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The following is supposedly 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.
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
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 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 2 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».