How many times is a basketball dribbled (bounced off the floor) during a basketball game? (Thanks to Bob Friedhoffer for suggesting the question.)

How much nectar does a honeybee need to consume in order to fly for one hour? (Thanks to Dave Meekins of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility for suggesting the question.)

Look for the answers online at tpt.aapt.org under “Browse,” at the very end of the current issue.

Question suggestions are always welcome!

For more Fermi questions and answers, see Guesstimation 2.0: Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a Napkin, by Lawrence Weinstein (Princeton University Press, 2012).

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