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Includes the following:  Gem Stones Under A Microscope - Video (S942 in Supp)
.........................Morgan Freeman On Helium - Video (S906 in Supp)
.........................Kevin Delaney Makes a Cloud - Video (S932 in Supp)
.........................Stephen Hawking: Questioning The Universe - Vid (S907-Supp)
.........................Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg - Video (S831 in Supp)
.........................Tesla's Home Battery - Photo/Article (S945) 
.........................House of Rising Sun - Music Tesla Coils - Video (S903-Supp)
.........................Exploring Other Dimensions - Video (S863 in Supp)
.........................Waterfall Swing - Video (S822 in Supp)
.........................Trivia Bits by Paul Paquet (S849 in Supp)
.........................The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Giant Smoke Rings - Video (S818)
.........................The Feynman Series (part 1) - Beauty - Video (S768)
.........................Best Explanation Of Atom - Video (S749)
.........................Does Neil Tyson Think We Are Alone? - Video (S730)
.........................Are Mushrooms The New Plastic? - Video (S716)
.........................Shock Waves From The Icelandic Volcano - Video (S693)
.........................A Tribute To Carl Sagan - Video (S692)
.........................Galaxy Song - Videos (S670)
.........................The Element Song - Video (S669)
.........................Prince Rupert's Drop - Video (S668)
.........................Blood From Stem Cells (S607)
.........................Algae Biodiesel - Video(S600)
.........................Jay Leno Sniffs Anti-Helium - Video (S549, S819)
.........................Ripley's Believe It Or Not! (S623b)
.........................Dangers Of Plastics In Microwave Cooking (S286)
.........................Plastics In Microwave Urban Legend (S287)
.........................The Planets In Perspective (S494c)
.........................Dating Dinosaur Bones (S236)
.........................Fire Rainbow (S544)
.........................Archeologists f/Three Countries Dig (S235, DU)
.........................Striped Icebergs (S595)
.........................Science Explained By Children (S146)
.........................Missing Genes Cause Obesity (S610b)
.........................Science Quotations And Others
..............................Thomas Edison Quotes
.........................Frank And Ernest - Sunday Cartoon (S622c)
.........................Runaway Stars (S626)
.........................Gravity Test: Hammer Vs. Feather - Video (S672b)
.........................Carl Sagan: Fourth Dimension Explanation - Video (S704)
.........................Yakko's Universe Song - Cartoon (S737)

Subj:     The Ellen DeGeneres Show -
.............Giant Smoke Rings (S818d)
          From: Wimp.com on 9/12/2012
Drawing from
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VL0M0jmu7k
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/smokerings/

 Steve Spangler is a science author, teacher, professional
 speaker, toy designer and an Emmy award-winning television
 personality.  Steve got a phone call in September of 2007
 from the producers at The Ellen DeGeneres Show who wanted
 to know if he could bring a few of his favorite science
 demonstrations to the show. Much to Steve's surprise, they
 had already watched lots of Steve's science experiment
 videos on his website.
His first visit was a few weeks later
and the start of something much bigger
than anyone thought.  Steve and Ellen
use a trash can and a fog machine to
fire giant vortex smoke rings across
the Ellen DeGeneres studio!  You can
learn the complete details of how to
make your own smoke ring cannon at

 Click on either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see
 this fun smoke machine.

 Today, Steve Spangler is a regular guest and friend of
 the show.  You can see all 13 of Steve's appearance on
 The Ellen DeGeneres Show at http://www.stevespangler

Subj:     The Feynman Series (part 1) - Beauty
          From: Wimp.com
          on 10/3/2011 (S768d)
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRmbwczTC6E
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/feynmanbeauty/

 The Feynman Series is a companion project with The Sagan Series
 (https://www.facebook.com/thesaganseries).  It hopes to promote
 scientific education and scientific literacy in the general

 Click on either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this
 wonderful video on one scientist's understanding of beauty.

Subj:     Best Explanation Of Atom (S749d)
          From: Wimp.com
          on 5/23/2011
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7sshJHpCJo
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/bestexplanation/
 Source3: http://cabernet.csustan.edu/stkrm/MISC/Atom-by-Venus.htm

 This video is part of one episode of the original 'WKRP
 In Cincinnati' TV show.  The DJ character Venus explains
 the atom to a big high school student named Arnold who
 plans to drop out of school.  Venus is doing it as a
 favor to Arnold's mom in order to keep Arnold in school.

 Click on either of the first two sources, or 'HERE' for
 my copy, to see the best and easiest explanation of the atom.

Subj:     Does Neil Tyson Think We Are Alone? (S730d)
          From: Wimp.com
          on 1/7/2011 (in Biology)
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re66MWWl8q8
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/universealone/
 Source3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAD25s53wmE

 This seven minute video/lecture by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson,
 host of Novascience Now, is one segment of a one hour,
 twenty-eight minute presentation (see third source) called
 "Cosmic Quandaries with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson" held at
 St. Petersburg College.  This video answers the question,
 "Does Neil Tyson think we are alone in the universe?"
 Click on either of the first two sources, or 'HERE' for my
 copy, to see this illuminating video.

Subj:     Are Mushrooms The New Plastic? (S716d)
          From: Wimp.com
          on 10/8/2010
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmDENxTPn8Q
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/mushroomsplastic/

 Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new,
 fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile
 stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.
 Click on either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this
 wonderful TED video.

Subj:     Shock Waves From The Icelandic Volcano
          From: Wimp.com on 3/23/2010 (S693d)
Photo from YouTube.com
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBER2uwepc
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/visibleshockwaves/

 Amazing footage of the Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull
 recorded by Ómar Ragnarsson.  Mother nature is one powerful
 creature that shows it strength in this video.  You can
 actually see the shock waves coming from the Volcano.
 Click on either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see the
 power of mother nature.

Subj:     A Tribute To Carl Sagan (S692d)
          From: Wimp.com on 4/18/2010
      and From: YouTube.com
 Source1: http://www.wimp.com/starssand/
 Source2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9sJyS2wd0

 December 21, 2008 - This video is a tribute to both
 Carl Sagan and the Cosmos Television Series.  It pays
 tribute to perhaps the greatest popular, science speaker
 this world has ever known.  Click on either source, or
 'HERE' for my copy, to see this wonderful nine minute clip.

Subj:     Galaxy Song (S670d in Star Trek1)
          Lyrics by Eric Idle
          From: dawineguy on 11/11/2009
 Eric Idle's photo from Last.FM
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk
 Source2: http://dingo.care-mail.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf
 Source3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44DlSj6bnn4

 Eric Idle, Monty Python player extraordinaire, wrote
 the Galaxy Song for the movie The Meaning of Life in 1983.
 These are three copies of the song shown with videos.
Click on Source1, or 'HERE' for my copy,
to see the song in the original movie.
Click on Source2, or 'HERE' for my copy,
to hear the song in a great video.
Click on Source3, or 'HERE' for my copy,
to hear the song in another great video.

Subj:     The Element Song (S669d)
          From: Wimp.com on 11/1/2009
 Source: http://www.wimp.com/elementsong/

 Click on the above source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to
 listen to this song that shows where the elements are
 on the periodic table.

Subj:     Prince Rupert's Drop (S668d+)
          From: sam.hutkins on 10/28/2009
Drawing from Corning Museum of Glass
 Source: http://www.cmog.org/dynamic.aspx?id=5660

 To make a Prince Rupert's Drop, a small piece of molten
 glass is dropped into a bucket of extremely cold water
 while the glass is still hot.  The glass forms a tear-
 drop shape, with a fat head and a long, curving tail.

 No matter how hard you try, you cannot break the head
 of a Prince Rupert's Drop.  If, however, the tail of the
 Prince Rupert's Drop is damaged in any way, the entire
 object will explode.

 Click 'HERE' to see two videos and learn about these
 amazing drops.

Subj:     Blood From Stem Cells (S607)
          From: L.A.Times on 8/20/2008
Title from L.A.Times...
 Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/la-sci-blood20-2008aug20,0,7772132.story

 Researchers produce blood in lab from stem cells.  The
 discovery marks a technical advance but has a long way
 to go before it can be considered an alternative to
 donor blood.  You can read the article at the above
 source, or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Algae Biodiesel (S600d2)
          From: darrellvip on 7/14/2008

 In the beginning, there were algae,
    but there was no oil
 Then, from algae came oil.
 Now, the algae are still there,
    but oil is fast depleting
 In future, there will be no oil,
    but there will still be algae.
 So, doesn't it make sense to explore
    if we can again get oil from algae?

 Considering that Algae grows quickly, is carbon neutral and
 the fuel (biodiesel) being produced will run in the most
 efficient internal combustion engines we currently use, this
 could well be the best alternative to petroleum.

 These next three videos will give you a brief introduction
 to the potential of algae biodiesel as a fuel source.
Subj:     Algae Biodiesel on CNET 
          From: YouTube on 7/15/2008
Photo from YouTube
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsE22Dks1Bs

 The technology website CNET.com mentioned Algae Biodiesel
 in this short segment.  It is a great introductory video
 on building an algae reproduction panel.  This is a Green-
 PowerScience video.  You can view it at the above source,
 or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
Subj:     Bidiesel From Algae - The Best Solution
          From: YouTube on 7/15/2008
Photo from YouTube...
 Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxTICY_7KRQ

 Learn why algae biodiesel is the only biofuel that has
 the potential to replace petroleum.  You can view it at
 the above source, or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.
Subj:     Algae -- The Holy Grail Of Biofuel
          From: YouTube on 7/15/2008
Photo from YouTube
 Source1: No longer available
 Source2: No longer available

 Algae can be refined into cost-effective, non-polluting
 biodiesel algae.  This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
 and be the source of a new renewable bio-fuel.  Algae
 biodiesel is clean, green process which uses only light,
 water and air to create fuel.

 Vertigro Energy is a joint venture between Global Green
 Solutions and Valcent Products.  Vertigro's algae-to-biofuel
 technology mass produces algae and extracts algae oil.  This
 oil can be refined into a cost-effective, non-polluting
 diesel biofuel.  The algae derived fuel will be an energy
 efficient replacement for fossil fuels and can be used in
 any diesel powered vehicle or machinery.  In addition, 90%
 by weight of the algae is captured carbon dioxide, which is
 "sequestered" by this process, contributing significantly
 to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

 For more information, please visit: www.valcent.net.

 This wonderful video is no longer available.

Subj:     Jay Leno Sniffs 'Anti-Helium' (S549, S819d)
          From: tnkr on 7/24/2007
Picture from ScienceBlogs...
 Source: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=453_1184119680

 In this video of the Tonight Show, Josh Duhamel and Jay Leno
 inhale Sulfur Hexafluoride which is called 'anti-helium'.

 Sulfur hexafluoride (I'm in ur lungs, slowin down ur sounds)

 When I first heard of sulfur hexafluoride I thought it had
 to be kind of nasty - it is a sulfur (VI) compound with a
 bunch of halogens attached (it looks if you added some water,
 you'd end up with dangerous HF and H2SO4!). However, like so
 many fluorous compounds, it is surprisingly lackadaisical;
 the stuff is a nontoxic, inert rock (the related SF5Cl, S2F10,
 and SF4 are all nasties and will totally throw some sulfrous-
 fluorous death your way).

 What's more important, though, is that it's really dense.
 Plus - not only is it safe, it's safe enough to breathe!  And
 if you breathe it you sound like a kid playing with a voice

 Watch Jay Leno discover anti-helium on the Tonight Show at
 the source above, or on my web site by clicking 'HERE'.

(S623b in StarTrek1)
     by John Graziano
     From: Comics.com on 12/17/2008
 Source: http://www.comics.com/comics/ripleys/index.html
Click on the button below

     for the solution

and other planetary facts.


Subj:     Dangers Of Plastics In Microwave Cooking (S286)
          From: RFSlick on 7/11/2002

 As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that
 di(ethylhexyl)adepate (DEHA), considered a carcinogen, is
 found in plastic wrap.  She also learned that the FDA had
 never studied the effect of microwave cooking on plastic-
 wrapped food. Claire began to wonder: "Can cancer-causing
 particles seep into food covered with household plastic
 wrap while it is being micro waved?"

 Three years later, with encouragement from her high school
 science teacher, Claire set out to test what the FDA had
 not.  Although she had an idea for studying the effect of
 microwave radiation on plastic-wrapped food, she did not
 have the equipment.  Eventually, Jon Wilkes at the National
 Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas,
 agreed to help her.  The research center, which is affiliated
 with the FDA, let her use its facilities to perform her
 experiments, which involved micro waving plastic wrap in
 virgin olive oil. Claire tested four different plastic
 wraps and "found not just the carcinogens but also
 xenoestrogen was migrating into the oil".  Xenoestrogens
 are linked to low sperm counts in men and to breast
 cancer in women.

 Throughout her junior and senior years, Claire made a
 couple of trips each week to the research center, which
 was 25 miles from her home, to work on her experiment.
 An article in Options reported that "her analysis found
 that DEHA was migrating into the oil at between 200 parts
 and 500 parts per million.  The FDA standard is 0.05
 parts per billion."  Her summarized results have been
 published in science journals.  Claire Nelson received
 the American Chemical Society's top science prize for
 students during her junior year and fourth place at the
 International Science and Engineering Fair (Fort Worth,
 Texas) as a senior. "Carcinogens -- At 10,000,000 Times
 FDA Limits" Options May 2000. Published by People Against
 Cancer, 515-972-4444.

 On Channel 2 (Huntsville, AL) this morning they had a Dr.
 Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital on the program.  He
 is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.
 He was talking about dioxins and  how bad they are for us.
 He said that we should not be heating our food in the
 microwave using plastic containers.  This applies to foods
 that contain fat.

 He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics
 releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into the
 cells of the body.  Dioxins are carcinogens and highly
 toxic to the cells of our bodies.  Instead, he recommends
 using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for
 heating food.  You get the same results without the
 dioxins.  So such things as TV dinners, instant ramin and
 soups, etc., should be removed from the container and
 heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't
 know what is in the paper. Just safer to use tempered
 glass, Corning Ware, etc.  He said we might remember when
 some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the
 foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the

 Pass this on to your friends.... To add to this: Saran
 wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high
 heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food.  Use
 paper towel instead.

Subj:     Plastics In Microwave Urban Legend (S287)
Subj:     RE: Dangers Of Plastics In Microwave Cooking
          From: Cypriot on 7/28/2002
          (See 'The Ultimate Urban Legend' in STORIES)

 If you're going to lead off each broadcast with an Urban
 Legend, could you at least provide a link to the Snopes
 urban legend site?

 Check this for more information on the microwaved plastic:

 Mike, thank you for correcting me.  It's always embarrassing
 to fall for another Urban Legend.

 I appreciate it when the readers correct my mistakes.  If
 I pusblish it wrong, I need correct my errors as soon as

Subj:     The Planets In Perspective (S494c)
          From: drgolfmd on 7/11/2006
 I found this very interesting, enlightening and put things
 in perspective for me.  It is awesome and mind boggling at
 the same time........how insignificant we really are in
 the grand scheme of things!  Click 'HERE' to view.

Subj:     Dating Dinosaur Bones (S236)
          From: www.jokecenter.com on 08/06/01

 Some tourists in the Chicago Museum of Natural History are
 marveling at the dinosaur bones. One of them asks the guard,
 "Can you tell me how old the dinosaur bones are?"

 The guard replies, "They are 3 million, four years, and six
 months old."

 "That's an awfully exact number," says the tourist. "How do
 you know their age so precisely?"

 The guard answers, "Well, the dinosaur bones were three
 million years old when I started working here, and that was
 four and a half years ago."

Subj:     Fire Rainbow (S544)
          From: darrell94590 on 6/18/2007
 This is a Fire Rainbow, the rarest of all naturally occuring
 atmospheric phenomena.  The picture was captured on the Idaho/
 Washington border.  The event lasted about one hour.  The
 clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20K feet in the air, with
 just the right amount of ice crystals and the sun has to hit
 the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.  Click 'HERE' to view
 the photo.

Subj:     Archeologists f/Three Countries Dig (S235, DU)
          From: drribeiro on 7/31/2001

 German scientists dug 50 meters underground and discovered
 small pieces of copper.  After studying these pieces for a
 long time, Germany announced that the ancient Germans 25,000
 years ago had a nation-wide telephone network.

 Naturally, the British government was not that easily
 impressed.  They ordered their own scientists to dig even
 deeper.  100 meters down, they found small pieces of glass
 and they soon announced that the ancient Brits 35,000 years
 ago already had a nation-wide fiber network.

 Irish scientists were outraged.  They dug 200 meters under-
 ground, but found absolutely nothing.  They concluded that
 the ancient Irish 55,000 years ago had cellular telephones.

Subj:     Striped Icebergs (S595)
          From: gattica30 on 6/18/2008
 You can view these twelve, amazing photos of icebergs on my
 web site by clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Science Explained By Children (S146)
          From: Anaise on 11/19/1999
          (See 'Final Exams -- From Children' Thoughts-Kids
           and '35 Truths Learned From Kids' in Thoughts-Kids)
           and 'Baby Quiz' in Kids3
           and 'Bible Fun' in Kids3)

 Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you
 don't why you should.

 Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know
 we know they're there.

 Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make
 water, so sometimes it's brother against brother.

 We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation.
 Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to
 put the top on.

 To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to
 chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.

 In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find
 there are twice as many H's as O's.

 Clouds are high flying fogs.

 I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how
 to do it, and that is the important thing.

 Clouds just keep circling the earth around and around. And
 around.  There is not much else to do.

 Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough
 to be called a drop, it does.

 Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.

 We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown
 when we breathe.

 Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.

 Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

 Question: What is one horsepower? Answer: One horsepower is the
 amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one-second.

 You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you
 came to getting hit.  If you don't hear it you got hit, so never

 A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way
 it wants to go.

Subj:     Missing Genes Cause Obesity (S610b,d)
          From: USA Today on 8/28/2008 (in Fat)
Drawing from WonderQuest.com...

 In this article from the USA Today newspaper, the absence
 of certain genes has been linked to obesity.  Click 'HERE'
 to read this interesting article.

Subj:     Science Quotations And Others
          (Also see 'Math Quotes' and 'Einstein Quotes' in MATH5)

 "The must incomprehensible thing about the universe is
 that it is comprehensible." -- Albert Einstein

From: LABLaughs.com on 6/23/2002 (S282b)
 "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has
 endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended
 us to forego their use." --  Galileo Galilei

 "Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent
 with the laws of nature."  -- Michael Faraday

 It is through science that we prove, but through intuition
 that we discover.  -- Henri Poincare

 In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected
 thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated
 majesty. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Accept your genius and say what you think. -- Emerson

 Who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no
 discoveries.  -- J.G. Holland

 That is the essence of science: Ask an impertinent question,
 and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
  -- Bronowski,Jacob (1908-1974), Ascent of man (1973) ch.4.

 A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its
 opponents and making them see the light, but rather because
 its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up
 that is familiar with it.  -- Max Planck

From: LABLaughs.com on 7/25/2002 (S286b)
 The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
 The opposite of a profound truth may well be another
 profound truth.  -- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

 An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by
 gradually winning over and converting its opponents: it
 rarely happens that Saul becomes Paul.  What does happen
 is that its opponents gradually die out and that the growing
 generation is familiarized with the idea from the beginning.
   -- Max Planck "The Philosophy of Physics" (1936)

 As I look back upon my education in chemistry and physics,
 I see that each year I learned that the stuff I learned the
 previous year was either a special case of a more general
 theory, an approximation, or, on occasion, an outright lie!
 Nonetheless, I needed those lower order approximations to
 be able to make sense of more general and conceptually more
 difficult formulations.  -- Don A. Berkowitz

 If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical
 processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our
 understanding of the physical world.  One might as well
 attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of
 the mathematics of probability.  -- Vannevar Bush

 One could not be a successful scientist without realizing
 that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by
 newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of
 scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also
 just stupid.  -- J. D. Watson  _The Double Helix_

 The ability to reduce everything to simple fundamental
 laws does not imply the ability to start from those laws
 and reconstruct the universe.  --   Philip W. Anderson
 "More Is Different"  Science magazine (1972)

 At each stage [of the hierarchical structure of reality]
 entirely new laws, concepts and generalizations are
 necessary, requiring inspiration and creativity to just
 as great a degree as in the previous one....  Psychology
 is not applied biology, nor is biology applied chemistry.
   --  Philip W. Anderson "More Is Different"
 Science magazine (1972)

 'There is no truth beyond magic' ... reality is strange.
 Many people think reality is prosaic.  I don't.  We don't
 explain things away in science.  We get closer to the mystery.
   -- Brian Goodwin quoted by Roger Lewin in "Complexity" (1992)

 Science is an integral part of culture.  It's not this
 foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood.  It's one of
 the glories of human intellectual tradition.
   -- Stephen Jay Gould

 The pop artist Andy Warhol once approached me at a party
 and told me that he collected scientific journals, but he
 couldn't understand them.  He drifted away, then came back
 and said, "Do you mind if I ask you a question?"  "Of
 course not," I replied.  He asked, "why does science take
 so long?"  I said, "Mr. Warhol, when you do a picture of
 Marilyn Monroe, does it have to be exactly like her, as
 close to being her as you can make it?"  He said, "Oh no.
 And anyhow, I have this place called the Factory where my
 helpers do it."  I said, "Well, in science it has to be
 exact, as exact as you can make it."  He looked at me with
 limp sympathy and said, "Isn't that terrible?"
   -- Gerald M. Edelman _Bright Air, Brilliant Fire_ (1992)

 We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and
 technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about
 science and technology.  -- Carl Sagan

From: Joke-Of-The-Day on 5/5/2002 (S275c)
 "But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not
 imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.  They
 laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed
 at the Wright brothers.  But they also laughed at Bozo
 the Clown."  -- Carl Sagan

 "The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw
 is: some do, some don't."  -- Ernest Rutherford

 Everything of importance has been said before by somebody
 who did not discover it.  -- Alfred North Whitehead

 Why think?  Why not try the experiment?
   -- John Hunter (letter to Edward Jenner)

 The universe is not only queerer than we imagine,
 It's queerer than we *can* imagine.  -- J.B.S. Haldane

 "Bodies in motion tend to remain in motion.  Bodies at rest
 tend to remain in bed."  -- Dave Tewksbury

 Always listen to experts.  They'll tell you what can't be
    done and why. Then do it.
 If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it
    is opinion.  Most 'scientists'  are bottle washers and
    button sorters.
 The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its
    credibility.  And vice versa.
 Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
 The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is
    that science requires reasoning, while those other
    subjects require merely scholarship.
 Expertise in one field does not carry over into other
    fields.  But experts often think so.  The narrower their
    field of knowledge the more likely they are to think so.
 Natural laws have no pity.
 Climate is what we expect.  Weather is what we get.
 A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no

 "If there is a opinion, facts will be found to support
 it." -- Judy Sproles.

 "Rich folks get more strokes."  -- Greg Beil.

 "If A = B and B = C, then A = C except where void or
 prohibited by law".  -- Roy Santoro.

 "Anything that happens enough times to irritate you will
 happen at least once more."  -- Tom Parkins

 Another time his classmates covered an entire desktop
 with infamous nitrogren tri-iodide, an unstable compound
 made from ammonia and iodine that explodes when touched,
 leaving purple stains. They detonated it by throwing a
 paper airplane, blowing the top off the desk.

A man with a new idea is a crank until he succeeds. -- Mark Twain

From: Daemonic Funnies Page on 12/1/97
 We should be careful to get out of an experience only the
 wisdom that is in it - and stop there;  lest we be like
 the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid.  She will
 never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well;
 but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
   -- Mark Twain
 For more Twain quotes see 'Twain on Government' in POLITICAL2.

 "DeepThoughts" by Jack Handey, from Saturday Night Live
 From: humorlist-digest V2 #18 on 98-01-20
 For mad scientists who keep brains in jars, here's a tip:
 why not add a slice of lemon to each jar, for freshness?

From: RFSlick on 98-04-30
 Why do scientists call it research when looking for
 something new?

From: auntieg 98-05-09
 The microwave was invented after a researcher walked
 by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

From: FrankRoesc on 7/20/99
 Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

From: LABLaughs.com on 4/14/2002 (S272c)
 "Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm
  doing."  -- Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

Subj:     Thomas Edison Quotes
          From: LABLaughs.com on 4/17/2002 (S272c)
 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that
  won't work."  -- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

From: LABLaughs.com on 8/19/2003 (S344b)
 Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine percent
 perspiration.  -- Thomas Alva Edison

From: the file Quotes1
 Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent.
 Its sale is proof of utility and utility is success.
   --  Thomas Edison

From: igiggle on 1/2/2004 (S363b)
At the site http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features
 "Genius? Nothing! Sticking to it is the genius! ...
 I've failed my way to success."  -- Thomas Edison

From: Joke-of-the-Day-Mail.com on 8/4/2006 (S497b)
 "If we did all the things that we are capable of doing,
  we would literally astound ourselves."  -- Thomas Edison

From: LABLaughsClean on 6/25/2009 (S648b)
 "Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."
    -- Thomas A. Edison

From: LABLaughsClean on 6/9/2008 (S594b)
 "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt
  discarded is another step forward."  -- Thomas Alva Edison

Also see "Thomas Edison Quote on Mark Twain" (in Political2

From: Joke-Of-The-Day on 4/25/2002 (S273c)
 The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that
 heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!)
 but "That's funny."  -- Isaac Asimov

From: LABLaughs.com on 5/5/2002 (S275c)
 "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition
  that's troublesome."  -- Isaac Asimov

From: LABLaughs.com on 7/6/2002 (S284b)
 Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's
 research.  -- Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

From: Joke-of-the-Day-Mail.com on 11/2/2005 (S458b)
 "Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the
  Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape,
  Whining, Remote Control, and The Force That Pulls Dogs
  Toward The Groins Of Strangers."  -- Dave Barry

From: LABLaughs.com on 6/19/2007 (S544b)
 A study shows that men are hit by lightning four times
 as often as women, usually after saying, "I'll call you."

Subj:     Frank And Ernest Sunday Cartoon (S622c)
          By Bob Thaves
          From: WashingtonPost.com on 12/7/2008
 Source: http://comics.com/affiliate/washington_post/?ComicID=31
 You can see this cute Sunday cartoon about the planets by
 clicking 'HERE'.

Subj:     Runaway Stars (S626)
          From: News.AOL.com
          on 1/10/2009
 Source: http://news.aol.com/article/astronmers-find-new-runaway

 A total of 14 young stars racing through clouds of gas like
 bullets, creating brilliant arrowhead structures and tails
 of glowing gas, have been revealed by NASA's Hubble Space
 Telescope.  You can see the four pictures and read the
 article at the above source, or on my web site by clicking

Subj:     Gravity Test: Hammer Vs. Feather (S672b,d)
          From: Wimp.com on 11/28/2009
 Source: http://www.wimp.com/hammerfeather/

 This video shows Astronaut David Scott in 1971,
 from the Apollo 15, on the lunar surface.  Scott
 was part of the Apollo 15 crew.  He applied Galileo's
 findings about gravity and mass by testing a falcon
 feather and a hammer near the end of the mission.

 Click on the above source, or 'HERE' for my copy,
 to see this forty-nine second video.

Subj:     Carl Sagan: Fourth Dimension Explanation
          From: Wimp.com
          on 7/15/2010 (S704d)
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnURElCzGc0
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/fourthdimension/
 (See 'Exploring Other Dimensions' in Science-Supp)

 In this video, Carl Sagan explains a four-dimensional
 universe in a simple, interesting, and humorous way.
 Click on either source, or 'HERE' for my copy, to
 listen and watch this amazing teacher.

Subj:     Yakko's Universe Song (S737d in StarTrek-Supp)
          From: Wimp.com on 2/23/2011
Drawing from Wikipedia
 Source1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_J5rBxeTIk
 Source2: http://www.wimp.com/tinyspecks/
 Source3: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animaniacs

 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, usually referred to as
 Animaniacs, is an American animated series, distributed by
 Warner Bros. Television and produced by Amblin Entertainment
 and Warner Bros. Animation.  The cartoon was the second
 animated series produced by the collaboration of Steven
 Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation during the animation
 renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

 Yakko Wakko and Dot sing Yakko's Universe Song in this video
 from Oct 1, 2006.  Its funny how a 2 minute song from a
 classic 90s' cartoon can dumb down and teach you something
 the Discovery Channel takes 1 or 2 hours to get explained.

 Click on Source 1 or 2, or 'HERE' for my copy, to see this
 cute, educational cartoon.

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