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Updated on Friday, October 15, 2010

#37

Overheard:
(Campus tour guide to tour group) "And here's the Quantum Nano Building. They dug a deep hole to put all the labs deep underground to counteract the forces of gravity"

11 comments

  1. As a physicist, let me explain.

    Gravity pulls an object down, toward the centre of the earth. So if the object is closer to the earth, there is not as far for it to go. Thus, gravity does not have to pull it as hard to get it to go the same distance. So, the further down you dig, the weaker gravity is. And so, that's why they put all the labs underground - so there is less gravity that will mess with the results.

    I should probably note that I am in no way a physicist.

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  2. @1 when I read your comment I pictured you as Sheldon Cooper.

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  3. I don't believe this one. If it was a "tour guide", it wasn't an official trained one. I hope.

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  4. Digging extremely far down makes a building more stable, and thus can help fight the natural swaying that occurs in most buildings. Usually it doesn't matter, but when you're working on the nano scale...

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  5. That's all a distraction from the real reason they dig that deep down.

    They're tapping into the earth's core as an energy source for their new laser.

    The entire building is really just a giant pewpewpew

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  6. @5: It always sounds much cooler when you call it a death ray.

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  7. @6: There are death rays on campus, just consult the radioactive materials we store for labs here.

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  8. All in the name of building frickin' sharks with frickin' lasers in their frickin' heads. Pewpewpew sharks are just one part of our grand master plan to take over the world with feats of engineering (approved by the infamous Bad Horse, Thoroughbred of Sin).

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  9. He rides across the nation, the Thoroughbred of Sin
    He got the application that you just sent in
    It needs evaluation, so let the games begin
    A heinous crime, a show of force (a murder would be nice, of course)

    The Evil League of Evil is watching, so beware
    The grade that you receive will be your last, we swear
    So make the Bad Horse gleeful, or he'll make you his mare --
    You're saddled up, there's no recourse, it's "Hi Ho Silver!", signed Bad Horse!

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  10. @1, as u get close to earth there is actually more force of gravity

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  11. @10, that is correct. 1, you fail.

    Also - the labs aren't deep underground.
    They're inside the building(s).

    I sincerely hope this wasn't one of UW's paid tour guides.

    :s

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