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Joseph Polchinski’s Billiard Ball
Ball-standard-cue

Origin

Joseph Polchinski

Type

Billiard Ball

Effects

Creates a self-recurring loop upon itself

Downsides

None Identified

Activation

Throwing it

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Triquetra-347

Aisle

56838-2169

Shelf

20558-1054-723

Date of Collection

June 8, 2012

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OriginsEdit

Joseph Polchinski is a scientist working on string theory and has been vocal about the paradoxes that may arise when using a wormhole to send an object back into the past. His example is sending a billiard ball through a wormhole and back in time. When the ball exits the wormhole, it leaves at an angle that knocks its earlier self away, preventing it from entering the wormhole and paradox in the first place.

EffectsEdit

The ball is one of the few benign artifacts within the Warehouse walls. Its only effect is that it creates a self-recurring loop upon itself.

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