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by stockpot
Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How high to drop water balloon from for it to be deadly
Replies: 78
Views: 21085

Re: How high to drop water balloon from for it to be deadly

I suppose you could kill him if you used a rather small balloon, and, after instructing the guy to stare up at the balloon with his mouth open like a turkey, dropped it down his mouth. If that sort of impact isn't fatal when taken in the throat, the plastic bits wouth probable choke him to death.
by stockpot
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A question of scruples
Replies: 20
Views: 3373

Re: A question of scruples

It's really hard to tell from another person's cell phone conversation what's a natural pause, and what's just the person on your end listening to someone you can't hear. I think it's rude to interrupt/butt into a stranger's conversation, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't acknowledge someone who inte...
by stockpot
Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 319477

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

When I placed a lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) primary flight feather on a standard electronic postage scale, the scale displayed the value "0 g."

Thus all feathers are, in fact, massless.
by stockpot
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2351978

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hullo there, xkcd forums! I'm a rather short person/piece of kitchenware living on the west coast. I'm interested in maps, trees, langauges, rollerball pens, windows UI customization, cooking, birds, chemistry, sculpture, nethack, public transportation, shiny objects, puns, and making other people f...

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