Friday, July 29, 2011
So there has been a very well known experiment in the science community known as the "Double Slit Experiment". In a nut shell it's to determine the principles of light. There are two slits in a sheet of metal and a photon gun that emits one single photon of light at a time. Now since light is a particle it should appear on the sensor behind the slits in two stripes behind the slits right? Well not true. It appears that the sensor shows that there are multiple stripes that form which means that light actually has the same principles as a wave does. NOW... this is where it gets freaky. The instant they turned on two sensors in front of the slits to determine which slit the photon actually traveled through before it hit the back sensor, the sensor in the back started recording only two stripes of light appearing. This means that the second we try to really watch what is actually happening in our universe the rules of physics change. Think about it. The laws of the universe actually knows when we are watching what it's doing. Some scientists believe that we will actually hit a ceiling at some point where we are unable to really know what is happening in the universe around us.
Friday, July 22, 2011
For every one minute that a car is broke down on the freeway it will cause SEVEN minutes of delays for everyone else which end up costing us more than you'd expect. Traffic jams and delays cost the US economy $78.2 billion dollars last year which is 3 times more than it cost to build the entire federal freeway system back in 1956.
Friday, July 15, 2011
In 1577, Queen Elizabeth was presented with a narwhal tusk and told it was the horn of a unicorn. At the time it was valued around 25-40,000 pounds which is about 1.75 and $3,000,000 in today's currency . It is still considered a royal treasure. (I still think its a unicorn horn and refuse to believe otherwise)
Friday, July 8, 2011
Caroline Cossey, One of the "Bond Girls", was actually born Barry Cossey and started taking hormones at the age of 16 and later had the full 'snip, snip, nip, and tuck' done to become a woman. She started modeling and landed a roll as one of the women in the movie "For Your Eyes Only" and no one knew the difference till word got out in the tabloids. Since then she has been featured in Playboy.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Owls are unable to shift their vision around due to the tube shape of their eyes, instead move there head in 270 degrees to look around. Owls have twice as many neck vertebrae as humans (14) which enables them to view behind them. They are also able to view just as well at night as they can during the day. Also owls are three times cooler than humans in that they have 3 sets of eye lids.