Happy Veteran Day - 11-11-11 - thank you to all our vets for keeping America free.
Did you hear about the snow storm in Alaska? It was like a hurricane with snow - something that equated to about 23 inches an hour.
You may recall from a Mechanics course that the period of a pendulum is proportional to the square root of the length of the line suspending the weight - i.e., the longer the pendulum, the slower it swings.
Harvard students built a device with a series of 15 pendulums in a row, each one slightly longer than its neighbor, then set them in motion and filmed the result.
The resulting patterns in this short video are quite fascinating to watch.
If you stare at him long enough he changes positions!! Cool optical illusion! A nice way to start the day.
Thank you Sharon.
This is the story of the poor blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies.
She frantically calls a May Day: "May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is dead. And I don't know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!"
All of a sudden she hears a voice over the radio saying: "This is the tower. I have received your message and I will talk you through it. I've had a lot of experience with this kind of problem. Now, just relax. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position."
She says, "I'm 5'2" and I'm in the front seat."
"O.K." says the calm voice from the tower. "Repeat after me: Our Father. . . Who art in heaven..."
Thank you Jeannie
Thought for the day:
"We live in deeds, not years;
in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial
We should count time by heartthrobs.
He most lives
Who thinks most -- feels the noblest -- acts the best."
~ P. J. Bailey