Monday, March 25, 2013

Some Things I Just Can't Wrap My Head Around

I like Geekologie.  It's pretty much the place to go for your science news spun raunchy--that is, if you like your geek with a side of alcoholism.  And let's be honest:  who doesn't?

Today I learned two things I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around.

First, the universe is 80 million years older than we'd thought.  Okay, in the grand scheme of the universe, that's not so hard to imagine.  The universe was already pretty frickin' old.  But the idea that it might have expanded from something smaller than an atom into, you know, the universe more-or-less as we know it?  In less than a second?


Because that means it expanded faster than the speed of light.  And that means time travel.  I know that because of movies.

And that's how you suddenly age 80 million years, Universe.  You've no one to blame but yourself.

And that brings a whole new meaning to A Wrinkle in Time.

I also learned Chuck Norris is a modern-day Samson.

The world gets weirder every day, yo.

(True:  I went to the Museum of Science and Industry this weekend.  So blame this post on the fact that I'm all smarted out.)


  1. Eh, what's a few million years between friends?

    1. Yeah, Diawesome. It's 13.81 Billion years old, but doesn't look a day over 12.74 Billion, if you ask me.

    2. You know I'm going to expect these same comments in a few decades, right?