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 have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.
BONUS QUESTIONS : Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or Endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proof of their belief using Boyle’s law; Gas cools off when it expands and heats up 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 that they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once Continue reading