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Index T - Z

Monday, December 01, 2008


 

Index T-Z

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T

Tablecloth trick, 1.164, 1.230
Tacoma
Narrows Bridge collapse, 2.4, 2.4

Tae-kwon-do punch, 1.45
Takeoff illusion, 1.17

Tang grain behavior, 2.106

Tape, glow, 5.17, 5.17

Tape measure, dangerous when retracting, 1.154

Tattoos, magnetic effects, 5.40, 5.40, 5.42

Taylor, Charles, vehicle, 1.219
Tea
       leaves, 2.25

       pouring from rotating platform (Coriolis force), 1.242
       roll patterns in, 2.90

Teapot effect, 2.51

Tears of strong wine, 2.88

Teeshirt optics, 6.86, 6.159
Teeth
        thermal properties of fillings, 4.53
        tingling of fillings, 5.27
Telegraph lines, magnetic effects, 5.47

Telephone wire sounds, 3.2

Television snow illusion, 7.30

Tennis, 1.79, 2.13

Termite mounds, temperatures, 4.83

Thames River tunnel, 4.72

The Birds, movie, 2.166
Thermal expansion and contraction, 4.53

Thermoremanent magnetism (TRM), 5.39

Thin-film optics, 6.114

Thixotropic fluids, 2.58, 2.58

Throat singing, 3.6

Throw-in, football (soccer), 1.162, 1.228

Throwing cards, 2.10
Throwing hot water into very cold air, 4.16, 4.16
Thrust SSC, 3.54, 6.28
Thunder, 3.56, 4.74

Tia Maria patterns, 2.89, 2.89
Tibetan singing bowls, 2.74
Tides, 2.33
         Bay of Fundy, 2.34
         tidal bores, 2.32
Tiger beetles, optics, 6.115

Tigers, roaring, 3.10

Tightrope walking, 1.91

Tippy tops, 1.106

Tires
        balancing, 1.176
        distortion, 1.151
        electric conduction, 5.9

        squealing, 3.42

Toads, 1.27

Toast, tumbling, 1.99, 1.99

Toilet paper tearing, 1.93

Toilets,
       blowing raspberries, 3.90
       flatulence, 3.92
       functioning, 2.41
       toilet paper tearing, 1.93
       toilet stall electric field, 5.52
       whoopee cushion, 3.89
Tomahawks, 1.29

Tomatoes, speckle on, 6.124

Tongue, on cold pole, 4.26
Tongue, stuck in bottle, 4.73

Tooth filling, electrical effect, 5.27

Toothpick trick, 1.251
Tops,
       eggs, spinning, 1.107, 1.107
       inverting top, 1.106, 1.106
       personalities, 1.104
       tippy top, 1.106, 1.106
Tornados

      formation, 2.36, 2.372.36
      green skies, 6.12

      sparking, 5.29

Total internal reflection, 6.84
Totems, 1.239
Towel popping sounds, 3.59

Toys, 
      aircannon vortex, 2.40
      boomerang, 2.9
      bullroarer, Australian, 3.81
      diabolo, 1.108
      domino
            amplifier, 1.68, 1.68
            chain reaction, 1.68, 1.68
            human chain reaction, 1.68
            stacking, 1.68
      dunking bird, 4.62
      fiddlestrick, 1.160
      flying toys modeled on helicopter seeds, 2.11
      hula hoop, 1.84
      inverting top, 1.106 
      juggling, 1.25
      jumping beans, 1.39, 1.39
      kaleidoscope, 6.65
      kite, 2.6
      lasso, 1.84
      leaning tower of blocks, 1.66
      Lego blocks, 1.66
      putt-putt boat, 4.52, 4.52     
      radiometer, 4.91, 4.91
      rattleback, 1.109, 1.109
      rotor on notched stick, 1.161, 1.161
      slinky
            falling, 1.249
            stairs, descending, 1.65
            treadmill, 1.65
            whistler, acoustic, 3.78
      Super Ball, 1.76, 1.76
      tippy top, 1.106, 1.106 
      too quick to slide, 1.156
      top,
            rotation, 1.104
            inverting, 1.106, 1.106
      tube, singing corrugated, 3.39
      yo-yo, 1.85-1.86
Traffic
       platoons, 1.2
       shock waves, 1.3

Trains,
       collision, 1.13
       hunting (searching) by wheels, 1.182 
       jackknifing, 1.72
       passing trains, aerodynamics, 2.3, 2.3
       sonic boom, tunnel, 3.55
       train surfing, 1.199
Transmission through envelope, 6.86

Transmission through shower door, 6.88, 6.90

Transparent animals, 6.90, 6.90
Transparent skin, 6.906.90
Trebuchets, 1.31

Trees

        falling, 1.69

        oscillating, 1.132

        water flow in, 2.136

Triboelectricity, 5.8, 5.53

Tritium gun sights, 6.161
Truck,
        falls onto car, 1.229
        in strong wind, 1.227
        Knight Rider (television) stunt, 1.226
       
loading and unloading, novel, 1.164
Tug-of-war, 1.173

Tumbleweeds, 2.186
Tunnel
         aerodynamics of trains, 2.3, 2.3
         fire, 4.95
         pressure effects with champagne, 4.72
         sonic booms from trains, 3.55
         through Earth's center, 1.141, 1.141

Turkey, cooking, 4.80
Twilight duration, 6.142

Twilight purple light, 6.145

Twining plants, 1.206
Twinkies in UV light, 6.134

Twinkling stars, 6.32

Twin tower collapses, 1.48
Tyndall figures in ice, 4.22

U

Ultraviolet light and tee-shirts, 6.159
Ultraviolet, seeing in, 6.154

Umbrellas, optics, 6.104

Underwater hearing, 3.26

Underwater vision,
      Anableps anableps, 7.19
      fish seeing fisherman, 6.85
      humans, penguins, crocodiles, 7.18
Unicycle riders, 1.116

Upside down racing, 2.1
Upward streamers, lightning, 5.1, 5.7

V

V , bird flight, 2.18, 2.18
V-1 and V-2 rockets
       flipping by British pilots, 2.20
       sounds (sonic boom), 3.54
Vacuum collapse, 4.54
van Gogh, Vincent
        Red Vineyard at Arles, 6.47, 7.6 
        Starry Night, 7.6,
        Sunflowers and bee vision, 7.54

Variable displays, 6.109

Varnish, optics, 6.131

Vaseline in UV light, 6.134

Vegetables, musical, 3.91
Veins, blue, 6.123

Velvet, optics of, 6.132

Venus and the visual blister effect, 7.27

Venus, spokes seen on, 7.4

Vernal equinox and eggs, 1.138, 1.138
Verne, Jules, 6.93
V formation, birds, 2.18, 2.18
Videos, fake 
        catching a melon with your face, 2.169
        cell phones popping popcorn, 4.101
        liquid mountaineering, 2.169
        Nike football commercial, 1.78
Vikings, 6.30, 6.127

Violins

        bowing, 3.34

        flashing, 3.35

Viscoelastic creep, 1.142

Vision
        insect, 6.117, 6.117
        pinhole reading, 7.33, 7.33       
        underwater, 6.85, 7.18, 7.19

Visual latency, 7.23

Volcano
       sandblasting cockpit window, 6.105
       shock waves, 3.54
       sky colors, 6.8
       sound waves hopping, 3.18
       sparking, 5.30, 5.30

Vortex
       bath tub, 2.23, 2.23 
       bottle, 2.168
       cannon, 2.40
       coffee cup, 2.24
       dust devils, 2.39
       fire devil, 4.82
       fog devils, 2.39
       large-scale, 2.23 
       Miller Lite vortex bottle, 2.168
       ring, 2.40
       steam devils, 2.39
       tea leaves and olives, 2.25
       tornado, 2.36
       tornado, looking up into, 2.37
       waterspouts, 2.38
Voss-Andreae, Julian, sculpture, 6.77

W

Wakes, water, 2.68

Walking, Groucho, 1.259
Walking in space, 4.5
Walking on hot coals, 4.8, 4.9
Walking or running on water,
           Criss Angel magic act, 6.89
           liquid mountaineering (fake video), 2.169 
           lizards, 2.42, 2.58, 2.169
           water and corn starch slurry, 2.58
           water striders, 2.802.85, 2.169
Wallis, Barnes, 1.94
Wall, climbing by robots, 5.54
Wall, hanging a bottle, 1.221
Wall mirage, 6.28, 6.28
Wall of Death, 1.211
Wammy doddle toy, 1.61
War
         see Weapons (below)
         acoustic shadows, Civil War, 3.19, 3.19
         airplane shock wave, 3.54, 3.54
         Big Bertha, 1.136
         Caesar's escape, 2.165
         dambusters, World War II, 1.94, 1.94
         Falkland Islands, long range artillery, 1.136
          sound mirrors, airplane detection, 3.85
Washboard road, 1.185, 1.185
Water and block puzzle, 2.164
Water bells, 2.101

Water balloons, 4.94
Water freezing, sounds, 4.16, 4.16

Waterhouse, John William, 6.75
Water, free standing, 2.181
Water, running or walking on,
           Criss Angel magic act, 
6.89
           liquid mountaineering (fake video), 2.169 
           lizards,
2.42, 2.58, 2.169
           water and corn starch slurry, 2.58
           water striders, 2.80, 2.85, 2.169
Water sheets, 2.101
Water striders, 2.80, 2.85, 6.89
Water-walking insects, 2.85

Water waves, 2.73
Water, weight of, 2.191
Water wells, 4.92

Waterfalls,
          acoustics, 3.17
          falling over Niagara Falls, 1.195
          ground oscillations, 2.118

Watering during sunlight, 6.92

Waterspouts, 2.38

Waves, water
        Benjamin Franklin, oil, water waves, 2.73
        bow wave riding, dolphin, porpoise, 2.70, 2.70
        oil and water waves, 2.73
        pond resonance, 2.67, 2.67
        porpoise bow riding, 2.70, 2.70
        rogue waves, 2.64, 2.64
        sandbar reflections, 2.132
        seiches, 2.67, 2.67
        solitary wave, 2.31
        through narrow opening
        turning toward beach, 2.65
        waves on falling water stream, 2.100
        wave suppression by rain, 2.133
Weapons
        Archimedes death ray,
6.81
        atlati, 1.27
        back splatter, Kennedy assassination, 
1.146
        bergship (iceberg aircraft carrier), 2.160
        Big Bertha, 1.136
        blowgun, 1.244
        body armor,
             Kelvar, 1.130,
1.130
             Linothorax, Alexander the Great 1.130
        bola, 1.30
        bullet
             shot into wood block, 1.267
             shot into water container,
1.146
             shot upward, falling back down, 1.112, 1.112
             spinning on ice
1.236
        cards, thrown as weapons, 2.10, 2.10
        catapult, 1.31
        dambusters of World War II, 1.94, 1.94
        Falkland Islands, long range artillery, 1.136
        firestorm,
4.82
        Garfield assassination, 5.41
        Geoffrey Pyke, bergship, 2.160
        gun sights, quark transformation, 6.161
        rotating bombs, 1.94, 1.94
        shooting yourself down, 2.155, 2.155
        siege machine, 1.31
        shooting along a slope, 1.174
        slings, 1.28
        swords,
1.198
        tomahawks, 1.29
        trebuchets, 1.31
        V1 and V2 rockets, 
               flipping by pilots,
2.20
               sounds, 3.54
        whip, 3.59
Web, spider, optics effects, 6.105

Weight lifting, 1.41

Weissenberg effect, 2.61

Welding, humps and beading, 2.81

Wet tee-shirt optics, 6.159
Wetting,
         bird droppings (poop) on car, 2.98
         coffee stains, 2.91, 2.91
         cookie dunking, 2.95
         drops and films on solids, 2.84
         lotus effect, 2.93
         paintbrushes and hair, 2.95
         sandcastles, 2.86
Whales, and bubbles, 2.79

Whales, sounds, 3.16

Whammy doddle toy, 1.161
Wheel of Death, 1.205
Wheel, rotating, image, 1.247
Whimmy doddle toy, 1.61
Whiplash injury, 1.14

Whip move, roller derby, 1.231
Whips, sounds, 3.59

Whirl-a-gig beetles, 6.115

Whirlpools, large scale, 2.23
Whispering, 3.22

Whispering galleries, 3.62, 3.63

Whiskey pub trick, 2.120
Whistlers

        culvert, 3.77, 3.77

        Slinky, 3.78

Whistling, 3.3

Whiteouts, 6.55
Whoopee cushion noise, 3.89
Widget, Guinness, 2.76
Witchita Lineman, 3.2
William Tell overture, 3.86
Window cleaner fall, 1.49
Wind sounds, 3.1

Wind towers, 4.83

Wind, truck blow-over, 1.227
Wind-chill index, 4.56

Window scratches, optics, 6.105, 6.106

Window, glass flow, 2.57

Window
        air traffic controller’s, 6.63
        frost flowers, 4.111
        multiple images in, 6.79
Windrows, 2.137

Windshield 
        optics, 6.106, 6.106
        spots in polarized light, 6.129
        thrown through, 1.253

Wine
         cork removal, 1.213, 2.196 
         evaporation pattern, 2.193
         tears of strong wine, 2.88

Wineglass
        bar trick with sound, 3.43
        optics (caustics) of, 6.98
        shattering with voice, 3.44, 3.44
        singing, 3.43
Wing, race car aerodynamics, 2.1, 2.1 
Wintergreen mint, glow, 5.19, 5.19

Winter solstice, 6.23, 6.23
Wires, sound from, 3.2
Wobbling coins and bottles, 1.110, 1.110
Wooden mirrors, 6.165
Woodpeckers, 1.10

World Trade Center collapses, 1.48

Worm grunting, 1.224
Wormholes in ice cubes, 4.21

Worst Hard Time, The, 5.29
Wrestling, 1.111

X
X rays, peeling tape,  5.17
Y

Yardangs, 2.112

Yard-of-ale, 2.120, 2.120

Yogurt (yoghurt) pattern, 2.159
Yo-yo, 1.85, 1.86, 1.85

Z

Zodiacal light, 6.149


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