I'm pretty sure the Nibblonians have a black hole in there stomach, or maybe a wormhole; or even a combination of the two. Also, it says that it is a miniature black hole, when in all reality real normal black holes are only the size of a dime. Despite their size, they can implode intire planets small enough to fit inside of them.--Zoidberg 22:15, 11 January 2008 (PST)
- I think they are capable of eating the creatures because they are cartoon characters. I don't think (but I could be wrong) the creators of the show have ever really wondered how it is possible for them to eat such large animals. --SvipTalk 05:49, 12 January 2008 (PST)
True. It could be a joke, but Futurama does tend to get really scientifically practical from time to time. I think you might be right. But, I suppose the text was correct, because it would take a really small black hole, otherwise the nibblonian would implode/collapse on itself. Or perhaps they have a digestive system that is in some remote galaxy, which can only be reached by the wormhole in the stomach.--ZoidbergTalk 12:17, 19 January 2008 (PST)
- To advance on a very old discussion: there are plenty of explanations that do not require black holes, if we want to be scientifically accurate (though the simple answer is as Svip said "it's a cartoon show"). For example, the Nibblonians might have an intestinal system that pushes the mass together to smaller balls the moment the creature comes into their mouth. This would also explain the enormous mass of the dark matter that they poop.
- Oh, and no, black holes aren't really small. That's like saying a human is a few decimetres big because the heart of a human is. The term "black hole" goes to the entire object out to the event horizon, an enormous area. The fact that everything within the event horizon is pushed down into a non-dimensional singularity doesn't make the black hole itself tiny, because the term "black hole" doesn't refer to an object itself, merely to the entire phenomenon. - akitalk 20:01, 19 June 2011 (CEST)