Author Archives: Wedge7

Postmodern Jukebox – Hey There Delilah

Postmodern Jukebox – Hey There Delilah. Yet again, Postmodern Jukebox manage to transform an originally sad and fairly monotonous song into something upbeat and fun. Joey Cook is perfect for this, and I love the instrument composition, with the banjo, … Continue reading

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Why It’s Impossible To Pull Apart Interleaved Phone Books

“People, trucks and even military tanks have tried and failed the task of pulling apart two phone books lying face up with their pages interleaved, like a shuffled deck of cards. While physicists have long known that this must be … Continue reading

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Slow Motion Contact Explosive – Nitrogen Triiodide

“Nitrogen triiodide is a highly unstable substance that detonates when disturbed. So we disturbed it. Nitrogen triiodide is so unstable that even something like a mosquito landing on it can set it off. Three iodine atoms cluster around one side … Continue reading

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Era – The Champions

Era – The Champions. Uplifting music, even if I have no idea what they’re singing about. Champion! Onwards!

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Real Life First Person Shooter (Chatroulette Version)

“We created a live action first-person zombie shooter in our garden – then invited unsuspecting people on Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype to take control…” (YouTube) This is a great video, and also surprisingly amusing. It’s funny how clueless some people are, and you … Continue reading

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Definitions Of Fact, Theory, And Law In Scientific Work

Over at the National Centre for Science Education, they have a handy little explainer of what a Fact, Theory, Hypothesis, and Law is in scientific work. These terms are often misunderstood by people who don’t work in the field, so it’s … Continue reading

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Oxford Union – Shake It Off

Oxford Union – Shake It Off. “Since its foundation in 1823, the Oxford Union hosts some of the world’s most influential speakers and celebrities. Here is a selection of our more recent guests ‘singing’ along to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It … Continue reading

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