Monday, March 14, 2011

Archimede's Last Breath

The last breath expelled by Archimedes before he died has supposedly mixed and remixed so perfectly that every time anyone on earth takes a breath, that person is breathing at least a single molecule of the same air that Archimedes last breathed. What is the significance of this fact? Nuclear contamination and radiation, no matter how contained, will eventually affect every living being on the face of the earth. Ask the Finns about what happened after Chernobyl.


1 comment:

Larry Foreman said...

That makes me think of Bill Cosby's original bit about Noah. When Noah was getting upset with God, god said, "Noah. How long can you tred water." This made me think, "Larry. How long can you hold your breath."