"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
Howard Wolowitz's love of gravity.(Everything I know about physics I learned from The Big Bang Theory.)
Speaking of fall, today is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Therefore I have concluded that all those leaves in my yard have not actually fallen and do not need to be raked.
wonderful, although it left me with that certain sinking feeling.
No need to diet--I'm light as a feather!
you guys crack me up.
You mean, when I fell down on the Champs-Elysées going to Ladurée for the best lemon tarts in all of Paris, I really didn't fall? And all those people who came running up to me to help me get up were just coming into my space for a close up? (Memo to my aching bones!)That's why I love reading books on physics (astro, quantum, etc.,) but I'll be damned if I understand half of what they're saying! Great video, btw.
That was enlightening! Or not. I'm confused. *off to self medicate.
Wine doesn't go down, it just stands there? I guess that's why the gullet has muscles.
What I loved about this video was how excited the scientists were with the experiment. They "knew" how it was going to turn out, but apparently had never used that awesome piece of machinery to do anything as simple as dropping a bowling ball and feathers.Their delight and amazement at the results was palpable. Very obviously, they love what they do, and they love seeing science in action no matter how complicated or simple the experiment may be. I find that as marvelous as the demonstration.
Physicists are a marvelous lot, and they have the BEST toys. My dad once did a bowling ball demo in class (not this one of course, but to show pendulum action). The thing came off its chain and missed him by inches. Quite the hole in the wall, though.In possibly-related news, dad's students loved him ...I had the guts of laser for a toy as a kid, and during summers when he had me for a day I got to hang out in the equipment room with all their amazing demonstration toys. He'd come to my class in grade school with a van de graaff generator.Physics is OSUM. Now I wanna go watch some Cosmos (original or new series - decisions decisions!).Thank you, Janet.
This was so much fun! Of course, I can be such a nerd! I am so tempted to get cable back so I can get the Science Channel again (I just don't watch TV at all). Any way, remember that unltimate Pi Day is on March 15, 2015. ;-)
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