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DaShi
06-03-2006, 00:06:33
Ok, so let's say you have a bowling ball without the finger holes. Also, the bowling ball is so expertly made that its entire structure is uniform. There are no cracks or weak points anywhere on the ball. Now let's say that a nuclear explosion occurs in the center of the ball. How many pieces will the ball break into?

Chairman Yang
06-03-2006, 00:10:07
DaShi is obviously a spy for the chinese nuclear weapons program.

mr_G
06-03-2006, 07:15:07
there is no spoon!!!

chagarra
06-03-2006, 08:06:04
Nuclear exploaion...... Bowling ball.

Which particular gaseous particles are you referring to..... :D

KrazyHorse@home
06-03-2006, 08:40:56
Gaseous? It would certainly be a plasma, and some of it would probably undergo forced fission into lighter elements...

Gary
06-03-2006, 09:07:21
Lots

Greg W
06-03-2006, 10:05:01
And this is important because....?

Funko
06-03-2006, 10:48:21
Always exactly 5 pieces. - FACT

mr_G
06-03-2006, 10:51:32
nr5 still alive

I know someone who is nr5 member of the secret german forum, jesjes

Koyaanisqatsi
06-03-2006, 11:37:54
Johnny 5 is alive?

DaShi
06-03-2006, 18:03:59
The type of explosion isn't as important as the shattering. I'm just wondering how many pieces, if any, it would break into. And if it doesn't break, is all that energy just sitting in the ball waiting for some moron, like me, to take a peek inside?

Funko
07-03-2006, 09:49:58
Look, I told you, 5 pieces.

DaShi
07-03-2006, 19:09:30
Yes, but why 5?

Gary
07-03-2006, 19:49:17
Why not ?

It will break into one. As soon as the crack appears it releases the pressure on the rest and it stays in one piece. :D
Nothing is sufficiently uniform to change this. Even the big bang wasn't that uniform.

Japher
07-03-2006, 19:57:07
The big bang was a clusterfuck of an orgy

Funko
08-03-2006, 08:55:41
Originally posted by DaShi
Yes, but why 5?

dhy

Provost Harrison
08-03-2006, 11:43:49
The bowling bowl will collapse into a black hole and destroy the known universe - FACT!

Tizzy
08-03-2006, 11:51:57
What about the unknown universe?

MoSe
08-03-2006, 11:54:38
Originally posted by Funko
dhy

Do Hit Yourself!!!

Provost Harrison
08-03-2006, 11:55:24
Originally posted by Tizzy
What about the unknown universe?

Oh that'll be fine ;)

mr_G
08-03-2006, 12:02:15
Originally posted by DaShi
Yes, but why 5? 5 identical pieces, can't tell you why because it izzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Provost Harrison
08-03-2006, 12:03:12
Yeah, of course there are 5 identical pieces before the entirety of the space-time continuum collapses.

MoSe
08-03-2006, 12:17:48
Originally posted by DaShi
Yes, but why 5?

because it's the Riven age

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 12:35:57
Originally posted by mr_G
5 identical pieces, can't tell you why because it izzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Can you even break a sphere into 5 identical pieces?

mr_G
08-03-2006, 12:38:35
jes

Gary
08-03-2006, 13:06:24
5 segments ? Theoretically easily.

mr_G
08-03-2006, 13:21:01
jesjes the beachball way.

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 13:42:02
100-0

MoSe
08-03-2006, 13:42:25
Originally posted by Gary
5 segments ? Theoretically easily.

yeah, is it "segment" the part of a sphere like when you divide an orange? (do you call'em cloves like with garlic?)

you take a sphere axis, let 5 semiplanes come out of it at equal angles, and voilą

Funko
08-03-2006, 13:42:51
Yes, and we call them segments in oranges.

mr_G
08-03-2006, 13:44:26
:bounce: yaaaaaay oranges

Funko
08-03-2006, 13:45:47
Yay, segmented Dutchies!

MoSe
08-03-2006, 13:47:55
lol, how geek!

"do you wanna a couple segments?"
would be then a perfectly normal offer to a friend when you're eating an orange?

It never happened to me, but I'd have thought the offering guy was some geometry nerd! :lol:

Funko
08-03-2006, 13:49:22
Yeah, totally normal.

Funko
08-03-2006, 13:50:01
But you are only likely to be offered oranges by geometry nerds anyway.

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 13:51:56
Ah, that must be why they always gave people oranges at math meets.

Drekkus
08-03-2006, 14:19:12
:eek: So, so, so, there actually IS something like a math meet??

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 14:20:48
http://www.uwec.edu/Math/mathmeet/2005/MemorialDeriving1-05.JPG

Funko
08-03-2006, 14:22:00
I did a Physics degree and we totally looked down on the people doing Maths because they were nerds. :lol:

mr_G
08-03-2006, 14:23:25
:lol:

Christoph
08-03-2006, 14:26:08
More importent question is why you would want to nuke a bowling ball

mr_G
08-03-2006, 14:26:47
huh

Funko
08-03-2006, 14:26:53
Why wouldn't you? :confused:

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 14:28:02
The theory is that, if you time it just right, a bomb-ball makes it really easy to pick up a 7-10 split.

Funko
08-03-2006, 14:28:42
in practice though, the 5 segments don't go the right way. Angles are all wrong.

mr_G
08-03-2006, 14:29:06
5 identical pieces, rrrrr you blind?

Drekkus
08-03-2006, 14:33:48
Wouldn't the bowlingball just vaporise if a nuke would explode within?

Funko
08-03-2006, 14:34:17
Of course not, don't be ridiculous.

mr_G
08-03-2006, 14:36:21
schjoepit schjtoepit drekkus you alfa boy you.

Japher
08-03-2006, 14:40:27
yeah

Drekkus
08-03-2006, 14:43:46
Does the position of the ball have any effect? if it's sitting on te ground for example

mr_G
08-03-2006, 14:44:55
a sitting ball.................................:hmm:

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 14:47:06
Probably for the best that he never got a nuke.

Funko
08-03-2006, 14:53:38
Wasn't he a Chief?

mr_G
08-03-2006, 14:57:28
:lol: jesjes chief sitting ball.

i have a pic

Drekkus
08-03-2006, 14:58:14
show it!

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 14:58:49
Or not. Please.

King_Ghidra
08-03-2006, 15:15:06
i'll bet mr.g has a tattoo of an american indian

Drekkus
08-03-2006, 15:16:46
on his balls.

King_Ghidra
08-03-2006, 15:17:55
i'll take your word for it

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 15:18:39
Ow.

Drekkus
08-03-2006, 15:18:49
A sitting indian

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 15:21:00
http://www.nycpolicemuseum.org/images/vehicles/mc-indian-bw.jpg

MoSe
08-03-2006, 15:40:29
Originally posted by mr_G
a sitting ball.................................:hmm:


yeah, yyeeaaahh.....

that would be, instead of the debutant ball, the assistant balll....

oh mon dieu....
:nervous:

mr_G
08-03-2006, 15:43:16
can't find it.
It was that pic of that man with a huge scrotum, the one he could sit on.

DaShi
08-03-2006, 16:57:11
Originally posted by Drekkus
Does the position of the ball have any effect? if it's sitting on te ground for example

This is what I was thinking about. What kind of effect gravity might have on the explosive force? Theoretically, ball is uniform, even if impossible in reality (Gary :) ). And we assume that the explosion from the center would be uniform as well. However, gravity could change that. Right?

Koyaanisqatsi
08-03-2006, 17:04:44
It would be negligable over the distance between the 7 and 10 pins. Just zero it out.

MoSe
08-03-2006, 17:30:11
it's not as if after you closed a 7-10 split frame, you'd need to play any further anyway to demonstrate anything...