April 14, 2006
#89: Gravitational Mass
Hat Guy: Gravitational mass is identical to inertial mass. That is, the amount of inertia something has and the amount of gravity it has are effectively the same. What’s interesting is that there doesn’t seem to be any reason this should be true. One could imagine an extremely large object with lots of resistance to force and no gravity (or vice versa), but this is never observed.
Hat Guy: You know what? I’m just gonna skip the rest of the buildup and say it: Yo mama’s fat.