P4 4 A Gloopy Demise

Oliver Malkin, Roshni Bakrania, Hannah Devenport, Caitlin Hanna


In this paper we discuss the possibilities of Augustus Gloop from the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” surviving from falling into the chocolate river.It was found that the heat from the chocolate would take 5.3 hours to raise their internal temperature to a lethal value of 42°C. Albeit a long time, the probability of him being able to swim though the chocolate is slim due to the increased viscosity. Liquid chocolate is 40 times more viscous than water, and would therefore probably drown before heat exhaustion or damage.

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