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Nibbled to death by ducks.

2015/08/22

      “We are all stardust.” Neil deGrasse Tyson points at me. “Except you.” Startled, I drop my beer can; it rolls to the front of the auditorium. –Vineyille

Here’s the recording of last night’s (2015-08-21) KNYO Memo of the Air: Good Night Radio show ready to download and keep or just play with one click.

Stuart Cohen dropped by and played a few of his new songs on guitar for about half an hour. If you just only want to hear that part, here’s that part, in slightly higher sound quality than in the complete recording. See what I do for you?

And here are links to plenty more not necessarily radio-useful but interesting items that I happened upon while putting the latest show together, found mostly thanks to the fine websites listed to your right.

Slow-mo guys centrifugal-fail a disk. Stick around; they try it at several increasing recording speeds. The destructive oscillation comes from air friction!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs7x1Hu29Wc

Science isn’t broken, it’s just hard. (Try changing the settings on the interactive graph, and see how warring factions on any issue can use the same data to argue opposing points.)
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/science-isnt-broken/

Physics Girl. If you you look at nothing else here, watch this video. This is the way a teacher should be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXDKCm2dfMs

Twelve places AIPAC would never show members of Congress on their upcoming propaganda trip.
http://tinyurl.com/opnpxks

“I keel you! I keel you! Cut, cut, cut! *cough* *cough*.”
http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-882416-galleryV9-oplc.jpg

Achmed: “I keel you! I keel you! And stop touching me!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYBceSNUrM

Further pot-related violence.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Cops_Boy_beaten_with_pot_defending_mom_from_irate_housemate.html

Ever tinier accordions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GeA-frN6jI

Stress analysis of a strapless evening gown.
http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/31/A-Stress-Analysis-of-a-Strapless-Evening-Gown/

The bigamist who figured out, painted –and named– the tesseract.
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/views-of-the-tesseract-1904/

A beautiful Rube Goldberg machine, from 3M.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEzcO3nfjZk

A little perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jUuRl695_Y

The Onion explains ISIS.
http://www.theonion.com/video/onion-explains-terrifying-growth-isis-51138

The Lovecraft alphabet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2flD8d4agh4

Scams, Sasquatch and the Supernatural. (128 min.) You will not be bored.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUxFRcTpfA

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