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# Hell....:D watch

1. I thought it was funny

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 will 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 still have not

succeeded in having an affair with her, then #2 above cannot be true,

and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze over."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"
2. Hahahah.. weird theories indeed!
3. haha that is brilliant
4. thats worth a A
5. I have seen that before, its a classic
6. (Original post by lilsunflower)
Hahahah.. weird theories indeed!

Indeed, what the hell, an A, i guess it is creative!
7. but souls don't have a mass...or do they?
8. that is very good....i'm amazed as to how this person wrote such a clear and methodical argument in a limited amount of time
9. (Original post by p8224)
but souls don't have a mass...or do they?

Try tellin the profesor that gave him an A that!
10. (Original post by p8224)
but souls don't have a mass...or do they?
don't ruin the joke!
11. souls do have a mass - 21g. Thats the mass a body decreases by on average at the point of death, believed by many to be caused byb the soul exiting the body.
12. (Original post by samd294)
souls do have a mass - 21g. Thats the mass a body decreases by on average at the point of death, believed by many to be caused byb the soul exiting the body.
I've been meaning to see that film for ages now. Might get the DVD.
13. (Original post by mockel)
don't ruin the joke!
oh...umm..whoops! sorry!

(Original post by samd294)
souls do have a mass - 21g. Thats the mass a body decreases by on average at the point of death, believed by many to be caused byb the soul exiting the body.
well there ya go! the joke's not ruined anymore!
14. (Original post by samd294)
souls do have a mass - 21g. Thats the mass a body decreases by on average at the point of death, believed by many to be caused byb the soul exiting the body.
no they don't if you believe that you have fallen for another urban myth
15. very good! ive already given rep out tho
16. Seen it before, don't think it is really from a student answering some stupid question. Quite funny though.

MB
17. (Original post by p8224)
but souls don't have a mass...or do they?
nor a volume...souls aren't quantifiable...

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