Thursday, 14 January 2010

Interesting things to pass the time with

So I'm browsing through internet quotes and things to make a new banner. Some of them just HAVE to be shared!

35 fun things to do whilst driving:
10. Occasionally wave a stuffed animal/troll doll/Barbie out your window or sunroof. Feel free to make it dance.

I have done this! Sitting in traffic I had a collection of hand puppets in the car. So we decided to entertain everyone else on the motorway by creating puppett shows out the sunroof. Needless to say there were some very amused children and happy parents that day on the M1!

Actual "Safety Instructions"
On a child's Superman costume -- "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)

I blame the parents too!

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington engineering mid-term. The answer was so "profound" that the Professor shared it with colleagues, and the sharing obviously hasn't ceased...

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or Endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote Proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law, (gas cools off when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let us look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year, "...that it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you.", and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze."

This student received the only A.

Did you know that?

  • Mosquitos have teeth?
  • The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world?
  • We are currently hurtling through space at 66,700 MPH? And we cant feel it because we have no "speed organ" and can only determine speed realitive to something else?

Queen of finding excellent YouTube videos = Kirsty.

Here are two that had us giggling over lunch!

Scottish Sock Puppets tribute to Michael Jackson

Darth Vadar in the canteen (Eddie Izzard is the most hysterical comedian I've ever seen)


Happy Thursday people! :)

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