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Newspaper articles discussing stories in The Flying Circus of Physics

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


News items 2005-2008

Some of the FCP stories have been discussed in various newspaper articles. Most of the articles were written by Bill and Rich Sones in their very popular column “Strange but True.” Their book Can a Guy Get Pregnant? can be purchased from Amazon.com by using the link in the Store (do you see the button in the menu at the left side of the screen?). Here are links to some of the articles that are posted on the web for free viewing. You can find more (but they may not be for free) with a Google “News” search for “Jearl Walker.”

Tree snakes that can glide through the air
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_north/northislandmidweek/lifestyles/45223282.html

Santa’s view of colored lights

http://www.richmond.com/science-technology/1292

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2006/12/21/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0551.rtf.aspx

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061222/NEWS01/612220334

Leidenfrost effect

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2006/07/31/why_does_a_drop_of_water_dance_on_a_hot_pan/

http://www.kennislink.nl/web/show?id=142837 (photo of me)

Catching a baseball in a long fall

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2008/03/13/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0711.aspx

http://newsok.com/article/3195362/1200969672

Freezing hot water

http://www.readthehook.com/Stories/2005/03/24/strangeButTrueSockItToMePi.html

Hanging a spoon from the nose

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/12/13/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0650.rtf.aspx

http://newsok.com/article/3154296/1193109366

Stadium wave

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061229/NEWS01/612290321

Mirage

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700225616,00.html

Insect plumes

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/10/04/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0640.rtf.aspx

http://www.richmond.com/performing-arts/2101

Shocks between cars

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/07/05/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0627.rtf.aspx

Falling elevator

http://newsok.com/failed-elevator-look-before-leap/article/3264161/?tm=1214861809

Lightning and cows

http://www.readthehook.com/Stories/2005/04/14/strangeButTrueMilkShakeToo.html

Story about the FCP talk

http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-26688339_ITM

http://www.thisweeknews.com/live/contentbe/EPIC_shim.php?story=sites/thisweeknews/011107/common/News/011107-News-289598.html

Knuckle cracking sound

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/01/25/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0604.rtf.aspx

Supersonic cough

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/05/31/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0622%20REFEED%20PLEASE.rtf.aspx

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070525/NEWS01/705250330

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,660212979,00.html?pg=2

Bioluminescence

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/08/30/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0635.rtf.aspx

Speaking after inhaling helium

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/11/01/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0644.rtf.aspx

Twinkies glow in ultraviolet

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070119/NEWS01/701190355/-1/NEWS

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,660225138,00.html

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,650211013,00.html

Swirling milk into coffee

http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051010/FREE/51010004/1002&Profile=1002

Throwing a football

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695211215,00.html

Penguin voices

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695196913,00.html

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/09/20/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0638.rtf.aspx

The visual appearance of bad coffee

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700250390,00.html

Human gases

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695225617,00.html

http://newsok.com/article/3168318/1194909141

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2008/01/03/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0701.rtf.aspx

Carrying a load balanced on your head

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695264650,00.html

http://newsok.com/article/3233070/1208813956

Longest skid marks on record

http://newsok.com/article/3208517/1203990867

The first views inside a body

http://newsok.com/article/3198122/1201569239

Grass is greener on the other side of the fence

http://newsok.com/article/3229871/1208209090

World record for lifting

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,650207400,00.html

Brazil nut effect

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,660201326,00.html

Looking into tornado funnel

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,650214799,00.html

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/02/01/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0605.rtf.aspx

Giant tug of war

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,650223715,00.html

Singing in the shower

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/11/22/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0647.rtf.aspx

http://newsok.com/article/3143462/1191895041

Ski balloon for survival

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070413/NEWS01/704130333/-1/NEWS

Gyroscope hidden in luggage

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2006/11/23/STRANGEBUTTRUE0547.rtf.aspx

Dead water

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/06/07/strange0623.aspx

House hopping

http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,645199295,00.html

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2006/11/09/STRANGE%20BUT%20TRUE%200545.doc.aspx

Don’t urinate onto an electrified rail

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070316/NEWS01/703160336/-1/NEWS

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/03/29/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0613.rtf.aspx

Eavesdropping with echoes

http://www.richmond.com/science-technology/1269

Graveyard reflections

http://newsok.com/rockies-experiment-with-baseballs-backfires/article/3247931/

Sounds of snapping shrimp

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/07/19/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0629.rtf.aspx

Phosphenes

http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=461&fArticleId=3256706

David and Goliath

http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/08/16/STRANGEBUTTRUE-0633.rtf.aspx

Human cannonball

http://www.aldiatx.com/sharedcontent/dws/aldia/main-lead/stories/DN-statefair-cannonball_28dia.ART.State.Edition1.42fe1cb.html

Should you run or walk through rain?
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hshow2712695723apr24,0,5278420.column 
http://sz-magazin.sueddeutsche.de/texte/anzeigen/28423 (German)

Truth behind proverbs

http://www.cleveland.com/living/index.ssf/2009/03/ignorance_is_bliss_the_old.html

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