Portal. Now your thinking with portals Top 80 thanks guys XD. WHAT THE HAPPENS WHEN.... A) It accelerates downward, toward the earth. If there is only a portal under the pole, there will be nothing pushing up on the pole to keep it in place, only t Portal
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#15 - mooglesrle (06/27/2011) [-]
A) It accelerates downward, toward the earth. If there is only a portal under the pole, there will be nothing pushing up on the pole to keep it in place, only the force of gravity pulling it down.  
  
B)You will put immense pressure on the pole, as if you sqeezed or pulled hard on the ends of the pole; eventually it would snap or collapse. Think about it like this; you are the pole. You grab your feet reaching up from your hands. When someone pulls the portal away, are you going to become infinitly long, or simply let go of your feet, because you can no longer reach?   
  
C)  1)It would break where the portal is. This is a tough one to explain, but for starters, we know that you cannot simply create matter out of nothing. The pole would have to be cut or broken when the new portal is made. Imagine you have a straw. This straw is hot glued into a circle (this is the best way to visualize this, as humans do not have the ability to alter any dimension after the third one; we can still experience it though) after being put through a hoop (like those magicians rings that kids use). No matter how much we spin the straw, it will still be connected to the straw, and in a loop. Say we wanted the straw to come out of another hoop. Unless we break the straw, it will not be able to come out of that hoop. If we compare it to the portal, the same rules apply; one portal is the 'in' side of the hoop, and one is the 'out' side.  
2)Assuming the portal is so strong that the portal cannot break it, the pole would have to 'bend' itself to reach it's other side. I cannot think of a way to visualize this, as it would not bend, it would just appear to bend, in order to stay straight... a bit of a mind 			****		.  
  
That's right, science bitches.
A) It accelerates downward, toward the earth. If there is only a portal under the pole, there will be nothing pushing up on the pole to keep it in place, only the force of gravity pulling it down.

B)You will put immense pressure on the pole, as if you sqeezed or pulled hard on the ends of the pole; eventually it would snap or collapse. Think about it like this; you are the pole. You grab your feet reaching up from your hands. When someone pulls the portal away, are you going to become infinitly long, or simply let go of your feet, because you can no longer reach?

C) 1)It would break where the portal is. This is a tough one to explain, but for starters, we know that you cannot simply create matter out of nothing. The pole would have to be cut or broken when the new portal is made. Imagine you have a straw. This straw is hot glued into a circle (this is the best way to visualize this, as humans do not have the ability to alter any dimension after the third one; we can still experience it though) after being put through a hoop (like those magicians rings that kids use). No matter how much we spin the straw, it will still be connected to the straw, and in a loop. Say we wanted the straw to come out of another hoop. Unless we break the straw, it will not be able to come out of that hoop. If we compare it to the portal, the same rules apply; one portal is the 'in' side of the hoop, and one is the 'out' side.
2)Assuming the portal is so strong that the portal cannot break it, the pole would have to 'bend' itself to reach it's other side. I cannot think of a way to visualize this, as it would not bend, it would just appear to bend, in order to stay straight... a bit of a mind **** .

That's right, science bitches.
#17 to #15 - rocketmanftw (06/27/2011) [-]
C) if you moved the orange portal the metal rod would fall through the blue portal, coming out of the orange at the speed it went into the blue, then fall on the floor; kinda depressing, isn't it?
User avatar #35 to #15 - crystalmethod (06/27/2011) [-]
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#55 to #15 - vae (06/27/2011) [-]
thumb for you good sir, way to open some Portal Physics.

However, C-2 wouldn't occur, either the portal would close and the rod would be cut or the portal wouldn't close because the rod wouldn't allow it and thus another portal could not be open. Though, if a fail safe doesn't kick in and the gun still allows you to shoot another orange portal (which didn't require a second linking blue) that could create a possibility for ... weird consequences i.e. spontaneous matter creation.
#20 - vitafix (06/27/2011) [-]
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#7 - hydronoob (06/26/2011) [-]
for you kind sir...
#4 - NiNJAz (06/26/2011) [-]
Oh portal, you make me happy!
Oh portal, you make me happy!
User avatar #6 to #4 - Nivalex (06/26/2011) [-]
that gif amuses me
#1 - Sabre (06/26/2011) [-]
User avatar #19 - nickhols (06/27/2011) [-]
A) It would accelerate downwards till it reaches maximum velocity
B) Because the portals are getting closer, the strain on the pole would cause the rod to break.
C) Everything that you could see through the orange portal was not an infinite amount of the rod, but an infinite loop of the original rod. Moving the orange portal would break that loop, essentially leaving only the original rod. the rod would then accelerate downward into the blue portal and out of the newly place orange portal, assuming it was not facing upwards.
#22 to #19 - mrmilk (06/27/2011) [-]
i agree with the first two, but the problem with your answer to the third is that the rod is now sodded to itself... so if you fired a portal elsewhere, what the **** would happen to the rod? cause its opposite ends are sodded to eachother without bending?
User avatar #26 to #22 - nickhols (06/27/2011) [-]
The way I see it, everything beyond the orange portal never existed as its own object, and that it was merely the original rod repeating over and over. The orange portal merely links to the blue one. If you take away the portal, you are taking away that link. So, at the point in space where the orange portal used to be, instead of repeating by looping back to the blue portal, since there is no link, it will simply stop. Basically, moving the orange portal will cut the rod off where the orange portal used to be. Even with portals, the rod was never, and could never be, bigger than how big it was when it was placed in the portals, so it wouldn't continue on infinitely.
#30 to #26 - mrmilk (06/27/2011) [-]
i see your logic, and now agree with your statement.
#23 to #19 - John Cena (06/27/2011) [-]
What if you put it in the vaccum? Then there would be no air resistence to slow it's acceleration, and it will reach the speed of light.
#43 to #23 - jaked ONLINE (06/27/2011) [-]
If that applied, anything subjected to any gravity would reach the speed of light. There might be no air resistance but the universe itself starts to provide resistance when you near the speed of light. My dad is a university physics professor so he makes me read **** that tells me about this stuff.
User avatar #40 to #23 - bakedbread (06/27/2011) [-]
its impossible for anything (other than light) to reach the speed of light, when you near the speed of light time slows down to prevent you from reaching it
#18 - Generation (06/27/2011) [-]
Well if we are thinking about this scientifically accurately and the portals are made through 4D quantum tunneling we took a 3D cylinder and made it into a single volume of a 4D hypertorus.

That should make it fairly easy to determine the answers. I wont go into detail here.
User avatar #2 - lolerbot ONLINE (06/26/2011) [-]
HOLY **** I THOUGHT THAT EXACT SAME THING BUT WAS TOO LAZY TO MAKE A COMIC!!!!!!!!!!!!. I APLUAD FUNNYJUNK FOR HAVING SIMILAR MINDS
User avatar #51 - acedce (06/27/2011) [-]
ow my skull
#48 - Pokekid (06/27/2011) [-]
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#31 - dasbaum (06/27/2011) [-]
WHAT..... I don't even... you ****** my mind.

Well played sir, here take my thumb and my pinkys.
#21 - backspaceman (06/27/2011) [-]
the metal rod is a lie
User avatar #3 - FeeFieFoe (06/26/2011) [-]
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this.... makes me feel really bad inside......
#33 - John Cena (06/27/2011) [-]
I once accidentally poked my rod in the brown portal instead of the pink portal.
=infinite pleasure!!
#28 - John Cena (06/27/2011) [-]
Repost .__.
User avatar #16 - kidinfinitebillion (06/27/2011) [-]
ya... um what #1 and #5 said
#44 - beastarro (06/27/2011) [-]
This is GLaDOS's job and GLaDOS's job only to figure this out, stop bringing in your wild wacky theories without a test to back it up.
User avatar #45 to #44 - Nivalex (06/27/2011) [-]
Im sorry :(
User avatar #60 - KESTRELx (06/27/2011) [-]
easy, when you destroy a portal and place a new one it breaks. so therefore there is a new cut in a diffrent place. the rod is now the same lengh as the gap between the portals.
and two portals can't move, when they move they are destroyed cutting like i said above.

You got a problem with that its not really a hard puzzle
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