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  • Things that are allegedly ‘science’, but are self-evidently magic
  • Macgyver
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    Old lighthouses used to float the entire lighting apparatus on a bath of mercury so that it could be spun round smoothly

    There is still one in existence, the only hand wound, kerosene powered lighthouse in the world,  Elbow Reef light station in the Abacos.

    onehundredthidiot
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    Wind turbines, they turn so slowly but that tip can be travelling at 300mph.

    mattyfez
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    Atoms visualised in diagrams are not to scale, not even close, they are drawn like that for ease of explanation, in reality it would look more like the solar system, with vast expances of space between the nucleus and electrons, etc. They are mostly empty space.

    That desk or armrest you are leaning on is not as solid as you might imagine!

    burntembers
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    chines

    burntembers
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    Time ma

    jkomo
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    Flying birds. No way that’s possible, especially the little fat ****.

    onehundredthidiot
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    The fact that atoms are full of nothing. Great expenses of empty space but literally empty in this case.

    whatgoesup
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    Spoked bike wheels. They’re in tension for gods sake. Even understanding the physics of it I’m still convinced it just actually be witchcraft.

    thelawman
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    Time ma

    Is that some sort of weird abbreviation for Timmy Mallett? Cos if so, I don’t think he’s either ‘science’ or ‘magic’. He probably belongs in the Disproportionate Annoyance thread, in truth.

    funkmasterp
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    I recently read that water isn’t actually wet. It has the ability to make other things wet but isn’t wet itself. Blew my mind and if true is clearly the work of a magician hellbent on breaking my tiny, fragile, eggshell mind.

    I’m another one that can’t understand how planes fly or big boats don’t sink. I understand the principles and have had it all explained to me. However, my brain immediately places them under magic/witchcraft when I see them in real life.

    jkomo
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    When I watch these factory programmes about making buttons or bog roll or tinned soup, I just think ‘**** that shit’ what a lot of effort.

    mogrim
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    Is that some sort of weird abbreviation for Timmy Mallett? Cos if so, I don’t think he’s either ‘science’ or ‘magic’. He probably belongs in the Disproportionate Annoyance thread, in truth.

    Dunno, he seems quite a decent guy on his Strava account. It’s been a long time since I had to suffer British TV on a regular basis, though.

    gowerboy
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    Stove fans

    seadog101
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    Wind turbines, they turn so slowly but that tip can be travelling at 300mph.

    And the G-forces at the end of the tip, why it doesn’t just rip itself to bits is beyond me.

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