Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, [XKCD] What Would Happen If... in Fun Stuff; Link: Relativistic Baseball...
10th July 2012, 03:56 PM #1
[XKCD] What Would Happen If...
10th July 2012, 04:08 PM #2
Never knew that subdomain existed. No more work getting done now.
I like the bit at the end there, after discussing the expanding sphere of plasma and series of thermnuclear reactions that would engulf pitcher, batter, stadium and city: A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base.
11th July 2012, 10:05 AM #3
oh damn, there's only two so far, guess it's a new feature
11th July 2012, 10:08 AM #4
You could post your own question. Might be a good time to do it [perhaps you will have a better chance of getting your entry posted on the site while it is still relatively unknown]
Originally Posted by Greenbeast
11th July 2012, 10:18 AM #5
And that's another XKCD thing added to my weekly links.
Thanks for the find
11th July 2012, 10:21 AM #6
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7th August 2012, 03:02 PM #9
Link: Glass Half Empty [What if a glass of water was, all of a sudden, literally half empty?]
7th August 2012, 04:38 PM #10
By which reasoning, faster-than-the-speed-of-light travel would not be possible. Well that sucks.
2nd October 2012, 02:55 PM #11
XKCD: What If: Short Answer Section
2nd October 2012, 05:55 PM #12
I thought the Sun was too small to become a black hole?
2nd October 2012, 06:44 PM #13
It is. I think that the black hole reference is a nod toward the amount of mass added to the Sun by throwing water at it in an attempt to douse it.
Originally Posted by CAM
XKCD Explained is offline at the moment so I can't check if my interpretation is correct [according to others]
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