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Humor: Kid Science

  1. Jul 24, 2007 #1

    Math Is Hard

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    I don't know of these are all genuinely from kids, but they were funny. A few look like some of my old test answers. hmmm..

    from:
    http://www.ariel.com.au/jokes/Kid_Science.html

    And those fifth graders think they are so smart!:tongue2::rofl:
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2007 #2

    berkeman

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    But doesn't it matter whether the horse is awake or asleep?

    I'd never heard that 180 degree one before....
     
  4. Jul 24, 2007 #3

    Evo

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    I like this one
    :rofl:
     
  5. Jul 24, 2007 #4

    Astronuc

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    That does pretty much explain the 180 degrees, because either state was considered diametrically opposed to the other.

    http://www.wonderquest.com/swallowing-lemmings-fahrenheit.htm

    http://www.factmonster.com/cig/weather/take-temperature.html

    There is another published reference on scientific trivia, which references the Fahrenheit scale, but I can't remember it at the moment. :redface:
     
  6. Jul 24, 2007 #5

    Kurdt

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    I love this one.

     
  7. Jul 24, 2007 #6
    Here are some more stories about how the Fahrenheit scale came about.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit

    It lacks the story I heard, namely, that he intended 100 to be normal human temperature, but apparently was feverish when he calculated it. It sounds fishy to me, but it makes a good story anyway.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2007 #7

    Astronuc

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    :rofl: Nature knows the physics better than we do. :biggrin:

    :rofl:

    Such imagination. :approve:
     
  9. Jul 25, 2007 #8
    I agree :rofl::cry:

    The perfect murder!
     
  10. Jul 25, 2007 #9
    My favorite.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2007 #10

    Chi Meson

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    Dang it! Astronuc beat me on this one. And I thought I was gonna earn some respect.
    :grumpy:
     
  12. Jul 25, 2007 #11

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    I once had to take a CCD camera in a vacuum dewar onto a flight.
    >You can't take pressurized cylinders onto a plane.
    It's empty
    >Well open it
    Turn on the valve to a hissing noise of air going in.
    >Whats coming out of it then?
    Nothing!

    Needless to say we missed the flight!
     
  13. Jul 25, 2007 #12

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    OMG, this left me in tears. :rofl::rofl:
     
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