The Tired Squirrel  

rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1259 posts
4/28/2006 2:44 pm
The Tired Squirrel

I'm studying for my physics exam I have next Monday... Most of the practice problems involve boxes and cars and pulleys and then I come to this one...

A tired squirrel (mass of 1 kg) does push-ups by applying a force to elevate its center-of-mass by 5 cm. Determine the number of push-ups which a tired squirrel must do in order to do a mere 5.0 Joules of work.




And who drew the accompanying diagram????

*shakes her head*

This class is completely fucked.


caressmewell 54F

4/28/2006 4:50 pm

Maybe they had a bit too much smokey smoke?

Package1971 47M
1051 posts
4/28/2006 5:02 pm

See, this is what happens when blondes do physics...

I would like to tell you that this is the best blog I've ever read that involves squirrels, push-ups, and Joules.

Keep it up!

rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
4/28/2006 5:36 pm

    Quoting caressmewell:
    Maybe they had a bit too much smokey smoke?
I think so!

And I think I'm a little jealous actually. Test stress is getting to me!


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
4/28/2006 5:39 pm

    Quoting Package1971:
    See, this is what happens when blondes do physics...

    I would like to tell you that this is the best blog I've ever read that involves squirrels, push-ups, and Joules.

    Keep it up!
Yeah, blondes and physics just don't mix. I need extra credit or something.

Of ALL the blogs about squirrels, push-ups, and Joules, *this* is your favorite!???



rm_DaphneR 59F
8023 posts
4/28/2006 5:55 pm

It looks like the squirrel in front is shitting in the face of the other one. Bulge will want a framed 8x10 of that picture.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
4/28/2006 8:11 pm


It does! That's the first thing that made me look at it like WTF? Or it looks like some kind of weird squirrel sexual thing...



elysianpleasure 48M

4/28/2006 9:35 pm

Too funny... good luck with your exam. God I remember studying for my physics exams... but I don't remember the squirel push up problems... maybe that is why Physics was not my subject.

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
4/28/2006 10:01 pm

Why do we have to know that the little guy is tired? Was the textbook author a frustrated novelist? "The tired but reasonably content with life female squirrel, on a beautiful autumn day in the New England countryside, away from her family, on her own for this first time in her young squirrel life, does push ups by applying------------"


Isn't 1000 joules 1 kilowatt? I know that 1000 jewels might get me to the mainland, but that's more along the line of Social Studies, yeah?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

romeoMEETSjuliet 53M/53F
162 posts
4/28/2006 10:25 pm

She says - I had a friend named Jules. (Close enough to Joules?) Based on my friend's equally inept abilities in this subject, I volunteer the answer - "1,000"

Final answer.

I suppose this is why Regis never called me when someone was on the Hot Seat. But I still expect to see you post the correct answer, and you will have to show your work!

OMG, that sounds like nightmare material. Better to dream of things in the toilet!


bulging_boy 50M

4/28/2006 11:03 pm


That squirrel in the front looks like it's shitting on the face of the other one.

Can I get a framed 8x10 of that?

digdug41 50M

4/28/2006 11:17 pm

hey blonde you'll be just fine nothing worth havin is ever easy. and I just saw your comment on the 2nd annual blogaholics meeting and it made me roflmao thank you sweetheart cyaroun no doubt

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

Peche85 32F

4/28/2006 11:20 pm

At least it was a change from boxes, cars and pulleys

Might relieve some exam stress if you turned the page and thats the first thing you saw lol I can just imagine one person seeing it first and laughing loudly, then you would know as each person got to that question and they cracked up too hehe.

rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
4/29/2006 1:02 am

Oh Juliet I *knew* someone would want the answer... here it is.

The squirrel has to use a force of 9.81 N to oppose the negative force of gravity which is -9.81N.

Work = force x displacement x Cosine (angle between force and displacement)

Work= 9.81N x .05m x Cos(0 degrees) (because the force and displacement are parallel, Cos 0 =1)

Work = .4905 joules for one squirrel pushup

The tired squirrel would have to do at least 11 pushups in order to do at least 5 Joules of Work. (~5.3 J)

1hot- Yes! I think that the textbook author was definitely trying to give the squirell's character depth. I really felt for the squirrel by the time I had figured out the answer. The poor thing... it's *TIRED* FFS! Just let it take a nap!

MZH- You're better off in Kentucky for sure. Nothing but smog and cars up here. Youre not missin anythin...

Ely... I'm with you.. physics is not my bag either!

Dig- Seriously, that post almost made me pee in my pants. When you were telling GOTD that her poetry invoked "????" all this time, I was dying.... so true. It's over my little blonde head for sure!

OMG Peche... If saw that squirrel on my exam on Monday, I would lose my shit completely... I would probably get thrown out of the exam for being disruptive and cracking up.

Baby- Sure I will send you a print, just make sure you have it framed so we can hang it in the living room when I get there.


Seriously_Real 49M

4/29/2006 6:37 am

Ahhh....physics class.....Ms. Redding (meow!) know, if I had known back when I was 16 that 23-year old single hot teachers were, well, PERFECT, I might have tried a little Mary Kay Letourneau action if you know what I mean....thanks for bringing back the fond (wet) memories.....(I saw down her blouse during an experiment once...)

Oh well. Fuck. Why is it that youth is wasted on they young?


rm_LilBlondeNZ 41F
1028 posts
4/29/2006 11:29 am

OOOoooohhhh Hot For The Teacher, Real?

Yes, you should have definitely tried to get some extra help. My roommate is a pretty 26 y/o HS English teacher and I'm sure her boy students *drool* over her.

Youth is *definitely* wasted on the young. If I knew then what I know now, I would have gotten into even MORE trouble than I did as a youngster.


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