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If we built a cork bridge from Seattle to Hawaii but it wasn't possible to have gas stations, I thought it would be a good idea to drive a car that tows a line of other cars.  When the first car runs out of gas, leave it there and drive the next car that is towing the rest of the cars until it runs out of gas.  And on.  Each time a car was left behind, the load would get lighter and the next car would make it farther.  So you'd have to do a little math to figure out the perfect number of cars.  I suspect it's 43.  I realize Al Gore probably wouldn't approve.

Another idea is to create a laundromat named "Mafia Headquarters" that cleaned and folded clothes in the back room, after hours.

Have any of you ever had your Miranda rights read to you?

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I've had miranda rights read to me when I was arrested under suspicion of DUI.

Why not trained sea turtles on either side of the cork bridge to tow the car? Or a sail? I suppose either one runs the risk o pulling you off the bridge and into the unforgiving sea.

Nope, i haven't. My life is an open book, i've never done ANYTHING wrong.

What you need is an in-drive refueling helicopter.

Say it is about 2700 miles to HI and a car can go about 300 miles on a tank of gas (mine can't but its old). Presumably if it is dragging another car it can only go 150 miles, and if it dragging two cars it can only go 100 miles, etc.

So if you want to know how far you can get with n cars, you just need to compute 300 * (1 + 1/2 + ... + 1/n), or 300 * H_n, where H_n is the nth harmonic number. To get to Hawaii you need 2700/300 = 9 < H_n. As it turns out, the first harmonic number to go over 9 is H_4550. So you would need 4,550 cars (which would stretch for about 12.5 miles).

The amazing thing is that you can actually get there! In fact, you can get anywhere in the world by dragging enough cars.

That is awesome! And my new motto, "You can get anywhere in the world by dragging enough cars".

How far does the first car get before running out of gas? 3 inches?

The first car actually manages to go 348 feet.

The amazing thing is how much worse it gets. I figured, Hawaii isn't too bad, so how many cars do I need to circumnavigate the globe, which is about 83 times the range of one car on its own. So I asked my computer to figure it out. And it has calculating ever since. It has computed that with 1.3 billion cars I could get 26% of the way around the world, but it would take a bunch more to get the rest of the way.

However, the line of 1.3 billion cars would stretch around the world 152 times.

Well, I guess I should amend my motto to be "You can get anywhere in the world by dragging enough cars... and building enough cork bridges."

what if the cork bridge was made like a conveyor belt?

I got Miranda'd with a big group of people after a protest. Then I proceeded to run my mouth and curse at the cops like a wild spider monkey. This caused them to forget to "book" me and after an hour in a jail cell they raced in and were like "You gotta get outta here, NOW! Or we're in big trouble." Thanks to that, I have no criminal record.

how much cork do you have to tow

I read a book that has a bunch of people on a train who have to build the train tracks.

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