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I've been asking this one for a while...

This was in Metro months ago-

"Who would win in a fight against one horse-sized duck, and a hundred duck-sized horses?"

The guy who wrote in suggested the horses. I'm not sure. I'm looking at it a bit like a game of Pikmin. Either the pikmin swarm the creature and kill it, or all get killed. I think the same would be true of this situation.

What do people think?

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meatina
Oct. 11th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)
Not got Pikmin 2 yet (and even if I did, it's sntnl that has the Gamecube... :( Oh well!
Well, the duck also has wings-potentially it could send horses flying to their doom? Myself and markyboypvfc were trying to work out if a scaled-up duck could fly. An aerial attack definately has potential for defeating the horses.
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meatina
Oct. 12th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC)
That's what Pete said-but he also mentioned that a truly scaled-down horse's bone mass would be too dense, causing them to die also.
sntnl
Oct. 12th, 2004 10:00 pm (UTC)
Horses, ducks and volume.
Surely if a duck is ten times smaller it's only a tenth of the size (measured on all axis)? Which means that a horse sized duck would only be ten times the volume, not a thousand. Does that make sense?
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sntnl
Oct. 13th, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Horses, ducks and volume.
Ah, but you're forgetting that a horse is so tall because it has four spindley legs. The gaps in between can't possibly be added to the volume. I'm with you otherwise, I get what you're saying. *Ponders, and realises this conversation is actually a waste of time because we'll never see a horse sized duck*.
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meatina
Oct. 19th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Horses, ducks and volume.
Just because horse-sized ducks don't exist now, we should all be prepared lest they come!
meatina
Oct. 13th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Horses, ducks and volume.
Who do you think would win though Arthur?
The maths makes no sense to me, but it never has done really!
sntnl
Oct. 13th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Horses, ducks and volume.
I think the horses would win but not without casualties.
frightened
Oct. 11th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC)
Hundred duck-sized horses, definitely.

The real question is why this issue arose...
meatina
Oct. 12th, 2004 09:22 am (UTC)
As I said, a guy wrote into Metro last year asking it-I suspect it was a pub discussion!
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