“The bills [we used] looked pretty god awful…we had 28 factors that were different -- they said “In Dog We Trust,” for instance -- but the Secret Service is very clear on their definition of counterfeiting. Honestly, if you followed their instructions, you may as well use Monopoly money. Feature films demand a certain bar of quality, so everyone is asked to break law in a sense by making prop money.”
"In order to see the true nature of gravity, we have to remove the air."
NASA's crazy awesome vacuum chamber is put to work showing how gravity works when air resistance is removed from the equation. The result it very cool.
In the early seventies, Ian Waterman lost all sense of proprioception, which is the body's nearly unconscious sense of position in space -- how you know where your arm or toe is without having to think about it. Incredibly, he has managed to learn to walk again, gesture again, manipulate objects and live a relatively normal life again.
This is a BBC documentary about him and his incredible concentration.
An episode of PBS's "Secrets of the Dead" that explores the development of the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated, and the context around it. Some unseen footage and interviews with people who watched nuclear tests back in the day.
Tim Minchin is a wonderful, intelligent and heartfelt man. And a killer musician, which is really why any of us have stopped on this post, right?
This is how internet works in America. And Canada, but here it's slightly more polite about it.
"Immersed in some of the country's most extreme environments, he'll only have days to master these monstrous machines, a task that takes years for most people to achieve. He'll learn from the locals, or drive them crazy trying. And in the end, the experts will decide if he has successfully mastered each challenge."
Recent studies have indicated that three servings of Jack Hostrawser per day may help to prevent sudden comas.