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Old 09-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #29
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OK,so....

If a canoe is goin' 35mph 'up stream.
and the back wheels fall off,...
How many pancakes does it take to cover a dog house,... with a CAT in it?

Seriously,...
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Ugh,.. 23 but only if your wire canoe has no wheels
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Okay,this is a serious subject.We have all heard a long freight train starting to move from a stop. We hear a clank as the space is taken up between each car.Clank,clank,clank down the line of cars. There is maybe one fourth inch of looseness between each coupling.
Two weeks ago, I was camped beside the Columbia River at Rufus ,Oregon. There are railroad tracks on each side of the river,and many long trains pass daily.I counted some trains with 125 cars and an engine at the front and back of this long string of cars. So,when there is an engine at the front pulling;and one at the back pushing;what has happened to all the space between all these cars? 125 cars x one fourth inch equals about 31 inches!
Actually there is more slack than that. Any ware from 6 inches to 2 feet depending on the kind of rail cars.
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Actually there is more slack than that. Any ware from 6 inches to 2 feet depending on the kind of rail cars.
The real question is, is the front engine pulling more than the rear engine is pushing, are they going up or down hill? Lots of variables. My question is how long does it take once the front engine starts pulling until all the slack is taken up?
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I'm really sorry for the thread, I was hoping for some serious thought not trivia, my fault. I remember some of the serious questions discussed in the past. As always your humble servant, Hondo
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Ugh,.. 23 but only if your wire canoe has no wheels
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Aaaaah, Richard,.. and your sooooo close too.

I'm afraid not.

The 'CORRECT' ANSWER IS: (DRUM ROLL PLEASE....)

13, .... BECAUSE ICE CREAM MELTS IN THE SUN!

(not sure, but I think I read it in a MAD magazine about 45 years ago)
(I gatta poem I read there too that I could never get outta my head)
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I'm really sorry for the thread, I was hoping for some serious thought not trivia, my fault. I remember some of the serious questions discussed in the past. As always your humble servant, Hondo
Mike, I'm sorry too,... but you set you hopes too high.
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Hey Mike, at my age and condition I'm lucky if I remember I'm a member of this site.... I love a good conversation as I have been around the world and have done so many things. I'm a jack of all trades but master of none.

So without getting political "do you think the USA is headed towards a third world country?

I do. I think our leaders and our people have lost sight as to what made us great in the past and now all anyone cares about is me, me, me, I, I, I and damn the rest... We are like a freight train heading over a cliff but as long as "we" have a little left "we" don't give a damn..... God help our grand kids....
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At $25 divided by 3 each man should have paid $8.33 and have gotten back $1.67 each. (rounded off)

They only got $1 back so 3 x .67 = $2.00 which the bell boy kept.
Everyone's logic is wrong. If the bellboy gave each of the men $1, then he gave the three of them $3. $3+$25=$28. Add the bellboy's purloined $2, you get the original $30.
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The real question is, is the front engine pulling more than the rear engine is pushing, are they going up or down hill? Lots of variables. My question is how long does it take once the front engine starts pulling until all the slack is taken up?
'Til there's no more clangs?
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Okay,this is a serious subject.We have all heard a long freight train starting to move from a stop. We hear a clank as the space is taken up between each car.Clank,clank,clank down the line of cars. There is maybe one fourth inch of looseness between each coupling (just a guess).
Two weeks ago, I was camped beside the Columbia River at Rufus ,Oregon. There are railroad tracks on each side of the river,and many long trains pass daily.I counted some trains with 125 cars and an engine at the front and back of this long string of cars. So,when there is an engine at the front pulling;and one at the back pushing;what has happened to all the space between all these cars? 125 cars x one fourth inch equals about 31 inches of looseness!
What's the name of the park you were at please? My wife and I are serious train nuts and would like to go there to sit and train watch next year either oing to or coming back from train mountain.
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