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:). Contact Juggling is cool

Yeah, I just watched some clips on youtube about contact juggling and I was impressed.  I mean sliding the ball around in that way is impressive and I liked how they create an illusion that the ball floats. But when I read about it I understood how it works.

It’s a crystal ball that is used, so you can’t easily tell if it’s rotating or not. Then the reflections remain exactly the same, which is why you get the floating sensation e.g. when he’s rolling it along his hand. But at the same time, you need to really be skilled at this in order to impress the audience. So it’s one part dexterity and one part optical illusion.

(ps: yes, I’m have started to blog again, just needed to take a small break. Hopefully I will return to my golden age when I used to write 23 posts a day… ehm. baby steps baby steps)

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Non-newtonian Fluids /or/ Science Is Awesome!

Non-newtonian fluid is a substance that doesn’t quite act like a liquid or a solid. If you stand on top of it you will sink but you can run across it.

Wiki: The application of force — for example by stabbing the surface with a finger, or rapidly inverting the container holding it — leads to the fluid behaving like a solid rather than a liquid. This is the “shear thickening” property of this non-Newtonian fluid. More gentle treatment, such as slowly inserting a spoon, will leave it in its liquid state. Trying to jerk the spoon back out again, however, will trigger the return of the temporary solid state. A person moving quickly and applying sufficient force with their feet can literally walk across such a liquid.

A bit hard to understand without visual aid:

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An example of non-newtonian fluid is quicksand. Quicksand, when undisturbed it often appears  solid , but a minor (less than 1%) change in the stress on the quicksand will cause a sudden decrease in its resistance inside the fluid. So if you step in it you will sink and if you  to remove a foot from quicksand at a speed of one centimeter per second the force require would be the same amount of force as “that needed to lift a medium-sized car.”

Now you might ask, how do I create this crazy fluid? Well, do not fret, youtube has the answer. Only need cornstarch which you can find in any shop and normal water.

Isn’t science awesome??

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Fireman Inhales Kitty. Kitty Dies

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I assume that this is false because it makes no sense whatsoever.

A fireman inhaled strongly and swallowed a kitty? Don’t think so, BUT there are porn stars that can take huge dicks down their throat without choking. Or so I have heard….

Still the article has hilarious imagery-

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Draw Bart’s mouth

Its easy, you draw his mouth and then tag 2 other people who also has to do it.

The original picture:

Bart with no mouth

Bart with no mouth

My take:

My Bart

My Bart

haha, I’m not the “bestest” at drawing as you can probably see.

And here are other examples not done by me. These will probably get you imaginative:

example

example 1

Example 2

Example 2

The two people that I tag are: Nizar and Ann-lee.

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Let Mr.Pacman describe your pain

pacman pain

pacman pain

Right now I’m feeling a bit WAKKA-WAKKA but earlier when I had a small headache it was more like  BERRR-

Saw this on Flickr, this helpful diagram allows you to choose the level of pain you are in with a Pacman face accompanying it. Pretty handy if you need to translate your pain into a picture. How do you feel right now?

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A single sperm has 37.5 MB worth of data

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http://forgetomori.com/2008/science/…ata-bandwidth/

Click the link to find out your penis capacity.

Two thoughts I have about this article:

  1. I didn’t know that there was a conversion method for sperms to digital memory capacity.
  2. All that wasted memory, down the drain…

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