Talk:1123: The Universal Label

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But you can make matter using energy, therefore, you only need energy and time! Ray

The label's missing energy. Just saying. Davidy22 (talk) 04:34, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

But isn't it somehow contained in the hydrogen? I don't know squat about quantum physics, so I'm probably wrong. 04:49, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
Actually, the amount of energy in any grocery or non-grocery (even in explosives) is significally lower that the amount of energy in hydrogen used for their creation. Sure, you need energy to grow crops, but where does that energy come from? Hydrogen fusion in Sun - which is first step of creating the carbon the crop is from (not the same crop, of course). -- Hkmaly (talk) 09:12, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

So when Mussolini made the trains run on thyme he was really making them run on hydrogen and time?--Pmakholm (talk) 08:18, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

I think this is the smallest xkcd comic ever. :-) -- 09:43, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

It's also the first in a long time to make me laugh out loud! Steve B.

I suspect Randall was influenced by this quote: "Given enough time, hydrogen starts to wonder where it came from, and where it is going", attributed to Edward R. Harrison. --Prooffreader (talk) 10:58, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Actually, I'm not sure you can make antimatter with just regular hydrogen.

-- 11:24, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Why would food contain antimatter? --Kronf (talk) 12:21, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

I think I've spotted my first Randall mistake. Using this ingredient list, The amount of time must exceed the amount of hydrogen (unless the product is hydrogen) thus Time should be listed first on the label.

Yes, that may be a mistake, but the FDA website mentions "predominance by weight." I'm not sure how time would compare to hydrogen in that respect. Also I translated thyme = H+time = tHime. -- 14:25, 19 October 2012 (UTC)