Brain Teasers

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Gandalf, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    This is an offspin idea from the "I hate it when..." thread...

    I started with I hate it when I drop a slice of toast and jam, 'cos it always lands jam side down. Well, it does doesn't it?.

    So... you know how, if you throw a cat on the air, it always lands on it's feet?. Right.

    Well if you tied a slice of toast and jam (jam side up) to a cats back and tossed it into the air, how would it land?.
  2. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    And..... if Teflon is truly non-stick..... how come it sticks to the pan?.
  3. NOFX ROCK!

    NOFX ROCK! New Member

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    Actually saw a programme on tv once about toast and the jam side. They got loads of people in the studio and made them drop toast and counted how many times it landed jam side down. It did indeed land jam side down more often!
  4. lostdave

    lostdave 'EVIL' Mod

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    ahhh...i see gandalf has read the same research paper that I have on the possibilities of the buttered toast/cat array and the future of transport :D


    DAve
  5. lostdave

    lostdave 'EVIL' Mod

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  6. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    Jelly or Jam possess positively charged particles. This is true because Jelly and Jam are "good." They hae not been charged of any crimes or offensives. Now we all, or at least most of us know that Hell is directed towards the center of the earth, and heaven has been accepted as above in the clouds. Newton's law of signs says that opposite sides attract and like signs repel. Therefore, the Jelly or Jam is attracted to the floor and repeled from the heavens. The Jelly or Jam side inevitably falls on the floor.
  7. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    nice theory raven, I like it.

    I think the jam side of the toast is heavier thats why it lands face down.
  8. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    I'm sure you're right VOG. Considering the relative dimensions of the slice, I doubt that the the centre of gravity is much further away from the non-jammy side than it is from the jammy side, so I can't see that it would make much difference. I'm also considering the air-resistance element of the equation, which should surely cause the slice to plummet earthward, edge-side down.

    One could of course argue that after hitting the ground edge-first, that the aforementioned centre of gravity issue would take effect and it would fall over jammy side down, however, as we all know, the coefficient of elasticity effect would kick in, causing the slice to bounce. Now considering the non-uniform shape of your average slice, I cannot see that is would be likely to land in any position other than random.

    Think again!!! Back to the drawing board.
  9. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    Well, to expand on my theory...How many people believe in ghosts. Well ghosts do like jelly they like it very much. The spirits of the people who have passed on beyond living in this world love jelly. They use their powers to try and get the jelly. People are placed under ground, in graves of course. Even if they were not put in grave, before they had buried the dead, they still were on the ground when they died. Over time people have been stupid and built houses over gravesites. So these beings who have decessed and want jelly are inevitably beneath your house. They pull the jelly closer to them but the floor of your house stops it from getting to them. The jelly consequencely falls on the floor
  10. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    As a side note the attraction of the undead pull is not that strong. In example, Jelly does not fly towards the walls in a masoleum, but it will side down the wall slower than any wall that does not contain the remains of people in it.
  11. Nyxan

    Nyxan It wont hurt for long Staff Member Moderator

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    Raven You are one of a kind---What kind you are I'm not sure but you're definatly one LOL
  12. KingXII

    KingXII S MOD

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    and i thought foggy had the weirest threads but didn't expect gandolf to start weird threads. and this one happened to run into a tangent.
  13. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    King, I thought you were the grammar specialist. But 3 in one sentence, c'mon.

    I didn't have the foggiest idea what you meant about Gandolf and the weirist threads!:p
  14. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    Xayissa, Have you ever tossed a jellied piece of bread at the walls of a masoleum. I think not, you should not question one's reseacherd theory without doing some research of your own
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    y2jay New Member

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    The jam on toast thing is to do with the height and the gravity
  16. Nyxan

    Nyxan It wont hurt for long Staff Member Moderator

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    Raven I am not questioning your theory just the reason you need to test in a masoleum. Would'nt any old house with people buried under it do? Besides I'd rather eat toast and jam than chuck it at walls--less mess to clean up that way.
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  17. Raven

    Raven New Member

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    Some masoleums have people "buried" in the walls. That is why the jellied bread sticks to the walls better

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