Different She Ate

 

Odds and Oddities

Q.  Your timid date has never ridden a roller-coaster.  "C'mon, you'll love it!" you lie.  Which seat offers the best hope of turning her trembling and helpless?

A. Take her on a hot day (wheel lubricants become slicker); ride a packed train (reduces wind resistance).  The front seat gives the most exciting view but it's slow over the top, not picking up speed until near the bottom and it soon turns upwards - not that scary.  The caboose, in contrast, is jerked careening over the crest so you feel you're being catapulted up and out of your seat (negative Gs).  At this moment riders release the safety bar and hold arms high in bravado, trusting the coaster's restraining devices.  The problem for you is if your date proves puddle-proof and hikes up her arms, you'll have to do it, too.

- Jearl Walker
The Flying Circus of Physics
via Bill and Rich Sones [email protected]
 

Speed is the form of ecstasy the technical revolution has bestowed on man.
There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting.

- Milan Kundera
 

Photos:

Down:

Blow Me Down
 
Explosion!

Through:

Coming Through

Around:

Get Bent
 

 
Get Stuck
 

 
Get Your Head Out


All Over:

Tattoos
 
Wildcat Men
 
Canvas of Skin
 
Dangers/Alternatives

Out:

Mountainbikers' Heaven
 
Extreme Ironing

In:

Underground Retreat
 
Aboveground Retreat
 
Backyard Retreat
 
Hobbit's Retreat
 
Futuristic Retreat
 
Treehouse Retreat


With:

Sears Catalogue Homes

About:

Upwardly Mobile: Prefabs

Under:

Starvation
 
War Photographers Plagued

Up in Smoke:

Slow Burn
 
Light My Fire
 
Lightning Strikes


 

People:

Cortically Challenged:

Dynamite Dog
 
Loch Ness Monster
 
Super Bowl Sting

Visually Challenged:

Bump Lets Lisa See
 
Blind Leading the Blind
 
Eating, Acting in the Dark

Respirationally Challenged:

Dead Wives Club
 
Witches Killed
 

Gas Poisoning
 
Magnetised Missile

Requiring Luck:

Feeling Lucky?
 
Put It on My Bill
 
Spidermen Face Death
 
11-Story Fall
 
Nailed


Requiring Nature:

Shark Lifts Boat
 
Colossal Squid 
 
Square Meals


Requiring Verification:

Magnetic Personality
 
Magnetic Skin
 
Magnetic Field Effects

Requiring Two:


Twins in Black
and White

 
Think Twice
 
Identical Twins
 
Half Brother Twins


 

Facts:

Old:

Methuselah Mushroom
 
Giant Protozoa

Smart:

100 Facts

Curious:

Why Didn't I Think of That?
 
Curiosities

Hot:

Corporate Sex
 
Family Sex

Different:

Finger Length Ratios &
 
Homosexuality/Autism

 
Depression/Heart Attacks

Future:

Reunions / Ageing Classmates
 
Modern Medicine

Past:

Language Gene
 
Surnames Track DNA
 
Time Travel
 
BS Bingo

Now:

The Power of Negative Thinking

 

Diversions

Amusement:

Jokes

Art:

 
Senses and Science
 
Quantum Cloud
 
Jellyfish Art
 
Just Skidding
 
Spies Sing

Education:


Two Similar Plans for Spelling Improvement
 
Pronunciation Problems

Law:

No Escape / No Rest
 
No Smoking / No Fair!
 
No Dancing / No Sense of Humour
 
No Luck / No Mail

This Is Just Weird:
Part 1

 
Part 2
 
Part 3

What Is This Thing?
 
Just Like a Turtle
 
Dome, Dymaxion, Fire Escape



Recreation:

20 Fun Things for Elevators
 
I'm Stuck
 
Hit the Floor

Relief:
Part 1
 
Part 2
 
Part 3

Hip Bathrooms
 
Basic Toilet Facts
 
Take the Test



Inspiration:

Losing It
 
Rewarded by Virtue
 
Not So Different
 
Flawed Hero

 

Conclusion:

Totalling?

 
Brains,

 
Courage,
 
Integrity


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