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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    17 Nov '02 08:23
    Here's my biology meets physics question for folks.
    When a boy frog wants to Gribbet for a girl frog, he finds the coldest spot in
    the pond to gribbet from.

    Why?

  2. 19 Nov '02 03:52
    Does it have anything at all to do with shrinkage?

    Rein
  3. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    19 Nov '02 04:20
    Ahem.
    Why no - and wouldn't that make the poor Mr Toad want to AVOID the cold?
    But thanks for trying :>
  4. 19 Nov '02 04:37
    It's always nice to contribute something of value. ;-) How about a
    game? Just send one over if you want!

    Rein
  5. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    19 Nov '02 09:43
    I think it goes something like this: to attract the females, a male wants to have as deep a
    voice as possible so he sounds big and tough. Now cold air is denser than hot air, so it would
    lower the pitch of his voice (witness the effects of a person inhaling helium for the opposite!).
    Therefore the frog tries to find the coldest air he can to ribbet in. Why don't people get
    lower-pitched in winter? Because what matters is the air around the vocal cords, which stays
    at roughly the same temperature since we are warm-blooded. But a cold-blooded frog uses
    its environment to manipulate its body temperature, so can pull of this trick with relative
    ease.
  6. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    19 Nov '02 18:30
    Bingo! You are a wise man indeed!
    Of course my voice usually gets deeper in winter, but that's because of
    bronchitis...