Saturday, October 2, 2010

History of Questions Asked about Magnetism

2000 BCE: Fucking magnets, how do they work?
600 BCE: That magnet is a material called lodestone. How do lodestones work?
400 BCE: The lodestone attracts a needle. How do needles work?
1000 CE: A magnetized needle always points to the poles. How do compasses work?
1600 CE: A compass works because Earth itself is a magnet. How do magnetic fields work?
1800 CE: Magnetic fields can be influenced by an electric current. How does electricity work?
1850 CE: Electricity and magnetism are different aspects of the same fundamental force. How does electromagnetism work?
1900 CE: Electromagnetism is caused by the motion and interactions of an elementary particle called an electron. How do electrons work?
1950 CE: Electrons belong to a group of particles called Leptons, which belong to model of particle physics known as the Standard Model. This model explains the electromagnetic, weak and strong nuclear forces and their interactions with matter and energy on a quantum level.

Present Day (2010 CE): Fucking magnets, how do they work?

28 comments:

  1. lol that gave me a good laugh. also props for using "common era"

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  2. Haha that was pretty interesting. I trolled my grandpa with that question yesterday

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  3. Haha thanks guys. A ridiculous question deserves a ridiculous answer.

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  4. It's the FM principle

    Fuckin Magic! haha

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  5. I even went to the Mormon site and they didn't have an answer!!!

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  6. "Present Day (2010 CE): Fucking magnets, how do they work?", its magic right?

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  7. I do believe it's magic.

    But don't quote me on that. To find out the right answer would be a miracle in itself.

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  8. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  9. Magnets retain the gravity from the earth after they are mined out of the ground.

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  10. Yes, we've come a long way, only to be brought right back by juggalos...

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  11. LOL it seems like the 2010 version has dumb down quite a lot xD

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  12. LOL very funny and interesting!

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  13. oddly I find myself asking this quite a lot... I LOVE magnets ^^

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  14. I still don't know how they work

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  15. i laugh every time i hear icp cuz of that famous line

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