A Hell Of An Answer

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    A HELL OF AN ANSWER*
    > >
    > > The following is an actual question given on a University of Liverpool
    > > chemistry final exam.
    > > The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared
    > > it with colleagues via the Internet, which is why we now have the
    > > pleasure of enjoying it as well.
    > >
    > > Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs
    > > heat)?
    > >
    > > Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's law
    > > that 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 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 constant, the volume of Hell must 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 Sandra
    > > 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 endothermic 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 extinct.... leaving only Heaven,
    > > thereby proving the existence of a divine being - which explains why,
    > > last night, Sandra kept shouting "Oh my God."
    > >
    > >
    > > THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY *"A".*
     
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    I read this online.

    It's brilliant.
     

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