Where Are All the Missing Socks?

Nicholas C. Rossis

I had a good laugh when I read on Quora this brilliant answer by Jay Cashen, and just had to share! The question, of course, being what happens to all our missing socks…

Sock entering wormhole | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

What happens to all our missing socks?

Washers spin clothes at high revs. That generates high centripetal acceleration which an instrument in the washer would experience as indistinguishable from a very strong gravitational field (Principle of Equivalence).

Einstein’s General Relativity (GR) tells us that spacetime is warped or curved in such a region.

Now the radial field in the washer has unusual properties vs a normal gravitational field due to a large mass like the sun or white dwarf, neutron star, etc:

Although it is causally connected to ‘asymptotically flat spacetime’, and thereby satisfies an important requirement of the Singularity Theorem (Hawking and Penrose), for black hole formation, the real reason you don’t disappear down a…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to Where Are All the Missing Socks?

  1. Dry humor is the best. Just like dry socks, come to think of it.

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