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How large is the broad side of a barn, anyway?
I was trying to find a way to remember my license plate that ends with the letters “FB”. I discovered that it is also a unit of measurement used in particle physics: fb meansÂ femtobarn.Â What I want to share here is the ridiculous backstory of this unit of measurement: what the hell is a femtobarn?! Continue reading
Get fooled by this photo
“Big boys have big toys,” as they say. The obvious downside is that big toys are expensive. I’d love to drive around some tricky off-road terrain in a Land Rover Defender, but solid off-road trucks cost at least one year’s worth of salary (or two, or three…). Radio-controlled models are much cheaper and provide lots of entertainment – and look incredibly convincing. Continue reading
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Presenting Percy the Persistently Peering Paper Dragon
In case you haven’t seen it before, here’s a sweet and fun optical illusion: a paper dragon that seems to always turn its head to look at you. [youtube=https://youtu.be/azSdu6QULwU?w=500&h=300] Curiously, this illusion works much better on video than in reality. … Continue reading
We caught a dragon!
For my son’s 6th birthday, my wife and I created a dragon cake. Because this has received so much positive feedback, as well as questions about how we did it, I decided to publish our secret here. Continue reading