Quantum Conundrum Serves Some Science Juice

Not time for fun with physics but rather fun with the physics of time

When John tried to unravel Quantum Conundrum he reported that there were several dimensions, including a heavy one, a gravity reversing one and another that slows down time. Those sit alongside (if dimensions sit or have sides) the fluffy dimension that has been shown in the previously released videos. I didn’t believe a word of Walker’s report of course. Why would he be traipsing around dimensions that the rest of us haven’t even laid eyes on? What gives him the right?

Sadly, a new video shows that there is indeed a dimension that slows down time more effectively than Uncle Boring McDullston’s slides from his annual fortnight long road trip around Milton Keynes’ grid system. John probably made a lucky guess.


When I'm a little bit ill I sometimes wee science juice


  1. thaspius says:

    Did anyone else notice the car driving backwards in the scene where the guy is outside jumping around? @ 1:05

  2. Treymoney says:

    Thanks, Kim Swift! Thimswift!

  3. MythArcana says:

    Toon Portal then? Don’t they have Final Fantasy MXVIX to work on or something?

  4. Mr. Mister says:

    Since we’re getting scioency serious, you can’t define those things as traditional dimensions.
    You could say, instead, that they are different positions along another dimension.

  5. Mr. Mister says:

    Also, funny thing: for begginers, relativity defines time as “that which is measured by a clock”.
    The clock definition for begginers is a bit fallacious though, so you gotta get to the juicy stuff before trully understanding.

  6. Phantoon says:

    In the related comments, Q is one of the voice actors for this game.

  7. MajorManiac says:

    I got a strong Douglas Adams vibe from that trailer.

    If the game is half as good I’ll be happy.

  8. LionsPhil says:

    Someone’s been watching Look Around You.

    And, uh, trying a little too hard. Just a bit painful this, really. PIE!! LOL RANDOM

    • Stephen Roberts says:

      I agree with LionsPhil.

    • faelnor says:

      I agree, too.

    • Phantoon says:

      I almost wonder if it’s a reference to how their humor won’t be meme-spouty, like the cake was.

    • tomeoftom says:

      Yeah, this grated. Especially because Look Around You has basically “finished” this particular form of parody, by doing it so well and comprehensively.

    • El_Emmental says:

      I agree, even if I learned about “Look Around You” thanks to Lionthis’ comment.

      I confirm the LOLRANDOM! part with the pie was the most “poor kid is trying too hard” moment.

    • HilariousCow says:

      Yep. Chucking a thumbs up in the middle of a scene is the hand equivalent of gurning.

      While I look forward to the game, I get a bit (well, a lot) irritated at marketing in any field using comedy shows/memes etc. as an advert treatment. They are almost always inferior to the original since they have to shoulder their very prominent need to sell-some-shit.

  9. wccrawford says:

    They showed a video with slowmo dimension long ago. Reverse gravity is new, though.

  10. Bloodoflamb says:

    [physicist]ACTUALLY, the second is defined by the length of a certain number (9,192,631,770) of transitions in a ground-state cesium atom.[/physicist]

    • Urthman says:

      By “length” you mean the total distance in meters traveled by the atom during those transitions?

      Defining time is more complicated than defining a second.

  11. indigohjones says:

    It bugs me that they think IDS is an acronym for Interdimensional Shift Device. Shurely shome mishtake

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    Bluerps says:

    I’m baffled by the name of that city.