Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tip of The Day - crazy theory addition

Tip of the Day:

When having a serious discussion as to how many guinea pigs it would take to pull a person in a cart, don't tell me '11' and not expect me to laugh and then look at you like you are crazy.

Note: Our current estimation is 40, based on theorizing how many it would take to pull a 5lb cat and then working up from there. Please let me know if you can come up with something more solid.

23 comments:

  1. And you realize that the person in the cart will be the "guinea pig" of your little experimentation? :)

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    1. I never even took physics so that's probably why this is an unanswered question! Hehehe, I like the thought of our human guinea pig in a guinea pig cart!

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  2. I can't come up with anything more solid without harnessing a load of guinea pigs but I reckon it would be more than forty. How strong are they anyway?

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    1. 40 is what we agreed on for a 100lb person (so a kid basically) but I reckoned it would be more like 100 since guinea pigs are no muscle whatsoever, they are practically a sausage with legs!

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  3. Hmm, how big is the person in the cart? A 110 lb person will require fewer guinea pigs than a 320 lb person.

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    1. We don't own a weight scale so I don't know how big the person would be...yes, we did think of this as a way of transportation for ourselves! As I mentioned to Tony above, we came up with 40 guinea pigs per 100lbs...but we both weigh considerably more than that!

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  4. Very few, if you have a fairy godmother who will turn them into horses--but bring your own pumpkin!!

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    1. Well...my fairy godmother hit the road when I got married but I'm sure she's helping someone else find their prince ;)

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  5. Are these African guinea pigs?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHFXG3r_0B8

    Glad to see you're back young one.

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  6. African or European guinea pigs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2R3FvS4xr4

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  7. Wow, the good thing about comment filtering is that both of your comments were waiting to be approved before you could see what each other posted...talk about great minds think alike! A Texan and an Irish man both refer to Monty Python, now walk into a bar and we could have some great jokes ;)
    Although, all joking aside, considering it's a guinea pig, the question should be South or North American ;)

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  8. Have you asked Mr. Owl? After all, he was able to explain how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

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    1. Oooh, Mr. Owl! Of course! Silly me to forget him! ;)

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  9. I find your deduction of 40 to be a suitable solution. However did you take hills into consideration? I fear downhill cart pulling in this scenario may lead to guinea pig pancake breakfast.

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    1. Thankfully since this was in thinking that the guinea pig team would just go into town for the bi-weekly grocery shop, there are no hills. However, if we wanted to have them aid us in the long walk to church, then it's all uphill on the way there and we'd considerably have to increase the team size. I don't know if our back garden could fit them all!

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  10. I think the weight of the longer leashes would eventually overcome the additional power of the added guinea pigs. You'd reach a point of negative returns.

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    1. Good point Scope, but this won't help my case to load up on guinea pigs... ;)

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  11. I am in agreement with the more than 100 comment. I think they're pretty wimpy. Most of the ones I've seen don't do much more than lay around and stare at things.

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    1. I've had one and they are like furry slugs with legs. We would also have the problem of getting them to actually move. My guinea pig wouldn't move at all if I put her in her big plastic ball that would have allowed her to run around in!

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  12. It kind of depends on the kind of guinea pigs you're talking. There's the skinny guinea pigs also known as skinny pigs - they won't be a helpful bunch Then there are the genetically modified super guinea pigs.... one is all it takes. Just trying to help :D

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  13. It also depends on the amount of kibble feed that you use to get the little critters moving.

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