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Bigger on the inside than the outside

  1. Nov 16, 2012 #1
    You hear this phrase sometimes. Movies and video games have sometimes used this visual gimmick for a comedic or surreal effect. But what about reality? Is there something quantum mechanical that could allow a surface to literally take up more volume inside than outside? Perhaps this is possible in higher dimensions?
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  3. Nov 16, 2012 #2
    Where do you find this in video games/movies?
  4. Nov 16, 2012 #3
    The TARDIS from Doctor Who is the most obvious example although that's TV rather than video games/movies.
  5. Nov 16, 2012 #4
    Two examples come to mind, though both are a bit obscure:

    In the comedy film "Loaded Weapon 1," the protagonist's trailer home is the size of a large house on the inside. In the video game "Doom", the ceiling inside a building can be much taller than it appears on the outside.
  6. Nov 16, 2012 #5
    Nope, only in Harry Potter.
  7. Nov 16, 2012 #6


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