In case you missed it, I’ve already documented the makeup of clouds when describing how they harvest helium. The TL;DR version is that helium rises from natural gas in the earth and forms clouds by supporting the water in the atmosphere, so clouds are mostly helium, water, and a little unbound hydrogen and oxygen. We can work out what effect it would have to eat this. Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Silly
We’ve all seen power stations… Big hulking beasts on the landscape spewing out fumes from the cooling towers. But if the point of them is to produce energy, why waste it by cooling everything down? Read the rest of this entry »
The Honey Badger Don’t Care. That’s the internet phenomenon, everyone knows it. But does the Honey Badger really not care? Read the rest of this entry »
I think my stuffed bear is actually an evil genius trying to take over the world. How can I be sure of this?
A sticky situation indeed. You need to start by asking yourself a few simple questions.
1. Do you often feel tired, particularly in the mornings, or find it difficult to drag yourself out of bed?
– This can be a sign that your bear is testing out new biological weaponry or anaesthetics on you. Try leaving the window open a smidge overnight to prevent buildup of toxic substances. Read the rest of this entry »
Why do we get that weird falling sensation at the top of the stairs when there aren’t any more steps?
Escher jokes aside, some people do experience this phenomenon and have no idea why. It’s actually really simple. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re in a bright, well-lit room. But when the power goes out, where does all that lovely light that the room was so full of, go? It was wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, a room packed with light. Sure, you’ve ceased production of new light, but the existing stuff can’t just disappear into thin air – after all, the first thing they teach you in physics is that energy can’t be destroyed. So what happens? Read the rest of this entry »