CLEVER ANSWER ACES THE TEST
I used this one two or three years ago. Typical of the Internet, I get in back every now and then as an Ethernet floater and usually delete it. This time, however, I am sending it along to you in case you may have missed it.
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington mid-term chemistry exam. The professor considered one student’s answer so profound that he shared it with colleagues via the Internet — which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
The “Bonus Question” on the exam was:
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 (a girlfriend of mine 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.”
That student received the only “A.”
Here’s a fun little word game for those of you who like brain teasers.
I will give you a clue by answering the first one of these well-known titles or phrases so you will know what to expect. Some may take longer to solve than others, but I‘m sure you can get them all. Merely read each phrase aloud to yourself and listen to the sound and rhythm of the words. Fast phrasing may help:
1. Radar Softer Laws Stark: Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Shell Off Smee Shell Off Smee Knot:
3. Dusk Harlot Ladder:
4. Them Pyres Tracts Bach:
5. Ooze Off Raid Huff Fortune Yaw Wharf?:
6. Whomper Data Tuba Data:
7. Men wile Pack Adder Wrench:
8. Force Currents Heaven Yours Hag Hoe:
9. Echoer Deck Curried Hock:
10. Depict Sheriff Torah Yank Ray:
11. Heap Lorry Bassoon Hum:
12. Hate Pauline Decide Park Head:
13. Ultra Stop Hen Knob Plastic, Hoe:
14. Specks Awfully Hank Curry Up Hex Tech:
15. Less Strain Took Larks Fill:
16. Gimmick Rag Conan Eyed Okayer:
17. Apple Latch Her Leech Hence Toothy Fleck:
18. Up Pig Visional Lid Help Bond:
After you have completely given up on one or more of the answers… scan downward
Radar Softer Laws Stark - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Shell Off Smee Shell Off Smee Knot - She loves me, she loves me not
Dusk Harlot Ladder - The Scarlet Letter
Them Pyres Tracts Bach - The Empire Strikes Back
Ooze Off Raid Huff Fortune Yaw Wharf - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Whomper Data Tuba Data - One potato, two potato…
Men wile Pack Adder Wrench - Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
Force Currents Heaven Yours Hag Hoe - Four score and seven years ago…
Echoer Deck Curried Hock - Hickory, dickory, dock…
Depict Sheriff Torah Yank Ray - The Picture of Dorian Grey
Heap Lorry Bassoon Hum - e pluribus unum
Hate Pauline Decide Park Head - 8-ball in the side pocket
Ultra Stop Hen Knob Plastic, Hoe - All dressed up and no place to go
Specks Awfully Hank Curry Up Hex Tech - Speak softly and carry a big stick
Less Strain Took Larks Fill - Last Train to Clarksville
Gimmick Rag Conan Eyed Okayer - Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care…
Apple Latch Her Leech Hence Toothy Fleck - I pledge allegiance to the flag…
Up Pig Visional Lid Help Bond - A big fish in a little pond
Forwarded by Bill Thompson
Here’s a little game to play and pass along to family and friends.
By looking at each picture you must decide whether the person is a computer geek or a serial killer.
Go with your gut feeling then click on your choice.
Your score awaits you at the end.
CLICK HERE TO START. [http://www.malevole.com/mv/misc/killerquiz ]
OLNY SRMAT POEPLE CAN RAED TIHS
Forwarded by Kim Simmons, Nestle Canada, Inc.
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Without looking at a reference book, write down the answer to each of the following questions. If you don’t know, guess.
1. Which is the largest city in the world?
2. Name the top 10 nations in order of world population.
3. Name the U.S. cities that rank within the top 10 in the world’s city population?
4. Name the top 5 U.S. metropolitan areas in order of population.
5. Name the top 5 U.S. states by population.
After writing your answers/guesses, check the answers as follows:
1. CLICK HERE [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_most_populous_cities_in_the_world ] and scroll down.
2. CLICK HERE [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population] and scroll down to near the end of page.
3. CLICK HERE [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_most_populous_cities_in_the_world ] and scroll down.
4. CLICK HERE [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_by_population ] and scroll down.
5. CLICK HERE [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_US_states_by_population ] and scroll down.
Muskogee Okie Ed Gilstrap sent the following and it is one of those puzzles that keep bugging you until you solve it. It may take a while but if you are familiar with the Bible, you should eventually find all thirty. Some are obvious and others cleverly hidden. I was stuck on 29 until I finally found Acts.
BIBLE BOOK SEARCH
From Ed & Jan Gilstrap
(Have fun doing this with someone you love)
There are thirty books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much; he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his johnboat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving; she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam; especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new sales record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, “The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight.” Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus. There really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found.
THE “__________” STATE
By Jug Varner
Every state has a nickname. Some have more than one. Here is a simple 50-question test to see how many of these adopted names you know and to which state each applies. All but one will fill in the blank as “The __________ State” The exception is a key word that fits into a simple phrase “Land of ________________.”
Some of these states have more than one such nickname, but the ones below are supposedly the latest official approved names.
School history studies introduced us to many of them in days of yore, but anyone who has traveled a lot, or who keeps up with collegiate sports, should know many of them by association.
If you can’t correctly match at least 35 of them, you’re not trying very hard… or…
19 Grand Canyon
21 Green Mountain
25 Last Frontier
26 Lone Star
29 Mount Rushmore
31 North Star
33 Old Dominion
34 Old Line
36 Peace Garden
39 Pine Tree
41 Show Me
46 Tar Heel
DON'T PEEK AT THE ANSWERS BELOW UNTIL YOU GIVE THIS YOUR BEST SHOT.
For general information about these nicknames CLICK HERE [http://www.50states.com/bio/nickname1.htm].
Also, here are the answers if you want to check them against your own results:.
01-Hawaii 02-Wisconsin 03-Massachusetts 04-Oregon 05-Utah 06-Kentucky 07-Ohio 08-Colorado 09-Connecticut 10-Nebraska 11-New York 12-New Mexico 13-Wyoming 14-Washington 15-Delaware 16-New Jersey 17-Idaho 18-California 19-Arizona 20-New Hampshire 21-Vermont 22-Iowa 23-Indiana 24-Pennsylvania 25-Alaska 26-Texas 27-Mississippi 28-West Virginia 29-South Dakota 30-Arkansas 31-Minnesota 32-Rhode Island 33-Virginia 34-Maryland 35-South Carolina 36-North Dakota 37-Georgia 38-Louisiana 39-Maine 40-Illinois 4-Missouri 42-Nevada 43-Oklahoma 44-Kansas 45-Florida 46-North Carolina 47-Montana 48-Tennessee 49-Michigan 50-Alabama.
Forwarded by AirBurd. Originator unknown.
When you rearrange the letters of some words or phrases - using each letter only once and with no letters left over - you can get some surprising results. Here are a few examples:
DORMITORY becomes DIRTY ROOM
PRESBYTERIAN becomes BEST IN PRAYER
DESPERATION becomes A ROPE ENDS IT
THE MORSE CODE becomes HERE COME DOTS
SLOT MACHINES becomes CASH LOST IN ME
ANIMOSITY becomes IS NO AMITY
MOTHER-IN-LAW becomes WOMAN HITLER
SNOOZE ALARMS becomes ALAS NO MORE ZS
A DECIMAL POINT becomes IM A DOT IN PLACE
THE EARTHQUAKES becomes THAT QUEER SHAKE
ELEVEN PLUS TWO becomes TWELVE PLUS ONE,
PRESIDENT CLINTON OF THE USA
TO COPULATE HE FINDS INTERNS.