Acrobotica

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Newton’s Cradle

Newton's CradleNewton’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.


Happy Easter, Peeps

Happy Easter...unless you're a Peep....This is the day to decapitate Peeps and chocolate bunnies.  Some Peep trivia….  An annual “Peep Off” competition is held in Maryland on the first Saturday after Easter to see who can eat the most in 30 minutes.  Additionally, scientists at Emory University discovered that their eyes “wouldn’t dissolve in anything.”  Happy eating.


100 Years Of Oreos

OreosToday is the 100th anniversary of the Oreo, introduced on 6 March 1912.  Oreos may have been an imitation of Hydrox — brought to market by Sunshine in 1908 — but Nabisco and the Oreo won the war; the Hydrox was discontinued in 1999.  (May have something to do with the Hydrox sounding like a chemical you pour on a cut.)  How do you eat your Oreo?


Presidents’ Day

Presidents' DayThe third Monday in February is designated in the United States as Washington’s Birthday.  Some call it Presidents’ Day, I guess to be more inclusive, or maybe they don’t like Washington, but the official holiday is Washington’s Birthday.  I thought I’d include some of my favorite pictures of presidents.


 
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