A Lost Tennis Ball
Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.
One day when I was playing lawn tennis in my back yard my tennis ball fell down a gopher hole. The hole was too deep to reach into and there was a bend in the middle so you couldn`t use a stick. How did I get the ball out without digging up my lawn?
HintIt was a tennis ball and tennis balls have air in them.
Get a hose and squirt water down the hole. The tennis ball will float to the top.
Oct 06, 2001
|"logically" the solution is plausible however, in reality, have you ever tried to fill a Gopher hole with water? Being from Ne. I tried many times and never filled one nor drowned one out.|
Mar 25, 2002
Jun 05, 2002
Oct 24, 2002
|Pee in it.|
Jan 24, 2003
|what about a vacuum hose and suck it back?|
Aug 25, 2004
|im with u jonny|
Aug 28, 2004
|I first thought about a vacuum, then I read the hint and figured to fill it up with water. It was good though. And I agree, poor gophers!|
Dec 18, 2005
|Yay!! I got it.|
Usually these science teasers are so hard.
Mar 20, 2006
|Easy fo cheesy |
Mar 29, 2006
|wouldnt the ball be ruined? i liked it |
May 12, 2006
|i bet the gopher wouldnt like it|
Oct 03, 2006
|In California that would be a lot of water wasted to no probable effect. I think I would wait a day and let the gophers push the unwanted ball back out (I hope). Ever watch Meerkat Manor?|
Oct 27, 2006
|I didn't get it.|
Mar 02, 2007
|i am very upset with your teaser because it is harmful to other animals|
Mar 04, 2009
|Cool question. But it the hint practically gave the answer away. I also initially thought about a vacuum hose.|
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