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2017 Race Report: Green Slime Mold

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Green Slime Mold

These comedic pilots of Green Slime Mold were cheerful but appeared unburdened by excessive grounding in reality. This photo shows them crossing the starting line.

This photo shows them about 50 feet later, experiencing their first breakdown.

Keep your eye on the pontoon support bar as Slime Mold approached the water. Note how the bar is fully adequate for bearing the weight of the foam pontoons. However, as forces of physics transform at the water entry as weight-bearing shifts from wheels to pontoons, this poor unsuspecting bar would never look the same again.

Immediately after entering the water, the support bar was surprised to find itself suddenly bearing the weight of the racers and sculpture. It sheared like a cornstalk barbell, which the pilots celebrated as a delightful discovery.

The pilots paddled the wreckage around the pier (towed by a rope lest it drift away), and heaved the hulk up the ramp. At this point, their craft having faced the same general fate as Shackleton’s Endurance, they abandoned ship and were later found at the awards ceremony.

They were clear choice for Worst Honorable Mention, given to “the Sculpture whose half-baked theoretical ‘engineering’ did not deter its Pilot(s) from the challenge of the race.

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