Forgive me for the silliness of this post. There is nothing spiritual about it at all. Maybe tomorrow I'll have something of more depth.

Here's how to make the universe explode with one dollar:

First, some lemmas (things we need to agree upon in order to blow up the universe):

-> Lemma 1 : The universe will explode if a paradoxical event happens within its boundaries.

-> Lemma 2 : An event with a probability of 1 in 1267650600228229401496703205376 is extremely unlikely to happen

-> Lemma 3 : If someone is able to make an event of such little probability as stated above happen on demand, then this can only be described as a paradox.

-> Lemma 4 : The paradox that occurs in Lemma 3 is enough to blow up the universe as per Lemma 1.

We are now equipped to blow up the universe with one dollar:

Step 1: Take your dollar to the bank and exchange it for one hundred pennies.

Step 2: Mark each penny with a fine tip marker so that you are able to identify each one.

Step 3: Toss one penny into the air. How ever the penny lands, there was a 1 in 2 chance of the penny landing in such a manner.

Step 4: Toss two pennies into the air. How ever the pennies land, there was a 1 in 4 chance of the pennies landing in such a manner.

Step 5: Toss three pennies into the air. How ever the pennies land, there was a 1 in 8 chance of the pennies landing in such a manner.

Step 6: Take a deep breath, say good-bye to your loved ones, and toss all one hundred pennies into the air. How ever they land, there was a 1 in 1267650600228229401496703205376 chance of them landing in such a manner.

I don't think I need to say I've had one of those days. Tomorrow hopefully I'll have something important to share.

## Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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