Re: HUMOUR: challenge

From: Randall Randall (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 16:41:47 MST

On Friday 01 February 2002 18:56, E. Shaun Russell wrote:
> Scerir wrote:
> >Imagine to be on a perfectly flat, perfectly frictionless surface,
> >such as ice, or oil covered marble. You want to get away, but
> >nobody is around. So the question is: How can you move away
> >on perfect ice, i.e. on a perfectly frictionless surface?
> Hmm...I'm surprised no one said: take off a large article of clothing (such
> as a jacket, shirt etc.), place it on the surface, walk on it for a step or
> two, pick it back up and do it again until you are free. (Of course, no
> one knows if there *is* an end to the frictionless may just be
> an exercise in futility...)

Problem is, your solution assumes that there is friction between the clothing
and the frictionless surface, and by definition there isn't. Most of the
solutions proposed in the URI given, however, were essentially useless. :)

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