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Gender: Female
Location: Land of the Badgers
Age: 16
AIM: AierValdis
Member Since: October 4, 2003
Answers: 4
Last Update: October 12, 2003
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What's the best kind of peanut butter? (link)
I prefer the Skippy brand, it's the one i grew up with. i like chunky more than creamy but my brother and sister rule the grocery shopping so we always have to get creamy. but yes chunky Skippy, good stuff.

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast to a cat and drop it? My first friend said that the cat would eat the toast. My 2nd friend wanted to know what kind of toast: rye, or sourdough, and when I said it was regular white bread, she bit me. I said that the cat and toast would be sucked into a rift in the space-time continuum and the world would end. Who is right? (link)
i used to think the cat would spin uncontrolably until it explodes covering everyone in cat and buttered bread.
but then i actually tried this experiment. i don't think the bread was tied very well though. the results were the cat landed on it's feet and the bread fell off and landed butter side down.

My parents want me to go to a state college just because it's cheaper. I want to go to a private university because I like the opportunities they have better and it provides a more Christian atmosphere. My parents don't seem to understand that idea, they just think it's all about the money. I'm willing to pay everything, loans included, and I'm going to get a crapload of scholarships because I'm fairly intelligent. But my parents don't understand that. What should I do? (link)
When my parents aren't listening to me on important subjects (as adults tend to do) i write them a letter. It sounds odd but it actually works. write it very professionally and include all points that you want them to see. if possible include pictures or graphs, make it look like you put a lot of work into it, even if you didn't. also include compromises you can come up with. after they read they will probably come talk to you about it and actually listen to what you're saying.

I have to do an egg drop for school using only rubber bands, straws, two 20oz soda bottles, two empty toilet paper rolls, glue, masking tape, twist ties, copy paper, and a manilla folder. We aren't allowed to use parachutes, it's only allowed to be 40cm x 40cm x 40cm, and it can't weigh more than 100 g (without the egg). My knowledge base on physics is very limited and I've been looking up websites on egg drops but none of them are very helpful. Any suggestions? (link)
I'm not a physics genius either but my sister had to do this before and I helped her a little. Make a little container that the egg fits snugly into. The material surrounding the egg should be softer than the material on the outside. Make it thick so it absorbs the shock as it hits the ground. And make sure that it is securly closed so the egg doesn't fly out in midair and you get splattered egg yolk. Try a few different designs at you house and see which one works best, good luck!

ps. if all else fails, hard boil your egg

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