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    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.

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    oh damn, there's only two so far, guess it's a new feature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    oh damn, there's only two so far, guess it's a new feature
    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]

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    And that's another XKCD thing added to my weekly links.

    Thanks for the find

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    i'll have a think

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    ha ha, love it

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    Link: Glass Half Empty [What if a glass of water was, all of a sudden, literally half empty?]

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    By which reasoning, faster-than-the-speed-of-light travel would not be possible. Well that sucks.

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    XKCD: What If: Short Answer Section


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    I thought the Sun was too small to become a black hole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    I thought the Sun was too small to become a black hole?
    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.

    XKCD Explained is offline at the moment so I can't check if my interpretation is correct [according to others]
    Last edited by DaveP; 2nd October 2012 at 05:49 PM. Reason: Correct spelling mistake.

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    Link: Plastic Dinosaurs [What If? 101]

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