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Hell Explained (by a Chemistry Student)

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

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Hell Explained (by a Chemistry Student)

Thanks to: Fakharan

Jan. 14, 2008

 

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 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:

 

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. 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 slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure 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.”

 

This student received the only “A”.

مسابقه سودوکو 18: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

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پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 18 شیرین
382719645651348729974256138519874362426531897…
…738962514843125976165497283297683451

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه، 5 امرداد  1386 تحویل دادند
 حمید توکلی
مینا جعفرپور
رها طالبي نژاد
علی طالبی نژاد
نعیم نقی زاده

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 18 (Hard 2):
382719645651348729974256138519874362426531897…
…738962514843125976165497283297683451

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, July 27, 2007
Mina Jafarpoor
Naeem Naghizadeh
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad
Hamid Tavakoli

مسابقه سودوکو 17.5: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Monday, July 9th, 2007

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پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 17.5 شیرین
459873261723165894681492375165239487948751623…
…237684159572318946816947532394526718

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه،  29 تیر 1386 تحویل دادند
 حمید توکلی
امیر حجازی
علي طالبي نژاد
آرمان علی-اکبری
رضا فلاحی
سحر موحد
نعیم نقی زاده

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 17.5 (Hard 1):
459873261723165894681492375165239487948751623…
…237684159572318946816947532394526718

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, July 20, 2007
Arman AliAkbari
Reza Fallahi
Amir Hejazi
Sahar Movahhed
Naeem Naghizadeh
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Hamid Tavakoli

مسابقه سودوکو 17: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

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پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 17 شیرین
891254367735186924264793815946315278512478693…
…387962451659837142128549736473621589

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه،  22 تیر 1386 تحویل دادند
 حمید توکلی
مينا جعفرپور
رها طالبي نژاد
علي طالبي نژاد
عظيم رئيسي
آرمان علی-اکبری
رضا فلاحی

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 17 (MediumPlus 4):
891254367735186924264793815946315278512478693…
…387962451659837142128549736473621589

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, July 13, 2007
Arman AliAkbari
Reza Fallahi
Mina Jafarpoor
Azim Raeesi
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad
Hamid Tavakoli

مسابقه سودوکو 16: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Friday, June 29th, 2007

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پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 16 شیرین
496872135215493678387516492648935217931627584…
…752148369124389756579261843863754921

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه،  15 تیر 1386 تحویل دادند
 مينا جعفرپور
امیر حجازی
محمود داوودی
یوسف سپهری-خطیبی
رها طالبي نژاد
علي طالبي نژاد
عظيم رئيسي
آرمان علی-اکبری
رضا فلاحی
بهنوش مشرف

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 16 (MediumPlus 3):
496872135215493678387516492648935217931627584…
…752148369124389756579261843863754921

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, July 6, 2007
Arman AliAkbari
Mohammad Dawoody
Reza Fallahi
Amir Hejazi
Mina Jafarpoor
Behnoosh Moshref
Azim Raeesi
Yousef Sepehri-Khatibi
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad

مسابقه سودوکو 15: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

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:پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 15 شیرین
528764319419532768673981542247658193351429876…
…896173254762345981934817625185296437

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه،  8 تیر 1386 تحویل دادند
 مينا جعفرپور
رها طالبي نژاد
علي طالبي نژاد
عظيم رئيسي
آرمان علی-اکبری
رضا فلاحی

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 15 (MediumPlus 2):
528764319419532768673981542247658193351429876…
…896173254762345981934817625185296437

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, June 29, 2007
Arman AliAkbari
Reza Fallahi
Mina Jafarpoor
Azim Raeesi
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad

مسابقه سودوکو 14: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Friday, June 15th, 2007

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:پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 14 شیرین
219357468863142597475896321954231786137685249…
…628974135581463972746529813392718654

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه، 1 تیر 1386 تحویل دادند
علیرضا حبیبی
عظيم رئيسي
علي طالبي نژاد
فاطمه عاقل
محمد باقر کرمی مهر
بهنوش مشرف
نعیم نقی زاده

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 14 (MediumPlus 1):
219357468863142597475896321954231786137685249…
…628974135581463972746529813392718654

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, June 22, 2007
Fatemeh Aghel
Alireza Habibi 
MohammadBagher KaramiMehr
Behnoosh Moshref
Naeem Naghizadeh
Azim Raeesi
Ali Taalebinezhaad

مسابقه سودوکو 13: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

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:پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 13 شیرین
287694531453281769916573824592368417648712953…
…371459682834925176169837245725146398

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه، 25 خرداد 1386 تحویل دادند
مينا جعفرپور
عظيم رئيسي
رها طالبي نژاد
علي طالبي نژاد
 

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 13 (Medium 4):
287694531453281769916573824592368417648712953…
…371459682834925176169837245725146398

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, June 15, 2007
Mina Jafarpoor
Azim Raeesi
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad

مسابقه سودوکو 12: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Friday, June 8th, 2007

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:پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 12 شیرین
326598471714263598958174263471832659539647182 …
… 682915734165329847843751926297486315

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه، 18 خرداد 1386 تحویل دادند
مينا جعفرپور
عظيم رئيسي
رها طالبي نژاد
علي طالبي نژاد
میلاد مقدم
نعيم نقي زاده

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 12 (Medium 3):
326598471714263598958174263471832659539647182 …
… 682915734165329847843751926297486315

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, June 8, 2007
Mina Jafarpoor
Milad Moghadam
Naeem Naghizadeh
Azim Raeesi
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad

مسابقه سودوکو 11: با جواب و نام شرکت کنندگان موفق آن

Friday, May 25th, 2007

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:پاسخ 81 رقمی سودوکو شماره 11 شیرین
829364175574912836136587492365498217417253689 …
… 298671543742836951981725364653149728

:کسانی که پاسخ صحیح خود را تا ظهر جمعه، 11 خرداد 1386 تحویل دادند
مينا جعفرپور
عظيم رئيسي
رها طالبي نژاد
علي طالبي نژاد
بهنوش مشرف
نعيم نقي زاده

The 81-digit answer for Shirin Sudoku No. 11 (Medium 2):
829364175574912836136587492365498217417253689 …
… 298671543742836951981725364653149728

List of participants who had sent their correct answer by
Friday, June 1, 2007
Mina Jafarpoor
Behnoosh Moshref
Naeem Naghizadeh
Azim Raeesi
Ali Taalebinezhaad
Raha Talebinejad