UPDATE: I made these picks without Joy’s input and after watching them, she has asked me to label them as “Not-Joy-Endorsed.” In hindsight, it was a long, busy week and I may have been under duress when I made my selections. Hope no one was offended.
Thanks to all who voted in last weeks Fave Five Friday poll. The winner was “Shake It Off” by Walk off the Earth! Joy and I found some more great music videos on YouTube this week. If you haven’t already been infected by that earworm called “About About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, I’d like to know what rock you’ve been living under. Is there room for one more?! Enjoy these covers and parodies of her hit song.
Here’s All About that Bass sung in Family Guy and King of the Hill voices.
And here’s two space themed parodies. “All About That Space”:
And “All About That Base”:
And we felt like sharing another cool science video this week so here’s a new one from the Slo-Mo masters. Most fluids have constant viscosity (how thick they are and how they flow), which is only affected by changes in temperature or pressure. Non-Newtonian fluids change their viscosity or flow behavior under stress. If you apply a force to such fluids (say you hit, shake or jump on them), the sudden application of stress can cause them to get thicker and act like a solid, or in some cases it results in the opposite behaviour and they may get runnier than they were before. Wanna see this behavior in super-slow motion??
Because it’s No-Shave November I’ve been trying to grow a beard this month. I was about to give up and just shave it when a friend sent me this video, now I must “Obey the Beard!”