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Puzzle ID:#7055
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:** (1.87)
Submitted By:im_para_noid*****




Aliens have turned you into an ordinary housefly. Your captors will give you $1 million if you will fly toward the windshield of a car coming at you at 60 mph. They guarantee that you will not rupture by slamming into the windshield. Do you take the risk?


You do not take the risk. The acceleration of the air up and over the front of the car is so great that it will rupture you (or any insect trying this). Insects rupture before splattering on your windshield.

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Sep 05, 2002

alternatly, you might as well, after all what kind of life are you going to have as a fly anyway!!
Sep 06, 2002

Hey, they only said I had to fly toward the car - they didn't say I couldn't bail out well before I got there!
Sep 07, 2002

Why bother? What would a fly do with $1 million dollars?
Sep 07, 2002

buy manure- what else
Sep 09, 2002

It's hypothetical, god (with a little g) you people are nags
Sep 09, 2002

I have to say that I agree with Missie a hundred and two percent on this one
Sep 09, 2002

That may have something to do with the fact that you wrote this teaser riddled with errors.
Sep 09, 2002

could you point out those errors for me please, as you do not have to state what has already been said, seeing as missie had it right at saying it was hypothetical
(user deleted)
Oct 02, 2002

First, I can fly towards a car while still being a mile away.
Then, it was unclear whether it was me, or the windshield that was guaranteed not to rupture. But it was still cool to learn that bugs rupture before hitting. Although I'm wondering where this info is available. Are there people being paid to test this stuff? And is it coming out of our taxes?
Dec 31, 2002

if it was an alien, it would posses gr8 knowledge on physics (it travelled to earth) and if they say you won't hit it the probability is that you wont with this advanced knowledge of physics
Nov 03, 2009

It's also common sense.

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