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Question: November 2012 Archives

If an airplane's wings provide the lift that allow it to fly, how can a plane fly upside down?

A plane's wings do give lift when it's upside down; the pilot angles the aircraft differently so thereis the correct angle between the wings and fuselage.

Why don't fish like tuna and flounder, that spend their whole lives in the ocean, taste salty?

Although ocean fish ingest vast amounts of salt, their bodies regulate it so it is not stored in their fluids. So, they don't take different because they are not different.

Why would it better to launch a rocket from a site closer to the equator?

The closer you are to the equator, the faster the rocket is going, even before it is launched - the rotational speed of the earth increases the launch speed relative to outer space.
Our winner is Chriss Sheppard of Williamswood