Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TT: Spin on the bed

In honor of both the Spin Cycle and Tuesday's Tribute I have chosen to combine the two together and give tribute to that wonderful time machine also known as "The Bed". So, for you Spinners… welcome to Tuesday's Tribute— and you Tributees… here's a fresh Spin for you.

My wife and I made an interesting observation that our bed points on an East/West axis. We observed that because of the rotation of the earth— our feet arrive at our destination before our heads (or is it the other way around)…. All the same, whenever we go to bed at night I have to "reset the bed" because the mattress gets shifted for one reason or another. Sometimes my wife reminds me to push the top mattress back because it has slipped away from the wall (we do not have a footboard, so this is a common occurrence)— and indicates that I need to make sure that it is aligned properly or else "you'll wind up in Berwin or something". The reason why she says this is quite simple— our bed is a time machine.

I don't know about you, but it is very strange that you lie down, close your eyes, and the next thing you know you are at tomorrow. We figure that somehow a portal is opened up after we close our eyes, and our bodies are instantly taken to the next day. The earth rotates on its axis and also travels around the sun. If our angle is off ever so slightly, the portal may open in the wrong place and we may just wind up somewhere else when we wake up. This is why we need to "reset the bed" because if we don't, the portal will be off alignment and we might "wind up in Berwin" by mistake.

Taking this concept a bit further we pondered… what would happen if you went to the North or South Pole and sat on a sit-and spin and spun yourself in the opposite direction of the earths rotation. Would you go back in time… would you age slower… or something else entirely.


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