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Your guide to one of the coolest physics demonstrations of all time

In this simple demonstration, we see what seems like a special effect. But it's not. Here's how laminar flow makes reality look like an optical illusion.
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This is one of my news digests. If you like my editorial choices, there are more to be found by clicking on the "dear reader" link, and on my name above.
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Ardberg Distillery Creates World's First Whisky Matured in Outer Space

Ardberg Distillery Creates World's First Whisky Matured in Outer Space | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Ardberg Distillery, in Scotland, is getting ready to test the world's first whisky matured in outer space. A vial of liquor will be returning from the
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The Cat-Shaped Candle That Burns Down to a Skeleton

The Cat-Shaped Candle That Burns Down to a Skeleton | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Available from Vat19, the Pyro Pet Candle comes in pink and gray. After 20 hours of burning, the cute little kittie is gone, leaving only a metal skeleton left.
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Woman Spends over $130,000 on Plastic Surgery to Look Like a Drawing

Woman Spends over $130,000 on Plastic Surgery to Look Like a Drawing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When Krystina Butel was 15 years old, she went on a holiday and decided to get her caricature done. And then she fell in love with the drawing so much that she has spent the past 15 years and over $200,000 trying to look just like it.
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Transylvanian Baron Uncovered Clues to Dinosaur Evolution

Transylvanian Baron Uncovered Clues to Dinosaur Evolution | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A maverick aristocrat's ideas about dinosaur evolution turn out to have been decades ahead of their time
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This Street Performer Has Mastered One of the Greatest Illusions

This Street Performer Has Mastered One of the Greatest Illusions | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These Prague street performers have pulled off one of the finest executions of the levitating man illusion you will ever see. For those of you who hate fun and wonder, we've got the secret — and the physics — behind this ancient trick.
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13 Funniest Detention Notes

13 Funniest Detention Notes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Summer vacation is almost over, but let's have some fun while we it lasts.
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Best Zombie Inspired Cakes/Wedding Cakes

Best Zombie Inspired Cakes/Wedding Cakes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These Zombie inspired Cakes and Weddingcakes will pitch the heartbeat of ever Walkink Dead Fan. Some are really scary so you might want to look under your bed before you go to sleep tonight...
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13.500 euros pour vivre de manière confortable et autonome!

13.500 euros pour vivre de manière confortable et autonome! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Architecture - Roulotte : L'architecture change! On trouve de plus en plus de projets éphémères et de systèmes D pour loger des personnes seules qui n'ont pas beaucoup de revenus et c'est bien... D...
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9 Weirdest Reasons For an Emergency Landing

9 Weirdest Reasons For an Emergency Landing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From flatulence to legroom, take a look at some of the weirdest inflight incidents that caused a plane to land.
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Photorealsitic oil paintings of women by artist Robin Eley

Photorealsitic oil paintings of women by artist Robin Eley | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Robin Eley is a master when it comes to painting realistic pictures. He sometimes makes his work much more harder by covering his models in plastic sheet. Robi…
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Try Before You Die – Macabre Festival Lets Japanese Try Out Coffins and Funeral Makeup

Try Before You Die – Macabre Festival Lets Japanese Try Out Coffins and Funeral Makeup | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Trying out a coffin while you’re still alive can be a rather unnerving experience. But the Japanese seem to love it!
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Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The zebra's stripes. The flamingo's pink hue. A leopard's spots. What if all of those came from the dedicated work of a few people?
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Guy slices up flying fruit with a katana like a real life Fruit Ninja

It's an ad, so bear with the never ending attempts to sneak in Toaster Strudels but here's master swordsman and multiple Guinness World Records holder Isao Machii slicing up fruit with a real sword better than any wannabe ninja can on his phone.
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Carrot clarinet: Linsey Pollak at TEDxSydney 2014 - YouTube

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Neandertals Made Some of Europe's Oldest Art [Video]

Neandertals Made Some of Europe's Oldest Art [Video] | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Criss-cross patterns deep in a Gibraltan cave suggest that the species had minds capable of abstract artistic expression.
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Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle

Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the claim has remained elusive. Now, owing to a spat of dry weather, the mystery appears to have been solved.
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Behold These Incredible Artworks Grown from a Rice Field in Japan

It's like a reverse crop circle. The people of Inakadate, a village in Japan with only 8,000 inhabitants, found an artistic way to lure tourists: in 1993, they planted a rice field behind the town hall.
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Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town

Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It's been almost exactly six months since the Sochi Olympics wrapped up and the world promptly moved on to speculating about the Rio 2016.
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Behold, A Rocket-Powered Motorcycle From The Early 20th Century

Behold, A Rocket-Powered Motorcycle From The Early 20th Century | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Caught up in the let's-attach-a-rocket-to-everything-and-see-what-happens fad in Germany in the late 1920s, one genius came up with a rocket-propelled motorcycle.
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8 Weirdest Moments At Burning Man 2014

8 Weirdest Moments At Burning Man 2014 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The craziest party on the planet is wall-to-wall insanity in the week before the man burns.
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Town's Favorite Cop Isn't a Person

Town's Favorite Cop Isn't a Person | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ada, Oklahoma's police department uses a dummy dubbed "Waldo" to cut down on speeders. KFOR's Chellie Mills reports that Waldo is so popular with locals, he even has his own named snowcone.
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These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life.
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10 Most Bizarre Road Trips

10 Most Bizarre Road Trips | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From an astronaut wearing diapers to a comedian traveling on bacon currency, take a look at these 10 unusual journeys.
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This Man 3D Printed an Entire Castle

This Man 3D Printed an Entire Castle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A Minnesota architect has built a 3D printed castle in just under 4 months. Whether he used the world's largest MakerBot or something else to print it is unclear.
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Terribles! Les chambres rotatives de la Sharifi-ha House

Terribles! Les chambres rotatives de la Sharifi-ha House | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Lors des étés chauds, les propriétaires profitent aisément de la terrasse. En hiver, lorsqu'il neige et qu'il vente, pour conserver la chaleur intérieure, il suffit de replier la pièce contre la façade. Astucieux!
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