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A Froggy Situation

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

 

Puzzle ID:#19502
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:** (1.64)
Category:Science
Submitted By:MeLaurie***
Corrected By:doggyxp

 

 

 



Two frogs fell into a container of liquid. The height of the container was six feet, so the frogs couldn't possibly get out. After a few minutes, one frog sank to the bottom and died. The other frog swam around in circles until eventually, the liquid became hard and the frog could jump out. What was the liquid?


Answer

The liquid was cream. The frog kept swimming in circles and the cream turned into butter and he was able to jump out.
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Comments

I_am_the_Omega**
Nov 22, 2004

Heh. I've heard this before, but not as a brainteaser! It's a sort of a proverb, I guess. "Make the best of a bad situation," or something to that effect.

Never would've thought to turn it into a teaser though! heh...

Alternatively... maybe it was cement
MeLaurie*
Nov 22, 2004

I Loved This teaser lolololol
sammAus*
Nov 23, 2004

But why did the first frog die?
dumb_brunett23
Nov 24, 2004

You miss-spelled your words!
bluetwo*
Dec 01, 2004

i don't like this answer. while i suppose it could work in theory, that frog would have to swim for a long time in the cream and kick quite vigorously for it to become butter.
qttootie
Dec 01, 2004

this is f***** funnie
Jonesy
Dec 10, 2004

Pretty good! I did guess cement but the cream would work too! Good Job
Jimbo*au*
Jan 01, 2005

This was in the movie "Catch me if you can" starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
(user deleted)
Jan 03, 2005

This is a cute teaser. I love it.
AtropusAnz*
Jan 09, 2005

I refuse to believe that 1 frog can turn an entire 6 foot container of cream into butter.... have you ever tried churning butter? It can take hours!!

It was a funny answer though.

I just thought the water was cold. I figured if it was winter, the first one died of thermal shock and the other one waited for the sun to go down and then climbed on the ice.
(Then again, that doesn't work either because ice won't form in agitated water until it's so cold that the frog would have been unconscious any way).

*sigh*

So my final suggestion!!
Flocking agent! Coagulent stuff..
Gelatine solution... yeah that would make sense.. yeah.
surfgrl999**
Jan 10, 2005

thts fun
IMCUL4E*us*
Jan 16, 2005

My first thought was Jell-O
medabratt376
Feb 14, 2005

that was so easy. i thought milk but its the same thing i guess!!!
medabratt376
Feb 14, 2005

Hoe could it be cement??? It said that he got out. If it was cement he couldn't ge out he would be stuck when it hardened!!!

i like the jello idea.
did it say how far it was filled up??? because even if it hardened he may have not been able to jump out.
And if it was full enough he could have jumped out anyways!!!
medabratt376
Feb 14, 2005

*how* sorry typo
porky*
Mar 03, 2005

the liquid was water
porky*
Mar 03, 2005

i can't believe i got that wrong i guess i should have reread the teaser before answering the question.
r3lish*
Mar 19, 2005

was thinking gelatin too,
stevier316*
Apr 15, 2005

Heard it before, but with mice.
(user deleted)
Apr 30, 2005

A frog turning a six foot tall container of cream into butter?
I think the frog would die of exhaustion first.
shandela**
May 02, 2005

I thought jello. But unless it was in process of being refridgerated it would never get solid enough to use as a jumping surface.
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
May 18, 2005

first things first, a very good teaser, but one question WHAT KINDA FREEKISH BRANIATIC FROG WOULD KNO TO CHURN BUTTER? also, i have never seen butter, hard and compact enough to allow a froggie to jump on it, well i guess frogies are small, and if this one was stuck in there, he prolly losed wait, allowing him to get the leverage to jump out. Yes, that is it.
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
May 18, 2005

first things first, a very good teaser, but one question WHAT KINDA FREEKISH BRANIATIC FROG WOULD KNO TO CHURN BUTTER? also, i have never seen butter, hard and compact enough to allow a froggie to jump on it, well i guess frogies are small, and if this one was stuck in there, he prolly losed wait, allowing him to get the leverage to jump out. Yes, that is it.
Ozymandias**
May 20, 2005

Corn starch + water wil do the same thing.
phrebh*us*
May 20, 2005

As anyone who's made butter knows, this is impossible. The churning process separates the solids from the liquids in cream. The ratio of liquids to solids is pretty high, on the order of ten to one. Even a moderate ratio of 2 to 1 means that the frog would be standing on 3 feet of butter in 3 feet of water.
lessthanjake789*us*
May 28, 2005

also, this is stolen from the movie "Catch me if you can". Christopher Walken and then Leonardo Dicaprio (his son, int he movie) both use the adage "two mice fell into a bucket of cream, one gave up and died but the other, that other mouse he swam and he swam until he curned that cream into butter and crawled out" or something to that effect. nice thought process, but stolen and very hard to actually do, im sure, especially cause frogs cant flail too much and wouldnt be too good at churning...
triskit*us*
Jun 02, 2005

Animal Cruelty!
lessthanjake789*us*
Jun 05, 2005

a quick note on prebh mathematical mistakes... if the ratio is 2 to 1 liquid ot solid, then hes on 2 feet of solid and still has 4 feet of liquid...
loveshellylove**
Jul 31, 2005

I thought it was good. And it might not have been stolen from a movie. My principle in elementary school told it alot. And he used frogs not mice. I did'nt watch the movie those guys were talking about, so I never heard the "mice" version until I read these comments. And by the way...I went to elementary school 20 yrs ago. The story was around before the movie.
(user deleted)
Aug 02, 2005

Cream take salt to harden into butter, along with tremendous force. I was guessin more along the line of gelatin.
rkaalandAus*
Dec 10, 2005

A Very Froggy situation!!
cat27514
Feb 26, 2006

Nice, you get to eat frog's legs topped with butter! (when you find the two glasses) But really, it was pretty easy, even though I'm pretty sure it is impossible, the frog would probably die of exhaustion before the cream turned into butter. I'm not sure it's considered animal cruelty since the frog "made himself do it"
VudluxiA*
Jun 01, 2006

I can't believe it IS butter.



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