Farty's Fortunes

Monday, 2 January 2012

I Learned Something Today

I've been catching up with reruns of The Big Bang Theory and after hearing the theme song half a dozen times in a row I looked up autotroph and it turns out they are the organisms at the bottom of the food chain pyramid which live off of inorganic matter and convert it into organic molecules using photosynthesis and that.

Which totally screws up my post on Inorganic Food.

Bugger.

Also, I had been led to believe that energy and matter are different forms of each other, in the same way that space and time are inextricably linked, and that all of these are basic building blocks in the universe; that they can neither be created nor destroyed, merely changed from one form to another.

So imagine my astonishment when the lady on another telly show said that some DIY enthusiasts had managed to create both space and light simply by knocking through a wall in an old house.

Wonders will never cease.

4 comments:

john.g. said...

Who needs the Hadron Collider,when a sledgehammer will suffice?

Liz said...

Do you shout 'pyramids' and 'bang' at the appropriate points during the theme to Big Bang Theory? Or is that just us?

Bazinga!

Mr Farty said...

John - Har har!

Liz - No, I'm pretty sure we all do that!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

"create both space and light simply by knocking through a wall in an old house"

That's nothing. My Beloved can alter the space/time continuum by a simple effort of will.
Every time she goes into the bathroom to put on makeup etc, she says 5 minutes. But my Atomic clock says differently.