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2011-10-14

The International Dateplanes of Unluck

I think I just figured out something: when it's the 13th of the month and a Thursday in my part of the world, then its Friday on the other side (going west) of the International Dateline, so would that make the International Dateline an unlucky place to be? Its the 13th on one side, and Friday on the other. Since the International Dateline passes mainly through the ocean, this would affect mainly fish and whales, but only the ones who are superstitious and have calendars.

When I thought about the three dimensional aspects of the International DateLINE extending into the ocean depths, I realized it isn't really just a line, it's a PLANE surface that extends from the middle of the earth outward. So its really the International Dateplane. Then I envisioned the shape of the current dateline on a globe and realized that it isn't straight, so the International Dateplane"S" would really consist of multiple planes.

The fish would probably only spend brief periods of time passing through the date planes, so that would minimize their unluckiness. If they are caught in a fisherman's net though, its a really unlucky day for them.

10 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

I think you need to submit your brain for scientific study. I don't know where you come up with some of your wild thoughts, but they are demented and usually make a lot of sense. This post is great--I'm still laughing.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Christina Lee said...

Just saying HI! Overfrom Arlee's feature on you!

Lydia Kang said...

Found you from Arlee's site. hi there!

Ciara said...

LOL, that is an interesting thought about the 13th and Friday in one place. I found your blog via Tossing it Out, and I'm a new follwoer.

esbboston said...

I just usually let my thoughts take me to their natural logical concussion, I mean, conclusion. Being a scientist and math guy, I'm constantly looking at the world from a calculus, differential equation and molecular interaction perspective, as well as being an artist. Its all fun.

Stephen Tremp said...

Stopping by from Arlee's blog to say hello. Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Hi - I tried to comment yesterday but my computer was having a senior moment. nice to meet you (through Arlee)
Laura

Dan said...

Yes, this is interesting. But the dateplane is of infinitely minute size. It is perfectly of no-dimension. Ergo, the fish in the area would be either Friday OR 13th. Much like Schrodinger's cat is both alive AND dead.

esbboston said...

Dan: the International Dateplanes is infinitely thin, but it still eXists as a plane, geometric mathematical surface, that the fish can freely pass through, just like there is an International Dateline line on a flat map.

esbboston said...

Lee: My little brother, who's middle name is also Lee, just showed up at my house tonight and read your comment about my brain needing to be eXamined, and laughed, and totally agrees with you, "the whole family has known that for years!"

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