Nothing can escape the gravitational pull of a black hole. Nothing, you hear me, nothing! No fancy space ships, no planets that wandered too close to the edge, no light, and not even time itself (I think). It’s just like my inlaws’ refrigerator, the stuff that goes in never comes out, it just sits inside and festers and bubbles and evolves… true cosmic horror!
This is the common understanding of black holes, of course, but then along comes Stephen Hawking who does one of those giant math equations that takes up seventeen chalkboards, and voila, suddenly it’s theoretically possible for itsy bitsy radioactive turdlets to fly out. Thanks, dude, way to immediately turn ten million high school science text books into pulp for toilet paper.
And since little bitty particles can escape, that leaves the door wide open for you-know-who.
Yes, for who else can that be gazing out of the void and reaching for that Elon Musk discount space ship with his sticky green tentacle?
Thanks a ton, wheelchair guy.
“If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.”
– Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
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