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Intelligent Beings on Mars

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Today Pritam was watching TV… probably some show on the Discovery Channel… so it is obvious there would be some new revelation today.

The show was about physics, and it said that if a body of mass about 1 kilogram travels with the speed of light, through air, it would become infinitely heavy and the resulting friction would create so much heat that it could burn the air.

So after discussing the possibilities, Pritam, Amit and I realized something really interesting:

Long long ago (that long is really long, really!), very intelligent beings roamed the face of Planet Mars. They too studied physics and believed that they would be able to travel through time… so after centuries of research, they built a small aircraft that could travel at the speed of light.

The idea was to make the aircraft travel around Mars and capture the video of past unfolding again, then return back to normal time and enjoy the success.

The moment of truth came… it was T minus 10 seconds for launch; one scientist came running into the control room, but slipped on a banana peel and fell unconscious. People rushed to help him. In the meanwhile the aircraft was launched. As it gathered speed, it becamed very heavy and started heating up the environment of Mars as it went around.

The system went out of control and the aircraft kept going around, faster and faster… eventually burning everything that once was a lively planet Mars. The oceans dried up (see what NASA says about this) and the air was used up in the mass combustion (research data shows more carbon dioxide and less oxygen on mars). What was left behind was Mars as we know it today.

Anyway, if you are curious, let me tell you a secret – the scientist had come to warn about this impending doom.

Moral of the story – always put the banana peels in the dustbin. Your actions could save or destroy the world.


Written by hiway

January 5, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. youprom com,


    July 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm

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