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Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
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Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
Did you ever have a curiosity about something that you always wondered about and wanted a scientific answer to?

Mine is why does a housefly that is flying around in your car never smack into either a front or back windshield or door window while the car is in motion or stops suddenly?

Does anyone know the answer? Have another curiosity that needs answering? Post it here.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."--Thomas Jefferson
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
I know bugger all about houseflies so I can't help you there.

I once asked a mate of mine – chemical engineer, very bright fella – ' You know how the universe is made of, like, stuff? How does that work exactly?'

He paused for a few seconds and said, ' I'm fighting the urge to light you on fire.'

Boru
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
(28th December 2016, 14:04)Secular Elf Wrote: Did you ever have a curiosity about something that you always wondered about and wanted a scientific answer to?

Mine is why does a housefly that is flying around in your car never smack into either a front or back windshield or door window while the car is in motion or stops suddenly?

Does anyone know the answer?  Have another curiosity that needs answering?  Post it here.

Flies are small enough the viscosity of the air is a larger factor for them than us.

Moving an aquarium around doesn't slam the little fishies up against the glass, if you're looking for an analogy.  IOW, air is 'thicker' for flies.
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
(28th December 2016, 14:11)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I know bugger all about houseflies so I can't help you there.

I once asked a mate of mine – chemical engineer, very bright fella – ' You know how the universe is made of, like, stuff? How does that work exactly?'

He paused for a few seconds and said, ' I'm fighting the urge to light you on fire.'

Boru

Is funny! Smile

(28th December 2016, 14:14)vorlon13 Wrote:
(28th December 2016, 14:04)Secular Elf Wrote: Did you ever have a curiosity about something that you always wondered about and wanted a scientific answer to?

Mine is why does a housefly that is flying around in your car never smack into either a front or back windshield or door window while the car is in motion or stops suddenly?

Does anyone know the answer?  Have another curiosity that needs answering?  Post it here.

Flies are small enough the viscosity of the air is a larger factor for them than us.

Moving an aquarium around doesn't slam the little fishies up against the glass, if you're looking for an analogy.  IOW, air is 'thicker' for flies.

Interesting. That makes sense. I had not thought about it that way before. Thanks vorlon. Smile
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
I always wonder why certain species of mosquitoes evolved to drink blood whereas others didn't?
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
Why does men wearing no rings fight to seduce a lady, but once you get a ring suddenly you are more appealing?
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
(28th December 2016, 14:24)LastPoet Wrote: Why does men wearing no rings fight to seduce a lady, but once you get a ring suddenly you are more appealing?

Its because you have been pre-approved by another woman.

When I started dating my now wife I went to a night club twice.

The first time I went with my male friends and no girl looked my way. ( not a problem I was there to bogy)
The next week I went with my girlfriend, every single girl checked me out with some actually trying to move between me and the girl I was obviously dancing with.

Very odd.
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
OP, easy, flies have air brakes. DUH.
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
Why is poop brown?
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RE: Curious Science Questions of Wonderment
(28th December 2016, 18:47)Catholic_Lady Wrote: Why is poop brown?

cause you ate too much curry
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