'Poking' the Event Horizon Forgive what is probably a ridiculous scenario, I was having a discussion earlier We have Black Hole A and Black Hole B of completely (or near) equal gravitational field strength. http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blackhole1.gif A civilization has developed a magnetically re-enforced pole. The pole is made up of smaller segments which produce a magnetic/dimagnetic field of arbitrary strength to hold it together and directly counteract gravity/gravitational distortions/stresses The energy requirements of each segment can be easily met by the civilization at any time as needed - as long as it is not infinity. The civilization extends the pole towards Black Hole A and Black Hole B (carefully) http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blackhole2.gif The pole extends past the event horizon of each Black Hole http://img530.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blackhole3.gif assume time dilation is not an issue to the experimenters questions: * what happens? * can the civilization theoretically receive information at speed of sound from the pole about the inside of the event horizon?