Skepchick Quickies, Weekend Edition – 11.8


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  1. In the time it took me to realize I get drunk long before I can make diamonds. I have mysteriously run out of chocolate chips. Will have to google speed of light any way. Wouldn’t Mr. Wizard be proud of this experiment.

  2. The book “How to Fossilize your Hampster” was in the “currently reading” section a few months ago. I actually already owned the book, and tried some of the experiments in it.

    The book had a version of the chocolate chip one, using a Hershey bar. Adrebellious and I did it, and it was pretty tasty.

  3. Speed of light from a microwave experiement works much better with a large piece of hard-ish Cheese (say, Jarlsburg) as you can take it out and measure the distance between melt-spots.

    It was on the A-level Physics course way back when I was still at school!

  4. @Joshua: tequila does make a good window glass cleaner. ;-)

    It sounds like the Thames Valley University is training Jedi Knights or something. “…all life is animated by a subtle force. We call this the Life Force. You either believe it or you do not. ”

    Damn, it almost sounds like Yoda. :-D Is someone over there channeling George Lucas?

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