Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/13/video-what-are-wormholes-any.html

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# Video: What are wormholes, anyway?

Well, if you fold a piece of paper and then punch a hole through it…

They are how bigfoot gets here and where it goes when it is done visiting.

I remember seeing a video montage making fun of movies all using that exact same explanation for faster than light travel. I can’t seem to find it and now i’m worried i imagined it. Mandela effect?

Edit: Might be possible my memory could be of someone here in the BBS posting clips of various movies all having the same tired explanation. Someone should def make a FTL/wormhole montage though, just like that one “enhance” montage.

als i kno is worm holes help aerate the lawn

Worm holes are for worms what car holes are for cars.

Every once in a while B.B. videos misload for me slightly out of order. Usually only by one article but sometimes hilariously off. This time, the wormhole video is actually the pastry chef making Oreos.

TIL

Oreos=Space-Time Continuum

This is the only correct answer.

For those wishing to do a deeper dive (pun entirely intended) at a mathematical level accessible to the layperson, this website will be helpful to you…

Journey into and through a Reissner-Nordström black hole…

http://jila.colorado.edu/~ajsh/insidebh/rn.html

For those with a background in advanced theoretical physics and higher math (QFT and especially differential geometry, advanced linear algebra and ideally some analysis of topology), Visser’s book isn’t the most up to date and decidedly isn’t for a lay audience, but it remains a good entry point to the mathematics of traversable wormholes…

https://www.amazon.com/Lorentzian-Wormholes-Einstein-Computational-Mathematical/dp/1563966530

*eyes you with intense suspicion*

*slowly chugs glass of sugar water*

I’d like to see your *other* license and registration, please.

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