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#1 The Turtle Girl

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:55 AM

A group of four snakes are all very hungry. The first snake latches on to the second snake's tail, the second snake does the same to the third, and the third bites the fourth snakes tail. Then, the fourth snake turns around and begins munching on the first snakes tail. All four snakes are now in a circle, all eating eachother. The circle gets smaller and smaller as the snakes continue to eat eachother.
Eventually, what will happen to the snakes?
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:03 AM

They will choke and die... They cannot completely eat each other because their stomach will not contain that much moreover every object on earth has to follow pauli's exclusion principle
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:41 AM

I do not agree with Storm... i have seen photos and videos on NGC and everywhere that can proove that a snake can eat much more that it can fit in its mouth ...

It all depends on the lengths of the snakes... if all of them are of the same size .. after some time their own tail is thier mouth.. hence they will all give up ..
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:50 AM

Spoiler for silly snakes...
Storm:
Pauli's exclusion principle? Pauli was a snake? :o

The Turtle Girl:
Answer: the same as the number of shepherds it takes to make a shepherd's pie. B))
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:32 AM

Spoiler for silly snakes...
Storm:
Pauli's exclusion principle? Pauli was a snake? :o

The Turtle Girl:
Answer: the same as the number of shepherds it takes to make a shepherd's pie. B))


Pauli's exclusion principle: two physical objects can not be in a same place at the same time. :mellow:
My variation: If one snake eat another of same length (without letting it digested), then it should take twice the space than the original one...now if the size remains same...then it must be the prey, then where is the predator?? :rolleyes: ....I think i made it complicated enough
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#6 roolstar

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

I guess that's why snakes start swallowing their preys HEAD FIRST then...
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:40 PM

Spoiler for guessssss

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#8 redshift

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:27 AM

I guess that's why snakes start swallowing their preys HEAD FIRST then...


My snake didn't always start swallowing the head first... And it could *definitely* swallow something with a greater diameter than its (normal) self.

I thought Pauli's Exclusion Principle applied to states of Leptons (eg electrons).

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