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2009
 
Amos Baptiste   Acceleration of an elevator, cable
Monica Buklan   Length of a fishing rod
Silu Chen   Length of a baseball bat
Wilson Chen   Length of a lacrosse stick
Jennifer Chung   Mass of a cannonball
Tajalla Dar   Diameter of a basketball
Taisia Dubinina   Diameter of a football (soccer ball)
Marwa Elfar   Diameter of a bowling ball
Ricky He   Diameter of a baseball
Stephanie Heyligar   Area of a ping pong table
Amy Huang   Area of a tennis court
Roman Klichinsky   Depth of the deepest dive without breathing apparatus
Xuewen Liang   Area of a baseball field
Alicia McGeachy   Weight of an apple
Tonie McKenzie   Power of a searchlight
Shirley Mei   Force on a microelectromechanical system (MEMS)
Lina Nguyen   Price of platinum
Celeste Qian   Speed of the fastest dog
Ilya Reznikov   Price of a high school education
Benny Wong   Energy in a barrel of petroleum
Vickie Wu   Energy consumption of a human
Cherry Xu   Dielectric strength of polyethylene
Jeffrey Yep   Number of comets
Larry Yundelson   Number of cockroaches
Jian Xun Zheng   Number of books published

 

2008
 
Evan Borochina   Temperature at which beer is brewed
Kahei Chan   Height of an adult human
Jessica Demetrios   Distance of the longest driven golf ball
Carl Desir   Angular speed of a truck engine
Chelsea Edobor   Period of rotation of the sun
Ketsia Erra   Volume of earth's oceans
Mathieu Eugene   Worth of the average person in the US
Daniel Framer   Acceleration of a car
Ada Lau   Price of kerosene
Margarita Lungin   Resistivity of silver
Andrew Morel   Price of plutonium
Aleksandr Rozovskiy   Length of a football field (American)
Alexander Scelso   Density of gold
Yvonne Skowron   Number of deaths in New York City
Elina Slobod   Acceleration of a medical centrifuge
Islam Soliman   Pressure in a pressure cooker
Shirly Tam   Mass of US marijuana production
Sydney Warshaw   Index of refraction of glass, flint
Jeffrey Wong   Dielectric strength of fused quartz
Edna Wu   Number of deaths in the US
Vernon Wu   Volume of earth's annual precipitation
Mona Zawam   Focal length of a magnifying glass
Mei Xue Zhu   Temperature of steam in an espresso machine

 

2007
 
Anam Ahmed   Acceleration of a dragster
Imran Akhtar   Salary of a football player (soccer), Compression strength of bone and brick: Sin City
Marcelo Bernal   Mass of US beef consumption
Simas Ceckauskas   Height of an adult human
Gary Chang   Index of refraction of ruby and sapphire
Jeanne Chau   Index of refraction of cubic zirconia, Speed of a minibike: Jackass Number Two
Simon Chen   Angular speed of a hard disk drive, Coefficient of friction for skin: The Incredible Hulk
Nadya Dillon   Price of liquid helium
Karen Fan   Price of liquid nitrogen, Force of a superhero: Superman Returns
Olubunmi Fashusi   Temperature at which chicken is cooked, Speed of a retired basketball player
Jannatul Ferdaus   Temperature at which lamb is cooked
Karen Freire   Temperature at which pork is cooked
Dmitriy Gekhman   Density of steam, Speed of a Screaming Slingshot Monkey
Artem Gindin   Density of petroleum, Acceleration due to gravity: Super Mario Brothers
Anthony Ho   Temperature of a TIG welder, Coefficient of friction for skin: The Incredible Hulk
Karmen Ho   Density of osmium, Speed of a minibike: Jackass Number Two
Carol Hsin   Period of a pulsar
Arif Hussain   Salary of an engineer, Speed of a car: Road Trip
Evan Kaplan   Speed of a falling raindrop, Do seatbelts save lives?
Stephanie Kim   Length of a human intestine, Size of a shoe: More body proportions
Dana Klavansky   Resistivity of carbon, amorphous
Eugene Kolomiyets   Worth of the wealthiest person in the US
Harvey Kwan   Resistivity of nichrome
Lorant Lee   Number of web pages, Speed of a minibike: Jackass Number Two
Adam Lefky   Number of televisions in the US, Acceleration due to gravity: Super Mario Brothers
Lily Li   Temperature of the ocean, Size of a shoe: More body proportions
Zhao Liang   Number of crimes in New York City, Force of a windmill slam dunk: Dominique Wilkins
Mimi Lim   Time spent sleeping
Janan Liu   Speed of a spear: Troy
David Louisia   Number of planets
Jason Lu   Number of asteroids, Coefficient of friction for skin: The Incredible Hulk
Allen Ma   Density of water, Compression strength of bone and brick: Sin City
Brian Marino   Pressure in a car tire, Speed of a football player: Madden NFL 2006
Raj Mathew   Resistance of a resistor: Blame the students or blame the resistors?
Dasha Mulyakhova   Dielectric strength of waxed paper, Speed of a subway: Batman Begins
Tatyana Nektalova   Power of a microwave oven, Pressure in the human circulatory system: Is gender a factor?
Oluwemimo Oladapo   Salary of a basketball player, Force of a windmill slam dunk: Vince Carter
Eugene Olfir   Volume of world beer consumption
Anna Ostrovskaya   Speed of the fastest pitched baseball
Anurag Panda   Energy density of carbohydrates, Blame the students or blame the resistors?
Vashti Prasad   Dielectric strength of paper, Size of a shoe: More body proportions
Connie Qiu   Coefficients of friction for human joints
Tabraiz Rasul   Coefficients of friction for snow, Speed of superhero: Smallville
Gennadiy Rozentsvayg   Number of transistors on an integrated circuit, Speed of a subway: Batman Begins
Vladimir Shumovych   Depth of the deepest dive with breathing apparatus
Stephen Singh   Speed of a spear: Troy
Svetlana Sutskaya   Diameter of an igloo
Melissa Tam   Distance of the longest putted golf ball
Tamara Tamazashvili   Number of televisions in the US
Daniel Touger   Power of a quasar, Speed of a cliff diver: Huge Cliff Jump
May Wan   Voltage of a nickel cadmium battery, Size of a shoe: More body proportions
Shemika White   Pressure to rupture an eardrum, Speed of a retired basketball player
William Wong   Pressure to rupture an eardrum, Speed of superhero: Smallville
Angie Yuan   Thickness of Arctic ice
Susan Zhao   Wavelength of maximum human visual sensitivity
Andrew Zheng   Temperature of a sauna, Speed of a spear: Troy
Suzanna Zhou   Pressure in a tractor tire, Resistance of a resistor: Blame the students or blame the resistors?
The Students of Physics C   Magnetic field of a soft iron magnet (10 Diagrams! 10!!)

 

2006
 
Ebru Bek   Power of a cell phone transmitter
Jamin Bennett   Salary of a physicist, Coefficients of restitution
Gina Castellano   Speed of falling Saruman: Lord of the Rings, Volume of Seattle's annual precipitation
Chris Cha   Salary of a football player (American), Speed of a human running: Is footwear a factor?
Andrew Chan   How long do the subway doors stay open?
Lun Chen   Energy in a ton of coal, Speed of a human running: Is footwear a factor?
Davis Chen   Speed of a dragster or funny car, Speed of a human running: Is footwear a factor?
Jenna Conversano   Speed of falling Saruman: Lord of the Rings, Mass of US beef production
Shu Mei Deng   Speed of the fastest badminton shuttlecock, Fingertip reaction time
Bishoy Emmanuel   Speed of a golf ball, Speed of a car: Honda Civic Si commercial
Laura Falci   Mass of US breakfast cereal consumption
Nervana Gaballa   Speed of a river
Stephanie Gambino   Center of mass of a human, Mass of a human heart
Dmitriy Gekhman   Mass of a human head
Marina Grinstvayg   Resistivity of mercury
Kiesha Harding   Duration of the longest space flight
Eunice Huang   Speed of a rogue bludger: Harry Potter, Resistivity of aluminum oxide
Arif Hussain   Temperature of an arc furnace
Sahrish Javed   Fingertip reaction time, Number of deaths in the US
Stacey Johnson   Size of a human: Body proportions, Number of people in a family
Matthew Kent   Length of high voltage power transmission lines
James Kim   More acceleration perturbations of daily living, Height of a domed stadium
Lorant Lee   Temperature at which fish is cooked
Yuliana León   Number of obese people in the US
Jennifer Leong   Speed and mass of a dodge ball, Number of colors distinguishable by the human eye
Helen Li   Depth of the ocean
Ting Ting Luo   Speed of a rogue bludger: Harry Potter, Index of refraction of vegetable oil
Allen Ma   Depth of the Grand Canyon
Terry Mathew   Electric current through the atmosphere
Lev Mazniker   Frequency of a cat's purr
Kristine McPherson   Mass of the universe, Size of a human: Body proportions
Ruwan Meepagala   Coefficients of restitution
Matthew Michaels   Coefficients of friction for concrete, Power of the mutant Storm: X-Men
Michael Mirochnik   Center of mass of a human, Density of uranium
Maté Nagy   More acceleration perturbations of daily living, Income of the average person on earth
Tatyana Nektalova   Energy density of diesel fuel
Melanie Ng   Pressure on the surface of Titan
Scott Schechter   Center of mass of a human, Price of gasoline
Yulian Shtern   Energy in a ton of coal
Michelle Sze   Price of natural gas
Collin Tam   Speed of a rogue bludger: Harry Potter, Price of electric energy
Sze Yin Tam   Energy of a truck battery, Speed of a human running: Is footwear a factor?
Julie Tan   Price of copper, Fingertip reaction time
Sam Tetruashvili   How long do the subway doors stay open? Resistivity of water
Daniel Touger   Mass of all the people on earth
Umran Ugur   Resistivity of steel
Natalie Weng   Fingertip reaction time
Saintedym Wills   Acceleration of a roller coaster
Miao Ling Wu   Salary of a professor
Erica Yauri   Salary of a teacher

 

2005
 
Randy Abbas   Density of the solar wind
Genna Ableman   … friction of skin, … The Run, … floppy disk, Kelvin … generator
Rory Abrams   Time spent at work
Virginia Allard   Density of soap
Monique Anthony   … friction of paper, … Bad Boys II, … vertical limit, indices of refraction
Kristina Arthurs   … friction of paper, … Bad Boys II, … lowest parachute jump, indices of refraction
Maya Barsky   Index of refraction of air
Africa Belgrave   … friction of skin, … Rendezvous, indices of refraction
Jamin Bennett   Index of refraction of diamond
Manuel Caban   … friction of glass, … Loading a Bike,
Michael Calamera   … friction of rubber, … French Connection, … deepest dive …, telegraph
Gina Castellano   Voltage of electroshock therapy
Justin Che   Index of refraction of glass, crown
Nadia Christopher   … friction of paper, … Bad Boys II, indices of refraction
Agatha Cwalina   Number of frequencies distinguishable by the human ear
Whitney Daniel   … friction of glass, … Bad Boys II, indices of refraction
Hamida Daud   Volume of earth's lakes
Shirley Deng   Index of refraction of glycerol
Laura DePalma   Volume of New York City's annual precipitation
Emre Erdal   Index of refraction of Lucite
Willie Feng   … friction of granite, … Bird Baseball
Gil Fishman   Index of refraction of quartz
Yuen H. Fong   Number of nuclear weapons capable nations
Michelle Fung   … friction of granite, … The Run, Energy … hydrogen, acceleration perturbations …
Alina Genis   Index of refraction of sodium chloride (table salt)
Caroline Georges   Price of coal
Natalie Gertsik   Price of ethanol (grain alcohol)
Jeff Gilbert   Volume of a swimming pool
ZoéAnn Gilroy   Volume of vodka consumption
Alexander Gizersky   Price of steel
Matthew Grabczynski   … friction of granite, … Snow Jump
Alexis Grisales   … friction of glass, … Iraqi Olympic Diving
Erik Hageman   … friction of rubber, … French Connection, telegraph
Florence Hang   Pressure on earth, highest
Amy Ho   Index of refraction of water
Jenny Hua   … friction of aluminum, … The Run, Energy … methanol, acceleration perturbations …
Munif Hussain   Index of refraction of ice
Mayya Kats   Speed needed to escape the earth (escape velocity)
Jerard Kneifati-Hayek   … friction of rubber, … French Connection, … marijuana consumption, telegraph
Eugene Kondratov   Price of gold
Alicia Kosiba   Speed of a falling hailstone
Diana Kuruvilla   … friction of wood, … Blues Brothers, … electroshock therapy, acceleration … elevator
Michelle Lee   Number of billionaires
Harvey Lei   … friction of skin, … The Run, Curie … iron, Kelvin … generator
Jennifer Leong   Number of people living in poverty
Gary Louie   … friction of wood, … Blues Brothers, acceleration perturbations …
Stephanie Ma   … friction of aluminum, … Rendezvous, Curie … nickel, acceleration perturbations …
Natalia Maldonado   Speed of video tape
Geeta Malieckal   … friction of rubber, … French Connection, Cost … New York City, indices of refraction
Brittany Mejia   … friction of granite, … Rendezvous, Kelvin … generator
Michael Mirochnik   Speed of a stock car
Tricia Mui   Number of deaths in New York City
Maya Nathan   Temperature of a home oven
Kenny Ngo   Pressure in an espresso machine
Daniel Nopachinda   Salary of a biologist
George Payyapilli   Pressure used to manufacture puffed cereal
Victoria Pisarevskaya   Salary of a chemist
Victoria Poon   Pressure in a fire extinguisher
Bridget Ritter   … friction of skin, … Rendezvous, indices of refraction
Michael Robbins   … friction of steel, … Spider-Man, Speed … baseball, MetroCard
David Rozenberg   … friction of steel, … Spider-Man, Kelvin … generator
Vita Rymaruk   Salary of a geologist
Daniel Saronson   … friction of steel, … Spider-Man, MetroCard
Yasmin Sinclair   Curie temperature of cobalt
Dorothy Soo   … friction of wood, … Blues Brothers, … mercury light, acceleration … elevator
Olga Strachna   … friction of wood, … Blues Brothers, Price of petroleum, acceleration … elevator
Gafei Szeto   … friction of steel, … Spider-Man, MetroCard
Sahar Takkouche   Power of a fighter plane
Collin Tam   Diameter of the moon's orbit
Leo Tam   … friction of aluminum, … Le Mans, … escape velocity, telegraph
Julie Tan   Curie temperature of nickel
Eileen Tang   Ignition temperature of diesel fuel
Judy Tang   Temperature on earth
Yat Man Tsui   Power of car headlights
Larisa Tuchinshaya   Duration of the shortest laser pulse
Louis William Tullo   Temperature of a Japanese bath (お風呂)
Himtang Wong   Temperature of a sauna
Kevin Yam   Salary of a hockey player
Karen Yee   Temperature at which tea is brewed, 茶酿造的温度
Orin Zahra   Temperature at which beer is brewed
Daria Zainoullina   Power of a lighthouse
Jennifer Zhong   Temperature of a home oven

 

2004
 
Genna Ableman   Coefficients of friction for ice
Anee Asma   Salary of a meteorologist
Marina Avetisyan   Power of a streetlight
Jenelle Baptiste   Resistivity of gold
Cherisse Barnes   Diameter of the earth's orbit
George Bauer   Resistivity of silver
Africa Belgrave   Resistivity of carbon, graphite
Vadim Blikshteyn   Number of artificial satellites
Michael Calamera   Altitude of a spy plane
Vanessa Chambers   Number of births on earth
Amy Chan   Diameter of the sun
Samantha Charles   Frequency of brain waves
Eric Chen   Mass of the World Trade Center
Eunice Chen   Coefficients of friction for steel
Nina Chen   Coefficients of friction for graphite
Cui Miu Chin   Depth of the deepest point in the ocean
Rizwan Choudhary   Frequency range of human hearing
Crystal Cuevas   Distance of the longest driven golf ball
Steven Drake   Mass of a human liver
Max Eisenstat   Depth of Valles Marineris
Elizabeth Eng   Tension of power transmission (high tension) lines
Diane Ennefils   Number of personal computers in the US
Meaghan Fondiller   Power of a toaster
Heather Friedberg   Frequency of cosmic microwave background
Sarah Fromentin   Resistivity of carbon, diamond
Hanan Gimelfarb   Distance of the longest driven golf ball
Mariya Golub   Power consumption of China
Jane Golubovskaya   Resistivity of glass
Chivonne Henriques   Number of births in New York City
Gina John   Temperature at which beer is femented
Stacey Johnson   Temperature of steam in an espresso machine
Jerard Kneifati-Hayek   Altitude of the highest parachute jump
Stanley Ko   Resistivity of germanium
Alexandra Kravtsova   Altitude of a geosynchronous/geostationary satellite
Andrew Lee   Curie temperature of gadolinium
Harvey Lei   Melting point of cocoa butter
Wai Wing Leung   Things that weigh a newton
Emily Louick   Diameter of the sun
Steven Mai   Diameter of the solar system
Geeta Malieckal   Speed of the fastest dog
Olga Margolina   Distance of the longest batted baseball
Monica Martin   Density of steel
Chan Maung   Frequency used in ultrasonic cleaning
Ruwan Meepagala   Density of gold
Hayley Miskiewicz   Density of plutonium
Robert Napolitano   Speed of a formula one car
Anna Ng   Electric current through a microwave oven
Felix Orer   Things that weigh a newton
Chiemezie Osu   Electric current through a home
Roman Osatinski   Speed of the solar wind
Oluwole Owuseni   Mass of a billiard ball
Ilya Parizh   Volume of water in New York City reservoirs
Mary Pennisi   Mass of a human liver
Val Polyakov   Resistivity of aluminum
Yuriy Rafailov   Acceleration that would kill a human
Kerry Mae Remulla   Resistivity of carbon, diamond
Bridget Ritter   Resistivity of copper
Michael Robbins   Acceleration due to gravity on the moon
Erica Rosenthal   Distance of the longest batted baseball
JahShiRah Rossi   Acceleration due to gravity on Mars
Jonathan Ruditser   Resistivity of iron
Joseph Sabatelle   Price of water
Jennifer Schanke   Resistivity of quartz
Michael Shmukler   Density of blood
Deanna Stewart   Resistivity of tungsten
Shaye Storm   Density of glass
Gafei Szeto   Density of gold
Karen Sutherland   Density of steel
Olivia Tai   Density of platinum
Leo Tam   Price of diamond
Garvin Tam   Coefficients of friction for teflon
Abigail Tang   Price of silver
Lindsey Tannenbaum   Electric current through a microwave oven
Billy Wan   Energy density of methane
Nicole Weathers   Energy density of butane
Chrisana White   Price of a college education
Luke Workoff   Electric current of a stun gun
Marie Yacoub   Electric current used in electroshock therapy
Tiffany Yam   Salary of a doctor
Jessica Yan   Energy density of natural gas
Philip Yeung   Voltage of a neon light
Ping Zhang   Energy density of fats

 

2003
 
Farrah Abuzahria   Length of a football field (Canadian)
Perkha Ahmed   Height of the Great Pyramid
Michael Avigliano   Height of a pop fly
Bronislava Banar   Height of a newborn baby
Ross Bernstein   Volume of water consumed by the US
Gabriela Bis   Speed of an artillery shell
Marina Bolotovsky   Diameter of a speck of dust
Krystal Brewington   Depth of the deepest dive in a bathyscaphe
Adam Cassino   Depth of the deepest drilling
Yefim Cavalier   Depth of the deepest mine
Valerie Chang   Altitude of the highest unmanned balloon flight
Daniel Cheng   Altitude of a commercial jet airplane
Jessica Cheung   Melting point of butter
Allison Chin   Altitude of the lowest point on Mars
Shani Christopher   Ignition temperature of gasoline
Lewis Chung   Ignition temperature of paper
Tim Condon   Frequency range of dog hearing
Christoper D'Ambrose   Frequency range of human hearing
Danielle Daly   Frequency of middle C
Elaine Devora   Temperature of a halogen light bulb
Esther Dorzin   Temperature of a MIG welder
David Dukhan   Energy density of protein
Lillian Dvirts   Temperature of a soldering iron
Sara Elzeftawy   Temperature of a pizza oven
Julia Fisher   Energy density of coal
Alan Furmanov   Temperature of steam in a turbine
Roxanne Garcia   Energy density of ethanol
Diana Gendler   Temperature at which coffee is brewed
Tiffany Gillyard   Temperature of the hottest laboratory experiment
Evelyn Gofman   Energy density of aviation fuel
Arthur Golnik   Energy density of gasoline
Sheena Grant   Pressure at the deepest point in the Great Lakes
Jack Green   Pressure under high heels
Winnie Huang   Energy consumption of Africa
Peter Hui   Pressure in a champagne bottle
Alexandra Kanonik   Pressure in a truck tire
Shara Khan   Pressure in a bicycle tire
Karry Lai   Voltage of a fluorescent tube
Victor Lee   Electric field near a cellular telephone
Jola Lewinski   Electric current through a TIG welder
Poki Li   Electric current through a MIG welder
Boi Lu   Power consumption of a home
Amy Ly   Power of a laser pointer
Zhanna Mikhaylova   Power of a car stereo
Wei Mok   Power of a human
Clerbie Montilus   Angular speed of a DVD
Irada Muslumova   Power of a human heart
Bianca Nicoletti   Number of orchids
Felix Nisimov   Number of species
Alison Ongvorapong   Number of ants in the world
Mary Pennisi   Number of crimes in the US
Lana Pustilnikova   Angular speed of a training centrifuge
Kevin Roman   Electric current through an air conditioner
Josh Schaikowitz   Mass of US cocaine consumption
Alex Schlessingerman   Mass of an adult
Rachel Scott-Rosenbluth   Mass of a human brain
Michael Shmukler   Mass of a whale
Eugene Shnayder   Mass of an elephant
Louis Siu   Mass of a bacterium
Betty Tan   Mass of a physics textbook
Marina Theodoris   Mass of a grain of sand
Viet Tran   Magnetic field near a cellular telephone
Michael Tse   Acceleration of a bullet
Alona Vorobyov   Thickness of a cell wall
Alicia White   Range of a ballistic missile
Yuen Wong   Range of a Scud missile
Jessica Worrell   Range of a rifle bullet
Diana Yang   Range of a shotgun pellet
Michelle Yee   Acceleration that would deploy car airbags
Nikkie Zanevsky   Acceleration in a training centrifuge
Jonathan Zelyakovsky   Length of a football field (Canadian)

 

2002
 
Tahir Ahmed   Wavelength of the sun's peak radiation output
Johnny Alicea   Speed of light, … people in the US, … dimension of broccoli
Domna Antoniadis   Range of a handgun bullet
Jason Atkins   Angular speed of the earth
Nickisha Berlus   Range of an artillery shell
Samuel Bernard   … the moon, … births in the US, … dimension of bread
Carmen Bissessar   Diameter of the known universe
Pavel Borodulin   Wavelength range of visible light
Alyssa Brown   Diameter of the moon
Zachary Campbell   Mass of a bowling ball
Edwin Cartegena   Density of sea water
Anthony Cheedie   Temperature of an oxyacetylene torch
Shirley Cheung   Range of a cruise missile
Ruby Choi   Height of the tallest building
John Chu   Temperature of a blast furnace
Saad Dar   Mass of the moon
Samantha Dong   Mass … earth, … science review book, … dimension of bread
Kathy Donina   Density of bone
David Engel   Mass of Jupiter
Max Golomshtok   Fractal dimension of broccoli
Bogusia Grzywaiz   Number of cellular phones in the US
Jonathan Hamill   Voltage of a stun gun, Salary for a Baseball Player
Jennifer Hu   Focal length of an astronomical telescope
Louise Huang   Mass of a football (soccer ball)
Miriam Janove   Focal length of a camera lens
Alicia Jones   Density of milk
Joby Josekutty   Speed of a commercial jet airplane
Adam Kapelner   Energy … United States, … dimension of broccoli
Ramanjit Kaur   Focal length of eyeglasses
Sabrina Khan   Height of the tallest building, … dimension of bread
Julia Khutoretskaya   Focal length of a human eye
Felicia Lau   Curie temperature of iron
Richard Lau   Diameter of the moon
Edward LaValley   Density of sea water
Christine Lee   Mass of the earth
Lillian Lee   Mass of Jupiter
Sai Lee   Melting point of glass
Stacy Leong   Period of the sun's orbit around the galaxy (cosmic year)
Eric Leung   Energy density of propane
Jordan Levine   Area of New York City, Mass of a dog
Patrick Li   Time spent sleeping
Ada Li   Mass of the moon
Anand Maharaj   Melting point of glass
Jenny Mai   Speed of the fastest jai alai ball
Biju Mathew   Number of People in New York City
Jane Min   Number of rats in New York City
Anicia Ndabahaliye   … human eye, … human brain, … dimension of bread
Michael Ng   Highest critical temperature superconductor
Millicent Okereke   Mass of a penny
Leah Oppenheim   Mass of a newborn baby, Number of births in the US
David Parizh   Speed of nerve impulses
Alex Roslyakov   Energy in a ton of TNT
Jane Rubinshteyn   Altitude of the highest toy balloon flight
Daniel Rudefer   Volume of US whiskey consumption
Vitaliy Shchupak   … crimes in New York State, … dimension of broccoli
Karol Shepelsky   Energy density of petroleum
Stefan Singh   Speed of the fastest train
Eugene Statnikov   Speed of ocean currents
Matthew Stravitz   Speed of light
Amanda Thomas   Mass of a newborn baby
Jany Tran   Energy in a cubic meter of natural gas
Raymond Tran   Energy of a car battery
Lisa Tsang   Length of a football field (soccer)
Mary Vernov   Volume of US rum consumption
Stan Vinokur   Area of Brooklyn
Ricky Wells   Frequency of bat sonar
Christina Wong   Area of New York City
Amy Wu   Separation between tracks on a DVD
Anna Yarusskaya   Density of bone
Jennifer Yu   Length of a football field (soccer pitch)
Mimi Zheng   Pressure in outer space

 

2001
 
Emily Accamando   Force of a golf club on a golf ball
Johnny Alicea   Volume of world beer consumption
Meredith Barricella   Acceleration of a car and Volume of bottled water consumption
Nida Bhatti   Power of a train
Staverie Boundouris   Power of a space shuttle
Lauren Calabrese   Volume of human lungs
Nehemie Cange   Temperature of the coldest laboratory experiment
Nicole Castellano   Voltage of an electric fence
Alan Chan   Volume of a human heart
Angela Chan   Speed of the sun
Janet Chan   Speed of the fastest experimental car
Jerry Chan   Speed of the fastest motorcycle
Lisa Chan   Electric field inside a typical US home
Daniel Chen   Area of earth's land surface
Priscilla Chen   Magnetic Field on Jupiter
Tina Cheung   Speed of the fastest tennis ball*
Sharen Chin   Speed of the fastest human, sledding
Aileen Chou   Speed of the fastest human, cycling
Robert Cohen   Speed of a rabbit or hare
William Cruz   Electric current from a 1.5 volt battery
Erik V. Davis   Speed of the fastest street legal car
Tiffany Eng   Period of the human menstrual cycle
Marc Epstein   Period of the moon's orbit
Asser Estriplet   Temperature of the hottest star
Albert Eydelman   Temperature on the surface of Mars
Carine Fang   Temperature of a "white hot"object
Abanty Farzana   Temperature of a healthy human (skin temperature)
Igor Fridman   Surface area of human skin
Jared Goldberger   Presure on earth, lowest
Zlata Golubitskaya   Pressure in a human eye
Jennifer Green   Power consumption of the earth
Katy Ho   Power consumption of the United States
Polly Ho   Power consumption of New York State
Radmila Ilyayeva   Power of a train
Jae-hee Joh   Power of a car
Barrymore Joseph   Speed of a dolphin
Ka Fung Kan   Power of an air conditioner
Sabrina Khan   Voltage of an electron microscope
Alexandra Kougentakis   Power of a home stereo
Samuel Lai   Mass of a handball
Anansa Latiff   Speed of a whale
Connie Lau   Speed of the fastest human, walking
Thi Megan Le   Voltage of a car battery
Johnny Lee   Voltage of a nickel cadmium battery
Alan Leung   Voltage of a nickel metal hydride battery
Alice Li   Voltage of an alkaline battery
Jacqueline Ling   Power of a human brain
Johnny Ling   Number of words in the English language
Jeannelle Louis   Resolution of a spy satellite
Svetlana Lozover   Magnetic field of the Milky Way
Ming Lui   Magnetic field in a typical US home
Anand Maharaj   Number of people
Etan Marciano   Power of a 1.5 V battery
Kelly Maurelus   Mass needed to create a star
Amanda Meyer   Mass of the biosphere
Sambit Mishra   Power of a refrigerator
Siddiqua Mohammed   Speed of the fastest human, skating
Judy Moy   Mass of a snowflake
Melissa Ng   Power of a car battery
Danielle Nguyen   Mass of US heroin consumption
Yana Nisanov   Voltage of a nerve cell and Mass of US corn production
Khalida Nisimova   Energy of a 1.5 V battery
Anny Peng   Speed of a phonograph record
William Poon   Mass of a softball
Syed Qadri   Volume of earth's oceans
Rebecca Rudberg   Magnetic field of the Milky Way
Christiaan Rule   Volume of US soft drink consumption
Naomi Saint-Jean   Volume of bottled water consumption
Rachel Shapiro   Wavelength of the longest electromagnetic waves
Daniel Shaw   Volume of a human bladder
Viktoriya Shchupak   Volume of a human brain
Vitaly Shchupak   Volume of a human heart
Juliya Sherlis   Thickness of a piece of paper
Serafina Shishkova   Number of transistors on an integrated circuit
Jennifer Shloming   Thickness of a cell membrane
Keith Singh   Number of beetles
Inna Sokolyanskaya   Speed of a space shuttle and Separation between tracks on a CD
Kevin Sookdeo   Altitude of the highest point on Mars
Pamela Spiegel   Speed of sound through the earth
Marina Stasenko   Number of cars
Nin Tam   Length of a football field (American)
Sarah Tang   Length of a bowling alley
Anna Taran   Length of the human alimentary canal
Anne Marie Thomasino   Length of a human intestine
Jennifer Tran   Length of a human esophagus
Marina Tsukerman   Height of the tallest mountain on Mars
Beata Unke   Height of the tallest mountain on earth
Olga Vapnyar   Height of the tallest tree
Igor Volynets   Diameter of a raindrop
Alice Warren-Gregory   Distance between carbon atoms
Dana Wollman   Altitude of the highest airplane flight
Elena Won   Wavelength of the shortest electromagnetic waves
Christina Wong   Altitude of the highest point on earth
Elizabeth Wong   Frequency of the lowest electromagnetic waves
Joyce Wong   Diameter of a bacterium
Lisa Wu   Frequency of ELF transmissions
Emran Yusufov   Frequency used In navigational sonar
Gennady Zemel   Diameter of a protozoan

 

2000
 
Evan Abel   Volume of world petroleum reserves
Sohail Ahmed   Volume of US petroleum reserves
Tanya Albukh   Volume of US petroleum consumption
Jeff Anthony   Acceleration of a manned rocket
Shantay Armstrong   Mass of a bullet
Shefiu Azeez   Mass of a tennis ball
Vanessa Ballenas   Volume of earth's groundwater
Kendel Bell   Mass of a football (American)
Hanna Berenblit   Volume of earth's polar ice caps
Kerlly Bernabé   Volume of earth's rivers
Dawei Cai   Density of outer space
Julie Chen   Area of the polar ice caps
Kenny Chen   Mass of trash produced by New York City
Christina Cheng   Density of the universe
Jonathan Cheng   Volume of a human stomach
Rachel Chu   Density of air
Alex Dallas   Density of ice
Atiya Dixon   Area of Manhattan
Samantha Dong   Area of New York State
Danny Donohue   Diameter of an electron
Inga Dorfman   Density of cooking oil
Nicky Du   Speed of sound in water
Blair Elefant   Density of beer
Ilana Epstein   Speed of the earth in orbit
Michael Feldman   Speed of the fastest street legal car
Sunny Feng   Electric current from an electric eel (also did voltage)
Aron Fisch   Electric current from a car battery
Ashley Fleischer   Mass of US potato production
Bella Fridman   Speed of a DVD
Igor Fridman   Speed of the fastest human, skiing
Lawrence Fung   Linear & angular speed of a CD
Lori Grabel   Speed of the fastest pitched baseball
Alexandra Grosman   Angular speed of a phonograph record
Tien-Huey Heh   Speed of audio tape
Alice Hong   Dielectric Strength of Air
Michelle Hong   Voltage of a television picture tube
Michael Hossain   Density of beer
Jack Hsu   Electric current needed to kill a human
Amber Iqbal   Energy in ATP
Katarzyna Januszkiewicz   Speed of the fastest human, running
Muhammad Kaleem   Energy of a nuclear explosion
Noah Kalkstein   Speed of the fastest human, swimming
Alex Kerzhner   Energy consumption of Australia
Isaac Klein   Speed of a tuna
Albert Klyachko   Force of a bat on a baseball
Eugene Kogan   Speed of a sperm cell
Lana Koroleva   Temperature on earth, hottest
Ross Krupnik   Speed of a protozoan
Elaine Kung   Speed of a bacterium
Kenneth Kwan   Thrust of a jet engine
Shirley Lam   Density of wood
Nancy Lee   Frequency of fly wings
Diana Leung   Frequency of mosquito wings
Mark Levin   Frequency of hummingbird wings
Michael Levin   Temperature on earth, hottest
Yong Li Liang   Temperature on earth, coldest
Max Lipkin   Frequency of a police radar gun
Elaine Lo   Frequency of the highest electromagnetic waves
Stephanie Lum   Temperature of a "red hot" object
Katherine Malfucci   Density of the earth
Sanjeev Menon   Altitude of the lowest point on earth
Seema Meraj   Pressure in a can of soda
Lauren Mikulski   Pressure on the surface of Mars
Nang Miu   Pressure on the surface of Venus
Andres Mok   Altitude of a space shuttle
Jenny Ng   Diameter of a yeast
Olesya Nisanov   Temperature on the surface of Mercury
Hans Orejuela   Power of a commercial power plant
Ilana Price   Diameter of a grain of sand
Joseph Reilly   Power of an aircraft carrier
Helen Roslyakova   Power of a cruise ship
George Ryabov   Temperature on the surface of Venus
Ilene Schneider   Distance of the farthest animal migration
Ilya Sherman   Resolution of an electron microscope
Andrew Sigal   Speed of the fastest horse
Gennady Spivak   Thickness of the Greenland ice cap
Emmanuelle St Jean   Thickness of the Greenland ice cap
Paul Stengel   Temperature on the surface of Pluto
May Sy   Thickness of the Antarctic ice cap
Cho Tan   Thickness of the ozone layer
C'Cora Thomas   Temperature of the sun's corona
Fanny Tsui   Number of nuclear warheads
Alina Vayntraub   Mass of the Milky Way
Leon Vaysburd   Mass of the Sun
Alfredo Vitale   Power of a truck
Marissa Wager   Number of stars in the Milky Way
Jennifer Wang   Mass of US wheat production
Cheuk Wong   Speed of sound in air
Anna Woo   Magnetic field of the strongest magnet
Edward Yee   Mass of US rice production
Rui Bing Zheng   Mass of a train
Yana Zorina   Mass of a car

 

1999
 
Imran Arif   Mass of a golf ball
Daniel Ashe   Volume of world petroleum production
Alex Bershadskiy   Energy consumption of North America
Crissy Bilyk   Period of rotation of Pluto
Sara Birnbaum   Force on a runner's foot
Jessica Brodkin   Period of rotation of Venus
Arika Bryant   Angular speed of a medical centrifuge
Danielle Caruso   Magnetic field on earth
Phillip Chan   Temperature at the center of the earth
Limin Chen (Jenny)   Period of rotation of the earth
Janice Ching   Half-life of plutonium-239
Alexandra Czajka   Magnetic field on Jupiter
Alexander Eng   Temperature of an incandescent light bulb
Michelle Finnegan   Frequency of bee wings
Jane Fishler   Temperature of a candle flame
David Friedman   Temperature of a lightning bolt
Simon Fung   Temperature of a nuclear explosion
Anthony Leto   Diameter of a bacterium
Mesah Harwood   Density of the best laboratory vacuum
Keith Hermanstyne   Magnetic field of a lifting electromagnet
Rachel Hoover   Age of the universe
Jessica Howell-O'Neill   Volume of water consumed by New York City
Jie Yao Huang (Janice)   Temperature of healthy dog
Katrina Jones   Density of concrete
Radhika Kapoor   Period of rotation of the Sun
Pavel Khazron   Pressure at the center of the earth
Dmitry Khodorskiy   Altitude of the ozone layer
May Ko   Density of the Sun
Michael Kodransky   Mass of a raindrop
Patricia Kong   Speed of the Milky Way in space
Mitchell Krasnerman   Period of the earth's orbit
Geetika Kumar   Resolution of an optical microscope
Denise Lai   Voltage of automobile spark plugs
Barry Lajnwand   Voltage of an electric eel
Christina Lee   Mass of a baseball
Brian Ley   Diameter of a human hair
Liza Li   Power of the strongest laser
Sara Li   Distance to the nearest galaxy
Louise Liu   Mass of the atmosphere
Allison Mak   Mass of Pluto
Sean Manning   Speed of a missile
Ricardo Martinez   Diameter of earth
Samara Martinez   Voltage of household electrical outlets
Christine McGrath   Diameter of the known universe
Yelena Meskina   Diameter of a proton
Topaz Murray   Number of galaxies in the universe
Philip Ng   Voltage of automobile spark plugs
Wendy Ng   Speed of a torpedo
Dafe Okodiko   Voltage of an electric eel
Maria Pereyra   Speed of a bullet
Jennifer Puglia   Speed of a shark
Shamim Rizvi   Speed of the winds in a tornado
Cindy Ann Romanowich   Voltage used to resuscitate a human heart
Alex Ryabov   Voltage of power transmission lines
Chris Santoro   Speed of the fastest bird
Alex Schuster   Speed of a cheetah
Rachel Shweky   Speed of a turtle or tortoise
Jonathan Starr   Energy of the most extreme gamma rays
Stephanie Stern   Speed of the winds in a hurricane
Matthew Tsang   Power of the Sun
Jenifer M. Vilfranc   Thickness of gold leaf
Irina Vinar   Pressure in the human circulatory system
Ivy Weinberg   Speed of a sloth
Denene Williams   Thickness of a dollar bill
Angie Yee   Speed of a snail
James Yu   Speed of the fastest ship
Boris Zolotaryov   Frequency used in ultrasonic imaging

 

1998
 
Arshe Ahmed   Frequency of a beating heart
Phillip Andriyevsky   Acceleration of blackout in fighter pilots
Juan Cancel   Frequency of bat sonar
Audrey Chan   Frequency of bat sonar
Pei Jun Chen   Temperature of a healthy cow
Steven Chen   Length of a human DNA molecule
Howard Cheung   Frequency of a microwave oven
Anthony Colgan   Density of a neutron star
James Danyluk   Temperature of a blue flame
Judy Dong   Diameter of an atom
April Dunetz   Electric current through an electric chair
Avijeet Dut   Mass of the oceans
Tresha Edwards   Electric field on earth
Eugene Fialkovskiy   Period between heartbeats
Karian Fung   Diameter of the Milky Way
Andrea Gillespie   Mass of earth's atmosphere
Jian Huang   Speed of a skydiver (terminal velocity)
Jared Jagdeo   Mass needed to create a black hole
Kevin Kay   Thickness of earth's atmosphere
Aviva Laurenti   Speed of the fastest airplane*
Ji Young Lee   Distance to the most distant observed object
LanNa Lee   Volume of blood in a human
Colin Lew   Thrust of a space shuttle
Mathieu Lo   Voltage of a lightning bolt
Pavel Matskevich   Period between heartbeats
James McMahon   Energy consumption of Asia
Manica Piputbundit   Power density of solar radiation
Zahid Qureshi   Thickness of Saturn's rings
Marvin Rusinek   Energy consumption of Europe
Robert Saronson   Pressure of the best laboratory vacuum
Jimmy Seto   Energy consumption of China
Alex Shikhman   Energy consumption of South America
Susanna Tran   Pressure at the deepest point in the oceans
Ilene Weintraub   Pressure used to create artificial diamonds
Kim Fai Wong   Mass of the heaviest man-made element
Tommy Zhou   Energy consumption of the United States

 

1997
 
Lauren Boyd   Diameter of an optical fiber
Eric Cheng   Area of earth's oceans
Anna Chernovetskaya   Diameter of Pluto
Cassandra Eng   Altitude of the highest manned balloon flight
Glynise Finney   Temperature on the surface of the Sun
Dedra Forbes   Temperature at the center of the Sun
Meredith G.   Density of Saturn
Danny Goldner   Mass needed to create a neutron star
Brooke Haramija   Electric current through a lightning bolt
Troy Holder   Age of Homo sapiens
Zhen Shao Huang   Speed of the continental plates
Ron Huggins   Age of life on earth
Margaret Kong   Half-life of carbon-14
Jasmin Marin   Power of a nuclear reactor
Molly Moran   Age of the earth
Andrea Park   Thickness of earth's atmosphere
Patrice Pean   Speed of the Voyager space probes
Alla Reyfman   Magnetic field inside an MRI
Marina Treybick   Pressure at the center of the Sun
Lena Wong   Temperature of a healthy human (body temperature)
Haiyan Xie   Volume of US petroleum production
Silin Yang   Temperature of the cosmic background radiation

 

1996
Michael Scott Erber   Density of a white dwarf star
Rebecca Erber   Frequency of dolphin sonar
Pak Nin Lui   Frequency of a police radar gun
Brigid Irene Naughton   Diameter of a snowflake
Michael Nicholas   Diameter of a virus
Michael P.   Diameter of an atom
Nancy Ryan   Voltage of an electric chair
Kathryn Tam   Distance to the nearest star

 


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