A5_7 Popeye vs. The Sun

Sunil Taper, Sean Hughes, Kieran Crutcher, Leandro Carvalho


Popeye is a fictional character able to perform amazing feats after eating a can of spinach. One such feat involves him blowing out the Sun. The paper models this situation by using a density profile, and temperature ranges for different layers of the Sun to work out the energy needed to cool the Sun to 0 K. This was found to be 2.4×10^38 J. When compared to the rest energy of the spinach, it has been found that Popeye’s efficiency at converting the spinach to energy was 7.0×10^23 %. Thus, Popeye must be able to perpetually create energy in order to perform this feat.

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