If Earth Had Rings
First off, they would be really pretty to look at. They would also dominate the sky in both night and day at exactly the same place as they would never rise nor set. And at night you would see the Earth’s shadow swing across the rings, like in the 4th photo here.
However, life would be very different on Earth if this were the case. Nocturnal animals would have a hard time being nocturnal, as the light reflecting from the rings would illuminate the night.
Because we are closer to the Sun than Saturn is, the rings would be more rocky than ice, making them less bright but still pretty bright. In fact, you would see far less stars at night (living anywhere other than the equator or the arctic circle) because of the light pollution and not to mention ruin most meteor showers because of that.
During the day the rings would block sunlight in certain regions of the planet creating wild weather cycles and effecting plant life as well. So basically, they would be definitely pretty to look at but they would also make a whole lot of things screwy.
Illustrations by Ron Miller // io9
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DANGIT EARTH! WHY YOU NO HAVE RINGS!
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Ad from Wanted Comics #24 (April 1950).
IT LOOKS EXPENSIVE
In case y’all are wondering, Wikipedia says Eternium is “a metal (the strongest metal) from the planet Eternia in the T.V. Series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.” Laughing and curious, I used the all-mighty google to find this. Here’s a pic sans “jewels.” IT LOOKS EXPENSIVE.
Given the internet’s amusement over this, an intact one might actually be worth something to comics aficionados.
fellow traveler locates picture of the actual lucky skull ring. if this is in any way disappointing or disillusioning to you or seems any other thing than COMPLETELY AWESOME AND BADASS, then I am sorry friend but we cannot marry and I must to my father’s castle to await a more fitting suitor