Skepchick Quickies, 5.16


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  1. GLaDOS: Perhaps I should have specified. Teamwork is a concept in which two or more people work together, usually with a goal of not failing horribly.

    1. Plus you always have someone to blame when it all goes pear-shaped.

      (I love that phrase, but have no idea what it means. Does it have to do with sedentary ex-athletes whose pecs and delts migrate to their bellies and butts? Is it something beginning wood turners do when trying to make spheres or beads? How does either have anything to do with small but destructive laboratory explosions?)

      1. Looking it up, I’ve seen a variety of theories. Wikipedia lists a few: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pear-shaped My favorite one listed:

        When a gun barrel fails, it exhibits a characteristic swelling at the point of failure, usually due to a bullet hitting an obstruction in the barrel or the barrel material failing due to excessive chamber pressure.

  2. Mt nephew and I have been freaking on Portal 2, lately, it’s his Birthday in a couple of weeks, I just bought him that t-shirt…
    I feel warm and fuzzy inside :) (which is a big deal for me)

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