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The Flying Circus of Physics,

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A

Abandoned mines, 4.96
Acceleration records, 1.11
Accidents, 
     Airplane crash landing on water, 1.218
     Airplane, sucked from, 2.158     
     Bridge collapse, 1.214, 2.4, 2.4
     Bunk-bed death, 1.260
     Burning hospital gurneys, 5.16
     Camel-car collision, 1.215
     Car crashes, 1.12
     Cars sliding on ice, 1.202
     Cat, long fall, 1.51
     Cranes falling down, 1.206
     Empire State Building, airplane crash, 1.54
     Feline high-rise syndrome, 1.51
     Fuel fires at fueling stations, 5.9
     Head-banging, detached retina, 1.11
     Lightning -- people, cows, sheep, 5.2
     Manhole explosions, 4.109
     Methane explosion, 5.4
     Mine explosions due to lightning, 5.4
     Moose-car collision, 1.215
     Pedestrian throw by car, 1.215
     Quicksand, 2.1022.102
     Railroad tanker collapse, 4.54
     Rogue waves, 2.64
     Ski jump, 2.7
     Skywalk collapse, 1.47
     Submerged car escape, 2.189
     Sucked from airplane, 2.158
     Sugar plant explosion, 5.11
     Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse, 2.4, 2.4
     Tattoos and MRI, 5.40
     Thrown through windshield, 1.253
     Truck falls on car, 1.229
     Truck fast turning, 1.239
     Tunnel fire, 4.95
     Turkeys, fire while cooking, 4.80
     Window cleaner fall, 1.49

Acoustic mirror effect, bats, 3.24
Acoustic mirrors, 3.85
Acoustic resonance bar trick, 3.43
Acoustic sculpture, 3.86
Acoustic shadows, 3.19, 3.19

Adhesive tape glow, 5.17, 5.17
Adherence by water, 1.57, 1.57
Aeolian tones, 3.2

Aerosol can, flame from, 5.12

Afterimages, 7.15, 7.15, 7.16
Ahlborg, Nadia 1.141
Aikido, 1.55, 1.111

Airbag, 1.46
Air-mix machine, 2.162
Air traffic controller’s windows, 6.63, 6.79

Aircraft,
      bullets, 2.155, 2.158
     
contrails, 2.20
      crash into wall, 1.12 
      discharging,
5.29
      g-loc in pilots, 2.46
      landing on water, 1.218 
      running out of fuel,
1.18
      shooting yourself down, 2.155
      shock front, 6.100
      sucked from an airplane, 2.158
      volcano effect on, 6.105

Aircraft carrier of ice, 2.160
Aircraft carrier, takeoff, 1.17

Air bag, 1.46
Air blast, 3.58

Airplane, see Aircraft (above) 
Aldrete, Gregory, armor, 1.130
Ale, 2.120 
Alexander the Great, 1.130, 2.165
Alexandria harbor,
2.165
Alexandrite effect, 6.96

Alice in Wonderland  1.141
Alligator death roll, 1.209
Alpine glow, 6.145

Aluminum foil and tooth, 5.27

Amplifier, electric guitar, 5.45

Amusement park, 
 
         carnival bottle swing, 1.177
          Ferris wheel, 1.19, 1.19
          flea circus, 1.200

          roller coaster, scariest car, 1.19, 1.19
Anableps anableps, vision, 7.19

Anamorphic art, 6.77, 6.77

Ancient constructions, 
         Alexandria harbor, 2.165
         Easter Island statues, erecting, 1.62
         Echoes and acoustic resonance, 3.65-3.66
         Egyptian pyramids, erecting, 1.64
         Mayan pyramid echoes, 3.65
         Newgrange, acoustics, 6.66
         Newgrange, roofbox optics, 6.236.23
         Rock-art echoes, 3.66, 3.66
         Stonehenge, erecting, 1.63
         Temple of Kukulkan, echoes, 3.65, 3.65
Anderson, Paul, lifting, 1.41

Andes glow, 5.21

Angel, Criss, magic, 1.210, 6.89
Animals
         alligator
               death roll,
1.209
               gastroliths, 2.49 
         anableps anableps vision,
7.19
         ant, desert navigation, 6.128, 6.128
         armadillo huddling, 4.4, 4.4
         basilisk lizard, run on water, 2.42, 2.58, 6.89
         bats,
                detection of insect,
3.24, 3.24
                detection of flower, 3.25
         bees
               electrical effects, 5.32
               navigation, 7.38              
 
              thermal attack on hornet, 4.3, 4.3
               Van Gogh painting, 7.54
         beetle,
               bombardier,
2.50
               click, leaping, 1.40         
               colors,
6.1156.95, 6.158         
         bird
               flocking,
2.166         
               vee formation in flying,
2.18
         butterfly 
               colors,
6.115 
               vision,
6.117, 6.117
         camels jumping over 1.38
         cat,
               charged,
5.8
               chimney climbing, 1.60
               falling, 1.511.51
               purring, 3.8
               rotating, 1.97        
         chiton, mineral eyes,
7.51
         dinosaur sound, 3.9, 3.9
         dog, charged, 5.8
         dolphin, bow wave riding, 2.70, 2.70
         elephant, snorkeling, 2.53
         fly, in gun blast, 2.185
         frog, transparent, 6.90
         giraffe, blood pressure, 2.47
         hornet, killed thermally by bees, 4.3, 4.3 
         insects,
                polarized light, windows,
6.126
                water walking, 2.85, 2.85
         mollusk, mineral eyes, 7.51
         moth
                jumping beans,
1.39, 1.39
                vision, 6.117, 6.117  
         penguin
                huddling,
4.4, 4.4
                leaping, 1.197
                vision, 7.18
                voices,
3.15
         platypus, electric field detection, 5.56
         porpoise, bow wave riding, 2.70, 2.70
         prairie dog, 2.22
         scorpion, wave detection, 1.127, 1.127
         sand worms of Dune, 1.224
         shrimp, fatal acoustic wave, 3.50, 3.50 
         snakes,
                clinging,
1.243
                gliding, 2.12
                infrared detection by, 4.1, 4.1
                slithering, 1.233
                squirrels, 4.1
         squirrel versus snake, 4.1
         water striders, 2.85, 2.85
Antenna oscillation, 1.183

Antibubbles, 2.124

Anticounterfeiting
          color-shifting inks, 6.119, 6.119
          optically variable devices, 6.109

Ants

        electrical effects, 5.33
        navigation, 6.128, 6.128, 7.38
        nest ventilation, 2.22

Aphids, 2.94

Apple piles, pressure under, 2.140

Apples, speckle on, 6.124

Aquatic insects, 2.80, 6.115, 6.126, 7.38

Arago spot, 6.151, 6.151

Arch formation in granular flow, 2.105, 2.107

Archaeology, magnetic effects, 5.39

Archer fish, 6.85
Archery, 1.131, 7.9

Archimedes death ray, 6.81

Architecture 
       see Ancient Structures (above),
       see Buildings (below)
       Katrina Hurricane, New Orleans, 2.156
       Leaning Tower of Pisa, 1.67, 1.67
Armadillo huddling, 4.4

Armor, body, 1.130, 1.130
Arrow catching, 7.9
Art,
       acoustic sculpture, 3.86
       anamorphic art, 6.77, 6.77       
       bees and, 7.54 
       Bue Meanies in The Yellow Submarine, 7.22
       depth in oil paintings, 7.14
       glossy velvet and varnish, 6.131
       impressionism, 7.10
       kaleidoscope, 6.65
       Mach bands, 7.25
       Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 6.75, 6.75
       Missing moon in Munch painting, 6.61
       Mona Lisa's smile, 7.31
       Munch's Girls on the Pier, 6.61 
       Munch's The Scream, 6.8
       Op art, 7.13, 7.13
       pointillistic paintings, 7.11
       poured, 2.188 
       Renaissance art and optical projectors, 6.76
       Rower, Holten, poured art, 2.188
       Seddon's Pyramids of Gizeh6.15
       traffic control, 6.77
       van  Gogh's Red Vineyard at Arles, 6.47, 7.6
       van Gogh's Starry Night, 7.6
       van Gogh's Sunflowers, 7.54
       Waterhouse's I am half sick of shadows, 6.75
       Wigan's miniature art, 5.8
Aspen
trees, colors, 6.121

Astronaut maneuvering, 1.97

Atlatl, 1.27

Atmospheric physics
        art, 6.15
        blue moon, 6.50, 6.50
        city lights, 6.17, 6.17
        earthshine, 6.43, 6.43
        ice blink, 6.20, 6.20
        mirage, 6.28, 6.28
        moonbow, 6.2, 6.2
        rainbow, 6.1, 6.1
        red sky, Australia, 6.5
Audience scanning, lasers, 6.164
Auroras

        formation, 5.46

        sounds, 3.80

Australian red dawn, 6.5
Avalanche balloon, 2.109, 2.109

Avalanches, snow, 2.114

Avalanche victim, sounds, 3.71

B

Backdrafts, 4.79
Backpacks on bungees, 1.196
Bacteria and electric field, 5.8, 5.8

Bacteria and surgery, 5.31
Baked Alaska, 4.98
Balancing
       baseball bat,
1.239
       bicycle, 1.239
       blocks, 1.66
       bottle on cigarette lighter, 1.164
       bowling balls, 1.201
       bricks,
1.239
       building, 1.204
       building cranes, 1.206
       bus, The Italian Job movie, 1.216
       car and train surfing, 1.199
       chair, 1.239
       climbing stairs on your head, 1.254
       coin on folded paper edge,
1.91       
       coins,
1.239
       Chinese totems, 1.239
       dominoes and domino amplifier, 1.68
       eggs, 1.138
       hammer, 1.217
       lorry, 1.217
       rods, circus act, 
1.238
       stones and bowling balls, 1.201
       toys, 1.239
       truck turning, 1.239
       two-finger handstand, 1.239
       unicycle, 1.116
Ball bouncing, 1.76,
1.76
Ball in stream, 2.144, 2.144

Ball lightning, 5.5, 5.5

Ballet, 1.35, 1.100

Ballistospore fungi catapult, 2.99

Ball of Death, 1.211
Balloons
        ascent, 2.56
        bursting, 1.212 
        inflating, 4.70
        in stream, 2.144
        
flying with, 2.56, 2.56
Banana, potassium-40, 4.101
Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 6.75, 6.75
Barchan dunes, 2.111

Barroom physics, see Pub physics
Bartell, Scott, armor, 1.130
Baseball,
        aerodynamics, 2.16
        baseball and basketball falling together,
1.43
        catching fly ball, 1.21
        ball dropped from great height, 1.22
        hitting a baseball, 1.23
        humidifying, practice of, 1.23
        seeing the ball in flight, 7.9

Basilisk lizard, 2.42, 2.58, 6.89

Basketball,
         baseball and basketball falling together,
1.43
         free throw, 1.33, 1.33, 1.34
         hang time, 
1.35,
         spin, use of, 1.228

Bathroom,
         bathtub optics, 6.85
         colored rings in misty mirror, 6.110
         electric field in toilet stall, 5.52
         electrostatic charging by splashing, 5.13
         eyeglass condensation, 4.66
         mirrors, foggy, 4.65
         plumbing rumbling, 3.47
        
sausage shadow effect, 6.99
         shadows in the water, 6.99
         shaver cuttings on water, 2.150
         shower curtain, flutter, 2.21
         shower-door optics, 6.88
         steam devils, 2.39
         toilets, 2.41
         viewing through water surface, 6.85
         vortex, bathtube, 2.23
         wet towel popping, 3.59
Bats, sound detection by, 3.24, 3.24, 3.25

Battery, lemon, 5.27

Bay of Fundy, 2.34

Beach physics
          cusps, 2.72

          sand 
sounds, 2.69
          reflection glitter, 6.39
          sand wetness, 2.102

          stone skipping, 1.94
          surfing, 2.69
          surf skimmer, 2.130
          waves, 2.65, 2.69, 2.72

Bead lightning, 5.5

Beading on liquid threads, welding, 2.81

Beamon, Bob, record long jump, 1.38

Beano stick, 1.161
Beanstalk, 1.137

Béarnaise sauce, 5.37

Beating of penguin sounds, 3.15

Beatles
        Blue Meanies, 7.22

        Paul is Dead, 3.86
Bed of nails, 1.56, 1.56

Bedouins, black robes, 4.59

Beer, see also Pub physics
        beer boot, 2.120
        bottle caps, 2.190 
        bubble paths,
2.123,
        bubbles,
2.76,  2.76,
        can, crushed,
1.229 
        cooling by evaporation,
4.61
        fast pouring, 2.194
        fizzing, 3.84
        foam, 2.77,
        freezing,
4.24, 4.24
        
glass, optics of, 6.136
        beer spots on bottle caps, 2.190
        yard-of-ale, 2.120, 2.120
Bees,
        electrical effects, 5.32
        navigation, 7.38
        thermal attack on hornet, 4.3, 4.3
        van Gogh's Sunflowers, 7.54
        vision, 7.54
Beetles

        click beetle, 1.40       
        colors, 6.115, 6.158
        fog basking, 4.67

        optics, 6.115, 6.95

        remote fire sensing by, 4.2

        somersaults, 1.40

Beever, Julian, sidewalk art, 6.77
Bell
, Alexander Graham, 5.41

Bell, cathedral, 1.121

Belt of Venus, 6.14

Benard cells, 2.90

Bends, 2.52

Bergship (iceberg aircraft carrier), 2.160
Bergy seltzer, 3.70
Bernoulli effect,
         ball floating in air stream, 2.144
         passing trains, 2.3
         reversing
egg, 
2.50
         upside down racing, 2.1
Berry, Michael, 7.28, 7.28
Beta emission, 4.101, 6.161
Bicycles, 1.20, 1.80

Bicycle wheel rotation image, 1.247
Big Bertha artillery, 1.136

Big-horn sheep, 1.10, 1.61

Billiard shots, 1.74

Birds
         droppings, 2.98, 5.22

         flight, 2.18, 2.18
         flocks, 2.166
         spinning, 2.27

         transmission lines, 2.98, 5.22

Bishop’s ring, 6.9

Black robes in desert, 4.59

Black velvet, optics, 6.131

Blind spot

        side-view mirror, 6.74, 6.74

        vision, 7.3, 7.3

Blister effect, visual, 7.27

Block stacking, 1.66

Blood cells, seeing motion, 7.4

Blood pressure sounds, 3.49

Blood veins, color, 6.123
Blowguns, 1.244
Blue arcs, visual, 7.44

Blue jay, colors, 6.115

Blue Meanies, visual effects, 7.22

Blue moon, 6.50, 6.50 
Blue mountains, 6.6

Blue ribbon, sea horizon’s, 6.141

Blue skin, 6.115, 6.122,

Boats, 
        drawn together, 2.128
       canal water level, 2.30
       dead water, 2.352.35
      
 dry dock, 2.45
       lead bar in boat, puzzle, 2.43           
       sailboats, 2.161
       wakes, 2.68
Bobsleds, 1.155

Body armor, 1.130, 1.130
Boiling water ordeal, 4.88

Boiling water

        process, 4.43

        sounds, 3.51

Bolas, 1.30

Bomb, rotating, 1.94, 1.94
Bombardier beetle, 2.50, 250
Bond, James, movie, 2.158
Books,
        Alice in Wonderland, falling through Earth, 1.141
        The Desert of Ice, Jules Verne, ice lens, 6.93
        The Little Prince, gravitation, 1.157
        The Worst Hard Time, electric discharge, 5.29
Book spinning, 1.96

Boomerang, 2.9

Booming sand, 3.69, 3.69

Bore, tidal, 2.32

Bottle cap, beer spots, 2.190
Bottle resonance,
         Blue Man group, 3.9
         dinosaur resonance, 3.9, 3.9
         tapping, buzzing, blowing, 3.41, 3.41
         whistlers, 3.77, 3.77

Bottle, wobbling, 1.110

Bouncing liquid streams, 2.60
Bowling, 1.73

Bowling balls, stacking, 1.201
Bowling in game of cricket, 2.17
Bow-wave riding, porpoise, 2.70
Boxing, 1.46, 1.46

Boyle's perpetual motion machine, 1.261
Bragg scattering, acoustic, 3.86
Brain damage, football (soccer), 1.241
Braking, car, 1.5-1.9, 1.152

Brazil-nut effect, 2.108, 2.108
Breakfast physics,
         acoustics, coffee cup, 
3.40
         acoustics, breakfast cereal, 3.53, 3.53
         bad coffee appearance, 2.87
         biscuit dunking, 2.95
         cereal grain attraction,
2.85, 2.85
         cereal magnetism, 5.435.43 
         Cheerios effect,
2.85, 2.85
         coffee cup acoustics, 3.40
         coffee patterns on surface, 2.90
         coffee appearance, 2.87
         coffee, cooling rates, 4.60
 
        coffee, drinking hot, 4.42
         cookie dunking, 2.95
         egg tricks,
1.107, 1.107, 2.50, 2.176 
         honey and yogurt draining patters,
2.159
         liquid rope coils of honey, 2.62
         magnetism of cereal, 5.43, 5.43
         snap, crackle and pop, 3.53, 3.53
         sound of breakfast cereal, 3.53, 3.53
         spinning eggs, 1.107, 1.107
         tea leaf effect, 2.25
         teapot effect, 2.51
         tumbling toast, 1.99, 1.99
         vortex, coffee cup,
2.24
Bridges,
         footbridge oscillation,
1.124, 1.124
         Golden Gate Bridge, flattening, 1.181
         I-95 bridge collapse, 1.71
         London Millennium Bridge oscillations, 1.124, 1.124
         Tacoma Narrows, Bridge collapse 2.4, 2.4

Bright nights, 6.148
Brightness of wet materials, 6.52
Brontides, 3.57

Brush fires, 4.81

Brush, wet, 2.95

Buchanan, M., honey, yogurt 2.159
Bubbles

        and antibubbles, 2.124

        and whales, 2.79

        beer and champagne, 2.762.76, 2.77, 2.123, 4.72, 6.130

        bursting, 2.78

        paths of, 2.123

        soap, 2.77, 2.122
        sounds, 3.84
Buildings

        aerodynamics, 2.5
        cranes, construction, 1.206
        demolition, 1.24
        mass dampers, 1.133, 1.133
        oscillating, 1.133, 1.133

        polarization, windows, insects, 6.126
       World Trade Center collapse, 1.48
Bull riding, 1.92

Bullet, 1.112, 1.112, 1.146, 1.174

Bullet
         backsplatter, 1.146
         spinning on ice, 1.235
Bullfrog croaking, 3.11

Bullroarer, sounds, 3.81

Bullwhips, sounds, 3.59

Bungee jumping, 1.52

Bunk bed death, 1.260
Buoyancy, hurricane damage, 2.156
Buoyancy in a turn, 2.131

Burning 
        Archimedes mirrors, 6.81, 6.82
        candle trick, 4.78
        orange (fake video), 4.107
        tunnel fire, 4.95       
Burnt rocks and Earth's magnetic field, 5.51
Bursting balloon, 1.212
Bus, balanced on edge, 1.216
Butterflies
        colors, 6.115
        eyes, 6.117, 6.117

C

Cable aerodynamics, 2.129

Cabin pressure, 2.158
Caddis flies, 6.126
Caesar, Julius, 2.165
Cakes, high-altitude recipes, 4.71

Camel
          jumping, 1.38 
          throw, 1.215
Campbell, Glenn, 3.2
Campfire smoke, colors, 6.112

Camphor boats, 2.150

Canal effect, 2.30, 2.30

Candle flames, 4.78

        glow around, 7.6

Caine, Michael, 1.216
Camera, pinhole, 6.102
Cannonball Richards,  1.46
Carbon dioxide, Lake Nyos, 2.55

Carbonated drinks, freezing, 4.24

Cards, falling, 2.112.11 
Card throwing, 2.10, 2.10

Carrying a load, 1.117, 1.118, 1.124, 1.124

Car 
        balance (3 wheeled car), 1.239
        blind spots, vehicle mirrors, 6.74
        bus clearance 1.153
        camel, collisions with, 1.215
        collisions, 1.12, 1.202
        color-shifting paint, 6.109
        crushed, 1.229 
        downforce, 2.1, 2.1
        drafting, 2.2
        dragster starts, 1.151
        dragster tire distortion, 1.151
        escape submerged, 2.189
        fire, 5.9, 5.9
        Gurney flap, 2.1, 2.1
        grid lock, 1.2
        heating in closed, 4.84
        ice and snow sliding, 1.202 
        ice, rescue from, 1.261
        illusion of anamorphic traffic sign, 6.77
        jumps, 1.81
        Knight Rider stunt (car into truck), 1.202        
        lightning strike to,  5.3, 5.3
        mirror blind spots, 6.74
        moose, collision with 1.215        
        pedestrian throw, 1.215
        polarized light effects, 6.129
        rain on rear window, 1.1
        sickness and infrasound, 3.74
        skidding and sliding, 1.7-1.9, 1.202
        skid marks, 1.8, 1.9
        slipstreaming, 2.2
        sound barrier, exceeding, 1.87
        sparking at fuel stop, 5.95.9
 
       spin out, 1.6, 1.6 
        starting on a slippery road, 1.175
        stopping on ice, 1.202
        submerged, escape, 2.189
        surfing, 1.199
        Thrust SSC, 3.54, 6.28
        tire balancing, 1.176
        traffic platoons, 1.2
        traffic shock waves, 1.3
        trailing distance, minimum, 1.4
        turns, race-car, 1.15
        upside down racing, 2.1
        whiplash injury, 1.14
        windshield, driver thrown through 1.253
        windshield light streaks, 6.106

        yellow light, running through, 1.5
Carroll, Lewis, 1.141
Cartesian diver, 2.172
Cartoon, MIT, 4.99
Cat eye reflections, 7.17

Catapults, 1.31, 2.99

Catastrophe theory, 6.98

Caterpillars, colors of tent, 6.115

Cats 
        charged, 5.8
        chimney climb, 1.60 
       falling, 1.51, 1.51, 1.97, 1.97

Caulfield, Patrick, art, 7.54
Caustics, 6.98
Cave acoustics, 3.66

Cell phone
        fire, 5.95.9
        heating, 4.101
        inside guitar, 3.94 
        lightning, 5.2
Celt stones, 1.109
Cereal,
      magnetic effects, 5.43, 5.43
      sounds of, 3.53, 3.53
Chain collision, 1.42-1.44, 1.202

Chain siphon, 2.41
Chair balancing, 1.239
Chakraborty, S., 1.141
Chalkboard, fingers scrapping, 3.42

Champagne, 2.76-2.78, 3.84, 2.123, 4.72

Champagne cork, 1.225
Champagne, raisin, 2.177
Charging, electric, 5.8-5.15

Charged by walking, 5.8
Charles Taylor's vehicle, 1.219
Cheerios
effect, 2.85, 2.85

Cheerleader horns, 3.21

Cheshire cat effect, 7.20

Chichen Itza, 3.65
Chimney climb, 1.60
Chimneys, falling, 1.69, 1.69

Chinese earthquake, 2.67, 2.67
Chinese totems, 1.239
Chinooks, 4.87

Chladni figures, 2.141, 2.141
Chris Fogg, airplane window,  2.158
Christmas ball image, 7.28, 7.28
Christmas Story, movie, 4.26
Christmas tree lights, 6.17, 6.17
Churchill, Winston, 2.160
Cicadas, sounds, 3.14

Cigarette smoke, colors, 6.153

Circus acts,
         aerial acrobat, 1.98
         balancing rods, 1.238
         Cannonball Richards, 1.46
         clown car, 1.237
         human cannonball, 1.32
         loop-the-loop, 1.20
         motorcycle Ball of Death, 1.211
         swinging, 1.113
         sword swallowing, 6.87
         tightrope walking, 1.91
         unicycle, 1.116 
         Wheel of Death, 1.205 
Cirque du Soleil, 1.205
City colors, 6.16, 6.17, 6.17

Civil War sounds, 3.19, 3.19

Clarke, Arthur C., 6.82, 6.82

Cleopatra, 2.165
Click beetle, 1.40

Climbing,
         rock, 1.60, 1.61, 1.60, 1.243
         stairs, on head, 1.254
Clinging, 1.243
Closet, physics to do in a, 7.15, 7.16

Clothing,
         Bedouins black robes, 4.59
         coat warmth, 4.56
Cloud bows, 6.127

Cloud maps, 6.20

Cloud streets, 2.138

Cloud-contrast bow, 6.10

Clouds

        brightness, 6.58

        colors, 6.6, 6.49, 6.144
        noctilucent, 6.59

Clown car physics, 1.237
Coal fire and burnt rocks, 5.51
Coanda effect, 2.50, 2.50

Coat warmth, 4.56

Cocktail-party effect, 3.27, 3.27

Coffee,
       bad coffee, appearance, 2.87
       cookie dunking, 2.95
       cooling rates, 4.60
       cup vortex, 2.24
       drinking hot, 4.42
       mug acoustics, 3.40
       patterns on surface, 2.90
       pecolators, 4.51
       stain patterns, 2.91, 2.91
Coins, 
     dropped from tall building, 1.112
     hidden by water, 6.84
     removing, 1.230
     wobbling, 1.110

Cold welding, friction 1.57
Collisions
      ball bouncing, strange, 1.76, 1.77
      boxing, 1.46     
      Cannonball Richards, 1.46
      cars on ice, 1.202
      cars, shops, walls, 1.12
     
cat in long fall, 1.51 
     
chain,
1.42-1.44

      feline high-rise syndrome, 1.51    
      football headers, brain damage, 1.241
      high speed, 1.12
      Nike football commercial, 1.78
      ships, 1.263
      tae-kwon-do punch, 1.45, 1.45
      window cleaner fall, 1.49
Colloidal suspensions, 5.37

Colored rings in mirrors, 6.110

Colors of meat, 4.45, 6.135
Columnar joint, 1.143
Combustion by sparking, 5.8, 5.9, 5.11, 5.15, 5.16

Compound eye, 6.117, 6.117
Concert hall acoustics, 3.61

Conch shell sounds, 3.36

Concorde aircraft length change, 4.53
Concorde aircraft, radiation, 7.46
Concrete, pervious, 2.184
Condensation

        on eyeglasses, 4.66

        on mirrors, 2.92, 4.65

Construction crane, 1.206
Contact electrification, 5.8 – 5.14

Contrast illusion, 6.50
Contrails

        colors, 6.143

        formations, 2.20

Cook, James, 7.27

Cookie dunking, 2.95

Cooking on sidewalk and dashboard, 4.97
Cooking in stove or over flames, 4.45, 4.46

Cooling rates

        coffee, 4.60

        hot and warm water, 4.12

Coriolis force,
        falling through Earth, 1.141
       
pouring tea, 1.242
Cork, removing, 1.213
Cornfield, sounds, 3.75

Coreneal nipples, 6.117, 6.117
Corn-starch solution, 2.58, 4.99, 2.581.143

Corona

        atmospheric, 6.47

        electric, 5.21

        frosty glass, 6.48

Corrugated tubes, sounds from, 3.39
Cosmic radiation, 7.46
"Cosmic Zoom", 6.163 
Coughing, sound, 3.60

Counterfeiting,
          color-shifting inks, 6.119, 6.119
          optically variable devices, 6.109
Cow magnets, 5.43

Crack networks, 1.143, 1.143

Cracking knuckles, 3.48

Cracks
        balloon, 1.212
        mud, 4.68

Crane, construction, 1.206
Cricket, bowling in game of, 2.17

Crickets, sounds, 3.12, 3.13
Criss Angel, magic, 1.210, 6.89
Crocodiles

        death roll, 1.209
        floating, 2.49

        vision, 7.18

Cross waves, 2.71

Crown fires, 4.81

Crown flash, 6.27

Crude noises, 3.93
Crumpling paper, 1.145, 1.229
Crystal skull, 1.208
Culvert whistler, 3.77
Curie point, 5.51
Curling, sport of, 1.90

Currency, color-shifting inks, 6.109
Current and people, 5.23

Current crowding, 5.25

Currents, induced, 5.50
Curtain of death, 1.37

 
Index D-K
Index L-Q
Index R-S
Index T-Z
 

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