Friday, December 06, 2013

News you can use

Ancient cockroaches dined on DinoDung


forget global warming: The universe is going to end in ice

or maybe a new universe will bubble up and destroy us. 
Scientists studying the properties of the so called 'God Particle' say they may be able to determine exactly how the universe will end.
A concept known as vacuum instability could result, billions of years from now, in a new universe opening up in the present one as a tiny 'bubble', and eventually replacing it, they say.

'If you use all the physics that we know now and you do what you think is a straightforward calculation, it's bad news,' Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, told reporters at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston.

so, why worry: Just go to the Restaurant at the end of the world and watch it while you drink a Pan Galatic Gargle Blaster.

Its original, fictional recipe, is as follows:


  1. Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit.
  2. Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V(Oh, that Santragian seawater! Oh, those Santragian fish!)
  3. Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
  4. Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it, in honor of all those happy hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia.
  5. Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qalactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heavy odors of the dark Qalactin Zones, subtle, sweet, and mystic.
  6. Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.
  7. Sprinkle Zamphuor.
  8. Add an olive.
  9. Drink . . . but . . . very carefully . .

an earth version can be found HERE.

fyi: Repeal day (the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in the US) was December 5

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