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Default Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? (Funny)

This is a blog I've shamelesssy stolen off a friend, some of you might have seen it before. Who cares if it is true or not its very amusing.


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 t he 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 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 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."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"

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bwahahahahahaha that is awesome! good find Jaco oh that made me laugh so hard.
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No I hadn't seen that, I lol'd.



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i think the last thing that bloke would have had on his mind would be it ending up in forum.

God thats a good find lol
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Pure awesomeness, I lol'd hard at that


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THAT is absolutly funny as shit.... That person had to be the class smartass with that answer! +rep for the great find Jaco.
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I heard that joke before, but it is one of the rare ones that never gets old.
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iv seen this one a fair few times, but it is funny. i wish you really could write that kind of stuff and get an a in an exam.
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that is awesomely funny, wish I could be such a smartass in class to...


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