Dr. Stat

Dr. Stat is a Statistics Professor. This blog is his opportunity to share ideas and opinions about education (especially math education), politics, and whatever else comes up.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

A Science Fair Project Suggestion?

An article titled "Man peed way out of avalanche" recounts how a Slovak man melted snow with urine to get out of an avalanche. He drank 60 bottles of beer he had in the car, which was buried in the snow, to accomplish this feat. Hmmm. I wonder if the urine was more effective at melting snow than pouring the beer (which some might recognize contains alcohol, a good melting agent) directly on it would have been. Would anyone like to tackle this experiment? (From Drudge by way of Byrd Droppings)