Friday, August 17, 2018

At last scientists have figured out how to snap spaghetti into two pieces!

The force of the bend of a piece of spaghetti snaps it in the middle where it is most curved. The break then releases energy back down the pieces of spaghetti in a “snap-back” wave, breaking off smaller lengths of pasta. A team of mathematicians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led by Jörn Dunkel has concluded it is possible  to snap a strand of spaghetti into just two pieces, provided you add a twist.

This video by Douglas Stith demonstrates how to snap spaghetti like a boss:


Thursday, August 16, 2018

The CNE Has Plenty of Wacky Food On The Menu

Summer is about to end and that means the Canadian National Exhibition is on the way and, as usual, it will be offering up food choices that are not for the faint of heart. Like the the $100 Burger. It has two beef patties, cheese, smashed avocado, onion rings and bacon. That sounds kind of ho hum but this one is served on a brioche bun covered in 24-karat gold! Or the Thrilla in Manila which has big hunks of Spam in between signature fried ramen buns. You'll also be able to chow down on French toast curds, Korean fried frog legs and more. What are you waiting for? Let's go to the Ex!

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RIP Aretha

First film poster ever made is going on the auction block

A 1895 poster designed by Henri Brispot to advertise the world’s first public film screening is coming up at auction with bidding starting around £40,000. The featured film is by cinematic pioneers the Lumière brothers.

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Baroque Swimmers

Christy Lee Rogers' luminous photographs of underwater swimmers resemble baroque paintings. They are created by submerging the subjects in illuminated water and photographing them at night.

ÉLAN Underwater from Christy Lee Rogers on Vimeo.

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