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Physics is everywhere. From the movement of every object to the only F on your high school report card. So shake off that abject failure and find the humor in such a complex and unseen force that affects our lives so significantly. 

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So, black holes do crazy, reality-defying things like squeezing matter to a literal vanishing point, trapping light so that there's no point of escape, and just casually warp time and space itself. Naturally, a discussion involving Leonard Susskind, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford, is bound to be a mind-blowing one. 

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Guy Proceeds To Get Schooled On Car Safety And Physics

There's something innately satisfying about seeing some pure ignorance come face to face with its rightful comeuppance. In this case, we have a dude get nothing short of a proper schooling on just how car safety and physics works. Suffice to say, it's immensely satisfying. For some more gold from the world of Tumblr, check out this post about a guy's dentist who is giving off intense real life superhero vibes

Guy proceeds to get educated on car safety and physics.
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For all the benefits life on a boat can afford (horrible schedules, really hard work, fear of drowning, seasickness), it turns out there are also some downsides. And upsides. Then back downsides. It's not the most stable lifestyle, let's put it that way. Here are some fun and freaky moments of seemingly impossible physics thanks to that good ol' fixed camera.

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So that's why some water slides at parks are shaped the way that they are. Yay, learning. 

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This gem of a throwback depicts Commander David Scott of the Apollo 15 showing what happens when you drop a hammer and a feather at the same time, when out there chilling on the moon. Basically, as per Galileo's findings, every object falls at the same rate regardless of mass. 

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Tumblr User Commemorates Physics Professor With Purely Wholesome Post

It's not every day that you come across a Tumblr post from a user who honors just how amazing their Physics professor was. For an unfortunate many of us, our time spent in school can end up being much more of a painstaking process, occasionally brought down by teachers that don't bring that life and personality to the stage that students so sorely need to stay engaged. Well, this prof seems like he had the whole thing down to a science. And he wasn't even trying. 

For some more gold from Tumblr check out this post about why Linguini was the unbreakable champion in the movie "Ratatouille." 

A Tumblr user commemorates their Physics professor with a purely wholesome post. | Reasons my new physics prof is adorable kaijuno on first day class he brought his favorite toy truck he child is Argentina and has cute accent and sometimes speaks Spanish on accident teaches us Spanish phrases fun very tall and awkward and has super curly hair falls into his face constantly giggles at his own jokes on second day class he showed us pictures his cat eating salami cat's name is Pants saw his
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This is the kind of professor that every school needs to make sure they get the kids fired up about Physics. This guy's in his 70's and he's out there effortlessly radiating an intoxicating youthful energy. Love all the antics, Prof. 

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Patient Physics Professor Calmly Dismantles Flat Earthers

The flat earthers really have their work cut out for them on this one. Sometimes you've got to meet the irrationality of this world with a hearty serving of cold, hard facts. This physics professor certainly brought his A game. 

An understanding physics professor calmly dismantles the flat earthers | Let's say don't believe world is round can one prove world is round Pedro Teles, PhD Physics, University Porto Updated Wed Buy ticket Paris. Say arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport. Take RER B Gare du Nord. At Gare du Nord, switch RER metro and take line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge. Get off at station Réaumur- Sébastopol ll now be on Boulevard Sébastopol, take left or right, depending on where exit
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When we saw the milk go on we thought it was just an extremely dumb joke, but nah, those toothpicks are doing some cool-ass physics junk.

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Tumblr Thread: Elves Are Flat Earthers With Scary Eyes

This fun Tumblr thread has physicists banding together to illustrate the absurd reality of what elves eyes might look like, while factoring in the curvature of Middle Earth, while they're at it. The resulting picture is an unsettling one, for sure. All in all, it's fun to see how ridiculous things can turn out when logic is applied to a fantasy world. 

Get some more Tumblr fun here with this dog that figured out how to herd Lawn Roomba.

A funny Tumblr thread points out how creepy elves' eyes are from Lord of the Rings | O colonelmagpie Theory: Nobody who writes physics textbook gives any fucks Evidence: Q2S.12 J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord Rings (volume 2, p. 32 Legolas Elf claims be able accurately count horsemen and discern their hair color (yel- low) 5 leagues away on bright, sunny day. Make appropriate estimates and argue Legolas must have very strange-looking eyes, have some means nonvisual perception, or have made lucky guess 1
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Dudes do the Math on If a Fart Could Propel Someone in Zero G

Finally, the answer to the question that's been burning you up inside for years. Given that this is all about getting around space using the force of pushing gases out of valves, this is technically rocket science. For another fun physics lesson, here's Tumblr uncovering the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever. For more fart stuff, here's deaf kids learning about farts.

Guys chat about the math and physics using farts as propulsion in space | If floating zero g with no momentum essentially stuck space space station and, let's say there are handholds nearby 1 meter away and way 90kg hard would have fart propel body nearest handhold weigh Completely dependent on fast want get there As fast as possible suppose need determine capabilities human anus withstand explosive forces. don't know if fart would have propelling force similar on Earth as zero g
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Uh, this is easily the coolest thing I've seen all year, and it's an old video. Science is awesome. 

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Times Gravity Gave People The Middle Finger

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share the times that gravity ended up being a big jerk to them. You can fight it all you want, but gravity always wins. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to the times that gravity gave people the middle finger | Weaselux 4d Usually at top 5m ladder and fumble my electrical tape. 5m doesn't seem long way until climbed 300 times
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Physics Professor Smoothly Dismantles Flat Earthers

Flat earthers really have their work cut out for them with this one. Hard to argue with the facts when they're presented in such a well-organized manner like this. 

Physics professor smoothly dismantles flat earth theory.
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