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Offline benep

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Will toast always land butter side down?!
« on: 04/12/2006 21:25:38 »
is it true that butterd toast will land more often butter side down than on the plain side ? [?]
« Last Edit: 17/12/2006 16:02:13 by ukmicky »


 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #1 on: 04/12/2006 21:34:24 »
What a great question son !!

i suspect that perhaps that , although the butter is light, it still must have a pulling effect on the aerodynamics of the toast in flight !...still...let's hope a passing ' buttered toast ' expert steps in with the right answer.

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #2 on: 05/12/2006 01:29:05 »
Excellent question, Ben.  I thought toast ALWAYS landed on the buttered side.  At least it has for me. :)
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #3 on: 05/12/2006 04:08:02 »
I never ever thought about that, but i believe most of the times I recall, I had to clean up the butter mess from it falling face down as you said young man! Very interesting!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #4 on: 05/12/2006 04:55:18 »
Butter is embarrassed from falling so it does not want to show it's face...this is the most illogical answer you can possibly get Ben...LOL 
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #5 on: 05/12/2006 05:08:05 »
MAY BE BUT IT IS GREAT!LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #6 on: 05/12/2006 05:47:07 »
;-) Hopefully the lad will get it...hehe  Or maybe the butter is hiding from the "jam" he has himself in?
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #7 on: 05/12/2006 05:53:03 »
LOL LOL LOL Your so cute!! Love you Loretta!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #8 on: 05/12/2006 05:55:50 »
"cute" I am a big gal...how can that be cute?  LOL   Love ya too...but that is pretty mushy isn't it Glenda?
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #9 on: 05/12/2006 06:03:47 »
LOretta Gibson You are a beautiful women that exubes Cute!!! Now we better stick to the butter topic for Ben!!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #10 on: 05/12/2006 06:10:15 »
Now why you got to call me by my almost full name here Glenda...?  Absolutely nothing like a little buttering up for sweet lil Ben...Afterall, King of the Forum's son should follow in his father's footsteps...let's see...Neilsy is at so many 1000's of posts...imagine if Ben stays at it from this age on how many posts he will achieve at his dad's age now? Hmmm, sounds like he might have the world's record....we could talk about different types of butter, salted or unsalted, I can't believe it's not butter,(brings up Fabio, if we do this one)Vegetable, and the list could go on and on all the way to goat butter...

Whatcha think?
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #11 on: 05/12/2006 06:36:18 »
Fabio butter yummmm he was pretty cute, whatever happened to him?
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #12 on: 05/12/2006 06:39:36 »
geez, I dunno...he was on some reality show for romance fantasy or something...maybe he retired please say he did???
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #13 on: 05/12/2006 06:59:32 »
I havent seen him for years, I only seen him a couple times he was cute!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #14 on: 05/12/2006 07:00:32 »
Well, he has been making a few commercials...check it out on google...put fabio in...maybe he is finally making pretty babies...?
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #15 on: 05/12/2006 07:35:51 »
Did he make any other kind? All babies are pretty!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #16 on: 05/12/2006 09:05:09 »
LOL  Not really...some babies are really ugly...
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #17 on: 05/12/2006 10:49:32 »
If you push a slice of toast off the side of a table it will start to rotate, if it falls off something the height of a table, the speeds and heights work out that it will probably rotate half way in that distance - landing top down.

So it isn't bad luck, just a consequence of the height of tables compared to how fast you normally knock bread slices off tables, - if you used a much higher table or pushed the bread off very slowly, it would rotate further before it hits the ground.
« Last Edit: 05/12/2006 10:51:21 by daveshorts »
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #18 on: 05/12/2006 13:19:37 »
I have never looked at toast like this before Dave...I am sure Ben will benefit from this information...
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #19 on: 05/12/2006 15:47:58 »
Dave has given the correct answer. I have read it in a scientifical magazine, probably Scientific American. Very nice drawing, Dave!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #20 on: 05/12/2006 16:06:53 »
Does this mean if table was higher the chances would be good to land either way! What about droping it from higher position with out it sliding off table top!
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #21 on: 07/12/2006 04:48:30 »
i have tested this, believe it or not. the toast was ruined as food so i played with it. when you directly "drop" it, like without any tossing action, or a table or any other force, it almost always lands butter side UP. this happens because when you butter toast, the knife leaves it concave. so, just like a leaf falling off a tree, it wouldnt fall liek this: /-\ because of air resistance. instead it stays like this \-/. unless you butter it in a more fancy knife free way.

HOWEVER. usually you dont drop it directly down. like the table diagram here, sometimes it has rotation and then might be likely to land the other way. but theres so many ways you could drop your toast. if you toss is like a frisbee it will land butter side up, i promise.
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #22 on: 07/12/2006 22:31:33 »
Toast will never land butter side down if you only put Marmite on it.
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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #23 on: 13/12/2006 18:33:17 »
For the mythbusters take on toast check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO1tHbE7uwQ
 

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Re: Will toast always land butter side down?!
« Reply #24 on: 13/12/2006 22:12:25 »
I remember some years back when I read New Scientist that there was a flurry of letters regarding this phenomenon. And it was suggested that in order to produce a true perpetual motion machine, all you had to do was to strap a piece of buttered toast to the back of a cat (butter side up) and as a consequence of the laws of motion (i.e. buttered toast lands butter side down, and that a cat always lands on its feet), if you pushed said cat off the table it would end up spinning forever!

A further piece of correspondence suggested this as a means by which interstellar travel may be possible - whenever starships are presented on TV/film, the engines always emit a low thrumming sound - you guessed it - thousands of cats purring away with toast on their back.......

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