August 31st, 2005

Couple Questions about living in Europe.

Is "Ich weiß nicht" the only way to say "I don't know" in German? (And is that even correct?) Specifically, I'm looking for something a little kid would say - like the english "dunno". I looked through some online dictionaries, but no go.


I've heard of this in the States (though I don't think it's very common at all), but would it be possible that a large apartment building in a big European city (Paris, Berlin, etc) would have it's own driver/car for residents? Or would they call a taxi service to pick them up?


Finally - I know you can send children flying by themselves domestically in the US. How easy would it be to send a child back to the states by himself from Europe? The kid (he's five, if that makes a difference) had his mom just die and they're sending him to his grandmother, but nobody wants to waste the time/effort to actually take him. This one I wasn't quite sure how to google.

Thanks for any help! ^^


eta: wow, you guys are like super quick AND helpful! thankyou! <3

Rudimentary Gravity Bomb, the reprise

So, I posted a question yesterday about designing a rudimentary impact-detonated bomb. I got lots of helpful replies -- thank you!

It seems like I should have posted that question with a picture of the device. Well, I beseech you -- behold my MS Paint skills!

Kaboom!Collapse )

Here's a question that google has failed me on: why do falling bombs make that whistling noise? Is it a function of their shape and mass?
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