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Message 1935861 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 7:33:02 UTC

I was listening to an old radio show on ROK some months back
and they brought up a question wondering if it would be true or
not.

this space ship had two people on board going to another planet
which took I think 6 months. When they got there the governor
of this planet had a dinner set up,

He gave them old canned food while he had fresh stake, he said you probably
wondering why I gave you that food ? it's because when you leave and get back
where you started it would be like you never ate and you would be dead.

So you have to eat the old food

interesting question.
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Message 1935864 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 8:18:46 UTC

Depends on if the food was stored in same way as the humans during the trip, flesh is flesh...
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Message 1935869 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 9:25:24 UTC
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Stephen I don't know if I'm telling it right.

but what I understood was on his return trip home he had to eat[ the food he came with.
he couldn't eat the food of the future because it wouldn't be grown yet.

good brain teaser .
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Message 1935882 - Posted: 16 May 2018, 12:48:44 UTC - in response to Message 1935861.  

This sounds like a time dilation scenario and I always have a hard time comprehending that.
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Message 1935979 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 3:39:54 UTC

Didn't I reply to this a several years ago?
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Message 1935982 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 3:53:53 UTC - in response to Message 1935979.  

Please remind me.
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Message 1935984 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 3:57:11 UTC - in response to Message 1935869.  

Stephen I don't know if I'm telling it right.

but what I understood was on his return trip home he had to eat[ the food he came with.
he couldn't eat the food of the future because it wouldn't be grown yet.

good brain teaser .


Could be said for a lot of things, water and fresh food in general, could end up coming back malnourished and dehydrated!
Good question!
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Message 1936091 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 22:34:45 UTC
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I didn't see it, I just heard it a few months ago and never heard the end of the story. :(

it's was driving me nuts.
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Message 1936092 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 22:57:54 UTC - in response to Message 1936091.  

I didn't see it, I just heard it a few months ago and never heard the end of the story. :(

it's was driving me nuts.


That sounds just about right

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Message 1936729 - Posted: 23 May 2018, 2:25:23 UTC - in response to Message 1935861.  
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......

this space ship had two people on board going to another planet
which took I think 6 months. When they got there the governor
of this planet had a dinner set up,

He gave them old canned food while he had fresh stake, he said you probably
wondering why I gave you that food ? it's because when you leave and get back
where you started it would be like you never ate and you would be dead.

So you have to eat the old food

..........


I'm not sure time even exists and it depends on relativity and the speed they were traveling.

The question for me is why two people would travel to a place knowing they would be dead when they got back?

Why travel? Why go back?

The thought is that the governor is a carnivor and rather selfish so gave these two space travellers old mildewed baked beans to poisen them and hide his animal eating lust.

To complete the story you need to tell us what the time perspective was from the governor point of view?

Perhaps this an anti-vegetarian space \ time travelling story? :))))~
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