I read this book a while ago and it was about a colony ship where people lived on it for generations. They are supposed to be the generation to land, but then it is revealed that they are actually far away from their planet still and will not witness the landing. THEN you find out that this is not the case and that they are close (maybe in orbit) to the planet and have been repeating this lie over and over to keep people on the ship. I think at some point you learn that more advanced human ships eventually came and made it to the planet. I also remember that everyone looked the same because they had been interbreeding for so long. It's a really good book and I'm trying to find it for my friend. Any help would be appreciated!
So this actually happened today and the ramifications are currently developing. Some friends and I were returning from an afternoon at the park. On the way back, we stopped and got some pizzas. I, being poor however, decided that I would make some spaghetti instead.
So my friends dropped me off with the pizza at my apartment while they went to go get shakes from a different restaurant. Being the nice friend that I am, I put their pizzas in the (off) oven to keep warm. I then began frying the meat for my spaghetti and boiling some water. About five minutes in I had the great idea to heat up some frozen french bread in the oven.
Having already forgotten that I put the pizza boxes in the oven, I set the oven to 375°F, as per the instructions on the bread. Now by this point I have noticed that my phone is missing, but think nothing of it as I have my laptop for any internet emergencies. I simply assume that it is in my friend's car. My friends get back from picking up some shakes, and I go search the car for my phone. Not finding it, I head back in to ensure that my friends aren't messing with me and hiding my phone.
At about that time, the oven goes off, signifying that it is now at a blistering 375. I stand bolt upright as a thought strikes me and I sprint into the kitchen, fearing the worst. I open the oven and there sit the pizza boxes. And on top my poor little phone. I grab it out of the oven as fast as I can, nearly dropping because it is so hot.
Surprisingly, it is still on, but as I hit the home button, it lets me know that it is too hot (ya think?) and powers off. I am now freaking out while my friends laugh in the face of my mighty stupidity. I take the, now melted, case off and set it on the counter with oven mitts. After waiting for it to cool some, not wanting to the glass to shatter, I put it into the fridge to speed the process. It is currently residing on the cool counter-top as I type this and hope against hope that my bout of stupidity hasn't cost me my beloved phone. My cheaping out on pizza and shakes looks like it is now about to cost me several hundred dollars.
TL;DR: Accidentally left my phone on some pizza boxes that I put in the oven to keep warm and proceeded to forget I had done so and preheat the oven 375°F.
EDIT: It still works! I left it turned off for a good long while just to be careful. Time will tell how badly I screwed up the battery, but it seems fine now!
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