Have you ever considered bagel nomenclature?
Well, have you?
I have. Multiple times, in fact.
And, in the process (after 33 or so orange popsicles), I came to some fascinating observations. First of all, other than your standard or “plain” bagel, you usually have your four or so standard types:
- The onion bagel, which has onions on it.
- The poppyseed bagel, which has poppyseeds on it.
- The sesame seed bagel, which has sesame seeds on it.
- The “everything” bagel, which has just onions, poppyseeds, and sesame seeds on it.
Don’t you think that last one should have….well, everything on it? I mean, not just seeds and onions, but also ground beef, a pack of angry bees, and the Queen of England? In fact, as my brother pointed out, if there were a correctly named everything bagel, there could only be one, since it would have everything in it.
And now for the philosophically-oriented part:
Our universe is big. Really, startlingly, mind-bogglingly big. But many scientists don’t believe it is infinitely large. And as such, the universe has a shape, or topology, as the mathemeticians and physicists would have it. So what shape is the universe, you ask? Well, one popular theory has it shaped like a single torus, which is shaped like a tire, or a donut…or a bagel.
Yes, my friends. The universe we live in may very well be one big “everything bagel.”
Oh, boy. I should’ve proabably stopped at my 32nd popsicle.