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What's the physics behind this joke?

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because its happening backwards? –  lurscher Sep 23 '11 at 21:32
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it's because tachyons don't drink –  Mark Eichenlaub Sep 23 '11 at 21:57
    
Is this really off topic? it's a physics joke about some physics principle that moving faster that c means time going backwards, according to one answer. –  Physiks lover Sep 23 '11 at 23:30
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Can we do this in meta? I would answer it like 50 times lol. –  AlanSE Sep 24 '11 at 0:18
    
You can ask whether this question should be on topic or not on meta, but the question itself is off topic on meta. Physics Chat would be a good place for it though. –  David Z Sep 24 '11 at 3:52

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Tachyons are (hypothetical) particles which move faster than light, and thus go backwards in time.

See also here.

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Aha! I looked at the poster as a whole, not realizing it was meant to be read from top to bottom –  Physiks lover Sep 25 '11 at 15:55

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