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I can't believe it was in my bath tub.

  1. Apr 4, 2004 #1
    as I was climbing out of the tub, the only place to relax and read, I dropped my Scientific American magazine into the water. I'm not OVERLY depressed, but I wish I wouldn't have done it. I was only half way through it.
    Good thing it was the special dinosaur edition and not one of the interesting ones. Although I must say amber is pretty cool stuff, and I was impressed in the way they can tell what dinosaur they are looking at when all they have are two tiny fragments of an ulna.
    Actually now that I've got you here I have a question, not really a question more of a request. I want to know something cool. Got any really cool science facts? I became interested in physics when I read that mediocre novel by Michael Crichton about time travel. In that book he talked about the two slit experiment, it was the first I had heard of it and that made me go out and buy Kip Thorne's book "Black Holes and Time Warps" the greatest beginning physics book ever written. Anyway, I'm getting off track here, the two slit experiment blew me away, another cool fact I have such a hard time explaining to people who ask me what's so cool about physics is how time is affected by gravity. It's hard to explain that the people who program GPS machines have to take into account that time is different in satellites than it is here on earth. It's especially hard when you are trying to explain it to morons, but I still think it is an amazing fact. You got any good ones?
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  3. Apr 4, 2004 #2


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    I can't believe it was my car.

    I bought the April issue of Trains magazine. It has some neat articles on mountain railroading, including a great centerfold of a BNSF freight running over Marias Pass in Montana. I left it in the car seat, and left the window part way down. The precipitation a couple of nights ago pretty well ruined it.

    Have you read up on the Alain Aspect experiment done in the 1980s? Although it confirmed what quantum theorists figured would happen, it still seems spooky to most people.
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