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    March 25th, 2005
    Clever Answer...
    The following is supposedly an actual question given on a chemistry
    mid-term exam at the University of Washington. The answer by one
    student was so profound that the professor shared it with colleagues,
    via the Internet, which is, of course, why the rest of us 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

    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 stated 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 2 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."


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    April 20th, 2005

    which explains why, last night, Teresa
    kept shouting, "Oh my God."
    [B]~ Steven Stark[/B]
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    January 18th, 2005
    Smile That is too funny
    Thanks for sharing that.....was not expecting such a CLEVER answer....

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