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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 means femtobarn. What I want to share here is the ridiculous backstory of this unit of measurement: what the hell is a femtobarn?! Continue reading

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The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See

I’ve had to withdraw this post because it’s based on a video that’s no longer available. I apologize. Continue reading

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