Some scientists say that the Universe is infinite, but this has been disproved due to the fact that it is far too big. But that sentence, if repeated forever by a civilization devoted to doing just that, would be an infinite loop, a process as endless as a Slinky going down an escalator going up.
Like the song "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" but without any beer being taken down and passed around, any time you see lyrics where the Chorus includes the word Chorus, it is an indication that the song is never-ending. Example:
- This is the song that never ends,
- It keeps going on and on my friends!
- Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,
- Now they're singing it forever, forever just because!
- This is the song that never ends....."
Infinite Loop in Engineering
Infinite Loop in Theater
Groundhog Day (contrary to popular belief) is not an Asian based Sex Trade travel agency nor the terrorist sect named after a rodent. Rather it is a movie in which Thine God of Golf, Bill Murray, plays a person who is so high on drugs (most likely LSD or that stuff you lick off toads) that he keeps waking up and running into a wall. Each day, when he awakens, he believes he has gone back in time and repeats that day in an Infinite Loop until he learns how to love, which is another infinite loop.
Dr. Who, in which a multi-lived character skips either merrily or way too seriously - depending on the actor whose body he is using - from one end of time to another. He catches up to himself from place to place, and usually drags along a cute female companion so he can show the stuff off to someone new. He knows that he's in an infinite loop, but tightens it around himself like a belt every time he recognizes it, thus evading all manner of hells and heavens on a path to himself. Reminds some of a grub, others, of "Quantum Leap" on steroids.
Sophisticated Infinite Loops
Infinite Loop in Nature
There are so many examples of infinite loops in the animal world that if we listed every one we'd never finish. Although the better scientific publications describe many cases of animal looping, the primary research focuses on the looping operations between an elephant and a mouse. The EleMaus Looping Model, designed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr... (another sample of endless looping in science, as his degrees are legion) Schrosch Tsihnjbulsky from the University of Essen in Germany. He wrote the paper which defines the following stages for genuine animal-oriented infinite looping:
- Take an elephant
- Take a mouse
- Put the mouse into the proboscis of the elephant
- Stick the proboscis of the elephant into the anus of another elephant
- Run the selected mouse through the bodies of the two elephants.
This is called symbiosis between two species. The elephants and mouse, on the other hand, wouldn't be so kind in describing their predicament.
Another recent discovery in infinite loops has been made by reading Dr.Seuss. This is called, the Cat Sandwich Effect The following steps are required to obtain said infinite loop:
- Take a cat
- Take a piece of toast (buttered, slightly browned)
- Tie the bread (butterside up) to the cat's feet
- Drop the cat/toast mixture from a very high point.
Since bread always lands butter side down, as everyone knows, and since cats always land on their feet, as dogs know, you get an infinite loop. Keeping said floating cat in this state of infinite looping will create a black hole eventually, just for the sake of quantum uniformity.
Infinite Loop in Daily Life
More good examples the "infinite loop" can be found in daily situations.
You can experience infinite loop by using your both mobile and stationary phone. Take the cellular in one hand, and dial the stationary... Pick up the stationary and put it to your ear. Then shout very loudly "Infinite loop, come to me!!!" and you will hear yourself shouting it, forever if need be.
Put two mirrors in front of each other.
The smart-heads from NASA actually found a practical use for this. Just put two or more mirrors reflecting each other and fire a laser flashlight on one of them. The perpetual energy produced by this light is used to power the International Space Station!
Take a video camera, especially an old one from the 1980s. Make sure it's recording, and that the recording is showing on your television. Point the video camera at the television. Never leave that spot.