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January 27, 2003

More science fun
Posted by Teresa at 04:16 PM *

Patrick phoned me. “If you were on AIM right now,” he said, “I could send you this story about how astronomers want to drop bowling balls out of airplanes onto the Bonneville salt flats.”

“Well, of course they do,” I said. “Wouldn’t anyone want to drop bowling balls out of airplanes onto the Bonneville salt flats?”

“It struck me as a Teresa kind of story,” he said.

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#1 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2003, 06:35 PM:

Well, duh. Who wouldn't want to.

I saw this story somewhere a couple of days ago and immediately thought of you. I forget, now, why I didn't pass it on to you. (Probably because I have no energy for anything other than house hunting right now. See icky details)


#2 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2003, 11:37 PM:

I'm sorry it's being icky, Mary Kay. Would it cheer you up if you got to drop bowling balls out of an airplane?

#3 ::: Jordin Kare ::: (view all by) ::: January 28, 2003, 12:19 AM:

That would depend on who was standing underneath.

Incidentally, I once designed a BB gun for shooting at passing asteroids.

#4 ::: Michael ::: (view all by) ::: January 29, 2003, 10:27 PM:

Now see, this is why you are so cool.

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