Humor

All At Sea Over Iceberg Science

All At Sea Over Iceberg Science At the opening of the 20th century, British maritime safety was a matter for the Board Of Trade.  This was the era of cork lifejackets.  The consensus of opinion on the saving of lives at sea was that, broadly, a minimum of ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 8 2010 - 2:55pm

How Sauron Got His Groove Back

This has nothing to do with science, unless you count sci-fi as science. But I loved it, which is reason enough for me to post it. "Using a ring to bind someone you covet into your dark and twisted world? Wow, just got the subtext there. Also, the app ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 10 2010 - 10:19am

Dirty Harry Meets Rainman

This made me laugh today. I heart xkcd... Link to the xkcd page ...

Blog Post - Andrea Kuszewski - Mar 13 2010 - 9:17am

"Science is Real" and "Meet the Elements"

Two songs and videos about science for children, written and performed by They Might Be Giants. The almost anthemic "Science is Real" and a stroll through the periodic table in "Meet the Elements". ...

Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Mar 13 2010 - 7:12am

Don't Say Cheese

Don't Say Cheese Following a thorough scientific assessment of the risks involved in an experiment in the effects of gravity on round cheeses, a 200 year long experiment has been brought to a premature close. Said a spokesmouthpiece for Tewkesbury Bo ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 13 2010 - 11:39am

CERN Liquid Containment Unit Leaks on Camera

One of CERN's liquid containment units- a coffee mug- is shown to leak profusely when an attempt is made to put it into commission. A hapless pair of PR gurus bought their mugs at CERN's gift shop and only discovered the faulty design once it was ...

Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Mar 17 2010 - 4:46am

Cheese on Toast, Anyone?

Here's a short sequence of art videos, which made me smile This line is just a space-filler to move the embedded screen down;-) ...

Blog Post - Henry Cox - Mar 27 2010 - 12:30pm

Cosmic Rays Invade Planet Earth: First Strike on Toyota

Toyota's sticky accelerators could be caused by a concerted attack by evil cosmic rays. Toyota has kept quiet about these malicious forces but this puff piece may have unmasked a sinister force that could be causing untold havoc throughout the planet. ...

Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Mar 27 2010 - 3:12pm

Giggle with Google- Happy April 1!

You have to love a company that not only treats its employees well but can have fun and laugh at itself. (Hint, hint, Microsoft.) Today, Google changed their name to Topeka (see link for proper uses of Topeka in context), and removed all the vowels from th ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Apr 1 2010 - 9:16am

A New Round Of Controversy

A New Round Of Controversy Saw it. Liked it. Shared it. Enjoy! ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 7 2010 - 11:06am