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Entries for July, 2012

Hanging Around

“You said to get something to hang the prisoner with.” Hanging has been around as a method of execution for a long time; the term “hanging” has been used for at least 700 years.  There’s the Suspension Method, the Short Drop, the Standard Drop, and the Long Drop.  The first two methods result in the person […]

Newton’s Cradle

Newton’s Cradle demonstrates the conservation of momentum and energy.  Despite what you may think, it’s not actually not named after Sir Isaac Newton but is named for Fig Newtons, which were named after Newton, Massachusetts.  Just kidding: it’s named after Sir Isaac Newton.

  
 
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