Tuesday, February 4, 2014

When Hell Freezes Over

It is day 4 of the Third Second Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge hosted by Nicky and Mike at We Work for Cheese and today's prompt is When Hell Freezes Over.  Now skate on over to Nicky's place for more frozen treats.


  1. (idiomatic) never; not in this lifetime; not a chance.

    "Will you go out with him?"
    "When Hell freezes over!"

    *Source: wikionary
    Image Source: wstera2

Care to rethink that remark?

In reality, she probably doesn't have to worry about it.  Hell, as described in many religions, lies far beneath the surface of the earth. For the sake of argument, we will assume hell to be located at the center of the earth, way down at it's fiery core.

Obviously no one has taken it's temperature, but it is estimated at between 9,000 and 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit.  The earth's core is a solid iron ball about one-third the size of the moon, which would easily be melted at these temperatures if not for the weight of the planet pressing down on it.

It is pretty certain this isn't freezing any time soon!

Image Source:  Wikipedia


  1. Several of us disagree. It must be the Aliens. They have altered the temperature of the earth's core.


  2. Some of these rally cold days, make me think that the fires of hell might make nice sno-melt

  3. Whether hell is hot or cold is actually a debated question, depending upon its expansion rate. If it is expanding faster than souls are moving in, then according to Boyle's Law the temperature would be cold, possibly freezing. If it is staying the same size or expanding at a slower rate than souls move in, then it is hot.

    A supposed chemistry exam answer on this subject explains in more detail and with a good punch line.

  4. I don't think hell is freezing over any time soon, either!


  5. This is really a bad day for me to think about hell freezing over. We are in a horrible blizzard here today and I am pretty sure that I am in hell. (figuratively but still...hell)

  6. I don't know, I think it has to be hot. 'When Hell melts' just doesn't have the same impact as 'When Hell freezes over'. :-)

  7. Hell will freeze over when hell freezes over? Ha ha awesome!

  8. But is there a heaven and hell? And if there is no hell, then what would freeze over? Miami?

  9. Hey wow! You got a picture of hell? Was that from your vacation last year? Did you use a flash?

  10. One third the size of the moon? Could you imagine all of the world's condemned throughout history being crammed into a space that size? That sounds like Hell on Earth. Or you know, Hell beneath Earth.

  11. I read the comments and they are funny. I loved the sign. That's cool.

    I don't whether hell is hot or cold and I hope I don't have to find out.

  12. ReformingGeek- It seems they are everywhere these days, and now they're messing with hell.

    laughingmom- There's a unique thought.

    Frank- Interesting theory, but a little deep for me.

    Meleah- I don't think so either, despite the sign.

    Cheryl- Sorry for all your inclimate weather. I won't say spring is just around the corner, but it is on it's way.

    Nicky- Good point...I think it's hot too.

    Katherine- That's about the size of it.

    nonamedufus- About the same chance, I'd guess.

    Hilary- Yep!

    Margaret- Thankfully no. If I had a vacation like that I'd ask for a refund.

    KZ- I thought that size comparison was interesting. Never thought about the size of the inner earth. You're right, though, it might get crowded...just like topside in places.

    Sara- I don't want any personal experience with it either.

  13. Never can tell. Look at the south. :)

  14. P.J.- I am looking at it. I live here. :)


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