Lizard Grow

My son was given this lizard as a big brother gift (can’t find online link to product, but here’s a similar toy). Thoughts? Original Size Size After 2 Day Soak Before Measurements Left image Length: 905 pixels Width (between front feet): 275 pixels 1 inch: 90 pixelsRight image Height: 150 pixels 1 inch: 115 pixels […]

Final Oreo Post

Part 1 and Part 2. There have been a couple of questions regarding the validity of my measuring process. The one that irked me the most was the fact that I had never measured the weight of the wafers of the Double Stuf. Was it possible that the wafers for the Oreo and Double Stuf […]

Oreo Verification

So things have gone a bit crazy lately. While on summer vacation, this happened: All for a blog post that I wrote in February. (My previous high for views in one day was 299.) In the original post where my class suggests that the Double Stuf Oreo is only 1.86x stuffed, the data set is […]

Big Ice Cubes

Are big ice cubes worth it? Do they dilute your drink slower? Dr. Drang looks at the math behind it.  This needs some more investigation. Also: sphere icecubes.

Oreo: Original vs. Double vs. Mega

[edit 8/20/13: New post with more data on the weights of Oreos and Double Stuf Oreos.] [edit 8/21/13: And Part 3.] Are Double Stuf Oreos really double stuffed? Some disagreement here: Chris Danielson in part 1 2 and 3 versus Chris Lusto in part 1 and 2. Enter in the Mega Stuf Oreo. Is the Mega Stuf double stuffed, triple stuffed, more???? […]

A Billion Heartbeats

Interesting. As animals get bigger, from tiny shrew to huge blue whale, pulse rates slow down and life spans stretch out longer, conspiring so that the number of heartbeats during an average stay on Earth tends to be roughly the same, around a billion. And … … the surface area a creature uses to dissipate […]

Deadly Nightshade

Our baby is teething and while I was at the pharmacy, I saw a homeopathic remedy for teething babies with the following ingredients: Belladonna, aka Deadly Nightshade, has what percentage of alkaloids? 0.0000000000003% or 3 x 10^-13% Or if we take 1g of “medicine” then there are 3 femtograms, or 3 x 10^-15 grams of […]

iPads save Jetfuel

From paritynews: American Airlines has announced that it has received the permission from FAA to allow its pilots to carry and use iPads in the cockpit during “all phases of flight.” According to the airlines, the tablet will enable pilots to store documentation in electronic form on the iPad which otherwise weighs 15.875 kg (35 […]

Pole to Pole Run

Pat Farmer, an endurance runner, set out to run from the North Pole to the South Pole to raise money for the Red Cross. Utterly awesome. So if he sets off on April 2nd, 2011 and he runs 16 miles a day on the snow, and 50 miles a day on roads and trails, then […]