Close to Home by John McPherson for February 22, 2010

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    landshark67  almost 14 years ago

    How does the last student get out? Is he the scapegoat?

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    Mad-ge Dish Soap  almost 14 years ago

    there be some splainin to do.

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    NoBrandName  almost 14 years ago

    Looks like they’re applying their physics lessons to escape chemistry class. They should at least get points for that. XD

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    Nighthawks Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    while excelling at chemistry, mr hunter’s students were a little shaky on physics, hence the injuries sustained from being propelled out of a second floor window with out sufficient drag to reduce the inevitable effect of earth gravity on falling objects or sufficient cushioning to lesson the impact on said earth.

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    Plods with ...™  almost 14 years ago

    Foosh - Isn’t that a car designer?

    No wait, that’s Foose. sorry

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    Ooops! Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    Um…Okay Nighthawks that makes sense. It also looks like smashed kneecaps on the way out the window. OUCH!

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    bald  almost 14 years ago

    i used to do that with senior year drafting class, but then the windows were right at sidewalk level so i didn’t need to be hurled out with the human slingshot thing. just step out the window and i was at the pool hall in 10 minutes

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    treBsdrawkcaB  almost 14 years ago

    Mr. Hunter’s go to be blind and deaf not to see or hear what the students are doing.

    Nighthawks - Yes, they’d have a better chance of making it if the propelled student was in a “lying flat” position rather than wadding themselves up in a ball. The window appears to small and too high up off the floor. Plus, they’re be “flown” at what appears to be a flat trajectory, not allowing for the gravitational pull that will cause their faces to collide with the bottom of the window. And that’s got to be some REALLY industrial strength tubing to actually have enough strength to launch a 150 lb. kid (all MacPherson’s people look fat) which calls into question the fasteners used to nail it to the wall - they’d likely fail with that type of stress. And it would certainly take more than one student to pull the tubing back to launch the other student. It would probably require a 3:1 ratio.


    And why miss out on the fun of learning Chemistry? (I teach High School Chemistry to some homeschooled children and we have lots of fun!).

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    treBsdrawkcaB  almost 14 years ago

    (Pardon the above typos - I need to replace my keyboard and, until I do, I need to do a better job of proof reading before I post )

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    -DukeNukem-  almost 14 years ago

    Chemistry, and all of my science classes were great. I never skipped them.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member almost 14 years ago

    My chem teacher had us make eye-droppers from glass tubing. I put one into the rubber tube & hooked the other end to the water faucet. It’s amazing what kind of distance you can get with basic water pressure forced through a smaller aperture. Extra credit in Physics, but a visit with higher authorities in Chemistry. We also enjoyed stink bombs.

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