Article: 261624 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 11x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 14:08:50 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 26 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O BOOST ***** We almost didn't catch it in time -- a tiny black hole hurtling through space, due to arrive in twenty years. Computer models confirmed our worst fears: it would strike our sun, and the two would destroy each other in a cataclysmic explosion. Engineers began design on an enormous Ark to preserve some small portion of terrestrial life, but they despaired of ever building a drive large enough to provide sufficient acceleration. The solution was found in the nature of the problem; our engine is a bowl, ninety miles across, aimed at our doomed sun. Let's ride this wave. Buckle up. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.