One Electron Universe, 15 years old, omg woah, the library and the bounce.
One of my omg-woah favs. i was 15 yr old or so, researching black holes for a book report (which I still have), and it was a year before Hawking had his book out that made him big, so I was stuck in encyclopedia’s and much thicker reading material to do it with.
Anyway, I tripped over the one-electron Universe, as unrelated as it might seem to black hole study – and I have NO IDEA where… but I remember sitting in the library going “woah, omg… omg woah… woah omg, omg woah… ” putting the encyclopedia down in the cubicle thing…. staggering outside.
Some friends were trying to get my attention (friends / bullies – fair-weather friend types really) – and I was all spooked and trying to explain what I read to them.
They looked at each other when i was done, one of them bounced their basketball once… the other shook his head and they just walked the other way.
They had NO idea what i was talking about!