The other day my BlackBerry alarm went off at 5 AM, as usual. For some reason I was abnormally tired so I stayed in bed another hour. At 6 AM I popped out of bed, walked across the street to my office and started my workday. After an hour or so of happily working, I noticed the sun hadn’t come up on time. I could think of two possible explanations:
1. The Earth had stopped rotating and I didn’t live on the lucky side of the planet.
2. I had forgotten to reset the time on my BlackBerry after my trip from the East Coast.
Naturally I decided to first check on the rotation of the Earth. So I flushed a toilet to see if there was any change in the Coriolis effect. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a control toilet on a planet I knew was rotating, so the test was inconclusive.
I moved to plan B and checked the time. This was easier. All it required was looking at the lower right hand side of my computer display.
Oops. I had accidentally gone to work at 3 AM.
Luckily, I’m a morning person. So I just kept working. It wasn’t an issue. But that’s not my point. My point is this: If you thought my joke about the Coriolis effect was funny, I predict no one wanted to have sex with you in the past week. And next week isn’t looking good for you either.
And if you read this post and thought to yourself, “There’s no way he would have the sensitive instruments necessary to measure the Coriolis effect,” I predict you have not had sex for at least a month. And next month isn’t looking good for you either.
How close is my prediction?