A2_5 Rolling Violet

Ian Griffiths, David Marshall, Tom Hands, Gareth Douglas


In the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the character Violet Beauregarde swells up and becomes a very oversized blueberry after chewing a non-perfected strip of chewing gum. She is then rolled out of the room by three Oompa-Loompas and through the door with the assistance of her mother. This paper investigates what force would be required to start Violet rolling and finds that it is likely to require four times the amount of Oompa-Loompas shown in the film.

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