Hi folk- I'd like to start a thread on the general issue of gravitational waves and their detectors. I want to make it amusing and informative, and 'grow' it every few days. It's a hypothetical, but certainly is not 'original research' or 'overly speculative'. Reference links will be attached to any controversial hypotheses. Thread title- "Help! My Waistline is a Rotating Ellipse...", the first posted lines to be- Help! My waistline is a rotating ellipse and my friend in Alaska says she's changing height 8 times a second. or- A Hypothetical for Cosmologists. * * * Does this belong in Astronomy, Cosmology, S & GR or the trash basket? Newbie Rick P.S. I'm not even sure I've posted THIS in the right place.