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Mythbusters...

Postby shireling » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:46 pm

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Physics.

Mythbusters fire a soccer ball at 50mph out of a cannon on a truck driving at 50mph in the opposite direction.


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Re: Mythbusters...

Postby shireling » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:04 pm

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This could be my physics-major husband...as the mind expands, so goes the hair
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Re: Mythbusters...

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:24 am

Um.....
:D

The soccer ball was cool.
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Re: Mythbusters...

Postby shireling » Thu May 14, 2015 5:53 pm

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"How Not to Install Your Electric and Plumbing"
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Re: Mythbusters...

Postby shireling » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:18 pm

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Syracuse University scientists wanted to study the odd combination of ice and lava up-close. So they poured over 600 pounds of molten lava on this ice bed. What they discovered may surprise you. The lava didn’t melt the ice. In fact, lava can travel on top of snow. It can even flow underneath ice layers. Here’s why: Volcanic ash prevented the lava from melting the ice rapidly. The lava was also lubricated by a layer of steam.
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Re: Mythbusters...

Postby shireling » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:28 pm

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i work in a lab that studies small tropical fish and these were the notes on someone’s spreadsheet that they left open. i found them very endearing and relatable

...there was an episode of Mythbusters in which they tried to determine the memory abilities of goldfish. Thought was that each and every time a goldfish swam around the bowl, it was thinking, "Oh, wow, a treasure chest! How cool is that!" - so, about 3 seconds, give or take, everything was shiny and new.

This is what happened when the boys tested the theory *starts @ 6:22...18:51...34:55

https://youtu.be/joijFiVaDuM
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