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  1. #1
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    a essay on hell...

    Ok Its not tech humor, and its a old one I found from years ago...

    but too funny not to post it.

    Now THIS is fxing FUNNY:

    Logic rules again....

    The following is an actual question given on a University of
    Nebraska chemistry midterm. 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.

    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 with
    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. Some of these
    religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to

    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."-- 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."

    Remember -
    The ark was built by amatures...
    The Titanic was built by professionals.

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    Mar 2004
    Nice, My Biology teacher gave us this last year.

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