No, it's impossible. Chances are it just leads to the ocean, i don't know what's under water.

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no :P
but if you ever do i saw that pot of gold first o-o

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no its not possible because its just a colorful shadow and shade of the sun and rain dont believe the saying that there is a pot of gold or anything like that its not true trust me:)

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you really can't find the end of the rainbow!

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yes because a rainbow ha a short length

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no, the moisture and the light refraction end before the rainbow does

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To be honest you can never get to the end of a rainbow because it is made of light and each time you move it moves so even if it looks like the end is close you can NEVER get to the End OF A RAINBOW
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no because a rainbow is a reflection of light

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no

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maybe have you tried.try it next time you see a rainbow

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yyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa

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no it will just get longer because its a reflection of light from the rain

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no

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No, it's not REALLY there. The sun shines a specific way bouncing off of things which creates a "rainbow". So, no, technically you CANNOT get to the end of a rainbow.

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I hope so! and i think so.. :)

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Well i think sp and i dont think so dont know which one to choose sorry :)

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no

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yes

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No silly they're optical illusions! they appear when the light like hits water vapor or something like that. but i think everyone always has that small hope that there IS an end and they'll find a pot of gold....lol

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it's guarded by hundreds of angry leprechauns

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this ones my favorite lol
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no You can't because a rainbow is a reflection of rain.the Term get down to the rainbow means to hurry up

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no

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no hell no

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no

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no

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actually there's no a pot of gold in the end of rainbow because there is no end of rainbow. Rainbow is a circle therefore it has no endpoint.


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it is impossible to get to the other side of a rainbow because it is a evaporation from rain water and the sunlight reflects off of it making the colors.

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if you have Skittles

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no

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No it is not possible because rainbows are simply the refractions of light through the water left in the air after rain and is seen through your point of view. If you move, so will the rainbow so it is impossible to catch it.

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maybe

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I believe so, but there won't be any gold there sadly. :( I really wish there was cause I'd be able to use that for spending money and not have to get part-time summer jobs lol.

Research on a search engine online about rainbows. You'll find the scientific stuff on some websites that show up, I'm sure.

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no you can never get to the end of the rainbow.

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no one knows

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no

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no the more closer you get to the rainbow the more farther it will get. and there is no pot of gold it is only a little lake or something

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nope. Its an optical illusion.
I once rode by one and we were getting closer and closer and it just seemed to jump away. haha

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The a rainbow just goes on and on and on

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Yes. Did it. By accident. Didn't think it was possible. If a rainbow is caused only by refraction of light through water droplets in the air, then the apparent location of the rainbow should shift as you change position causing it to always have the same angle of refraction relative to your changed position, right? Wrong. When I was a kid in the back seat with my dad driving we drove around the curve of a mountain and right through the end of a rainbow we had been approaching. It did not move, and could still be seen looking out the back of the car. Can't explain it, don't understand it and I'm 56 now. But I remember it very well. Surprised the shit out of me!

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yes

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yes, but instead of a pot of gold you will only find Jude Law singing a pocket full of sunshine with, Forest Whitaker, Terrence Howard, and Kevin Spacey

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ya if you follow the leprechaun

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no,it is so far ,if we acheive it fails

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I hope so ;D

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No one knows.

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no!!!!! cause, rainbow is in the sky ,and sky has no ending....(simple)

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Impossible for you to get to the end of a rainbow

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no you can keep chasing a rainbow but you will never find the end of it because its a reflection of the sun and rain/water you can't chase it down.

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no

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No, rainbows are really round.You just can't see over the horizion.

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It could be possible it would just take a
lot of time!

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no its too far

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depending on what ur lukn 4... can never b too sure though...not many ppl can say they reached the end of the rainbow

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No Because by the time you get there its already faded away.

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No you cannot, however, everyone sees their own individual rainbow because the refraction of the light, which creates the colors, is based on the angle to your eyes. Maybe with teamwork you can get to the end of your friends rainbow and share.

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no because it is the sky

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I saw the end of a rainbow once. It was the sidewalk=(

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not unless you are in really good shape

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Nope.

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if you eat some skittles you could or find a pink fluffy unicorn dancing on a rainbow.

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only left handed leprechauns.

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no its a complete circle

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no

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you could get to the end of the color

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No. Rainbows are not even real, they are just projections of light in the sky. If you moved, then the illusion of the rainbow floating in the sky would just move with you. Therefore, it's impossible for anyone or anything to get to the end of a rainbow.

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no

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dont think so

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Yes, just eat a skittle.