Quote of the Day

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3 °C—not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.

—Stephen Hawking

3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day


  1. If I was immobile in a wheelchair all day I’d come up with crazy ish’ too.

    Anyway, how come this crumpet stuffer gets a pass on the ALS ice bucket challenge? C’mon, Steve, take the plunge.


  2. If I carved out the moon into a giant parabolic reflector and coated it an appropriately reflective compound, would the resultant 2,200 mile wide reflector condense enough left over microwave energy to sufficiently heat up a microwave pizza?

    If you’ve got a pizza frozen to the point that -271.3 °C would be considered up, you’re probably already expending enough energy that if you used it for heating instead, you could probably vaporize the thing.


  3. Well sure, but this cosmic background radiation is spread out across the universe. You’d need to squeeze the universe into the back of a Yugo to raise the CBR enough to get that wood fired oven effect for your pie.

    Probably easier to destroy the universe and start over.

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