“There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.”
— Bill Nye
inertia is a property of matter, and something Bill Nye has never experienced. He’s spent his life striving for the love of science education, and I love him for that (and his facial expressions).
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
brilliant. how does one use their fists scientifically? You’d think I’d be good at that.
The last stop of the day was the Bolsa Oficial de Café, or the coffee market, where the prices for all coffee exports were set. #verytravel #suchbrazil // The architecture was magnificent! A beautiful old building with a fantastic stained-glass ceiling, it’s now a museum discussing the history of coffee in Brasil. Their exhibits contrast old world architecture with modern influence installations. The contrast was as stark as this #picstitch!! (at Museu do Café - Edifício da Bolsa Oficial de Café)
A domino can knock over another domino 1.5x larger than itself.
The above Gif shows a domino 5 millimeters tall starting a chain reaction 13 dominos long that eventually knocks over a domino about half a meter tall.
If the reaction was 29 dominos long, the final domino would be the size of the Empire State Building.
this makes me giggle.
Giving cyclists their own space results in some pretty big benefits beyond just a lack of dead cyclists.
Visit cities like Amsterdam or Copenhagen and you soon notice something different about the facilities for cyclists. Not only are there are plenty of bike lanes, but the lanes are fully separated from the rest of the road—usually with plant pots or plastic bollards. Far from being an afterthought, cyclists get their own road infrastructure.
Bike advocates argue that separation is key to driving up cyclist participation. And so it appears from a new study of early separated lane projects in the U.S. Across six cities, the study finds a rise of ridership between 21% and 171% after the lanes were installed…
true dat!! bike on.