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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Straight Dope

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Superman is able to use his super strength to squeeze coal into diamonds. Theoretically, if someone had unlimited strength in real life, would it be possible to do this?

— marcusbrute

You realize, Marcus, we're talking about what (a) a fictional character of virtually unlimited powers (barring kryptonite-related issues) could, (b) if real, be (c) theoretically but (d) realistically expected to do. Even by the Straight Dope standards this takes us into a pretty abstruse realm. That's probably why I got into a big argument on the subject with my assistant Una, who's normally as tranquil as a September morn.

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(Illustration by Slug Signorino)

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