I have two hypothetical questions about breaking the speed of light that has been bugging me for quite a while. Question 1: Assume an impossibly sturdy and light pole is attached to the earth. Its length spans a distance of 200 million light years into space. Since it is anchored on earth, it rotates with the earth. Unbelievably, as the earth spins, the end of this pole (or any part of it) does not hit any bodies in space. Wouldn't the end of this pole be moving across the universe in a full 360 rotation in 24 hours? Moving at speeds way over the speed of light? [PLAIN]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8533/question1k.jpg [Broken] (ignore the "tap like morse code, that is for question2) http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8533/question1k.jpg [Broken] Question 2: This same pole, is not attached on earth and does not rotate with the earth. However, it can be pushed (remember, it is extremely sturdy and light). At the opposite end of this pole is a morse code machine. Couldn't we effectively communicate across 200 million light years instantaneously? [PLAIN]http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6382/question2c.jpg [Broken] http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6382/question2c.jpg [Broken] Does that make any sense?