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2013-08-24 04:05:53 PM
But if you're desperate for a taste of star, you don't really need to travel 8.6 light-years-your fridge is full of the stuff. Most of the elements that make up our bodies and everything around us were formed in the cores of stars and then belched out into the universe over billions of years. Basically everything you eat was once part of a star

So stars taste like chicken, got it.
 
2013-08-24 04:34:26 PM
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2013-08-24 04:38:45 PM
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2013-08-24 06:57:02 PM
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2013-08-24 07:13:19 PM
cdn.ebaumsworld.com

You might die, but you know you'd want to try it just once, at least for the story.
 
2013-08-24 08:01:17 PM
According to the State of California, cancer.
 
2013-08-24 08:08:47 PM
Headline much better than the article. Not that that was hard to achieve.
 
2013-08-24 08:11:13 PM
When I was in school, some professor told me that one or two guys a generation matter. Not even three or four. One or two. Everyone else, maybe we could make ourselves useful for teaching, maybe we could get jobs in industry and wallow amongst the fools. But only one or two would matter. If you find yourself seriously contemplating the question, "What would happen if you ate a star?", then I think we can conclude you're one of us.
 
2013-08-24 08:13:08 PM
A single teaspoon would weigh in excess of five tons. "You'd pop it into your mouth and it would fall unimpeded through your body, carve a channel through your gut, come out through your nether regions, and burrow a hole toward the center of the Earth," Hammergren says. "The good news is that it's not quite dense enough to have a strong enough gravitational field to rip you apart from the inside out."

I have the mental image of hanging a Barrett 50-caliber rifle from the ceiling while you sit on the floor beneath it, lean your head back and take the muzzle in mouth while tugging a string attached to the trigger.

/oh, and what's with the midget pr0n?
 
2013-08-24 08:14:30 PM
The real question is "How many teaspoons of a white dwarf star could Kobayashi eat in 5 minutes?"
 
2013-08-24 08:15:09 PM
Huh? Computers got better, therefore it's just a question of time until we can progress to eating white dwarf star matter.
 
2013-08-24 08:19:10 PM

RodneyToady: The real question is "How many teaspoons of a white dwarf star could Kobayashi eat in 5 minutes?"


All of them.
 
2013-08-24 08:19:19 PM
This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

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2013-08-24 08:26:11 PM
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I say she can suck the neutrinos off of a gamma ray burster.
 
2013-08-24 08:28:28 PM

illannoyin: This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

[www.popsci.com image 525x380]


Ummm... I'm pretty sure that it is a photoshop already.

/I can tell by the pixels and all of that
 
2013-08-24 08:41:49 PM
Why is she eating Tinker Bell?!?
 
2013-08-24 08:41:54 PM

Professor Science: According to the State of California, cancer.


The State of California contains compounds known by the State of California to cause Californians.
 
2013-08-24 08:58:02 PM
The sun is the hottiest planet in the solar system, and would burn if--burn YOU if you tried to eat it.
-Chrissy Peterson, age 31
 
2013-08-24 09:05:48 PM
Ok. "If you submit a link from 2009, how many posts will it take for a Farker to complain about it?"
 
2013-08-24 09:17:02 PM
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Obviously you get the powers of gravity, healing, self sustenance, and one of the more obvious painful mid-story corrections Marvel history.
 
2013-08-24 09:38:31 PM

divx88: Why is she eating Tinker Bell?!?


Because Tink is the sexiest little pixieslut out there
 
2013-08-24 09:45:02 PM
Wow. Lots of butt-hurt in the comments of that article. People didn't seem to understand that it was just a thought experiment.
 
2013-08-24 09:45:39 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Huh? Computers got better, therefore it's just a question of time until we can progress to eating white dwarf star matter.


3D Printing will extend your life someday. Now shut up, go back under your bridge and let the grown ups talk.


I do have to admit though this this is a stupid farking article. I mean who even asks "Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I could eat a star? What conditions would have to be met?". The author of this article needs to put down the bong.
 
2013-08-24 09:46:08 PM

illannoyin: This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

[www.popsci.com image 525x380]


i.imgur.com


/that's the most time I've ever spent playing with a phallus that wasn't mine.  You're welcome.
 
2013-08-24 10:03:20 PM
If Star Trek has taught us anything, all we have to do is neutralize the star matter with a tachyon field, and it'll make it safe for consumption.
 
2013-08-24 10:04:34 PM
That puts the NOM in astronomy
 
2013-08-24 10:05:20 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: illannoyin: This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

[www.popsci.com image 525x380]

[i.imgur.com image 525x380]


/that's the most time I've ever spent playing with a phallus that wasn't mine.  You're welcome.


Funny.
Glad I saw it before it got pulled
 
2013-08-24 10:08:54 PM
 
2013-08-24 10:17:26 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: illannoyin: This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

[www.popsci.com image 525x380]

[i.imgur.com image 525x380]


/that's the most time I've ever spent playing with a phallus that wasn't mine.  You're welcome.


Sooo worth the ten minutes it'll be visible for....
 
2013-08-24 10:25:17 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Now shut up, go back under your bridge and let the grown ups talk.


Ah yes, the grown up talk about Star Trek replicators and the species colonizing the universe. So sorry. Do please return to your lofty and erudite conversation with yourself, you delusional masturbating fool.
 
2013-08-24 10:29:52 PM

Banned on the Run: Go Fornicate Without a Partner: illannoyin: This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

[www.popsci.com image 525x380]

[i.imgur.com image 525x380]


/that's the most time I've ever spent playing with a phallus that wasn't mine.  You're welcome.

Funny.
Glad I saw it before it got pulled


right.  I'll be able to post again in a couple days.  I could use a couple days to get some yard work done anyway.
 
2013-08-24 10:32:47 PM
""You'd pop it into your mouth and it would fall unimpeded through your body, carve a channel through your gut, come out through your nether regions, and burrow a hole toward the center of the Earth,""

No.  It wouldn't stay as a cohesive lump like that once it's no longer compressed by the star's gravity.  It would rapidly expand and cool like any other superheated gas on earth.
 
2013-08-24 10:33:15 PM
Thank you, Mr Worf.
 
2013-08-24 10:46:19 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: No.  It wouldn't stay as a cohesive lump like that once it's no longer compressed by the star's gravity.  It would rapidly expand and cool like any other superheated gas on earth.


Nah, you have to think of it being contained within a stasis field the size of a gelcap.
 
2013-08-24 10:55:19 PM
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2013-08-25 12:38:52 AM
What the FARK kind of stupid question is that?! Seriously. It's like asking ... I ... I can't even come up with a suitable analogy. The universe hates you, got it?!
 
2013-08-25 12:58:28 AM
ALL HAIL TECHNOBEVETS.
 
2013-08-25 01:23:58 AM
 
2013-08-25 01:37:52 AM

poot_rootbeer: The sun is the hottiest planet in the solar system, and would burn if--burn YOU if you tried to eat it.
-Chrissy Peterson, age 31


I was thinking about this the other day while listening to that Carlos Santana song "Smooth" on the radio. One of the lyrics is:

Man it's a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun

If you're seven inches from the sun is the time of day really going to matter?
 
2013-08-25 02:15:56 AM

Banned on the Run: [cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 458x686]

You might die, but you know you'd want to try it just once, at least for the story.


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2013-08-25 03:46:36 AM

Banned on the Run: [cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 458x686]

You might die, but you know you'd want to try it just once, at least for the story.


Uhm, no.

thedingleberry.files.wordpress.com

Yes.
 
2013-08-25 03:48:11 AM
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2013-08-25 04:54:40 AM

rumpelstiltskin: When I was in school, some professor told me that one or two guys a generation matter. Not even three or four. One or two. Everyone else, maybe we could make ourselves useful for teaching, maybe we could get jobs in industry and wallow amongst the fools. But only one or two would matter. If you find yourself seriously contemplating the question, "What would happen if you ate a star?", then I think we can conclude you're one of us.


The way Nietzsche said it was that a Nation is just a means of arriving at 5 or 6 great men.
 
2013-08-25 07:48:53 AM

nocturn: Obviously you get the powers of gravity, healing, self sustenance, and one of the more obvious painful mid-story corrections Marvel history.


The first half of the 2000s was a shiat time for X-Men comics.
 
2013-08-25 08:25:10 AM

006andahalf: rumpelstiltskin: When I was in school, some professor told me that one or two guys a generation matter. Not even three or four. One or two. Everyone else, maybe we could make ourselves useful for teaching, maybe we could get jobs in industry and wallow amongst the fools. But only one or two would matter. If you find yourself seriously contemplating the question, "What would happen if you ate a star?", then I think we can conclude you're one of us.

The way Nietzsche said it was that a Nation is just a means of arriving at 5 or 6 great men.


Blow it out your ass, Howard.
 
2013-08-25 08:34:56 AM
A teaspoon of it wouldn't retain its density, you eat a teaspoon of white dwarf star every time you scarf down a bag of potato chips.

So how do you idiots feel now?
 
2013-08-25 09:41:20 AM

006andahalf: rumpelstiltskin: When I was in school, some professor told me that one or two guys a generation matter. Not even three or four. One or two. Everyone else, maybe we could make ourselves useful for teaching, maybe we could get jobs in industry and wallow amongst the fools. But only one or two would matter. If you find yourself seriously contemplating the question, "What would happen if you ate a star?", then I think we can conclude you're one of us.

The way Nietzsche said it was that a Nation is just a means of arriving at 5 or 6 great men.


I think the days where that statement had truth are long since gone.
 
2013-08-25 10:41:26 AM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: Banned on the Run: Go Fornicate Without a Partner: illannoyin: This picture from the article is begging for a photoshop...

[www.popsci.com image 525x380]

[i.imgur.com image 525x380]


/that's the most time I've ever spent playing with a phallus that wasn't mine.  You're welcome.

Funny.
Glad I saw it before it got pulled

right.  I'll be able to post again in a couple days.  I could use a couple days to get some yard work done anyway.




Post deleted. Reference...
 
2013-08-25 01:16:47 PM

prjindigo: A teaspoon of it wouldn't retain its density, you eat a teaspoon of white dwarf star every time you scarf down a bag of potato chips.

So how do you idiots feel now?


I feel hungry for potato chips.
 
2013-08-25 04:58:46 PM

prjindigo: A teaspoon of it wouldn't retain its density, you eat a teaspoon of white dwarf star every time you scarf down a bag of potato chips.

So how do you idiots feel now?


I feel like the guy who actually understands density and that a bag of potato chips will have just a *teeny* bit less mass than a teaspoon of a white dwarf.

Which guy are you again?
 
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