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Venus

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

 

Puzzle ID:#3125
Fun:**** (3.12)
Difficulty:*** (2.14)
Category:Science
Submitted By:im_para_noid*****
Corrected By:absy

 

 

 



You awake inside a small transparent capsule sitting on the surface of Venus. From a small speaker you hear a voice that says, "We will leave you here either for a day or a year. If you choose to stay a day, we will give you $1 million. If you choose to stay a year, we will give you $2 million. Either way, you will have sufficient food and water. We will make sure the temperature is a constant 70 degrees Fahrenheit. We will also supply cable TV."

What is your choice? (Don't let money decide your answer).


Answer

Choose to stay one year and win $2 million. Venus takes 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis, but it takes 225 Earth days to go around the sun. On Venus a day is longer than a year.
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Comments

bighippo4*
Apr 04, 2002

Very nice teaser. Had me stumped!
emilymonkeymaia
Apr 12, 2002

This is one that you ethier know it or you don't.
Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 15, 2002

I got it but for the wrong reasons. I said you don't know if Earth will be that stable and comfortable for a year so it would be safer on venus. probaly a better view, too.
shorty4826
Apr 15, 2002

What happens if they're talking about earth time?
supanova_gurl
Apr 26, 2002

i agree with emilymonkeymaia... you either know it, or you don't
peterbradfor
May 04, 2002

I would choose to stay for a day. After 1 Venusian year I would claim my 2 million, then a few Earth days later claim an extra million for staying 1 day!
cajan
May 04, 2002

I'm sorry but the correct answer is a day. If you are in a transparent capsule that means you will be affected by the elements. You are so much closer to the sun that at 70 degrees F with the direct rays from the sun you will fry in less time.
especially since the capsule could act like a greemhouse using the moisture from your body. No thanks. I'll stay a day and take the money thank you.
Veener325
May 04, 2002

but cajan...they explained before that a day on venus is longer than a year...so if you stayed for a day you would be "frying" longer. BTW...very good riddle. I didn't know that. I guessed at what to do.
sckgrlchckvcious
May 04, 2002

hey wow, that one was good. I had no idea, I just said stay a year because you can't really be on venus cuz there's no medium for the sound to travel through. But then again, if you're on a planet, the atmosphere might provide one.....I don't know, its 100 pm and I'm going to sleep now. Goodbye
sarobot
May 06, 2002

Now I get it.
jimmh22
May 07, 2002

I'm sorry to take the wind out of everybody's sails. You would suffocate in that "small transparent capsule", as soon as all of the available oxygen is converted to carbon dioxide. However, I did enjoy the riddle.
Tanya0
May 11, 2002

not bad but I got it rather quickly
SandPman
May 12, 2002

An interesting one - thanks.
therattt
May 17, 2002

venus' axis is not tangential to the sun, therefore it is possible to be in complete darkness infinitely (or complete light), depending on where your capsule was placed. not many people could survive utter darkness for 250+ earth days, due to altered vitamin D metabolism and therefore malnutrition.
bret*
May 17, 2002

therattt-not to mention leprosy
O_wise_one*
May 19, 2002

I've heard that one before, but if I hadn't, I never would have even THOUGHT of that answer!
frank0001h*gb*
May 30, 2002

Either way, Venus is dead boring and your capsule would probably melt before even your air ran out. No mention was made of supplying you with that!
MrBean
Jun 01, 2002

Excellent! I din't think of it that way. When does the next ship leave?
starlust
Jun 05, 2002

I need to pay more attention in science. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. oh no, there I go again
~superhack~
Jun 11, 2002

I really liked this teaser.
odcsurferchick
Jun 12, 2002

yeah! mad-ade hasnt come yet
AbdulAziz
Jun 16, 2002

You know actually you cant even stay for a day alive. You will have food and water but in a transparent capsule you will melt in few hours.

right?
im_para_noid**
Jun 16, 2002

you won't melt, it says up in the puzzle that the temperature stays at an even 70 degrees Farenheit
thick_lil_girl
Jun 17, 2002

ok i have one question....how the hell did i end up in Venus?? I wanna go home
Ok now that i have my sanity back, very good teaser and whats with everyone saying , 'but something would happen, blah blah blah' its only a teaser! It doesnt have to be scientifically exact!!!! ( did i spell that right?:S)
missie
Jun 17, 2002

Hey, odcsurferchick, I'm with you all the way! I'm surprised he's not here to yell at this person for plagerism, or correct him that Venus would kill you from the fumes or whatever.
eduard
Jun 18, 2002

to shorty 4826: not much,.. don't you think.....duah!!!
spaghettiistasty
Jun 21, 2002

You can't breath on venus anyway so your dead in a mannor of minutes what happens if they take you out of the capsule so they don't have to pay you??? huh?
Jojocranky
Jun 23, 2002

D@ was v easy n e 1 wiv a brain wud b able 2 work d@ out
missie
Jun 23, 2002

Wel den I gess d@ a lot a peepl don't have brains, cuz lot's a peepl didn figure it out. And, that is abusing the english language. I don't think there is a person left in the world who can write oyut "that" ot "you". So, go and sit in a whole.
missie
Jun 23, 2002

I meant hole
einat16Ail
Jun 26, 2002

"and what if you get lonley and commit suicide? and what if the people who got you to venus decide to keep you hostage? and what if my gramma had rollerblades?" PEOPLE! Stop being so picky!
thick_lil_girl
Jun 26, 2002

einat16 , I agree 100%!! I thought the riddle was great! Why can't you all just read the riddle, decide whether you like ot or not then comment on if if you want? Why do you have to be so picky about it!!
kool_lil_girl
Jul 02, 2002

Dear "thick_lil_girl" i think you will know me as we are best friends unless you have fallen out with me for some bizzare reason! now ppls want to complain about it because they have no brains and want to become a new person on the web and would like to have brains so they try to show off how "smart" they are but sowwie ppls it aint workin not 4 me and not 4 me "thick" friend!!!
Jasin*
Jul 08, 2002

Very good riddle.........I forgot that a Venus day was longer than a Venus year. Very good riddle again.
boldgold
Jul 17, 2002

If I shouldn't let money decide my answer then what about cable TV. I might decide to stay the longer period of a day to watch that cable TV movie that I was waiting for.
im_para_noid**
Jul 17, 2002

actually, i should have put satellite tv, only because it would have to be a really long cable if it would be on venus
im_para_noid**
Jul 17, 2002

plus that, and the movie you want to see could probably be seen on earth anytime, seeing as it has to be play on earth, then it gets transmitted to venus, it would be on earth first.
zangel3000
Jul 29, 2002

Funny, starlust!
mad-adeAhu*
Aug 16, 2002

Posted by missie Jun 17, 2002

Hey, odcsurferchick, I'm with you all the way! I'm surprised he's not here to yell at this person for plagerism, or correct him that Venus would kill you from the fumes or whatever........
Surely you can't mean me missie, I am a reformed character.


doggyxpus*
Aug 22, 2002

im sorry, but that was too easy. I learned that from watching Magic School Bus as a five year old. Sorry. Nice try though.
angel11**
Oct 02, 2002

Great teaser, but I have a question. How do you get cable TV to Venus?
CCat20*us*
Oct 06, 2002

Am I the only one who hasn't read "everything you need to know about science"
speedyg1000*
Nov 17, 2002

o great odc...now you've lured him here to haunt us all....
Gmoney-Gdog
Dec 22, 2002

i agree with you missie... some people should learn how to spell here? huh? 8^)
Asbestos
Jan 29, 2003

The money part was completely unecessary, though. Since you know that you will be in comfort, and you know that a Venus year must be shorter than an Earth year, who wouldn't accept 2 million dollars for less than a year's work, even ignoring whether or not it is longer than a Vesuvian day.
A better way of phraseing the puzzle might have been "You really want to get home! How long should you stay?" Although, then most people would guess that a Vesuvian year is longer than a vesuvian day, simply because it is the less obvious answer.
jimbo*au*
Mar 02, 2003

Gee I must be odd or something. I thought it was a great puzzle. Not for one moment did I think that I might bust my kidneys by not going to the toilet for a year or any weird stuff like that. I guessed that it had something to do with Venus's orbit so I looked it up in a book. Now I know that a day on Venus is longer than a year! Cool!
hermdawg
Apr 04, 2003

The real teaser is figuring out what kind of capsule can withstand the atmospheric pressure on Venus?
alfador_yx
May 04, 2003

Wow I didn't know that. Good one =)
Fasil*
May 04, 2003

Nothing is said about wether it is a Venus Day or Earth Day.
These teasers suck; someone just learned a fact and makes a teaser out of it, woohoo.
frankenweoburger
May 04, 2003

I agree with thik_lil_girl that sometimes people here are too picky, but in this case it's justified. The answer could have been one day because you'd need to use the bathroom, or you'd run out of air, or the capsule would begin to melt. Sometimes it pays to be picky. But you could figure out that all these factors are accounted for and then this makes a great teaser. Personally, I don't have cable t.v., so I'd stay for 2 years anyway.
Quax
May 05, 2003

Good point! 225 vs 243 days is pretty comparable, but 365 vs 1 is pretty significant. It appears you have to guess what type of year the voice on the speaker is referring to. Since they've been considerate enough to consider how many degrees Fahrenheit you'd be comfortable at, you can figure the voice could also be using Earth years. So...the gamble then becomes, what kind of year is the voice talking about?
energizer74
May 04, 2004

I thought this was a good teaser. I didn't KNOW for sure the answer, but I deduced it by figuring it out that as the planets get farther away from the sun, the year gets longer and the day gets shorter, the weather gets cooler and so on. There were a few "flaws" that other people have mentioned, and I have one minor one to include: I get fed, but in a year, I would grow too big for the box and die of heart failure. Come on people, this is a teaser, it was fun, it was educational, and I will use it on my children for those reasons.
(user deleted)
May 04, 2004

I only knew that a day on Mercury was longer than its year.
GidgieAus*
May 04, 2004

Um... sorry, but even before I read all these comments, all I could think was that I'd either suffocate from lack of oxygen, or drown in an ever rising puddle of my own excrement. Either way, I'd have to say "No, thank you! Now get me back to Earth!"
(user deleted)
May 06, 2004

Hear, hear!!!
goldenguide
Jun 22, 2004

If I stay one year and take 1.5mill,
will you take away cable TV?
RashadAma*
Aug 05, 2004

i found it...
Eay but fun.
High Five!
brutusnero
Sep 25, 2004

People, this is a riddle, not a reality show. Lay off all the "technical" crap and give the man credit
bbbz*
Feb 14, 2005

Ok, this is very good teaser, but there is a fundamental problem with it. 243 days is not the "lenth of day" on Venus. 243 Earth days is its "sidereal rotation period" or the duration for one planetary revolution on its axis in ralation to the stars. A planets "lenth of day" is the duration from sunrise to sunrise (its rotation relative to the sun). For Venus that is only 116.75 days which is less than its orbital period or year of 224.7 days. If you were living on Venus, 116.75 Earth days is what you would observe as the duration of a true "day". The time it takes for the sun to arrive at the same point in the sky as the day before.

For further explanation read on:
Sorry if it gets too technical.


There is nothing wrong with using the "sidereal rotation period" of planets to compare rotational speed with one another. In fact, this the preferred way because it ignores the planets motion around the sun. However, it is not the way one would measure a day if you were actually on the surface of that planet. Take Earth for example, Earth's "sidereal rotational period" is 23 hours 56 minutes. Why is it not exactly 24 hours? Because during that time the Earth has also been revolving around the sun and it now in a different position relative to the sun. So the Earth has to continue to rotate for another 4 minutes until the sun appears at the same point in the sky as it did the day before. We on Earth know our "day" to be exactly 24 hours, because that IS the "lenth of day" on our planet.

Now, on Venus this difference is much more exagerated and its "lenth of day" is LESS than its "sidereal rotation period". This is due to the fact that Venus rotates in "retrograde" (it spins on its axis the opposite direction than that of Earth and most other planets). So as Venus revolves around the sun this motion actually helps to shorten its true "day" rather than lenthen it as it does on Earth. Also Venus's revolves around the sun much more quickly than Earth does. Again, combined with its retrograde spin, this tends to further shorten its "lenth of day" compared to its "sidereal day".

This teaser actually works for the planet Mercury, however. Mercury's "lenth of day" is 175.94 days and its year is only 87.97 days long. So it's day truely is twice as long as its year as observed from the surface. Also Mercury's orbital speed overtakes its rotation speed at some point in its orbit which to an observer on the surface would cause the sun to slowly come to stop in the sky, go backwards for a while, halt, and then continue to tavel on its path across the sky. At certain places on Mercury this could also result it two sunrises and two sunsets in one day.
charitybabe*
May 04, 2005

wow bbbz you think too much the teasers are supposed to be fun not technical but its ok because i love everyone
drea_r_70*
May 04, 2005

Very brilliant thinking
woodline
May 04, 2005

Question....does everyone wake up this long winded? Great teaser!
Ozymandias**
May 04, 2005

Nice teaser! I enjoyed bot the teaser and bbbz's comments.
timilee*us**
May 04, 2005

Ok, i read all the other posts and allot of you folks are finding little quirks in the logic, but nobody mentioned that:
by the time NASA could design and test a craft that could make it to Venus, withstand the heat factors, provide cable (or dish) TV, store water, store food, store oxygen, deal with the human waste factor, then make it back to earth...it would be many many years from now before NASA (at the rate that they develop new technology) could accomplish this.
Take into account the rate of economic inflation, 2 million bucks then would not as much as 2 hundred bucks now, therefore not worth the time to sit on Venus for a year and miss your family and friends.
But i liked the teaser. It was fun to read all the comments.
(user deleted)
May 04, 2005

bbbz - check your math.... You state that the earth must rotate an EXTRA four minutes to complete one day, yet our day is 23 hours 56 minutes, instead of 24hours 4 minutes.
BrownEyesAus*
May 04, 2005

Aw shoot! I shoud have known
that awnser.
je_russell
May 04, 2005

Judging by the number and content of the comments for this puzzler this one got a lot of people thinking. Of course the riddle mentioned nothing about the air supply which would run out in not renewed over the course of a Vesuvian year. Also we Earthlings are protected by radiation from the Sun by the Van Allen belt-I know Venus has a thick cloud layer but would radiation on the surface of Venus be a problem? Also cable TV has been shown to kill (brain cells).
live860
May 04, 2005

Here's a thought. Me being a guy (from Mars), and women being from Venus....
donfrench*
May 04, 2005

I would bust out of the capsule as fast as I could because I would know that it was a trick someone was playing on me. Cable on Venus?! Ha! From the Venutian branch of Comcast, maybe?
lotr321fan*us*
May 04, 2005

could have made it a little harder! But it was ok!!
darthforman*
May 04, 2005

neat trick. But nothing was mentioned about whether it would be an earth day and year or a Venus day and year. I would choose nether because my family and friends are more important than a couple of millions of dollars.
fishpike*
May 04, 2005

How do you expect to get CABLE TV on Venus??? Otherwise, excellent puzzler!
Chakoteya*en*
May 04, 2005

Good one, needing extra knowledge.
mi2mo2tx*us*
May 04, 2005

I may have gotten it if it were in the trick catagory... but I didn't. Good one!
Muffintins*
May 04, 2005

That was awesome!! LOVED IT!!!
quantumpbrane*us*
May 04, 2005

not bad. took a sec, but i got it.

love love love
zelaya322
May 04, 2005

I still don't understand. Can someone explain it so my dumb butt can understand.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
May 04, 2005

Very interesting!! Fun, and I learned something. By the way, thaty would be awesome!!
zelaya322
May 04, 2005

Nevermind, I forgot that a year can change depending on it's period of oribit. I need to go back to school.
Icykillamonkie*
May 04, 2005

I liked that one had me stumped a first but I got it.
lilianxie
May 04, 2005

Heh..I cant believe i didnt get that! Good teaser anyways.
brain_deadAjm*
May 04, 2005

good one
libra0890**
May 04, 2005

oooooooooookkkkkkkkk. lol that was great. lol. i love it.
libra0890
brainyng*us*
May 04, 2005

ya way to tell it off missie
Great teaser i loved it
aznboi1324Avn*
May 04, 2005

stumped
sueintexas*
May 05, 2005

Stumped, and now know something I didn't. educational and fun.
jannie_delta*wa*
May 05, 2005

You should have said 2 million for 1 day and 1 million for a year.
(user deleted)
May 05, 2005

Ok, now if a day on Venus is longer than a year here on earth, and you chose to stay a day for the $1mill, then you would be there a little longer than an earth year, so they suggest you stay 2 yrs and get the $2mill. Are you kidding me. If one day is longer than a year then a year is longer than 365years.....you could never collect you money because you are dead!!!!!!!!!
saucyangel**
May 05, 2005

and does it look like i care?

um, no.
saucyangel**
May 05, 2005

by the way, i liked the teaser. i was commenting on all the crappy comments.
zonahoboAus**
May 07, 2005

I learned something again I probably once knew, learned more from the bbz short course .. either way I would probably loose the remote and go stark raving nuts .. no internet and no remote! .. I liked this one all in all .. looks like riddles come around about once an earth year .. I though days were getting longer?
padme**
Jul 13, 2005

hey good one! it's even on jake's favorites!!
summachick**
Jul 22, 2005

I got it but the reason was wrong...... I wanted 2 million and kindof hought a day was longer than a year
deepseaAus*
Oct 02, 2005

`i just left
i dint want to die
FriarFoxus*
Oct 17, 2005

I'd rather spend the year on Venus than a year on Jupiter!!
medster99*
Mar 16, 2006

im not sure if this is what bbbz was saying, but think about it: the time will not be different, you will just have to deal with a longer night and day.
just because one night-day rotation on venus is longer than a one day-night rotation on earth, it will take the same amount of time
medster99*
Mar 16, 2006

oops terribly sorry i miss-read the answer
teen_wizAca*
Mar 25, 2006

That was cool!
OldChinaHand**
May 04, 2006

I was going to say ' a cool teaser' but a Venus teaser would be anything but cool...a good thinker for sure.
coachpisco*
May 04, 2006

I didn't know that...!
Lexicat12*us*
May 04, 2006

I actually did know that!! But I'm sure a lot of people didn't and it was very clever.
Nice one.
tca2
May 04, 2006

Wait.... Does it raelly matter what a year is on Venus? Because wether your on venus, jupiter, or pluto a year is a year to us earthlings. So the earthlings will be picking us up on thier earth time for a year. Not venus's. (Hopefully)
alec5216us
May 04, 2006

If they give you perfect conditions why not stay longer???

Then

You stay a year and collect 2 mil then when a day comes around another 1 mil so you end up with 3 mil and perfect life conditions!
tca2
May 04, 2006

Besides, you've got everything you need...CABLE TV!
rachellanders**
May 04, 2006

Does it really matter how long you stay? Both the year and the day are less than one earth year. Knowing that, I would stay for both, winning $3 million!
lindquist_25Aus*
May 04, 2006

A great piece of info that I'm sure will come in handy! Thanks!
tulip4u2c_80
May 04, 2006

Ok... it's a small capsule... wouldn't you get stiff and become immobile... Nice teaser though!
iteachkidsAus*
May 04, 2006

Not just a good teaser, but a GREAT teaser, judging by the number of brains that got hopping on this!!!
tca2
May 04, 2006

I Wonder if you get high speed internet connection.....
TehIgnored*us*
May 04, 2006

Yeah....I don't care about the TV...I'd want internet.....
scallioAus*
May 04, 2006

Fun teaser... Thanks!

I found myself wondering if they meant a year on Venus or an Earth year. If you were offered 2 million to stay the duration of one Earth year, then you'd have to stick around until one year had passed on Earth... hmmm... still wouldn't mind being paid 2 million for one year's salary!
tonjawithaj*us*
May 04, 2006

banzai*
May 04, 2006

I am so sick of people who take everything so seriously. "You forgot the punction mark at the end of the sentence. Bad teaser!" AAAARRRGGHH! Get over it. Thank you for submitting a fine teaser.
kendra72
May 04, 2006

Good one!!!!
lorelle_b*us*
May 04, 2006

You people are making things so complicated! Lol. Just read the teaser and let it go. It's not like any of this could actually happen, but it's just a scenario. *rolls eyes, laughing about people who look too much into things*
POPSca*
May 04, 2006

Like the old saying(You learn something every day)
choptlivvaAus*
May 04, 2006

Very clever teaser!! I liked it! (didn't get it though) I think it's great when a teaser gets SO many people thinking!!

I know I've said this before, but I wish people would see that most of the comments that they object to, are simply the product of critical thinking (which is a good thing)! This site is MEANT to exercise your brain! I don't think most of these comments are trashing the teaser OR it's author! IMO, when a teaser provokes lively discussion, it is all the more fun!
queenofpiano7*us*
May 04, 2006

why would I be on Venus?! That would make me SOO angry!
sccrclssc5*us*
May 04, 2006

Very original, and interesting too!
Excellent teaser!
wizkid**
May 04, 2006

Aw man. I wanted to stay longer. Oh well. I guess I could survive.
jabdrAus*
May 04, 2006

I guessed right...for no reason at all. You either know this sort of thing or you don't.
monkey93*us*
May 04, 2006

Got me stumped a little, but I got it eventually (5 mins later lol).
shawneeo*us*
May 04, 2006

i GUESSED IT! I didn't know the exact reason, but I just figured that the teaser wouldn't be phrased this way unless the answer was the opposite of what seemed reasonable.

I agree with chotliva above, unless someone is putting down someone or using offensive language, I don't mind people poiinting out this that and the other thing. I thought about all those things too, the air, the food and waste, etc. and maybe the author could add all that next time and make it even better. But, people should still thank the writer and respect the work that goes into it, while still politely offering some additional insight or fact. Like I do, LOL!

Thanks for the teaser, its a good one!!!
lmurray*cn*
May 04, 2006

ALL YOU PSEUDO INTELLECTUALS SHOULD HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN TO PICK APART THE TEASER. IT WAS "OBVIOUSLY" SUBMITTED TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE FACT THAT A VENUSIAN DAY WAS LONGER THAT A VENUSIAN DAY. ACCEPT IT FOR WHAT IT WAS INTENDED, A TEASER!
lmurray*cn*
May 04, 2006

I MADE A MISTAKE, I MEANT A VENUSIAN DAY WAS LONGER THAT A VENUSIAN YEAR.
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 04, 2006

great teaser!
i actually got it right cuz there was this kid in my math class last year that told everyone little like trivia things everyday and this was one of the things i remembered
turns out you do learn something in math class every once in a while!
ChrisKingus*
May 04, 2006

One of the best teasers I have seen in a while
thimblenogginus*
May 04, 2006


I think this teaser needs more comments.
Qmeister*ca
May 05, 2006

i had no clue!!! but it was fun
elshawnoAus*
May 05, 2006

i agree chris... MORE COMMENTS!!!! But anyways, I thought it was well done, and very interesting...

how would they get cable tv up on venus? wouldn't it be too far away from our satellites?

i'm so confused...(although it doesn't take much)...
vlermaAus*
May 05, 2006

Great informative teaser. Am not sure how I will ever put this info to work, unlike the teachers in the group, but still enjoyed trying to solve this one. I also found reading the comments interesting, how the posts kind of c hanged in four years, and yet remained the same.
choptlivvaAus*
May 05, 2006

Imurray, may I remind you that using all caps is considered shouting.
tdbrsun*
May 05, 2006

I missed it but, since I never knew the correct facts, I would probably be happy with the one million anyway. Good one
stang99Ain**
May 13, 2006

learnt somthin new from U pal! Would have got it if I knew the rotation thing. By the way, who bothers about other planets when they don't remember everything about their own!!!
learningchineseus*
Jun 19, 2006

8th or 9th grade science class???
calmsaviorAus*
Sep 17, 2006

easy
vbguy101*us*
Sep 30, 2006

DARN IT!
I forgot a Venusian day is LONGER than a Venusian year.
vbguy101*us*
Sep 30, 2006

THis comment(right here is #13(WHOA!)
cloughmeAws*
May 05, 2007

Excellent! Get us doing research on the net to find the answer! I love it!
Lavedaluva*au*
May 05, 2007

This is a pretty cool teaser! It got me stumped but I soon figured it out.
grams60Aus*
May 05, 2007

very fun teaser. made me think for a while, but then I took the least money and got the answer. {for the wrong reason} does that mean I get $3,000,000.
lost of fun
Stupidenator*
May 05, 2007

Since they are deciding when to come get you, they will probably be measuring Earth days and years. If you say one day, the next day they'll come get you. If you say a year, they'll come next year.
kitty728Aus*
May 05, 2007

Whatever.... I would take the option of receiving 2 million dollars so that when I get back to EARTH I can afford to fill up my GAS TANK.... LOL, T- HEE, HAHA.............
bradon182001*us*
May 05, 2007

I chose the right answer on ahim.Does that count?
bradon182001*us*
May 05, 2007

OOPS, that should be whim
auntiesisAus*
May 05, 2007

I assumed that the day would be longer than the year, otherwise it would not make a very good teaser. And I was right. But I feel so dumb after reading some of the comments.
nerdyiscool*us**
May 05, 2007

See, I thought you would stay one day, because they never said they would supply oxygen...
Didn't realise it was a science teaser. Fun though!
piano_playerAjp*
May 05, 2007

i had a feeling it had something to do with time but i wasnt sure. great teaser!
GobyDude*
May 05, 2007

How was a person supposed to know that you were talking about 'venusian' days/years instead of 'earth' days/years?
SaharaAus*
May 05, 2007

First of all, I thought this was a great teaser!
Next, it's a teaser, not a sci-fi novel! It's meant for fun, not to be picked to bits.
And anyway, it does make sense if you use your imagination. Nowhere in the teaser does it say the capsule is from NASA, or anywhere on Earth. It could be made by aliens with a higher intelligence than us! Maybe the aliens have a tranparent, heat/pressure-resistant material that blocks out radiation. And assuming they have a way to get food and water into the capsule, it's not too much of a stretch that they have a way to get excrement out. Even though the teaser doesn't say that you'll be provided with oxygen, it makes sense that you would be, and also that there'd be a way to get carbon dioxide out of the capsule. Oh, and if these aliens have a higher intelligence than we have, it probably wouldn't be too hard for them to pipe in cable tv. lol
Anyway, there's my spiel. I'll be quiet now.
SpikeZ*us*
May 05, 2007

It does say it's a Science teaser right up top and "You awake inside a small transparent capsule sitting on the surface of Venus." sort of implies the day/year will be Venusian -- Anyways just have fun with it and stop picking it to pieces yeesh.
Braingirl07Aus*
May 05, 2007

ok.that was a little weird.......but ok. bye 4 now. i didn't get it right though.
mercedes13Aus*
May 05, 2007

VERY interesting. going to my favorites.
luckyduck
May 05, 2007

Oh wow! This is really wierd that this was the daily teaser because I just learned the whole thing about Venus this week so I was able to get it in a snap! This was fun and if people don't like the teaser they shouldn't waste their time adding comments.
ejhops*ca*
May 05, 2007

I must thank my grade 9 science teacher for getting this right, but must that bbbz even more for that enlightening explanation. Very cool stuff
oddreyus*
May 05, 2007

That would be really wierd. You have one wild imagination dude.


That was great teaser by the way!!
ThrashmeisterAus*
May 05, 2007

TECHNICALLY, it's whatever choice I want it to be.

But still, cool teaser.
j9mattfieldAus*
May 05, 2007

Fun teaser! I was going under the assumption that the capsule would keep out the carbon dioxide and compensate for the 90x pressure. My concern was a lack of bathroom facilities LOL. I cheated and looked up the day and year length of venus, so chose the year. Well done.
HarryPutter*ca*
May 05, 2007

i almost peed my pants when I heard the answer because I held it in because I wanted to finish the teaser. good one!!!!!!!!!!
kasiecom2*
May 06, 2007

the tv and internet problems can be solved using satelete transmission similar to the way that SETA uses it to search for life in other parts of the universe. the heat problem can be solved with airt conditioning, food problem with refrigrigation and freezing of the food until needed, electricity problem by using solar panals, the water can be stored in bulk containers.
Andy_Ltsx*
May 06, 2007

OOOOOOOO ahhhhhh
teri12265us*
May 06, 2007

I never gave this any thought before. Thanks for enlightening me!

I also used to (before I read this teaser) feel that there weren't enough hours in our day, now I think that our 24-hour day is just fine and dandy. Who'd want a day that lasts hundreds of hours??? True, one could get lots of work done, but at times it would drag.

Thanks again. And bbbz's factoid was wonderful.

Take care all! =)
OwenY*ca*
May 18, 2007

What is 70 degrees fairenhite in celcius?
QrystalAca*
Jun 11, 2007

70 F = 21.1 C (thanks to my good friend Google, who gave me the answer when I typed: 70 F in C .. gotta love that!)

So many comments, so many, many comments.... if you've read them all and made it down to my comment in one sitting, you have way too much time on your hands, or (like me) are procrastinating doing something else you should be doing. Hah!

Good teaser, btw. I didn't bother looking up the details, but I knew the Venusian "day" was really long... I wasn't sure if it was longer or shorter than its year, or if it was the same (though I guess I probably would've remembered if it was tidally locked). Neat to know, for sure!
IZZY95Aus*
Jan 14, 2008

FOR BBBZ ITS ONLY A BRAIN TEASER IT DOSEN'T HAVE TO BE EXACTLY RIGHT.
tahoegiles*
May 06, 2010

A science teaser should be correct and the day on Venus is 117 Earth days. That is from High Noon to High Noon. I'm not picking it apart, just saying, "it should be correct." Good for you bbbz, maybe your explanation was a bit wordy and folks got lost in it, but you are right.
patiencewithaP*us*
May 06, 2010

I thought this was a fun teaser...and I got it right!
sunnybonghits*
May 06, 2010

I would have chosen to stay a year just because of the extra $1 million!
BookwormAnG*
Aug 28, 2011

I picked one day. Venus is a volcanic planet, even though the lava just oozes out slowly doesn't make it safe. People need fresh air. besides, who wants to live on a planet doing nothing except eat for two years?
royale-ninja
Jul 24, 2012

i chose one year,i knew it bfore
HABS2933Aca*
May 06, 2013

I thought it was an okay teaser. Though I did know that a Venusian year was shorter than a day, I was not aware of its comparison to a day or year on Earth.
cutebugAus*
May 06, 2013

If I had a good looking partner beside me, I might stay for 5 years and get 10 million.
thecatladycac**
May 06, 2013

Cutebug has the right idea!!!



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