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# Awesome Egg Drop

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Awesome Egg Drop

There is an egg drop competition. If you egg survives, you get points for mass*time. The lowest score gets extra credit. So...Assume you have a helium balloon. The mass of a helium balloon is negative. The time it takes to fall will be close to infinite. Therefore the score will be negative infinity = extra credit. It works, right? :D

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How is the mass of a helium balloon negative?

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W = FD = mgD = mass * -9.8 * Distance. The balloon is moving up, so distance is positive, and work is positive. Therefore mass must be negative.

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You cannot beat my flawed logic :D

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Umm... In my world, at least, you cannot have a negative mass :P

And please don't go get all Albert Einstein on me to prove that you can :P

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In chessmaster's equation, mass isn't negative, the acceleration is.

Although, you'd have to have a lot of helium to create a bouyant force that would lift the egg up.

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Acceleration is negative, work and distance are positive, therefore mass must be negative. I was just trying to get a thread started about random physics arguments(yes I am that nerdy, get over it). Do you think I can get points for creativity.

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Well, I think indeed you can. Too bad my friend Lars isn't a member on this site-he would have started arguing and bleating euqations at you, while going off on random tangents.

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hello, my name is Lars II, I do better doing that at history or math. That is the one thing I don't like about physics, its a lot harder to argue about it.

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Well if you want a good physics argument going on why not argue the following:

What happens if you have an unstoppable ball and an unpassable wall and the ball runs into the wall?

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AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! An unstoppable/answerable joke!!!!! *Groans, and falls off of chair, convulsing as the bad joke courses through her system*

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