Ways to End the World

No, not Mike Meginnis’s alternatively acerbic and jocular blog (I recently found my thesaurus), but literally How to destroy the Earth (!!!):

3. Sucked into a microscopic black hole

You will need: a microscopic black hole.

Note that black holes are not eternal, they evaporate due to Hawking radiation. For your average black hole this takes an unimaginable amount of time, but for really small ones it could happen almost instantaneously, as evaporation time is dependent on mass. Therefore your microscopic black hole must have greater than a certain threshold mass, roughly equal to the mass of Mount Everest.

Creating a microscopic black hole is tricky, since one needs a reasonable amount of neutronium, but may possibly be achievable by jamming large numbers of atomic nuclei together until they stick. This is left as an exercise to the reader.

Tempting…

1 comment to Ways to End the World

  • Na mathoume ti???Mipws apla exumoe ksexasei?Mipws ksexasame na skeftomaste?Mipws den skeftomaste?Aytoi pou skeftontai kanoun olokliromenous sullogismous, i apla stamataei i skepsi tous ekei pou i alitheia aggizei tous fovous tous???Mipws apla emeis oi Ellines prepei na stamatisoume na fovomaste akoma kai ton idio mas ton eayto etsi wste na doume kai ton diplano mas? na boresoume na skeftoume syllogika??? H alitheia den einai psixri oute pikri H ousiastiki Alitheia i apla i vathiteri yparksi twn pragmatwn einai LITROTIKI !!!!

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