Yes, it does. You're infinitely fatter than a singularity.

Well... the exception being that you're a singularity yourself, in which case you have no business asking that question anyway.

When Sally invited me to visit her in her physics lab we had not met in person for over a year, and to tell the truth I was a bit startled by the dramatic change in her appearance. Normally I try to be diplomatic when it comes to potentially embarrassing questions, but in this case, once the preliminary greetings were over with I just had to ask:

"So... you have been gaining some weight lately?"

She drew a sharp breath and visibly startled, and I cursed myself for being such a blunt fool. Clearly this was a sensitive topic. But then she let out a forced laugh:

"Oh, ha-ha. It must be that darn experimental black hole acting up again! You see, it bends the lightrays so an object appears to subtend a larger angle when viewed by an observer on the other side of it. I'd say it easily adds ten pounds!"

She briskly walked up to the white-board and drew a quick diagram.

 
                         . (
                     .     (
                .          (
            *   *  *       (
        *             * [  (
Me  *          +        [  (
        *             * [  (
            *   *  *       (
                .          (
                     .     (
                         . (
 + = singularity
 * = true path of light
 . = apparent (straight-line) path
 [ = true size of Sally
 ( = apparent size

I really did not know what to make of it - a far gone case of denial, or was this some kind of subtle put-down? So I tried to make light (sic) of the situation.

"Aha. So that's why they call them gravitational lenses, eh?"

Women. I'll never understand them.

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