Posts Tagged food
The very energetic and interesting Dr. Helen Czerski presented “We need to Talk about Physics” at today’s meeting of Oxford Skeptics in the Pub. We learnt why blueberry jam isn’t blue; why the Hubble telescope is like a raw egg; and why there is a lot of physics still to do to understand everyday phenomena (such as how bubbles move in a turbulent fluid.)
I’m afraid the likeness is worse than usual. Dr. Czerski doesn’t do standing still.
graph of time vs size: quantum / cosmos, life in the middle
benedicts' reagent and blueberry jam
slosh damping bubbles -- frequency of slosh depends on size of cup. Walk slower (or faster)
Mexico city eqrthquake: freq(quake) = freq(buildings) Tai Pei 101, pendulum inside resists toppling
Helium powered gas gun -- jelly diamond catcher
toaster: far more interesting* than a distant star -- and it makes toast! (*maxwell's laws, *black body radiation)
"What can you do when you know that?"
body - planet - civilization (life support)
1. raisins in lemonade...
2. watch spilt coffee dry...
3. tap the rim of a tea cup...
4. slide buttered toast off the table...
2. Itchy eats his pillow with gusto.
3. Knee: "Itchy! Why are you eating your pillow?"
4. Itchy: "BECAUSE, Knee, I keep forgetting things."
5. Knee: "Itchy! You're eating..."
6. Knee (face-palms): "Memory foam."
Here’s a picture of a very self-confident and well-fed little character we met on our traditional New Year’s Day walk around Oxford with friends. Wishing you a Happy New Year for 2016 from everyone at invisibules.org – we hope you get as many nuts out of life as he obviously does.
I don’t have a comic to post at the moment, so instead here is yesterday’s page from my sketchbook, I realise that’s not quite the same thing. We wandered around the V&A without a plan, and somehow the page filled with drawings of things that caught my attention. Later we went to a concert South of the River, out beyond Peckham, with friends.
vase with lotus and fish design, 1750-1850 Qing dynasty.
Teapot 1989, Gerald Gulotta and Bao Li'an
Owl-shaped wine vessel, 1250-1050BC, Shang dynasty. Bronze.
Korea: Bottle with willow design 1100-1300 Koryo- dynasty
"Bartmann" pitcher with medallions and a crucifixion scene. 1575. (Workshop of?) Jans Emens Mennicken
Two earthenware pots ~1880. Linthorpe Art Pottery, designed by Christopher Dresser
Knitted green hat. Provenance unknown. ~late 20th century?
Yesterday I took the day off work and we went into London to visit the Natural History Museum. Darwin says “Hi!”
Happy Birthday mum for the 14th!
More fallout from my recent experiences…
First: Hi -- you're new here! Welcome to gastroscopy!
Second: Actually, I work in colonoscopy.