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We are reminded not to over-complicate things in our ministry.

I am in a silly mood. For fun, please explain in simple terms why an experiment I did as a child was unsuccessful.

 

Knowing that I was capable of lifting my body weight, I stood in a carrier bag and pulled on the handles in an attempt to fly.

 

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Other than to point out the obvious, that you would come down in Oregon or Washington, not California - I am not going to touch that one with a really long rope ......

 

 

 

But, I will ask one of my own:

 

How come we do not sound like ourself when we hear our own recorded voice.


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Other than to point out the obvious, that you would come down in Oregon or Washington, not California - I am not going to touch that one with a really long rope ......
 
 
 
But, I will ask one of my own:
 
How come we do not sound like ourself when we hear our own recorded voice.
It's because when you speak you hear your own voice in two different ways. The first is through vibrating sound waves hitting your ear drum, the way other people hear your voice. The second way is through vibrations inside your skull set off by your vocal chords.
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1 hour ago, Musky said:

I have a question. If the rotation speed of the earth is app. 1000 miles per hour, and you're in New York , why can't you go up in a balloon and wait three hours and then come down and be in California? :)

Because Californians don't like New Yorkers....

Sorry about that...

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2 hours ago, ChrisTheConfused said:

Knowing that I was capable of lifting my body weight, I stood in a carrier bag and pulled on the handles in an attempt to fly.

 

 

You were smarter than the average kid. Most kids try to pull themselves up by their boot laces and eventually discover that can be done philosophically but not physically.

 

Try a bigger bag next time. If that doesn't work, try a suitcase and an airline ticket.


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On 02/12/2017 at 2:11 AM, Qapla said:

As you lifted up you also pushed down - thus preventing flight.

 

Is that simple enough :thumbsup:

How was I also pushing down? Pretty sure I was only pulling up. In fact I could feel the bag tightening around my feet.

Not convinced!

edit: So you are saying that if I did this on some scales it would show me getting heavier?

(I only usually weigh myself when I am descending in a fast elevator.)

 

Seeing as my thread has already been wrecked! - How can parrots make kissing sounds without any lips?


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10 hours ago, ChrisTheConfused said:

How was I also pushing down? Pretty sure I was only pulling up. In fact I could feel the bag tightening around my feet.

Not convinced!

edit: So you are saying that if I did this on some scales it would show me getting heavier?

(I only usually weigh myself when I am descending in a fast elevator.)

 

Seeing as my thread has already been wrecked! - How can parrots make kissing sounds without any lips?


 

 

Ok, back to your original question .... In simple terms, you didn't fly because you weren't pulling up hard enough

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