27 November 2009
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Q.When comparing the size of an atom to a millimetre, what would be a good comparison to use to illustrate this, if a sheet of paper is representative of the atom?
A.If the thickness of a sheet of paper is the width of an atom (let's say 100 picometres, though that varies), then a millimetre is 0.62 miles.
Q.In the artic monkeys track - fluorescent adolescent - what is a macadobera?
A.A 'Mecca dobber' is a large thick marker pen used for playing bingo. A betting pencil is, by comparison, short & slim. The lyric refers to penis size.
Q.Do u know the name of the bubble gum that had a liquid centre and was individually wrapped?
A.The chewing gum with the thick gooey liquid in the middle was Freshen Up. The liquid was the best part of what was, overall, a dubious product.
Q.Why does whipped cream thicken?
A.Cream goes thick when whipped because you are mixing it with air. It doubles the cream's volume, capturing air bubbles in a network of fat droplets.