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#1 vetneufuse

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:32

I'm sorry, but we are wasting money on studies like this?



Scientist says Fred Flintstone's car sits on wheels made of lies



Kyle Hill, a Scientific American contributor, has turned his big brain toward one of life's biggest mysteries: How does Fred Flintstone stop his car using nothing but his feet? Hill estimates that Flintstone's rockmobile weighs 1,980 pounds (and that Fred himself is a stout 210 pounds) and can travel at a top speed of 25 mph. He initially assumes that Fred's feet are thickly callused enough to be used as brakes, but doesn't think that's a realistic assessment. "The worst case is much more likely," Hill says. "If Fred pressed and held his feet to the ground, he would most likely lose them." Well, that pretty much killed our appetite for a bronto burger.

http://now.msn.com/f...r-with-his-feet


#2 Mr.mister

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:39

I always wondered that :o even tho it doesn't take a scientist to know its lies XD

#3 trag3dy

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:41

Well now that the most important issue facing humanity has been cleared up we can finally start working on the little things, like curing cancer.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:43

I'm sorry, but we are wasting money on studies like this?


Yes. It helps the economy, you know. :p

#5 AR556

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:44

What a ****ing waste of brain power and time :rolleyes:

#6 Brian Miller

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:54

Someone take away his PhD and give it to someone who can use it to do some work that will actually forward humanity.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:34

Someone take away his PhD and give it to someone who can use it to do some work that will actually forward humanity.


there is no such thing as a stupid question ... so why should someone be judge for answering any question, even if it may not benefit you? sounds like you are just being selfish ;)

#8 Ian William

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:50

there is no such thing as a stupid question ... so why should someone be judge for answering any question, even if it may not benefit you? sounds like you are just being selfish ;)


Well, since there is no such thing as a stupid question, you won't mind me asking just how many people care about Flintstone's car?

Hill should turn his big brain toward important things.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:29

How is it that some guy writing a tongue in cheek blog post now makes it to a news site?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:35

You don't say! /nic-cage

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:37

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#12 rfirth

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:42

Someone take away his PhD and give it to someone who can use it to do some work that will actually forward humanity.


If you people bothered to read, you would know that this person doesn't have a PhD. He doesn't even have a masters degree.

You would also know that this is just a funny blog post and completely unrelated to his research.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:45

The problem is it's not that funny. Can't wait to hear about how all that futuristic stuff from the Jetsons would never really work.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:46

As long as he did not use public/university funds while doing this research, i don't care. If he did however, he should be fired immediately from whichever university he is affiliated to... Here we have problems like global warming and cancer and he is wasting his time on flintstone!!!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:46

"has turned his big brain toward one of life's biggest mysteries" FAIL