time travel

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on time travel mausoleums, teenage Nazi girls, unidentified car crash victims and more.

What was the Philadelphia Experiment?

The Philadelphia Experiment is a bad movie from the 1980s, and also the conspiracy theory that refuses to die, despite virtually zero evidence of its occurrence. Learn all about this strange non-event in today's show.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of material. Here are links to the best of the bunch. Enjoy them with our compliments.

MIT Paper Works out Paradox; Fry may not be own Grandfather

This, the "grandfather paradox," is so named because of the thought experiment used to illustrate it. A time traveler could theoretically go back in the past and murder his own grandfather, which would render the time traveler non extant, and thus would lead to the paradox of the time traveler never having been able to go back in time in the first place.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons why I'd like a time machine. Each one's for my own benefit; I believe too much in time travel paradoxes to assassinate Adolf Hitler or Idi Amin or anything like that. Sure, there's a pretty good chance the deaths of millions of people would never take place, but there's an equally good chance that a disaster of even greater proportions might transpire. No, I leave the big stuff in history to the course of history. I would like to travel back in time so I could purchase Coca-Cola stock in 1919 during it's initial public offering. Then I'd likely head futureward and find Jackson Pollock to pick on him because his paintings were so terrible and he was a big jerk. Then I'd probably get something to eat somewhere and go home and go to bed. That's just one of the jaunts I have planned after everything ... falls into place.