Wednesday, 25 May 2022

It's About Time


Yesterday, MEVELY wrote on her Blog about time. But because of the space time continuum distortion as explained by Einstein I read her article before she wrote it.

"How is this possible?" I heard you say before you even thought it.

"It's simple," you should have heard me say had you been paying attention. 

You see, as Einstein explained, it is because time bends in the presence of gravity. 

This is something many old people have experienced every time they bend down to pick up something from the floor. They feel the pains of many years on their backs. 

Also, if they stand naked in front of a mirror they plainly see the effects of gravity on their body.

All of which gives rise to great hilarity and a sense of freedom.

Einstein also explained about time dilation. This means the expansion of time in real terms. Remember when you were young how slow time seemed to pass? Especially when you were looking forwards to something nice like a birthday party, a visit to the cinema, or boring Aunt Melba to go home so you can watch TV or play with your toys.

But as you get older that same time seems to go much faster and as soon as you wake up in the morning it is time to brush your teeth and go back to bed, and you've forgotten to go to the bathroom.

That's time dilation. Looking at it another way; let's imagine a circular piece of elastic. Like the one holding up a pair of underpants. As a person's waist gets larger and larger the elastic band stretches and dilates and the underpants remain in place. However, there comes a time when the elastic can stretch no longer and it gives up altogether revealing the effects of gravity on the body as we discussed previously.

Einstein also pointed out the effect of time on distance. Because the earth circumference is over 24,000 miles, and the earth spins once every 24 hours; then if you stand at the Equator you would be travelling at 1000 miles an hour. That's enough to blow your wig off.

However, if you stand at the North Pole, you will turn round on yourself once every day. How slow is that compared to your friend on the Equator? If you stand at the South Pole you'll get dizzy because you're upside down and the blood will rush to your head.

Did you know that my uncle Herbert the Eighth discovered the East Pole? It's somewhere on the Equator but he could not pin it down because it was going so fast.

Finally, scientists have discovered that time affects men and women differently. If you don't believe me, try waiting in the car to go somewhere important whilst your wife is still trying to decide what dress she will wear, what shoes will match the dress, and then start to apply all that face make-up on.     


  1. HaHa! I had to mentally curb my reply/comment
    to~day..when l first saw the name Einstein, l
    thought..Hello!..Prince Andrew was a friend of his,
    (Is he still a prince)..? :).

    And...Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the
    greatest and most influential physicists of all time..
    Einstein is best known for developing the theory of
    relativity..(so what)..?
    And did you know..A Thomas Harvey removed the
    scientist's brain without permission and kept it aside
    in the hope of unlocking the secrets of his genius...! :(.
    I always thought he was a funny 'little' man..liked his
    hair though..!

    AND....We all know Albert Einstein was a genius…
    But his brother Frank was a monster...

    Did you know that Einstein invented a new way
    to swim?
    It was a stroke of genius...

    Einstein says that anything with mass can’t go
    faster than the speed of light, but…
    What if you aren’t Catholic?

    Well must get on..It's Wednesday and ladies coffee
    morning in a bit..
    Just to finally say Victor..I thoroughly enjoyed tomorrows
    post...Great! :O)
    ☕ 🍰 ☕ 🍰 ☕ 🍰 ☕ 🍰 ☕ 🍰 ☕ 🍰 ☕

    1. So glad you will enjoy tomorrow's post. I'll now get down to writing it.

      Enjoy your coffee morning, Willie. I can imagine you telling the ladies all these jokes.

      God bless.

  2. ...and are you searching for the west pole?

    1. I was standing on the Equator facing West and it hit me.

      God bless, Tom.

  3. Replies
    1. The more time on our hands the more relatives we have.

      God bless, Kathy.

  4. Dearest Victor,
    Well, time is a funny thing when flying halfway around the world as we've done 21 times, going to work in Indonesia, a full 12 hour time difference. Day becomes night...
    It also makes you 'older', flying east bound!
    Haha, on Saturday morning I'll be passing over your region on my flight to Amsterdam. God willing that is as my health documents (Covid related for entry into the USA...) have not yet cleared. What a mess that illegal in the White House has created! Yet he opened WIDE the borders for illegals, criminals, drug and human traffickers to walk in without any health check or document. Wonder what Einstein would say...

    1. I agree that travelling makes you older. I don't like travelling at all. Because the earth turns round, these days it is easier just to climb a tree and wait until the country you wish to visit comes underneath you and then climb down.

      Bon voyage on Saturday and au revoir when you return home. Wishing you a lovely holiday.

      God bless you Mariette and Pieter always.

  5. Perspective is everything! Now I regret ever having dissed my science lessons. Imagine the discussions we could enjoy!

    1. I've always had difficulty with perspective. I cannot work out whether the cows in the field are small or far away.

      As for science lessons, we could have a discussion any time you wish. Just mention any subject here in the comments box, or by e-mail to my desk - - and I will write a post about it. Even if I know nothing about the subject, I'll make something up that sounds intelligent. My teacher said I had a lot of imagination.

      This applies to all my readers if they wish to discuss any subject.

      God bless you, Mevely. Thank you for inspiring this post.

  6. Yes, when we're young, time is forever; and now that we're older, we're wondering where it went. I do wish it would slow down so I had more time in the day.
    Blessings, Victor, and thanks for your humorous thoughts and insights!

    1. So many things to do, and so little time. If I could save time in a bottle, I'd need more bottles, or bigger ones.

      God bless, Martha.

  7. This reminds me of something one of my sons friends said about him at his celebration of life. He said that calling Richard was like calling Google. If he didn't know the answer to a problem, he would convince you that he did. Thank you, Victor, for a good read. Blessings!

    1. There are so many things we need to know which are impossible to know; so let's make our own answers. Keep smiling my friend.

      God bless you, Nells.

  8. You always explain these science things so well.

    Time is relative, how long a minute takes depends on which side of the restroom door you are standing on.

    By the way, as funny as your comment about the East Pole is, there's a reason there's no limit to East or West -- because according to the Bible that's how far He throws our sins when He forgives, it's limitless and we can't measure it.

    1. Good point about East and West, Mimi. Also, about standing on the wrong side of the door.

      Thank you Lord for your forgiveness.

      God bless.



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