Pop Quiz

Here’s a Thursday math quiz for all you brainiacs out there:

Question: How far must a plastic jug of milk fall in order to split open?

Answer: If you guessed, “The approximate distance between a 3-year-old’s arm and the grocery store floor,” then you win!


Bonus question: How far will a gallon of milk spread across the floor upon impact?

Answer: this is a trick question. Because the magazine rack and checkout conveyor belt slow the milk’s progress, causing it to pool. But if you guessed “about the length of the checkout line and under the candy store rack,” then you get a gold star!