david.atwell Posted October 13, 2008 Share Posted October 13, 2008 Here's a wild new internet phenomenon- this is the problem, as originally posited: An airplane is placed upon a very large treadmill with a very powerful motor. The treadmill is built to match the speed of the airplane exactly in the opposite direction. The airplane is then brought to full power by a qualified pilot. Will the airplane take off? There is a correct answer to this question, as well as a practical answer to this question. I'll tell you what it is later, but first, what do you think? Quote The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.Amy: But how did it end up in there?The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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