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Question #67063 posted on 04/08/2012 1:30 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is your favorite question in the following question number ranges:


Also, which one of these most deserves to have a lot more thumb-lovin'?

-Pi Hat


Dear Pi,

Here is a selection of questions that I refuse to back as absolute favorites, but which you may find amusing.

1-10000: Poet's answer including a fabulous poem entitled "Decorated"

10000-20000: 10 Subtle Ways to Tell that a Guy Likes You as More than a Friend

20000-30000: The classic "Petra and Optimistic" question

30000-40000: Eloquence

40000-50000: Caveman Alphabet

50000-60000: This answer is hard core: Conference Readability

And, above 60000: CATS.

Party on,

~Anne, Certainly


Dear Pirata,

1-10000: Why? Basically, it has to do with...

10000-20000: Why the "Y"?

20000-30000: I notice that you argue/flirt a lot...

30000-40000: Destroy at least 25 flies daily.

40000-50000: How to find the tunnel worms.

50000-60000: I can't decide between "Hey Soul Sister" rewrites, deer reporting UFO abductions, and major typos.

Though I have lots of favorites and I skipped over literally tens of thousands of well-researched and compassionate answers, I think that I pretty much covered the true spirit of the Board here: it's a combination of good information gleaned by tough research, intrigue, hilarity, sarcasm, tunnel worm jokes, and awkward typos.


Question #66981 posted on 04/08/2012 12:36 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was musing on all the different delicious flavors that can be used in making baked cheesecake.(chocolate, peanut butter, orange cream...) when it occurred to me that kiwi would make an awesome cheesecake flavor. I have since learned that kiwi has an acid in it called actinidin that breaks down dairy products rendering the food inedible. It also breaks down gelatin interestingly enough. I also learned from Wikipedia that people in new Zealand will somehow serve kiwi on whipped cream and also that cooking the fruit will render it usable in gelatin. How exactly is it inedible? Can I use this cook it first method for dairy such as cream cheese or heavy cream? Is there a way to render kiwi or at least he flavor for a baked dairy dessert such as cheesecake?

-Bound and Determined


Dear Kiwi,

I don't know how the chemistry of the actinidin works, but I can tell you that there is definitely a way to make cheesecake with kiwi. I did a quick Google search for "kiwi cheesecake" and got a bunch of results, including this recipe, which advises pureeing the kiwis, which is weird if that whole breaking down thing is happening. I don't really know what the chemistry behind this is, but apparently it is possible to receive delicious cheesecake (hopefully) with the flavor of delicious kiwi. This is another option for your cheesecaking. For the science-y stuff, I'm going to let Kirke do it, because I'm lazy.

~Anne, Certainly


Dear Kiwi,

Just a quick chemistry addendum: according to Wikipedia, actinidin is a protein that really does break down dairy, but if you heat it up, it'll denature the protein (aka change its shape so much that it doesn't do whatever it used to do) so you can bake with it.

~Professor Kirke


Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have heard rumors, and would like a clarification, since I cannot find anything in the Honor Code, nor in my housing contract regarding the subject.

I have heard that in order to live in off-campus designated housing here at BYU, one must either take a religion class per semester or attend institute 75% of the time (to receive credit).

The closest I can find to something like this being true is in my off-campus housing contract, under the heading "Certification of Student Status," which details how in order to live in BYU contracted housing, one must either be enrolled at BYU, accepted to BYU, attending an educational institution (such as UVU, Provo College, etc.), or provide proof of attending 75% of of classes at an LDS institute program for credit.

This seems to be clear to me that since I am currently a BYU student, I fall under the first condition making me eligible to live in BYU contracted (off-campus) housing.

But, to cover my bases, do you know of any other reason why this rumor might be true?

Thank you so much!
-a student trying to keep my agreements :)


Dear student,

I've heard that same rumor, and I think its origins stem from people misunderstanding or misreading the actual rules, which you described accurately in your third paragraph. If you're a full-time student, you don't have to take a religion class every semester to live in BYU-approved housing. People are probably only confused because if you're not a student, then you do have to attend institute every semester. Now you know the truth.

- Eirene


Dear trying to keep your agreements,

Nope, you've got it right, like Eirene already confirmed: those are just rumors, and simply by being a BYU student you're good. In case you'd like any more backup, we have a few other answers in the archives.

I'm not opposed to Institute, though; far from it! I attended it for a while as a student, even though I didn't have to, and I think it can be a great way to learn more about the scriptures, to feel the Spirit, and even to socialize. I think the reason the rumor gets spread around so much (often by well-meaning bishops or roommates) is that we are all encouraged to attend Institute: all college-age students, not just the ones not attending religion classes. (Plus, there's the fact that a few people in BYU housing aren't students anywhere and really do need to attend Institute to stay in BYU-approved housing.)

Either way, though, good for you for doing your best to live up to what you agreed to.

—Laser Jock