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Puzzle ID:#6301
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Category:Science
Submitted By:im_para_noid*****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



Your captors are bubbling air into a water glass from a hose. You are miniaturized and asked if you wish to be placed in a small bubble or a large bubble. All the bubbles appear to be less than 3 millimeters in radius. Your goal is to reach the surface of the water along the straightest possible path. What bubble do you choose?




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Comments

Bobbrt**
Aug 14, 2002

Just out of curiosity, do you know of a web site I can go to, to verify this information?
im_para_noid**
Aug 19, 2002

not in the slightist
Bobbrt**
Aug 19, 2002

Okee Dokee. I'll take it on faith that this teaser is correct, then.
farrell2k
Aug 21, 2002

Absolute quackery! Small bubbles go where outside forces direct them. They DO NO ALWAYS GO STRAIGHT UP! The size of the bubble means nothing.
pemalova
Aug 21, 2002

Has it occurred to anyone that we are arguing over which bubble would be better to float in?
StyLe89*
Sep 04, 2002

Lmao.
something*us*
Oct 03, 2002

lol paranoid: not in the slightest... lol

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