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March 13, 2009

Core Knowledge Question of the Day: 13 March 2009

Swallow This

Using only the diagram above, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Highlight for answer: You’ll first need to ask the proctor if the question is referring to an African or an European swallow.

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13 Comments »

  1. lol.. wish this was so easy.. 😛

    Comment by Vineet — March 13, 2009 @ 6:33 am | Reply

  2. what is this a joke ?

    Comment by Innovative — March 13, 2009 @ 6:35 am | Reply

  3. African or European Swallow?

    Comment by Vern — March 13, 2009 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  4. LOL. LOL even more for above comments

    Comment by Joe A — March 13, 2009 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  5. Is he carrying a coconut?

    Comment by Chris Dudley — March 13, 2009 @ 10:23 am | Reply

  6. Nevermind, he’s unladen.

    Comment by Chris Dudley — March 13, 2009 @ 10:25 am | Reply

  7. HAHAHA Hilarious

    Comment by Dana — March 13, 2009 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  8. What if the coconut was held under the dorsal guiding feathers?

    Comment by Ian H — March 14, 2009 @ 11:05 am | Reply

  9. Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?

    Best movie ever 🙂

    Comment by stupidpacket — March 15, 2009 @ 7:28 am | Reply

  10. If you really want to know the speed of an unladen European swallow…

    It’s ~24mph.

    http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/

    Comment by Vern — March 15, 2009 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  11. But can the proctor answer to your question? Oh man, this would have me failed again on open ended’s.. 🙂

    But seriously, nice example.. I’ll propably get this one on my 3rd attempt..

    Comment by GointoBrussels — March 16, 2009 @ 2:22 am | Reply

  12. Thanks for the laughs on this dull monday morning 🙂

    Comment by Branko Santo — March 16, 2009 @ 3:34 am | Reply

  13. classic…

    Comment by kevhat — March 17, 2009 @ 6:10 am | Reply


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