Next time you’re passing by a cliff and happen to see a precariously hanging tent with campers inside, don’t be alarmed, it’s just a portable ledge (portaledge):
Physicists have developed a theory called The Standard Model that explains what the universe is and what holds it together. It is a simple and comprehensive theory that explains all the hundreds of particles and complex interactions with only:
* 6 quarks.
* 6 leptons.
* Force carrier particles
The Standard model love poem: in short; you are my everything.
QUESTION: You are walking through a field, and you find something to eat. It doesn’t have bones, and it doesn’t have meat. You pick it up and put it into your pocket. You take it home and put it on a shelf, but 3 day’s later it walks away. What is it?
ANSWER(Highlight space between asterisks): *It’s an egg!*
QUESTION: There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?
ANSWER(Highlight space between asterisks): *Place the apple on one person’s head.*
QUESTION: A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a sack of corn across a river. He has a rowboat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn is left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?
ANSWER(Highlight space between asterisks): *man carries chicken, man leaves chicken and comes back, man gets fox, man leaves fox and gets chicken, man leaves chicken and gets corn, man leaves fox and corn to get chicken, man gets chicken.*
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