They seriously need to rethink how they motivate kids in school. They said ” Oh you’ll need this later in life, it’s really important.” Pff. If they had told me ” You’ll need to know this because when your little sister is doing this you’ll be able to ‘help her study’ by tormenting her with fiendishly difficult problems about how many fools Mr. punches per minute, or how long it takes for two shells from railguns to collide.” I totally would have paid attention for that.
I thought I would share with y’all something that I’ve been playing recently: a little action roguelike called Delver. The game first piqued my interest several months ago, when it was in very early alpha and didn’t yet have a website; I downloaded it then and was…
A 3d roguelike for $5? SOLD!
Didn’t See That Coming of the Day: Amy’s Baking Company Owner Might Get Deported
It appears that Samy Bouzaglo, the Israeli-born co-owner of the now infamous Amy’s Baking Company, may be facing deportation from the United States in a two-year-long immigration case. According to local news reports, the restauranteur’s legal woes may possibly be linked to his past criminal history involving drug distribution, threats and extortion and he even managed to get himself banned from entering both France and Germany, according to an anonymous source who spoke to NBC. His wife and business partner Amy has previously had legal troubles as well, having plead guilty to the misusing a Social Security number when she applied for a $15,000 bank loan back in 2003.
Tyrannosaurus rex tooth. Can also double as a: dagger, railroad spike, killer banana.
And this is what happens when a masterfully crafted katana collides with a masterfully crafted longsword.
Suck it, katana
suck my fuckin’ diiiick
Aren’t katanas and longswords made for different overall purposes tho
Katanas are slasher weapons made for cutting masterfully through human flesh so obviously it’s not gonna get through a fucking longsword which is really fucking thick and heavy and made for beating the shit out of people as well as hacking at armour
A katana would slice the shit out of you guys so idk what the fuck you’re so smug about
Man this is just some shoddy science right here.
The biggest problem with this experiment is the way the swords are supported. The longsword has two supports, both of which are close to the impact point between the swords, minimizing the torque . The katana is only held at the grip. This would create a huge torque at the impact point just from the momentum of the material past that point.
I’m pretty sure the result would be similar if the test was done with both swords being subject to equal conditions, but probably not as dramatic. But that doesn’t excuse bad science.
What’s the best job ever? After watching this AMAZING video, we think you’ll agree: sea otter aquarist!
Perhaps the most beautiful of Earth’s treasures: Opal.
Get ready for Earth Sciences Weekend on May 18, 19, 20 at the Museum! We’ll be posting special photos all week!
EARTH SCIENCES WEEKEND. DISREGARD EVERYTHING, VIEW ROCKS!
This year, as you’ve probably heard, billions of cicadas will soon emerge all along the Eastern seaboard after living 17 years underground. By emerging en masse—some say there may be as many as 1 million cicadas per acre—these so-called Brood II cicadas are more likely to overwhelm predators, including other insects, birds, small mammals, turtles, and frogs, thus helping to ensure species survival.
Keep reading here to learn all about periodical cicadas.
Pictured: A Magicicada specimen from Brood X, 2004, looks similar to those cicadas you might see this year. (Bundschuh)
YESSSSSS…. THE TIME GROWS EVER CLOSER.
Julie Mecoli’s “Dark Matter” is a series of artworks inspired by the University of Queensland Pitch Drop Experiment (if you want to seriously geek out about this, our story on the experiment is right here).
Mecoli’s pieces are made of bitumen. They start out looking like solids and slooooowly reveal their true liquid nature. Check out some of her other work here.