Archive for February 23rd, 2003

Poll: Who is number one?

February 23rd, 2003

[Number Two from the Prisoner]No, it hasn’t got too much to do with The Prisoner [Order from Amazon.co.uk] , but Michele pointed me towards the What Number Are You? quiz. After confirming that I do exist, how I feel about other people and whether or not I like maths it says that:

I am the number
2
I am friendly

Hmm, yep, I would declare myself as friendly – but people say “oh – don’t worry about him: he’s just being friendly” about a dog that’s about to savage your leg off…

What Number Are You?

Fun: Cartoon Physics

February 23rd, 2003

Ever wondered what the laws of Physics that popular cartoon characters have to abide by are? Well, the research has been done and so I present the Cartoon Laws Of Physics:

Law 1
Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation.

Example: Wile E Coyote chases the Roadrunner off the edge of a cliff and keeps running until he looks down and realises he’s in midair – then gravity takes over and the familiar rule of 32 feet per second per second takes over.

Law 2
Any body in motion will tend to remain in motion until solid matter intervenes suddenly.

Example: Whether shot from a cannon or in hot pursuit on foot, cartoon characters are so absolute in their momentum that only a telephone pole or an outsize boulder retards their forward motion absolutely. Sir Isaac Newton called this sudden termination of motion the stooge’s surcease.
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