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The Physics of Beer

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

So it is St. Patrick’s day. A day which we all use an excuse to get drunk in the middle of the day and pretend there is nothing wrong with that.

Since I have gone out for lunch with my boss who felt it prudent to feed us all drinks for 2 hours, I am in no condition to describe the physics of ANYTHING to you good folks right now.

But, I do have a treat. I did track down a couple of cool videos for you. The first describes the science and physics of beer bong. The second describes (a bit dryly, I admit) the physics of the age old party trick of picking up an olive and putting it in a martini glass without using your hands. It also describes the physics of beer bong, in a more ‘chalkboard’ type fashion.

Enjoy!

Leprechaun or Crackhead?

September 5, 2010 2 comments

If you have read this blog for awhile (or any other science based or skeptical blogs) you know that local news reporting is just awful. Particularly for anything science related.

And this pisses off us science-types to no end. And this news story demonstrates this point quite well.

(Warning: Get ready to laugh!)

I realize its supposed to be kind of a joke, but there are some people who take this crap seriously, and giving it air time on the local news just encourages this kind of stupid behaviour.

It sure is hilarious though isn’t it? My favourite part is the “Amateur Sketch” of the leprechaun.

Although we all have a good laugh, the fact that this kind of stuff makes the “news” is truly terrifying.