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Old 10th June 2004, 01:02   #1
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I got this in my mail....



The following is an actual question given on University of
IOWA chemistry mid-term. The answer was so "profound" that
the professor shared it with Colleagues, which is why we
now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
Read the whole thing...


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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 up
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 lets 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
Ms.Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year, "...that it will
be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you." Taking
into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in
having se*ual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be true,
and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not
freeze.

The student received the only "A" given.


If only i was this creative in my exams!!
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Old 11th June 2004, 00:26   #2
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Nice read,
Looks like ur joining my bandwagon of Mr.Information?
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"Hell"o there,
One of these days, i'm gonna hit the "Highway to Hell". See for myself.

Wait a min, i think i can already hear the "Hells Bells" ringing.

That was one "Hell" of a post, wasn't it?

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Tell me when alright?? U cud leave the vtec with me so that i can take care of it !!
no offense
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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (shravan316 @ June 11 2004,09:46)]Tell me when alright?? U cud leave the vtec with me so that i can take care of it !! *
no offense
I'm planning to take the "highway to hell" and you expect me to leave my Vtec here? And that too with you?

Go to "Hell"

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Dude...u could take my cycle with u...i want it to go to hell anyways...not the Vtec..plz don't take it to hell! (jus kidding man)
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Lol guys,

the title of this thread was really funny....and then reading the posts that followed the main post..... LOL even funnier!

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