The Action Lab Man starts this video by pinning his hand between a large neodymium magnet and a bunch of 1943 steel pennies. He repeats the demonstration with a Stretch Armstrong toy in place of his hand and sharp screws and hardware in place of the pennies. Spoiler alert: Mr. Armstrong does not survive the ordeal.
It's comforting to know that Professor Eric Laithwaite (1921-1997) former Professor of Heavy Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London and inventor of the maglev trains felt the same way as Insane Clown Posse about magnets. His opening remark in this 1975 video is "Permanent magnets are difficult things to understand. In fact, if we're absolutely… READ THE REST
Here's a nifty demonstration of how to modify a Lego car to go up a glass incline. It slips at 20 degrees until it's converted to a 4-wheel drive. At 40 degrees it needs grippier tires. At 50 degrees it flips upside down until its center of gravity is dropped. The modifications continue until the… READ THE REST
UPDATE 1/22/19 2:27pm:Nathan Phillips, who was participating in the Indigenous Peoples March when he was surrounded by jeering Covington Catholic High School students over the weekend said he is willing to meet with the students. From his statement: "I have read the statement from Nick Sandmann, the student who stared at me for a long… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Whether it's answering emails all day for work or playing your favorite games for hours on end (and pretending to answer said emails), a quality device can make your life a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Earning a dog's affection is the easy part. All it takes for our four-legged best friends to love us unconditionally is to be kind, to provide food, and give them shelter.… READ THE REST