Quanta Sutra

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has spent more than 42 seconds on the Internet that there is a small, but erudite niche of love/sex humor based on particle physics and quantum mechanics. I like to refer to this branch of comedy collectively as the Quanta Sutra. I’m telling you this, because I recently found the following effort, at the expense of physics students, by Zach Weiner of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Previous additions to the Quanta Sutra came from, not surprisingly, Randall Munroe of xkcd:

xkcd by Randall Munroe (CC BY-NC)

And Peter Coles“A Unified Quantum Theory of the Sexual Interaction”:

One immediate consequence of this theory is that a “pure” gender state should be generally regarded as a quantum superposition of “straight” and “gay” states. This differs from a classical theory in that the true state can not be known with certainty; only the relative frequency of straight and gay behaviour (over a large number of interactions) can be predicted…

No “Planck length” jokes, please. Y’all are better than that.

Author: Josh Witten


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