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# If you hold one end to your ear
and have a friend hold the other end away from you and jiggle it, it sounds like an excellent space battle.
*Only works with proper metal slinkies.
**Real space battles make no noise, which is where the slinky trumps them.
(, Tue 28 Dec 2004, 12:38, archived)
# On your double-starred point
it's the converse of the age-old argument on whether when a tree falls in the woods with no one around to hear it, if it makes a sound.

Sound is created in space. It just doesn't travel very far.
(, Tue 28 Dec 2004, 12:42, archived)
# If a tree falls in a forest
and no-one is there to hear it. Does anyone really care?

Apart from the squirrels who are unexpectedly homeless, oviously.
(, Tue 28 Dec 2004, 12:44, archived)
# I care!
Trees am lovely.

(, Tue 28 Dec 2004, 12:46, archived)
# I love trees
best of all the climbable flora.
(, Tue 28 Dec 2004, 13:01, archived)
# I myself
have given a lot of thought to this particular problem, and my conclusions are as follows:

Voom! pshhwooarrr! ka-ka-ka-ka... BOOM!
(, Tue 28 Dec 2004, 12:45, archived)