Eden Hill Journal

Comments, dreams, stories, and rantings from a middle-aged native of Maine living on a shoestring and a prayer in the woods of Maine. My portion of the family farm is to be known as Eden Hill Farm just because I want to call it that and because that's the closest thing to the truth that I could come up with. If you enjoy what I write, email me or make a comment. If you enjoy Eden Hill, come visit.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Nine Eleven Soda

Recently I have been asking myself why nobody talks about how when you watch the videos of the Twin Towers falling down you see all these plumes of material arching upward, then outward, then downward. What could possibly cause such a seemingly impossible phenomenon in the strictly gravitational collapse of such a heavy structure? Shouldn't everything be going down instead of up? Gravity makes things fall down, not up. Explosions make things "blow up".

The answer must be an obvious one since nobody talks about it. I was watching this video this morning on YouTube and this is by far the best video I have seen showing these arching plumes yet the narrator doesn't mention their initially upward trajectory.

So I have to conclude that the answer must be so simple it would just not even dawn on anybody that an explanation is necessary, that some mindless nitwit like me wouldn't just automatically know what these things are from.

Well after thinking about it all day it finally dawned on me. There are so many of these things blowing up it must be from something that would be everywhere throughout the building and that would, when crushed, explode. Bearing in mind that this was some sixteen years ago, what else could it possibly be from other than the crushing of all the Coke and Pepsi machines?

Friday, June 30, 2017


Uneducated people like me are allowed to ask stupid questions, aren't we? So here's my stupid question of the month:

How does gravity escape a black hole?

Update: (less than an hour later)

E gad, another stupid question... That makes two in less than an hour...

Isn't the Big Bang proof that things can escape from a black hole? I mean, how can all the mass of the entire universe be squeezed into something the size of let's say a pea and it not be a black hole? So if it was a black hole and it went ka-boom! how did anything escape?

The answers that educated people give to questions like this don't seem like answers at all. They seem more like fudge.