MULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE | FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The most effective way to eat spaghetti
A special team is being assembled in order to construct and test a car that will travel at 1,000 mph. The vehicle is to be named The Bloodhound and will likely use an EJ200 turbofan similar to those used to power Typhoon Fighter Jets. The special car will utilize solid rocket fuel (with HTP), a lot of titanium, a rocket booster and aluminum wheels/tires (rubber cannot withstand the material stresses generated by 10,200 rpm). Project boss Richard Noble has revealed no plans to mass produce the transport or make the item available to spoiled U.S. adolescents (of any age).
A research cardiologist (Ryan Madder) was disturbed that approximately 1,000,000 heart attacks occurred in the U.S.A. in 2012 and not one of the attacks had been accurately predicted. Often, one indication that a fatal heart attack had claimed a victim was the autopsy detection of a particular lipid core plaque. Dr. Madder has devised a technique using NIRS (Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy) to identify which patients have developed that indicative plaque prior to any heart attacks. Early research indicates that the forewarnings enabled physicians to put in stents and prevent infarctions with a 95 percent success rate.
The famous Beatle John Lennon recorded, wrote, published and produced using at least 15 different aliases.
Perhaps you have heard of the celebrated fighter pilot known as The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen) of WWI and Snoopy fame. The Baron was credited with 80 verified kills before Canadian Pilot Roy Brown fatally injured Manfred (1918) as the German ace launched an attack on Brown’s fellow pilot Wilfrid May.
Should you be in the Huntsville, Texas region, sites of interest might include three museums and the grave of Sam Houston. One of the galleries is the Texas Prison Museum which includes a rather distinctive section: The Inmate Art Collection.
A group of hares is called a down. A group of hairs is called a wig.
Not long ago, a small assembly of scientists from Cambridge University acquired funding (perhaps from Prego) to research kinetic energy, centrifugal forces and coefficients of friction in order to determine the most effective way to eat spaghetti. I have been unable to obtain a copy of what must have been some fascinating results.
There exists a huge debate as to what is the most populous city complex in the world. A leading contender is the Tokyo/Yokohama area with a reported population of 33,000,000. Well, watch out for The Bloodhound – and have splendid week.
James White is a retired mathematics teacher who enjoys sharing fascinating trivia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.