UCSD BENG 221 - Glossal Immobilization (18 pages)

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University of California, San Diego
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Beng 221 - Mathematical Methods for Bioengineering

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Glossal Immobilization to Metallic Beam at Hyperborean Temperatures I triple dog dare you Jean Wang and Zachary King BENG 221 October 28 2011 Table of Contents Background and Motivation 3 Model and Assumptions 3 Model 1 1 D Homogeneous Model 5 Model 2 Nonhomogeneous Model with a Heat loss Term 8 Conclusion 10 Impact and Future Work 11 References 12 Appendix A Analytical solution 13 Appendix B MATLAB code 16 2 Background and Motivation Glossal immobilization to a metallic beam was a common thematic element in blockbuster comedies through the 1980 s and 1990 s and it remains an important comedic tool for screenwriters in Hollywood Here we examine two landmark films in the history of glossal immobilization to a metallic beam 1983 s A Christmas Story and 1994 s Dumb and Dumber A Christmas Story depicts 9 year old Ralphie Parker s Christmastime adventures from his encounter with the school bully to his family s Christmas Eve feast at a local Chinese restaurant the dogs got a hold of the Christmas turkey to Ralphie s inevitable encounter with the a real Red Ryder BB gun One of the most memorable moments in the movie is a scene in which one of Ralphie s friends convinces another friend to stick his tongue to the metal flagpole in the middle of winter The scene can be viewed here http youtu be ZLZj3zOUZNs Within a few seconds the unfortunate boy s tongue has become frozen to the metal pole and he screams and wales until the fire department shows up to free him Dumb and Dumber contains a similar though admittedly less realistic depiction of glossal immobilization In this scene Harry Dunne has driven from Rhode Island to Aspen CO with best friend Lloyd Christmas to return a suitcase full of money and now he sits on a ski lift with Mary Swanson the woman with whom both men have fallen madly in love In a moment of pathetic abandon Harry notices frost on the metal pole of the ski lift chair and he sticks his tongue to it The scene can be viewed here http youtu be whpvv2KpsQ It



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