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July 22, 2013


McDonald's staff ban horse-rider from using drive-thru - so she takes pony INSIDE

(Thanks to DaninTustin and oneblankspace)


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What do they expect when their drive through window faces the wrong side of the car. You almost have to use a horse.

I'd love to see the mounted cops on 42 Street do this.

In a related note, for healthier options, McDonalds is now offering the chice of road apples in Happy Meals.

free flies for all!

Why was the toilet on the floor?

Tink, my thought exactly. I don't see a problem here unless it forgot to flush.

right, tink & ubetcha - the horse should've gone into the stall


OK practical science joke here.

A "Newton" in science is not a cookie, it is what we in the science dweeb world use to measure the weight of an object.

OK now for the fun part: Come back here, I am not done.

1 Newton = 1/4 pound.

Get it? I went to the local McDonalds and asked for a Newton burger. I thought it was hilarious and nearly wet all over my slide rule, but the counter person did not think it was funny.



Seriously? A McDonalds employee didn't get that? I'm amazed.

Ponies inside, Cows falling through roofs in Brazil. It's all an animal conspiracy!

Omni and Mikey, I believe McDonalds employees are mostly English and Philosophy majors.

I thought only Arby's offered 'Horsey Sauce' with its sandwiches.

I was going to ask for a 3.1415 but that would be irrational.

MikeyVA: actually the Newton is a measure of force rather than weight (related concepts). A 1kg (~2.2lb) weight exerts 9.8N of force on the ground at sea level on earth (acceleration due to gravity = 9.8m/s/s). 2.2 / 9.8 = 1/4.45 so yeah, a 1lb weight exerts about 1/4N on earth.

The confusion probably arises because the imperial system uses the same unit for force and weight (lb), eg, torque is measured in N-m in metric (SI) and lb-ft in imperial. But keep in mind that 1lb force doesn't necessarily equal 1lb weight - for example, in space a 1lb weight exerts ~0lb force on whatever it's resting on.

This has been your physics lesson for the day.

Sorry, got that backwards, a 1lb weight exerts ~4.45N so 1/4lb does exert about 1N as you say.

Nicholas, don't all objects in space with any mass exert gravitational force on each other? Or something like that.

Nicholas, weight is a Force F = ma (mass x acceleration. and W = mg.

g = acceleration due to gravity on the earth. mass x acceleration due to gravity (small g) gives you the weight of an object at any location.

Physics teacher here.

OH and 1 lb is 4.4 Newtons, not 1/4 Newton. OOPS

Physics teacher here.

I always thought a Newton exerted an attractive force on apples.

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