# FIRST Jeopardy! (5/10)

Meli W. got yesterday’s question right. She answered with Press Your Luck to earn herself 200 points.

400 points rests on the old saying “Blood is thicker than water”. How many times thicker?

If you mean literally, how much thicker, then wouldn’t it depend on what type of blood. Also, thicker could mean that the blood vessel carrying the blood has a larger diameter. Unless you mean the density. If you don’t mean literally, than sorry, I am not good at sayings.

If by thickness you mean viscosity (think resistance to move, or stickiness, kinda like friction … honey has high viscosity compared to water, for instance), then I think you are looking for blood is 4 times as thick as water. This is only true at 20 degrees Celsius, however, because viscoisty depends on temprature.

*Originally posted by robot180 *
**If you don’t mean literally, than sorry, I am not good at sayings. **

“Blood is thicker than water” means that one’s alligiance to one’s family (related by blood) should be more than one’s alligiances based on worldy wants or needs (water, for instace).

Stephen

PS. Shouldn’t it be “Blood is thicker than water by this amount” and then “What is X?”

[EDIT] PPS.
And according to this site, blood viscosity can also depend on the impurities in the water in blood, and some blood can be “thick” while other blood can be “thin.” I’d like to change my answer to “it depends” (this is an inside joke … my computer science professor said this was the “MIT answer,” and used it quite frequently when students would ask questions)
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Twice

The accepted value for blood viscosity is, on average, 4 times thicker than water. The viscosity of water is 0.001 Pa-s and the viscosity of blood is 0.004 Pa-s.

Since srawls changed his answer, I win.

**Since srawls changed his answer, I win. **

Geez … can’t allow a joke, can you?

Oh well … I still say the question was ambiguous

Stephen

*Originally posted by srawls *
**Geez … can’t allow a joke, can you?

Oh well … I still say the question was ambiguous

Stephen **

Lol… I was joking

Yes, I noticed a lot of his questions are ambiguous.

I’m giving credit to Jnadke, only because, technically, Stephen did change his answer (you guys have to make this difficult, don’t you?). And I’ll try to cut down on the ambiguousness of the questions.

No, honestly srawls gets the credit. I was just joking. He answered correctly first.

Okay, I’ll give him the credit. But please, don’t do that again! You gave me a headache last night!