Why Time Travel Is Easier Than You Think

The McFly Effect

My latest theory is that a time machine is not actually terribly difficult to invent. In fact, all you really need is a passion for unorthodox theories of physics (and the right hair).

So why hasn’t anyone made one? Is it a shortage of DeLorean cars? Difficulty in acquiring enough plutonium?

Nope. In fact, people have been inventing time machines for years.

But… if that’s true, why haven’t you ever heard of them?

Simple. According to the McFly Effect, whenever someone invents a time machine, someone else will eventually use it to go back in time and prevent the inventor’s parents from ever getting together.

Poof. No more inventor, no more time machine.

See also:

Deja Who? — the eerie feeling that you know someone who’s working on a time machine, but you can’t remember who.


This has been another 1-minute blog. I have written these every Tuesday and Friday since earlier this week.

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