Tuesday, 11th March, 2008
Relativity Limericks – with apologies to Einstein
Versions of these (but with worse scansion) can be found almost anywhere. This may be what caused Einstein’s hair to look the way it does.
There was a young lady called Bright
Who could travel much faster than light;
She departed one day
On the 13th of May
And returned on the previous night.
There was a smart fellow called Fisk
Whose fencing was really quite brisk;
So fast was his action
The Lorentz contraction
Converted his foil to a disc.