There’s a lot going on in that clip that’s not immediately apparent. See if you can spot Mr. Bumble and his five fails. (Hint: It’s not Boston Red Sox rightfielder Shane Victorino.)
So let’s look at it again, in slo-mo, below the break. Continue reading “BumbleCam”
“Every cow who gives good service deserves a tip.”
– Bunk Strutts 2015
A 2005 study led by Margo Lillie, a zoologist at the University of British Columbia, concluded that tipping a cow would require an exertion of 2,910 newtons (654.2 lbf) of force, and is therefore impossible to accomplish by a single person. Her calculations found that it would take at least two people to apply enough force to push over a cow if the cow did not react and reorient its footing. If the cow did react, it would take at least four people to push it over. Lillie noted that cattle are well aware of their surroundings and are very difficult to surprise, due to excellent senses of both smell and hearing, but that according to laws of static physics, “two people might be able to tip a cow” if the cow were “tipped quickly—the cow’s centre of mass would have to be pushed over its hoof before the cow could react”. The Lillie Study has been replicated by other researchers, who confirmed that at least two to four people can, in fact, push over a cow.
Money quote: The Lillie Study has been replicated by other researchers, who confirmed that at least two to four people can, in fact, push over a cow.
I’m no rocket surgeon, but adolescence and alcohol are usually associated with stories of cow-tipping, and I imagine that Ms. Lillie and the other researchers who replicated the study had a blast that night.
[Explanatory graphic found here, study description from here, and trippytippy cows are here.]
Have some Pantsula [via].
The Clark Brothers at the Apollo Theater. That amazing clip was from the 1948 movie “Killer Diller.” Here’s the full version:
Bunkessa and the missus were watching the movie “Holes” this afternoon and this song played during the credits:
Dr. John Rebennack performs “Let’s Make a Better World” at Live On The Green in 2012.
Have a great Holiday Weekend folks. There’s always more to come.
[Found here, here and here.]
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
There were several observations of Thanksgiving. Those who observed them thanked Providence that they survived the previous year and reaped a bounty crop large enough to hold them through the coming Winter – with some to share.
May we remember and revere the true purpose and intent of Thanksgiving.
[Image and quote from here.]
And it smells great!
[Images found here and here.]
Young Horse + Bubble Wrap [via].
Ferrets in a ball-pit of chocolate Easter eggs [via].
World’s largest cat painting has been sold.
“There are three things my brother Chico is always on- a phone, a horse or a broad.” –Groucho Marx
The London Stone is an historical landmark that’s supposed to be really important, but it’s so old that nobody remembers why.
Kids’ unfartunate spelling errors.
Awesome 5-shot rubber band gun (with animations).
Alfred E. Neuman first appeared in 1894?
[Top image from here.]