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Celtkin
02-28-2008, 08:39 PM
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :

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 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 at which souls are moving into Hell and the
rate at which 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's look at the different religions that exist in the world
today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their
religion, you will go to Hell.

Since there is 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 proportionately 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. 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 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 slept with her last night, then number two
must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already
frozen over.

The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it
follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore,
extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a
divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting,

"Oh my God."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+

COMEBACKRICKY
02-28-2008, 08:54 PM
:sidelol: LOL nice post!

I especially love the last part

finswin56
02-28-2008, 11:53 PM
Hilarious!

Stitches
02-29-2008, 10:11 AM
Fake! :rolleyes:



Sorry, don't mean to burst anyone's bubble. It is funny, but it isn't an actual answer from an exam.

Celtkin
02-29-2008, 11:16 AM
Fake! :rolleyes:



Sorry, don't mean to burst anyone's bubble. It is funny, but it isn't an actual answer from an exam.

No kidding. :lol:

bkbuffet
02-29-2008, 11:53 AM
Very entertaining! :)

spydertl79
02-29-2008, 01:37 PM
Thats something I would write on an exam.

unluckyluciano
02-29-2008, 01:43 PM
Fake! :rolleyes:



Sorry, don't mean to burst anyone's bubble. It is funny, but it isn't an actual answer from an exam.
Well I do believe the described boyle's law is not boyle's law but the complete relation of volume to temperature...........

P1V1T2 = P2V2T1 ........... I think not too sure.....

Celtkin
02-29-2008, 02:00 PM
Well I do believe the described boyle's law is not boyle's law but the complete relation of volume to temperature...........

P1V1T2 = P2V2T1 ........... I think not too sure.....

That is what is know as the General Gas law and takes into account Boyle's law and Charles' law.

Boyle's law states that:

p1V1=p2V2 and is derived from the Ideal Gas law

FINintheMOON
02-29-2008, 11:56 PM
Shouldn't this be a "LOUNGE" thread? :unsure::unsure:

Celtkin
03-01-2008, 12:00 AM
Shouldn't this be a "LOUNGE" thread? :unsure::unsure:

Could most of the lounge crowd get past the P1 part of the equation? :lol:






















j/k :up::kick:

FinsGirlie
03-01-2008, 12:35 AM
Fake! :rolleyes:



Sorry, don't mean to burst anyone's bubble. It is funny, but it isn't an actual answer from an exam.

Thank you Captain Obvious.....it was a good thing you were here Stitches :lol::tongue:

FINintheMOON
03-01-2008, 06:44 PM
Could most of the lounge crowd get past the P1 part of the equation? :lol:


j/k :up::kick:

I understand your point bro... BTW, I was J/K when I posted...:hi5:

JCowScot
03-08-2008, 05:14 AM
:sidelol:Got a good laugh out of that one. Sounds like something I actually wrote on a college exam once...I got an A on it as well!:D

Den54
03-08-2008, 11:44 AM
Fake! :rolleyes:



Sorry, don't mean to burst anyone's bubble. It is funny, but it isn't an actual answer from an exam.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/03/captain-1.jpg

Phinzone
03-08-2008, 03:30 PM
funny as hell, made my day. Thanks!

dolphinfan2k5
03-08-2008, 06:53 PM
Good stuff :up:

Mike13
03-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Could most of the lounge crowd get past the P1 part of the equation? :lol:


j/k :up::kick:

I knew I kept my chemistry notes for a reason.