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Can Ewe squeeze A wet flannel dry ?
« on: 29/07/2015 18:34:44 »
Wocha peeps,

As a sheepy I of course luff to squeeze flannels!!..its all I ever think about from the moment I awake to the moment I fall asleep . Yup, squeezing flannels monopolises my every waking moment. Well done to the girly who invented flannels who we all know was Florence Annelette in 2002.

Look, here's a flannel.


A Flannel Just Moments Ago

Please to not mistake it for a cabbage:...many people do !!...for the easily confused...below is a flannel cabbage !!!


A Cabbage just yesterday (easily mistaken for a flannel !)

My kweschun is.....Is it possible to squeeze a wet flannel so hard that it becomes dry  ?


As a firm believer of empirical study I found the heaviest thing I could find: and placed it a wet flannel for a whole hour !!...I know !!....kerazzy is not it ? a whole hour !!! [:0]

After this whole hour I managed, with help, to remove the feather and lo and behold the flannel was still soaking wet !!....this got me thinking as to whether it's just fantasy that a flannel can be squeezed dry !!


whajafink ?


hugs and shmishes

mwah mwah mwah !!


Neil

I really had a go and gave it a try
But with a heavy feather the flannel did not dry !




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Re: Can Ewe squeeze A wet flannel dry ?
« Reply #1 on: 31/07/2015 13:28:36 »
Water fills the spaces between the fiber threads, and stays there due to surface tension.

You can squeeze a lot of water out of a towel by twisting it until it supercoils around itself.

But to squeeze out all the water, you would have to squeeze the flannel until there was no space at all between the fibre threads. This is not possible, because the threads don't pack that tightly - I expect the threads will tear first.

So I suggest that you hang the flannel out on the fence in the summer sun while you graze on some juicy grass, and it will be nice and dry when you want to relax under a tree.

Oops! I just realised that you are a British sheep. I'm sorry, you won't see much summer sun, and your flannel on the fence will remain cold and soggy.  [:-'(]
 

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Re: Can Ewe squeeze A wet flannel dry ?
« Reply #2 on: 31/07/2015 14:13:42 »
Oops! I just realised that you are a British sheep. I'm sorry, you won't see much summer sun, and your flannel on the fence will remain cold and soggy.  [:-'(]
For the next 4 days we are forecast 8-9hrs sun/day, temp 22-25 which is very pleasant. However, it is really  a dry wind that dries clothing.
I suppose some people dry their washing by hanging it near a local bush fire  :)

Neil, you could try wrapping your flannel in a dry towel and wringing the towel, this will usually remove a lot of water.
Two points of note. It doesn't work for cabbages. Why do you want a dry flannel? Florence was adamant in her design spec that they should be used wet!

 

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Re: Can Ewe squeeze A wet flannel dry ?
« Reply #3 on: 31/07/2015 18:25:56 »
Water fills the spaces between the fiber threads, and stays there due to surface tension.

You can squeeze a lot of water out of a towel by twisting it until it supercoils around itself.

But to squeeze out all the water, you would have to squeeze the flannel until there was no space at all between the fibre threads. This is not possible, because the threads don't pack that tightly - I expect the threads will tear first.

So I suggest that you hang the flannel out on the fence in the summer sun while you graze on some juicy grass, and it will be nice and dry when you want to relax under a tree.

Oops! I just realised that you are a British sheep. I'm sorry, you won't see much summer sun, and your flannel on the fence will remain cold and soggy.  [:-'(]

Thank ewe very much for this evan_au. So , clearly this is why my experiment did not work  !..What i'll do is place the flannel on the fence and use wifeys hairdryer to complete the task !...either that or arrange for a helicopter to hover above it for a few mins !
 

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Re: Can Ewe squeeze A wet flannel dry ?
« Reply #4 on: 31/07/2015 18:32:43 »
Oops! I just realised that you are a British sheep. I'm sorry, you won't see much summer sun, and your flannel on the fence will remain cold and soggy.  [:-'(]
For the next 4 days we are forecast 8-9hrs sun/day, temp 22-25 which is very pleasant. However, it is really  a dry wind that dries clothing.
I suppose some people dry their washing by hanging it near a local bush fire  :)

Neil, you could try wrapping your flannel in a dry towel and wringing the towel, this will usually remove a lot of water.
Two points of note. It doesn't work for cabbages. Why do you want a dry flannel? Florence was adamant in her design spec that they should be used wet!



That's a great idea regarding the towel wrap  Colin2B Thank ewe.  Yup, I guess I should go with Florences original brief and just use it as intended. It was because that i did the wrangly/twisty thing as mentioned by evan_au and it got me wondering if it were possible to get a flannel dry that way. Incidentally, I did try it with a cabbage and all I ended up with was coleslaw !
 

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Re: Can Ewe squeeze A wet flannel dry ?
« Reply #5 on: 31/07/2015 23:04:06 »
Coleslaw is ok, just don't try washing with it.
 

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