What is horsepower?

December 11, 2009 in Funny

The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know, and then stop.
Question: What is horsepower?
Answer: One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.
You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it, you got hit. So, never mind.
Talc is found in rocks and on babies.
The law of gravity says, “No fair jumping without coming down.”
When they broke open molecules, they found they were stuffed with atoms. But, when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.
When people run around and around in circles, we say they are crazy. But, when planets do it, we say they are orbiting.

24 responses to What is horsepower?

  1. They were great. I enjoyed those.

  2. hahahahaha

  3. I don’t want to sound too serious, but these are just for fun. For example the Earth is obviously not a sentient being which knowingly keeps its distance from the sun, and also with the molecules atoms are made of things called quarks. Hope that helped

  4. Nice ones lol

  5. thanx for the laugh – cute, aren’t they?

  6. Excellent,very funny!

  7. neo said on June 11, 2009

    horse power is measure of power of engine

  8. Ha ha ha.!!!
    That is youngsters for you, lol.!!!
    Great ones there Chris.!!!
    Cheers mate & looking forward to the game tonight.!!!

  9. too long got bored

  10. D said on June 11, 2009

    Good morning keep on the roll.

  11. nice..but so long.

  12. SS said on June 11, 2009

    cool ones

  13. Aaaaah…..what would we do without kids?
    Sleep in, go to romantic holiday resorts, try doing sex again….No, wait, that would only end up deleting the first two items all over again……….

  14. Loved these.
    ‘Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.’
    That is so sweet, if only adults could just let go and look at things like that.

  15. . said on June 11, 2009

    Jokes are excellent today. Thanks.

  16. I enjoy them

  17. they are sooo funny…and cute!!!
    are they real???
    coz if they are then kids are pretty awesome.
    you can see where they get there logic from, eh?
    they are pretty clever.

  18. The answers are great for enjoyment and fun, but often far from the truth. Laws of the nature are often difficult to understand by common people. The explanation why it happens in that way are given by Quantum Mechanics and Dynamics, which deals with sub-atomic particle dynamics.

  19. Haha ..funny….Liked most of them….

  20. Just orbiting by

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