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There was once a Far Side cartoon in which a black hole had opened in someone's living room and was sucking the furniture, people, pets, etc to the middle of the room.
It was a funny picture, but could it happen? If a black hole is created anytime you squeeze matter sufficiently and black holes act like other masses with respect to gravity, couldn't a black hole be created in a lab somehow and continue to exist there? If so, what would happen over time? Would the whole planet necessarily be drawn in, or might the hole be kept stable?
asked Jan 13, 2015 at 15:02
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