PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

OS Explains: Fix Your Balls

Ping Pong BallsWe’ve all been there. You bend down to pick up the ping-pong ball that missed its target. As you pick it up and turn it in your hands, you realize something terrible. The lucky ping-pong ball you’ve been using during your latest winning streak has a dent.

You panic and look to your partner. He looks at your nervously and proclaims,

“We’ve got no more balls.”

As you turn the dented ping-pong ball in your hands and examine the damage, you begin to remember that you read how to remedy this exact situation on Onward State.

Here’s what you do to get your game of pong and your winning streak back on track:

Secure The Following Items:
1. Dented ping-pong ball
2. Lighter or Matches
3. Steady Hand

Follow These Steps:
1. Light the lighter
2. Hold the dented ping-pong ball 3-4 inches over the top of the lighter’s flame with your forefinger and thumb
3. Move the ping-pong ball side to side and up and down (1-2 inches) until the dent pops out
4. Let the heated ping-pong ball cool down

A Few Notes:
1. Don’t hold the ping-pong ball too close to the flame. They are very flammable.
2. Find someone sober enough to perform this operation. No one wants to get caught on fire.
3. Have some cups of liquid around to douse any fires that might occur.

Alternate Methods:
1. Fill a pot with water, bring to a boil
2. Place ping-pong ball(s) in the water for 10-20 seconds
3. After the dents pop out, remove ping-pong balls with a spoon
4. Let cool

[Photo Source]

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve S.

Steve Sharer is a Security and Risk Analysis major and an overall good guy. He brings Onward State readers enticing posts such as "Question of the Day" and "Campus Explorer" and will continue to do so until he becomes the President of the United States of America in 2024.

Comments

Other posts by Steve

Question of the Day: Sweet Mobile Apps

AT&T is sponsoring a pretty cool competition in which entrants can win $10,000 cash in scholarship money for creating a mobile device application. Teams of up to four people can enter a custom-built application for the purpose of e-learning.  The rules state that the “innovating e-learning mobile app” should be functional across multiple platforms. Submissions are due by September 15, 2010 and so far there are only ten teams signed up. So my question for you is:

If you could develop a mobile device application, what would it do?

SRA Club’s Counter-Terrorism Panel

IST Set to Host Girls’ Tech Camp

Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers?

Penn State Urges Legislators, Administration To End Government Shutdown

“As we work together to make the impact as least disruptive as possible to our students and employees, we strongly urge Congress and the president to end this impasse.”

Send this to a friend