The Other I

December 14, 2018

How to recognize fake news

Filed under: Just Stuff — theotheri @ 3:07 pm

We grow up believing time is absolute – that is, that a day is a day no matter where we live, an hour is an hour in China and America, a minute might seem like a long time if your head is under water, but it’s the same 60 seconds in the open air.

But Einstein’s theory says time is relative.  In different parts of the universe, things can go much more slowly, or much faster.  Scientists have even been able to show that time runs at a different rate on our highest buildings than it does where we have our feet on the ground.

Time is Relative

Well, I don’t have to climb to the top of the Empire State Building to prove to myself that time is relative.  The older I get, the faster time gets.  The second millennium began 18 years ago, you say?  No.  For me it was about two years ago.

Oh, and weights don’t stay the same either.  A bag of groceries weighs about twice as much as it did in the year 2,000.

Don’t tell me this is fake news.  I KNOW IT first hand!


  1. And every place twice as far!!! You cant be more right:-)))

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    Comment by tskraghu — December 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  2. And each hill is twice as high! At least, lol.

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    Comment by Kathleen — December 14, 2018 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

  3. Yes, and a week is one and a half days.

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    Comment by Thomas J. Hubschman — December 15, 2018 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

  4. Oh right! Einstein had it right all around: places are twice as far, hills twice as high, and weeks about 90% shorter. The young’uns don’t know it, but it’s us oldies who understand Einstein best.


    Comment by theotheri — December 16, 2018 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

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