Trivia’s Facts and More (9/10)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

Suppose a bird is standing in a closed box that is resting on a scale.  When the bird flies in the box, does the scale read the same, more, or less than when the bird is resting?

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

As one of the smaller states in the American Union, Maryland’s geography features contrast between the eastern Chesapeake and Atlantic shores and the western Appalachian Mountains.

Here are some quick facts about the Old Line State:

  • Capital City:  Annapolis (home of the United States Naval Academy)
  • Bird:  Baltimore oriole (nickname of Baltimore’s major league baseball team)
  • Motto:  Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine (Strong Deeds, Gentle Words)

The State House, which is located in Annapolis, was occupied in 1799.  It is the oldest such building in the United States.  One note of history is that the building served briefly as the nation’s capitol from November 26, 1783 to August 23, 1784.

Maryland’s State House. (courtesy of Pinterest.)

Answer to Brain Teaser Question

When the bird flies, it pushes down on the air, which pushes down on the scale.  The scale reads the same.

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