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edit: Obvious spelling mistake. tall --> tell. [Edited by - kSquared on March 5, 2006 11:48:43 PM]

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Dear God, I suck hard enough at regular interviews, let alone one of those ones...

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 Q: "You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?"

I quickly realize that even if I get out, I am only the size of a nickel, and will probably never get laid again, so I place my neck on the blade and close my eyes till my 60 seconds are up.

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 Original post by kSquaredQ: "You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?"

You're the height of a nickel, the blades won't touch you on any blender I've ever seen. So sit back and ponder a solution at your leisure, there's really no rush.
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I'm much to busy explaining to the lad why my brother doesn't realize he exists to be worried about silly things like databases.
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Enough.

Boy did you get them wrong.

CM

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 Original post by kSquaredQ: "You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?"
You're the height of a nickel, the blades won't touch you on any blender I've ever seen. So sit back and ponder a solution at your leisure, there's really no rush.
Darn, you beat me to it!

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If your height was halved you'd only need one fourth the muscle power (take a look at small animals, they all have relatively much smaller limbs than larger ones). If you were reduced to the height of a nickel you would not only be able to lift many times your own weight, your body would quite possibly tear itself apart.

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 Original post by Jesper TIf your height was halved you'd only need one fourth the muscle power (take a look at small animals, they all have relatively much smaller limbs than larger ones). If you were reduced to the height of a nickel you would not only be able to lift many times your own weight, your body would quite possibly tear itself apart.

I guess I should have answered, "I do nothing, because I will shortly implode and die from unbearable tensile forces." ;)

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Since your density is the same, you weigh much, much less. Being that small means that the wind pressures created in the blender will toss you into the blades, so just sitting and pondering will get you nowhere except dead.

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 Original post by kSquared"You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?"

I'm confused, if you're the height of a nickel and you're thrown into a blender, wouldn't the fall kill or seriously injure you?

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 Original post by coldacidSince your density is the same, you weigh much, much less. Being that small means that the wind pressures created in the blender will toss you into the blades, so just sitting and pondering will get you nowhere except dead.

But if it is truly an empty blender then there is no air to suck you up into the blades.

Your only real task is trying to figure out how to breath.

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