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The Trouble With Evil Tribbles

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#16453
Fun:*** (2.87)
Difficulty:** (1.33)
Category:Science
Submitted By:shadowx8m****
Corrected By:mufffin09

 

 

 



Evil Tribbles may look cute, but they can really make a loud noise when they ROAR!!!

A 1-foot tall Green Evil Tribble can register 10 GSU (Galactic Sound Units) on a sound-measuring device that is 5 feet away. Yellow Evil Tribbles are twice as loud, and Red Tribbles... THREE times as loud as their yellow counterparts!

So anyway, one day Spork the Vulcan was out doing a bit of maintenance on the exterior of the Space Station, and before him he saw, to his fright, the biggest Evil Tribble he had ever seen. It was 5 feet high, 10 feet away and red! It looked straight at Spork, and gave the loudest ROAR it could!!!

How many GSU did Spork's sound-measuring device register?


Hint

Space is a vacuum.
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Comments

scoutman*us*
Feb 10, 2004

you know, sound would be conducted through the Station itself, if the tribble was touching it.
Rowsdower*
Feb 11, 2004

Forget the roar! These must be nasty beasties because they can live in a vacuum. I'd be much more concerned with their death ray vision, which DOES work in a vacuum.
Fun Teaser I liked it.
BulletThruDaHedAgb
Feb 11, 2004

Fun teaser and good story. Mr Spork
sammAus*
Feb 11, 2004

Engaging and enterprising
Palsha**
Feb 12, 2004

It could go both ways. He could have been working on the space station on Earth, which then he could ear the roar.
bbngk
Feb 15, 2004

rose_rox*ca**
Feb 17, 2004

shadowx8m copied this from another site and altered it. a friend told me this one from NEOPETS.COM
bookworm91**
Nov 11, 2005

hehe good one. although i thought tribbles hummed. ha few will know what im talking about, but if you know james blish or william shatner, you might.
achnid*us*
Nov 21, 2005

can anyone say turn the evil trekkie tribble into a soccerbal, and kick it into space?l
vbguy101*us*
Aug 20, 2006

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

(after the hint, anyway)
uhhhhAus*
Mar 01, 2008

awsome! but ezy... and can't get us this time little pipsqueak!!!
builderus*
May 18, 2011

Thanks for sharing this shadow. Live long and prospect.
bestgirl*
May 18, 2011

Prospect?????
Valic4Aus*
May 18, 2011

Nicely done quiz! A bit of severe nit picking is that the ROAR sound would likely resonate throughout the Red tribble's body, conduct through the shell of the station, conduct through Spork's body in contact with the station, and (if Spork is holding the recording device at the time) register some GSU value based on the vibrations conducted to the device. Turn the station into one with a non-sound-conducting outer shell, and the sound does measure 0.0 GSUs as stated.
auntiesisAus*
May 18, 2011

I was all set to do some math, when the answer popped into my head. Really cute, but too easy.



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