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re: Engineer solves Cinderella glass slipper dilemma
sudo   10/20/2012 5:43:22 AM
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As for the inflexibility of the sole, the Dutch and the Swedes have clogs and can still dance. :-)

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sudo   10/20/2012 5:38:37 AM
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That's where you need material woven out of textile-grade fiberglass. Higly recommended for the show upper, to increase comfort.

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BrandX   10/18/2012 5:36:15 PM
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Actually, no. The original publication by Perrault refers clearly to the word "verre". There is a controversy in French because author Balzac, 150 years later, proposed it could be a typo and should read "vair"... But it most likely is not the case. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controverse_sur_la_composition_des_pantoufles_de_Cendrillon

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ACCAR   10/18/2012 8:49:43 AM
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The engineering analysis was tremendously fun. However, the explanation for the appearance of the glass slipper, is that it was never in the original story, which was french, and in that the shoe was made of vair, or grey squirrel fur, and vair sounds like verre, which is, of course, glass (http://www.iletaitunehistoire.com/genres/contes-legendes/lire/cendrillon-biblidcon_029).

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BrandX   10/17/2012 4:29:49 AM
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Talking about something similar, have you heard of the concept of Space elevator? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_elevator Arthur C. Clarke introduced it to the general public in "The Fountains of Paradise", although it is an idea from a Russian scientist...

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BrandX   10/17/2012 4:25:00 AM
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Actually, this has been kind of done... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyAyd4WnvhU

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zhgreader   10/17/2012 3:26:36 AM
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and How will they make the glass shoe flexibility to suit for soft feet when walk or even run?

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ReneCardenas   10/16/2012 3:31:45 PM
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LoL, yea there is always some loony that seeks the adrenalin rush. But in a second thought, that would be a cool amusement park! ;-)

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SylvieBarak   10/16/2012 3:59:49 AM
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But no matter how tall it was, Rene, I bet Felix Baumgartner would have skydived off it :)

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ReneCardenas   10/15/2012 10:12:26 PM
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What about Jack and the beanstalk, what kind of genetic engineering and mechanical engineering is required to have a plant grow as long as to reach the sky? Not to metioned the speed and materials required to make it grow over night!

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