Posts Tagged ‘physics’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 599 – 3 Blind Shots, Bouncing In Parabolas & Brain Damage Dance

Friday, 23 August 2019

 

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 576 – Stair Dare Fail, Toddler Toss & Boxing Fan

Friday, 15 March 2019

[Found here, here and here.] The 2nd one disturbs me a lot.

The Titanic Movie Floating Door Analysis

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Titanic Door Study 1

Titanic Door Study

Yep. There’s hard proof that two people could have fit on it, and Jack shouldn’t have had to slip off into the drink.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Was it teak, pine or oak?

[2nd image found here.]

Margo Lillie’s Contribution To The World: The Physics of Cow Tipping

Sunday, 29 November 2015

“Every cow who gives good service deserves a tip.”

– Bunk Strutts 2015

Physics of Cow Tipping 1

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.]

The .GIF Friday Post No.410 – Anti-Traffic Pup, Stump-Pull Fail & Shootin’ The Urban Curl

Friday, 23 October 2015

WindWarrior

Pulling A Stump

Urban-Surfing

[Found here, here and here.]

Jurassic Puke

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Physics and Dinosaurs

This is why fish survived.

[Found here.]

Swingin’ And Slingin’ The Hot Links

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pendula Demonstration

Horse rocks out to crappy dance music [via].

“Welcome to Kansas: Not as Flat as Delaware!”

How to multiply numerals with multiple digits graphically. Very cool. Now I can get rid of my TI Datamath.

Sorry to have to state the obvious, but the people who marched for “Climate Change” are idiots.

Interesting timelapse of Arizona weather [via].

Planets inside water droplets.

A Tribute to Pugsley Addams.

Very cool audio/visual display of pendulum motion [via]. Visual demo of sound waves, mathematical sine wave congruences, electronics, physics, gravity, art and bowling all in one. Surprising stuff happens about 1:00 in. There’s medical info in the video as well – one of the kids has whooping cough. I haven’t heard that sound since I was in 3rd grade. [A screencap of the video is the source of the top image.]

Density

Monday, 8 October 2012

The lesson here is that if you drink lamp oil, rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil, water, dish soap and milk, and eat a ping pong ball, a bottle cap, beads and a cherry tomato YOU DIE.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Personal Hygiene, Leave It To Beaver, Ramones, DC5, MGMT

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Let’s get this one out of the way first. State of the art physics demonstration explores and remedies a common benign malady known as “poop splash.” [via].

Leave It To Beaver Beaver Beaver…

The Ramones’ “She’s The One.” Great stuff. I never understood why they never had a top 40 hit.

The Dave Clark Five‘s 1964 cover of  The Contours‘ classic “Do You Love Me” is almost better than the original. (Note that I said “almost.”)

Yeah. I miss it, too.

That makes five, and with that we’re out. Have a great weekend, folks.

The Ignosecond has passed.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Ignosecond Stunt_Daily picdump 091102

At least his elbows won’t get bloodied.

[Found in here.]


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