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Posted by Quintus_Knightfall

Break yourself in half and only eat one half. If that half grows to double its size you have your answer.

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Posted by Inverno

You would disappear

Posted by HolySerpent

You would disappear

Posted by AtPhantom

Neither. You'd just die.

Posted by Renchamp

I'm just seeing a poo version of yourself. This may improve some people's personalities.

Posted by cattlebattle

I don't know....but I did become 2x dumber from entering this thread

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

It's a paradox.

Posted by HBKTimHBK

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It's a paradox.

No it's not, the answer is you'd disappear, simple as that.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@HBKTimHBK said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It's a paradox.

No it's not, the answer is you'd disappear, simple as that.

You can't eat your own mouth.

Posted by Vortex13

Matter can not be erased, only changed into different forms. So neither, you'd stay the same size but you wouldn't disappear. Food doesn't disappear it just adds to your mass but since you are eating your own mass you would just change form, not size. In this case becoming a pile of chewed up meat. But it's also impossible to eat your entire self since you'd be dead long before you finished...what an odd question.

Posted by HBKTimHBK

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

@HBKTimHBK said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It's a paradox.

No it's not, the answer is you'd disappear, simple as that.

You can't eat your own mouth.

You sure as hell don't get twice the size lol

Posted by Enemybird

If you ate your finger for an example... you wouldn't digest it in a way so that you'd add 100% of its mass to your own.You would only be able to extract a trivial amount of mass from the finger. So you wouldn't become twice as large. Its impossible (as mentioned) to eat ones self entirely. So, neither...

Posted by Imagine_Man15

@cattlebattle said:

I don't know....but I did become 2x dumber from entering this thread
Posted by joshmightbe

You'd die about an 8th of the way in

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@Enemybird: unless you burn the calories with your brain.

Posted by Enemybird

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@Enemybird: unless you burn the calories with your brain.

Posted by Referee

Well to start off you would look like this...

How you finish I don't know

Posted by ssejllenrad

Such a vain zombie...

Posted by ImmortalOne

Neither. You'd die of blood loss once you reached the knees.

Posted by RazzaTazz

Conservation of mass in a closed system

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Edited by Enemybird

@RazzaTazz said:

Conservation of mass in a closed system

An example of that in nature would be...

Posted by The Stegman

You'd gain omnipotence 

Posted by menaceforever

Will you really be willing to eat that "unique" area on your body?

Posted by RazzaTazz

@Enemybird: It is a scientific principle, its like asking me for an example of gravity in nature. Still in this case it is a bizarre question so there is nothing like this in nature. You could say that if something eats something else whole, then it is similar. The entire mass of the two organisms is now in the eater. In the case of eating yourself you would be taking all of your own mas and converting it into another form of mass without any change overall except that which comes from the entropy of a living being.

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Posted by Deranged Midget

What a brilliant topic.

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Posted by BatWatch

I feel like I could probably find an image which would answer that question for us, but if I posted it, I would get banned.

I'm guessing you would be less than half eaten before you died...unless you used many tourniquets to keep yourself from bleeding out, but you would still probably die from shock...unless you gave yourself morphine or something...in which case you could probably only eat all the meat off of one leg before your stomach would be completely full. Are you bulimic in this scenario because otherwise I think that is as far as you get.

Well, that was gross.

Posted by InnerVenom123

Neither, you'd die.

Posted by CrimsonCake

Ask Michio Kaku.

Posted by cameron83

um.....potato chips?

Edited by Enemybird

@RazzaTazz said:

@Enemybird: It is a scientific principle, its like asking me for an example of gravity in nature. Still in this case it is a bizarre question so there is nothing like this in nature. You could say that if something eats something else whole, then it is similar. The entire mass of the two organisms is now in the eater. In the case of eating yourself you would be taking all of your own mass and converting it into another form of mass without any change overall except that which comes from the entropy of a living being.

Its a principle that doesn't apply correctly. I asked you to find and example in nature because as you know the act of eating is a metabolic function. If you were able to eat yourself, energy would be expended. Even more so because your are eating yourself. The overall mass would be smaller. There isnt an example in nature where energy isn't loss.

Posted by Death Certificate

@ImmortalOne: But cucumbers don't have blood...

Posted by Roddy010

@Vortex13 said:

Matter can not be erased, only changed into different forms. So neither, you'd stay the same size but you wouldn't disappear. Food doesn't disappear it just adds to your mass but since you are eating your own mass you would just change form, not size. In this case becoming a pile of chewed up meat. But it's also impossible to eat your entire self since you'd be dead long before you finished...what an odd question.

This definitely....

Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat

You would disappear.

Posted by jobiwankenobi

Putting aside the fact that you would die. You would just crap out the same amount of yourself. If you ate yourself, you would enter yourself and end up with the same amount of mass you started with. You wouldn't disappear or grow.

Posted by RamJam
@Gambler said:

Break yourself in half and only eat one half. If that half grows to double its size you have your answer.

I like this one.
Posted by Vance Astro
@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

It's a paradox.

No it's not, threesomes with a f_____ triceratops.
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Posted by rico_3088

are you a girl. lol (runs away)

Edited by TheThe

Neither. With assistance from doctors, by eating yourself you will reach the half of your actual size, because you can only eat your four members and all of that mass will be use as energy.