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    25 Feb '08 20:45
    If you hung a hob-nob and a digestive each on a piece of string, like conkers, and threw the digestive at the hob-nob at 6.7mph until one biscuit broke - which biscuit would break first?
  2. Standard memberagryson
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    25 Feb '08 20:57
    Originally posted by Mad Mac MacMad
    If you hung a hob-nob and a digestive each on a piece of string, like conkers, and threw the digestive at the hob-nob at 6.7mph until one biscuit broke - which biscuit would break first?
    I don't know why you specified speeds, but my intuition (a dangerous thing) would say the digestive (assuming the meet face to face, if the digestive came edge on, it would be teh hob nob that broke).
    Why? I think that the hob nobs more mixed textures would make it more able to withstand knocks compared to a digestive which tends to be ve very brittle due to its more homogenous texture.
    But then, they're all just intuitions.
  3. Cavan, Ireland
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    25 Feb '08 21:15
    You know there' one way to find out...... and I'm not bothered to try - someone else can have the glory
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    Thankfully, neither Einstein or Newton took that attitude. Although, I'm sure the Japanese might have forgone the former's find
  5. At the Revolution
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    27 Feb '08 22:06
    Originally posted by Mad Mac MacMad
    If you hung a hob-nob and a digestive each on a piece of string, like conkers, and threw the digestive at the hob-nob at 6.7mph until one biscuit broke - which biscuit would break first?
    Orange!
  6. Standard memberc99ux
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    28 Feb '08 10:11
    Originally posted by Mad Mac MacMad
    If you hung a hob-nob and a digestive each on a piece of string, like conkers, and threw the digestive at the hob-nob at 6.7mph until one biscuit broke - which biscuit would break first?
    Your question is too vague.

    The piercing method is not explained. What is the string made of, and how thick is it? And how long? What knots is it tied with? If you pierced them and strung them, would you throw them or swing them like conkers?

    Also, were the biscuits dunked or not? If dunked, you need to say what they were dunked in (eg. warm [39 degrees C] milky Tetley's tea without sugar) and for how long.

    How long ago were the biscuits made, and how stale were they?

    Based on the original question, my answer is that I'd have eaten them both before you got a chance to thread them and chuck them.
  7. Meddling with things
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    07 May '08 21:58
    Originally posted by Mad Mac MacMad
    If you hung a hob-nob and a digestive each on a piece of string, like conkers, and threw the digestive at the hob-nob at 6.7mph until one biscuit broke - which biscuit would break first?
    Crumbs, a tricky one
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