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The drunken galaxy

VipraDialogues | January 12, 2016 | 751  Views
The drunken galaxy

Hic! I’m sorry; I’m badly hung-over today. No, I didn’t have a wild party last night. I don’t even drink, dude; I’m a teetotaller. What am I hung-over on, you ask? Alcohol, what else? It’s in the air, everywhere. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it to you.

Hello and welcome to a brand new episode of Tech Attack. I’m veeder____, and you’re watching your favourite channel, Vipra Dialogues.

Christmas and New Year is just around the corner, and I’m sure you must be planning to attend or throw some wild parties too. May I suggest a really exotic venue? C/2014 Q2. What’s that? Well, it’s a comet.

Comets; those mysterious flying objects made up of gases, fire, and rocks, apparently has a rogue drunkard among their herd. Lovejoy; that is the name of the comet which flew-by quite close to Earth in the month of January this year, releasing humungous amount of ethyl alcohol and simple sugar in the atmosphere. Now, many of you would have heard about the instances where toads, lizards and even snakes showering down from the clouds; but alcohol and sugar being spewed into the atmosphere, and that too at a rate of an equivalent of 500 bottles of wine per second is taking the celebrations, a bit too far.


The comet, named after Terry Lovejoy, the Australian who first saw it using his $125 telescope, has suddenly become the hottest topic of study for scientists and researchers world-wide. This is the first time- according to NASA- when alcohol is found in the water being released from a comet; giving weight to the evidence that comets could be a source of complex organic molecules necessary for the emergence of life. The green, microwave glow comet was apparently so drunk that on January 30th, 2015, it went the closest to Sun anyone has ever been. No wonder it’s been referred to as ‘Happy Hour’, over at NASA.

Since the news of this comet spewing around alcohol in the atmosphere leaked out, citizens around the world are expressing their concerns about its effect on their children. What if the alcohol starts raining down from the clouds? So what? Free ki daru mil rahi hai yaar; aur kya chahiye? I’m sure kuchh logo ne to ab tak terrace par lage dish antennas ko upar ki taraf ghuma diya hoga; so that they can collect all that free ka alcohol. Idea bura nahi hai waise. Khud ka theka khol lenge itni daru mei to. What say?

While the movie The Martian might have made space travel seem less than appealing, I bet free alcohol by the barrels will make you plan a quick trip soon. Don’t forget to carry that dish antenna along though. Also, don’t forget to click on the Subscribe button for many more interesting and funny videos. You can also go on to our website www.vipradialogues.com and watch the videos there.


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