Monday, 11 October 2010

A joke for the 30.000nd visitor

I am just a tiny fly on the wall of the World Wide Web. But sometimes a fly can tickle your arm and leave an impression behind. I am about to recieve the 30.000st unique visitor after a bit more than 3 years and about 400 blogposts.I had a fair bit of breaks but keep on blogging. One of my posts is a hit which is dysnomia (a learning diability), as it receives about 17% of the visitors. This is because there isn't much information about it on the internet. My favourite posts are my poems. However writing poetry takes up a lot of time and bcause time is scarse I don't get to do it a lot. My second favourites are the posts about NZ as it is my paradise.
Thanks all for visiting and here a joke for the 30.000st visitor and the ones after that.

The following is an actual question given on a University engineering mid-term. The answer was so "profound" that the Professor shared it with colleagues, and the sharing obviously hasn't ceased...

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 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, let us 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 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 sexual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze."

This student received an A.

- Unknown


  1. Kia ora Marja,
    Smart kid. Congrats on the length, duration, and number of visitors. A blogging friend told me once that most blogs last about a year then sort of fade away, so the fact you are still here is way past the odds. Well done. I know as a reader yours is a favourite place on my rounds. Kia kaha.

  2. Congrats on your success and I look forward to you posting as long as possible. Paradise exists for me because of the pictures you share of New Zealand.

    As for the question on hell I am rolling in the floor over it.

  3. So how many blogging years is that Marja?

    The questions about hell and temperature require a certain intellect, not mine i fear, i was never good at science, but I enjoy the response of the student who scored an A.

    Thanks, Marja.

  4. May you blog for many, many more posts. Thank you for so many interesting posts and for being a beacon of warmth in the blogosphere.

  5. Hello Marja
    I am visitor 30,011 which is very apt as 11 is my favourite number!
    You may be a tiny fly on the WWW but to me you are unique and look forward to meeting up again in the near future.
    Big hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

  6. Great joke! And congrats on all your visitors! Keep on blogging!

  7. Thanks Robb thats so nice

    Beach NZ is indeed very special

    Elisabeth I blog about 3 years and 3 months. With lots of breaks though

    Thanks dear LGS Do you think it is exothermic or endothermic warmth?

    Oh Peggy looking forward seeing you too and thanks for your kind words

    Thanks Bettyl

  8. Thanks for being there, friend!

    Your posts and NZ photography have been the uplift for many of my days.

    Long may you wave!



    P.S. Loved that joke!

  9. Marya :)
    Thank you for becoming a member of blogspot family.Your blog is very nice.
    Due to blogging I am very happy to have a great friend like you.
    all the best Marya for your future blogging also.
    God bl less you


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