Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Neighbour is a Mummy

The strange incidence of the neighbour with the overly-extended lightning-rod has been constantly on my mind and not in the least because of its property-value reducing properties.

The husband suggested in passing that there might be more to the lightning-rod-with-cables-attached idea than just recreating Frankenstein in Singapore, such as the fact that the neighbour is effectively creating a pyramid on his roof.

And lo and behold, he is right. The cables and lightning rod create a pyramid. I googled the pyramid idea and this is what came up:

"It has been observed that for pyramidal shapes, there is a concentration of energy in the center of the Pyramid, at about 1/3 of height up from the bottom. This kind of energy is capable, for other things, of mummifying a piece of meat that is placed there.

In this experiment, identical pieces of meats were used for 2 Pyramids, with another one for each to be placed outside as a control. The results were stunning! In the case of the Pyramid believer, the morsel inside was preserved with a nice pinkish color while the one outside became black and started to rot."

That's fantastic. Just what I need. A neighbour who gets preserved (with a nice pinkish colour), whilst the rest of us around him become black and start to rot. Real nice.

15 Comments:

At 1:33 PM, Blogger gremlin said...

it's true. I build one at home once - just miniaturised the dimensions...and my apple slice crisped up - like a real crisp. it was real nice - colour and all preserved - not even oxidised. amazing. imagine your skin in a pyramid - crisp and all - no wrinkles. quite funny.

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger gremlin said...

builT. ga.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

I hope they set up their mahjong table at the spot.

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your writing style is awesome. Reading your entries is truly a pleasure!

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger expat@large said...

I read somewhere an article by a guy who was sitting in a room drinking beers and chuffing some weed with some other guys in the early 70's / late 60's discussing the King Tut exhibition or something, and they start rambling on about how they can cash in on this, and one of them comes up with the idea of making small pyramids selling them... But first, they said, we have to create some sort of mystique, so they sent crap articles for magazines like Cleo and Cosmo (whatever, back in those days) raving about magic healing powers, from like what? Hey like the ratios and what about the spot where the King's burial chamber was being a focus of the power, etc... and they all laughed and laughed and made a fortune.

And it's all crap.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

To Anonymous: Thanks very much! I'm really flattered.

E&L: I've not seen the neighbour for days now, and I'm getting pretty worried. Also, my nose has turned black and fallen off.

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger gremlin said...

my apple did crisp up am telling ya.

 
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