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Will Hell Ever freeze Over?

Postby The Warrigal » 05 Aug 2009, 14:43

This was passed onto me in my e-mail a while back.

I found it rather witty and hope others will enjoy it too.

The following is an actual question given on a University of

Washington engineering mid term. The answer was so "profound" that

the Professor shared it with colleagues, which is 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 off when it expands and heats up when

it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the


"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So

we need to know the rate that souls are moving into Hell and the rate

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, lets look at the different

religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions

state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to


Since there are 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 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. Of course, 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 Ms. Teresa Banyan 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 still have not

succeeded in having sexual relations with her, then, #2 cannot be

true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not

freeze." the student received the only "A" given.
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Re: Will Hell Ever freeze Over?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 05 Aug 2009, 22:08

That's great! Enjoyed it very much. Thanks.
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