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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Somethings

A few oddities and randomments for the lot of you:

:: One night, while we were sitting around at home reading stuff, The Wife came across this, and mentioned it to me. I said, "That can't be right," but lo and behold, apparently it was. The thing? Well, you know those incubator things they put premature babies into, so as to keep them nicely warm while they develop after their births? Apparently the guy who invented those had no luck convincing the scientific community of their validity, so he did the next best thing: he set up a sideshow at New York's Coney Island to display them to the public. Babies and all.

Sometimes human progress happens so strangely.

:: Want to get some kind of notion of the scales of the distances in space? Say, the scales the NASA people were working with in flying New Horizons to Pluto? Check out If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel. Space is big, yo.

:: For the record: the perpetrator of this prank was not me.

That is all.

2 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I heard about that baby incubator thing on CBS Sunday Morning a while back.

fillyjonk said...

Yeah, there was a PBS documentary some years back on Coney Island where they talked about the incubators.

They also talked about the "execution" (by electrocution) of an elephant who had allegedly killed a person. It was horrifying and stuck with my because they FILMED it and the PBS show showed the footage. Ugh.