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May 31, 2012


Why Do Bubbles in Guinness Sink?

(Thanks to Jeffrey Brown)


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Snorting the bubbles, however, should always be avoided.

If we drown the spammer, with the bubbles move down? Can we find out?

Hold on. Before we drown him, can we find out what language that was?
Sounds Yoda-ish.
Then we drown him.

here's another ALEgorithm ;)


This is pretty neat.
It takes less than a minute .
Work this out as you read .
Don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!

1. Pick the number of times a week you'd like to have Beer (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you already had your birthday this year add 1762 ...
If you haven't, add 1761.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have Beer each week)
The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!)

what is a guinness sink?

can't comment, too busy filling out grant applications

(Note: do not touch a pint to an anti-pint or they will annihilate and send rays of beer flying away from the collision in opposite directions. We’re almost sure of it.)
Been doing quite a lot of "testing", haven't they?

Great puzzle ligirl, and it does work.
Is it just me or does the guy in the picture look like he's already had about 5 Guinness too many?

A Guiness sink is like a heat sink, a design element to soak up a specific product of an operation. I, in fact, am a certified Guiness sink.

Associativity and commutativity can be fun

(2B + 5)50 + 1761 - Y
100B + 250 + 1761 - Y
100B + 2011 - Y

i wuz promised there would be no math here.

The more Guiness you drink, the more astonishing and important this question becomes. Then you throw up.

This "explanation" is not actually correct ...

It's the use of nitrogen in the process that makes the bubbles sink ... a Guinness employee told me that ...

(ligirl, yer puzzle/game din't werk for me ... it wuz a year too low ... or is that part of the trick, to make me think I'm getting younger?)

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