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Ghostbusters and tenure in Louisiana

Ghostbusters is old enough that I don’t mind giving away some spoilers. If you haven’t seen it, I doubt you are going to. In the movie, the Ghostbusters capture some ghosts. They keep these ghosts in some “containment grid” device. Someone from the city doesn’t like this and comes to turn it off. After much…

Chasing Mummies is kind of like a cross between the reality showness of Deadliest Catch and History’s Mysteries. I like these kind of shows. My kids like these shows. It’s win-win. The basic idea of this show is to follow this dude, Zahi Hawass- he is like in charge of all the Egyptian museums. Here…

More Dangerous Kids

My car had a flat tire. When you get a flat tire, you might as well make something useful of it – right? As I was jacking the car up, I had a great idea. Use this for one of my “Spoof Science” videos. The only problem is that this takes a ton of work…

ScienceBlogs: What if…

In regards to the recent PepsiCo blog situation (you know the one I mean), I wasn’t going to say much. First, because Chad did a good job at expressing my views (without me even telling him ). Second, I am just happy to be at ScienceBlogs – I had been kicked off two servers and…

I got tired of attacking ESPN Sport Science. Well, tired of attacking might not be the best term. How about, attack in a new way (here are my older Sport Science attacks). Check out episode 1 of Spoof Science: A couple of notes: Watch it youtube if you want the HD version Making videos takes…

Electric eel at the aquarium

We went to the aquarium, the kids like it. In the Amazon river section, they have an electric eel. Here is the sign next to the Eel. Sorry for the poor image quality. I took the picture with my crappy phone and didn’t even realize it was bad until later. I used some magic on…

I already mentioned the MythBusters’ crashing two cars episode where they correctly doubled the speed of a pendulum type object. Overall, this was a very visual (although expensive) demo. There was one part that left a sour taste in my mouth – the final explanation from the narrator. First, they showed this. And then they…

18,000 lbs of cumulative force

I want to give ESPN’s Sport Science another chance. The segment on Tim Tebow didn’t really have any errors. I thought, cool – what about this one on Jason Pierre-Paul? Here is the clip. Oh wait, embedding is disabled. Ok – if you want to watch go here (the image is a link) The goal…

Physics Tips for Media

You probably already know how I feel about the “media” and their physics explanations (see attacks). Let me summarize the problem. There are a whole bunch of cool shows on tv that deal with sciency stuff – that is good. These shows then try to teach some science along with their demos and explosions and…

Airlock examples

I was going through and tagging some old posts. While looking at a post attacking the movie Sunshine, I accidentally found something else on youtube. Gravity in Sunshine I could not find a clip online of the scene I want, so I made a cartoon. Basically, (oh – spoiler alert) some guys are trying to…