April 26, 2005

*Ask Jen: Spelunking Edition

DFMoore writes: "What's the difference between a stalagtite and a stalagmite? Is there some really quick mnemonic to remember the difference?"

Stalagtites hang down. Stalagmites reach up. With all their might. Hope that helps.

DFMoore also writes: "Jen, Why do none of my Ask Jen questions ever get published or answered? All I get are smart aleck responses back via e-mail. Is there some reason for this? Is there something I'm doing wrong?"

The reason is I assume you ask me questions you already know the answer to, DMo.

Posted by Jennifer at April 26, 2005 11:51 AM


I heard explained that you can remeber the diff by remembering that stalagtites are the ones that hold "tight" to the ceiling.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 26, 2005 09:34 PM

Stalagtites hang down like the letter T

Stalagmites point up like the letter M

Posted by: Harvey at April 27, 2005 07:30 AM