Chickens are funny. http://www.weirdity.com/jokes/chicken.shtml
Also some more information to twist your thinking!
paraphrasing from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/time/think02.html
Starting off with some easy 'relativity.'
You are on a train with a glass wall. You are traveling at 50mph, and your friend (the observer), is watching from the side.
You throw the ball at 20mph.
From your friend's point of view, the ball is moving at 70mph. ( You add the velocities )
1887: Two American scientists performed an expirement on the affects motion may
have on light. The expirements showed that the speed of light is not affected by motion. They concluded that light traveled at the same constant speed of 186,282 miles per second.
James Clerk Maxwell, developed equations that described the properties of electricity, magnetism, and light. James also did some expirements to prove his equations and, provided evidence that light was a constant.
If you were traveling at 1/2 the speed of light (84,141 miles per second), and you turned on your flash light on the train, the speed of light on the train would still be 168,282.
How fast is the light travelling relative to the observer standing alongside the tracks?
How fast does the light travel relative to you?
168,282mps. It is the same. Light is a constant no matter what. Get use to it!
Ok, well this probably doesn't make sense, but remember it's all relative.
Einstein pondered it when he was only 16!
Everyone remember the beloved equation from Middle School.
Rate = Distance / Time
R = D/T
Now speed can stay the same, and the distances and times can change to make this happen.
100miles per hour = 100 miles / 1 hour
100 miles per hour = 200 miles / 2 hours
100 miles per hour = 250 miles / 2.5 hours
However, if you put the constant c
, which is the speed of light (168,282 miles per second). Into the r=d/t, it doesn't work.
So what does this show? That time and distance, have to be flexible given the situation. Einstein, also predicted that.
Time does vary. The faster you are going slower time goes, until you hit the speed of light which at that point time would most likely be still. However, a good example is this.
This was proved by this NASA expirement back in 1976.http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:XQ3zK...en&ie=UTF-8
Hope you get the picture.