Talk:1233: Relativity

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" it is unlikely that he pondered how relativistic velocity would affect the appearance of his butt. " This, ladies and gentlemen, is why i read this! Funnier than xkcd sometimes... Way too many times, sometimes... [[Special:Contributions/189.5.99.20|189.5.99.20]] 03:43, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
 
" it is unlikely that he pondered how relativistic velocity would affect the appearance of his butt. " This, ladies and gentlemen, is why i read this! Funnier than xkcd sometimes... Way too many times, sometimes... [[Special:Contributions/189.5.99.20|189.5.99.20]] 03:43, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
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I just realized the number of this comic.  Friday will be comic 1234.  I doubt there will be a joke about it since I think only 404 and 1000 had any self-reference. [[Special:Contributions/76.106.251.87|76.106.251.87]] 14:37, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

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Should be "Gedankengang" (Plural, it's "Gedanke" + "n"). Means: chain/train/line of thought(s) 91.66.205.94 05:52, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Interesting idea, because it matches the text more closely, but he really wasn't that famous for his "chain of thought" - more famous for his Gedankenexperimente, for example, chasing a light beam (leading to Special Relativity) or the thought experiments that lead to the EPR paradox. --196.35.92.54 09:52, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
Anyway, "Gedankedank" does not really make sense, it's not a word. 130.60.152.125
Might be refering to "Badonkadonk", even though "Gedankedank" isnt a german word. 178.26.88.31
That's what I think: He's taken "Gedankenexperiment", which sounds funny in English, and taken the "Gedanken" part and reduplicated it to match the sound of "badonkadonk", without worrying about whether it makes sense in German. --196.35.92.54 12:22, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Also, from reading http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103423, in last week's "what if" there was:

20 meters per second is about how fast an average person with a good arm could throw a bouncy ball. Therefore, to determine the result of an impact, we can make use of what Einstein called a gedankenexperiment, or "thought experiment"

196.35.92.54 10:02, 3 July 2013 (UTC)


I'm not sure what the "Lorentz contraction" in the title text is referring to, should this be added to the description? 96.228.23.74 14:06, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Side note: Logical conclusion -- Shakira's hips must like big butts. JamesCurran (talk) 15:30, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

" it is unlikely that he pondered how relativistic velocity would affect the appearance of his butt. " This, ladies and gentlemen, is why i read this! Funnier than xkcd sometimes... Way too many times, sometimes... 189.5.99.20 03:43, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

I just realized the number of this comic. Friday will be comic 1234. I doubt there will be a joke about it since I think only 404 and 1000 had any self-reference. 76.106.251.87 14:37, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

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